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News

New public defenders office reports for duty in Willacy County

Unit consists of two attorneys & one investigator

Those charged with a crime in Willacy County, who cannot afford a defense attorney, will now benefit from increased legal representation in the most significant change in the county's criminal justice system in decades. More...

Visiting judge rules Guerra cannot prosecute sheriff's chief deputy

Recusal of D.A.'s office also includes "El Gallito"

A visiting judge from Edinburg ruled in favor of Willacy County Sheriff Chief Deputy David Martinez, that District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra has to recuse (excuse) himself from prosecuting a criminal case, that he caused to be filed again More...

Texas campus accountability ratings released; Raymondville ISD earns two "U"s

Raymondville ISD, the largest district, carried forward its "academically acceptable" grade of 2006, in spite of both the high school and middle school dropping from "academically acceptable" to "academically unacceptable". More...

Farm & Ranch

Willacy County residents honored by Algodon Club

The Algodon Club recently announced Steve and Melanie Krenek of Lyford as Don and Dona de Algodon for 2007. The Kreneks were the 2001 Presidents of the Algodon Club. More...

Hunting, fishing licenses go on sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN, Texas - New hunting and fishing licenses for 2007- 08 will be available beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is encouraging hunters to buy early and avoid the rush heading into the Sept. More...

300 dead cows found in western Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A cow operation is under investigation after authorities discovered about 300 dead cows and calves near the western Iowa town of Ireton. More...

Obituaries

RAUL DE HOYOS

RAYMONDVILLE - Raul De Hoyos, 69, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the Aurora (Hospice) House in Weslaco, after a brief illness. Born on March 4, 1938 in Raymondville, he was the son of Lorenzo and Andrea (Cortinas) De Hoyos. More...

ROSA LEAL LARA

Rosa Leal Lara, 62, of Artesia, New Mexico, died Tuesday at Artesia General Hospital. She was born on September 28, 1944, in Raymondville, the daughter of Ismael Leal and Rosa (Cano) Leal. She came to Artesia in 1957 from Raymondville. More...

GARY WILLIAM WHITWORTH, Ph.D.

EDINBURG - Gary W. Whitworth, Ph.D. died at his home on August 1, 2007 after battling Epithelial Sarcoma for almost six years. He was born to William E. and Doris Jean Whitworth on September 7, 1951 in Corpus Christi. More...

Son of Lyford man dies in Iraq

Will receive The Purple Heart medal posthumously

A Lyford man has lost one of his two sons who have both been serving in the United States military. U.S. Army Spc. Eric D. Salinas, 26, of Houston died Aug. More...

U.S. Army Spc. Eric D. Salinas

The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the military of the United States after 6 December 1941, distinguished himself or herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving part More...

Local man charged with killing his ex brother-in-law

A Raymondville man was arrested on capital murder charges in the stabbing death of his ex brother-in-law after a fight started at a family barbecue last Thursday. More...

Editorial & Columns

Smiles from behind the badge

It's rare that we find things to laugh about in cut line of work, but when we do, we really enjoy it. More...

Adventure of the Seas (Part 2)

Spouser already had his, but I paid the speedy fee to get my passport in time to leave on our 9-day Royal Caribbean cruise. The small black book containing my ugly mug shot arrived. More...

SAN PERLIITA SPORTS TALK

The Lady Trojan Volleyball season began with 16 girls reporting for the first practice. Practices are from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and again from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. More...

County Lifestyles

Smith-Austin united in marriage

Megan Marie Smith and Seth Ray Austin, both of Raymondville, were united in marriage on July 14 at the First United Methodist Church. More...

Brierton-Kendrick

Jerry and Sylvia Brierton of Double Oak, TX are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jayme Leigh Brierton, to Blake Connor Kendrick, son of Steve and Ann Kendrick of Lumberton, TX. More...

Betancourt-Cantu

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Betancourt of Raymondville announce the upcoming marriage/engagement of their daughter, Marissa, to Jorge A. Cantu. Jorge is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Juan J. Cantu of Raymondville. More...

Crime & Courts

Uvaldo Zamora, Police Chief

AUGUST 5 - Harassment by phone, 200 blk S. King. Assault by threat (FV), 400 blk W. San Francisco. Burglary of vehicle, 8th and Kimball. Theft, 600 blk W. Gem. Theft, Sauz and 5th. Accident, 500 blk W. Kimball. More...

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Antonio Leonel Garza, Jr. and Margarita Anguiano. More...

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

AUGUST 2 - Aggravated sexual assault, E. 186 and CR 465. Theft, North Star Apts. Civil matter, E. on Simo Rd. and CR 1900. Theft, North Star Apts. Criminal mischief, 2 mi. W. of San Perlita on Rains Rd. AUGUST 3 - Civil matter, S. More...