August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

After football practice rumble results in stabbing of Lyford football player

One juvenile arrested & one under investigation

A 17-year-old Lyford High School was stabbed in an altercation after practice last Thursday evening near Bulldog Stadium, according to a spokesperson from the Willacy County sheriff's department. More...

News

Bearkats hope to repeat last year's Bi-District playoff performance

In his second season as the Raymondville Bearkats Head Coach/ Athletic Director, Alex Leal remains extremely optimistic about his team's chances of returning to the post season despite losing some key cogs from a season ago. More...

Building owner claims damage from unkempt County palm trees

Persons frequenting the environs of the Willacy County courthouse will have noticed the minicuring of the tall palm trees flanking and fronting the "Calderola Building" which serves as offices for the Justices of Peace. More...

Roberto Garza Football Camp

SHOWN WITH NFLCHICAGO BEARS LINEMAN ROBERTO GARZA are Lyford residents Justin Vela, John Nicolas Rivera and Benji Vela. They participated in Roberto Garza Football Camp in Rio Hondo. More...

Crime & Courts

Grand jury refuses to indict officer in shooting

AUSTIN (AP) - A Travis County grand jury declined to indict an Austin police officer Thursday in the shooting death of a suspect in June. Sgt. More...

Robber leaves shotgun on store counter, where clerk grabs it and turns tables

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A robber's clumsy pursuit of cash left him staring at the barrel of his own shotgun after he set it on the convenience store counter and the clerk snatched it up, officials said. More...

North Carolina murder suspect busted at Sarita Checkpoint

Sarita,on Monday at 6:00 p.m. Yonis Orlando Orellana Bonilla was detained by Border Patrol Agents from the Santa Checkpoint seven miles south of Armstrong. More...

Guerra continues quest to indict Judge Barnhart on sexual assault of worker

Grand jury meets for 2nd time to hear evidence

For a second time in as many weeks, District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra convened a grand jury session on Friday to seek an indictment against Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart for alleged sexual assault of a temporary county emp More...

County approves $13,712 in legal bills to defend Sheriff, County and District Clerks against Guerra lawsuits

Willacy District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra placed several items before Commissioners Court at their Monday meeting. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Recipe for gossip

I don't know if it's just in small towns like ours, or if it goes on all over the world, but it seems, especially here, that there is a tendency to talk about others and things that the person doing the talking know little or nothing about. More...

Farm & Ranch

Sarita school plans for rangeland management program taking shape

Funding for adjacent park is being committed

Sarita School officials and a Kenedy County study group have drafted plans for a holistic rangeland management facility and program that will give elementary students the opportunity to learn a natural science that is prevalent in the area. More...

County Lifestyles

Tello-De La Torre united in marriage

Rosa Elena Tello of Tampico, Mexico and Monico R. De La Torre of Pasadena, TX were united in marriage on June 2, 2007 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in San Perlita. Matron of honor was Maria Tello. Bestman was Juan G. De La Torre. More...

Trevino-Leija

Robert and Rosie Trevino announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Christina Trevino, to Robert Leija. Robert is the son of Domingo and Manuela Leija. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 18 at Mt. More...

County man graduates from DPS Academy

AUSTIN-Michael Guerra of Lyford graduated today from the Texas Department of Public Safety's 132nd Training Academy. State Representative Warren Chisum of Pampa, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered the keynote address. More...