August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Guerra-initiated bail reduction request for admitted baby-killer denied by J.P.

D.A. decides to give the boot to the AG's office

Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra was turned down by a local justice of the peace yesterday in his request to reduce a $1,000,000 bond for a teenage mother who confessed to killing her newborn baby. More...

News

10-year-old boy locked in gun safe at wholesale club

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gun safes are supposed to keep children out, but a 10-year-old boy managed to lock himself in. More...

Lasara ISD Receives Donation

LASARA ISD received a donation of a Bose stereo system by Peacock Construction to be utilized by the Lasara ISD cheerleaders. Pictured, from left to right, Tre Peacock (Peacock Construction), Ronika Espinosa, Mrs. More...

THANK YOU BIG TIPPERS

Women of Willacy and Denim and Diamond $100 Club would like to thank the people that made our first fund raiser a huge success. More...

County Lifestyles

25th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Encarnacion Rivera, Jr. of Raymondville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on August 21, 2007. They are the parents of Rolando, Chon, Annette, Justino and Squeaky Rivera. More...

Stout-Sanchez

Stout-Sanchez Katherine Stout of Edinburg and Jimmy Sanchez of Raymondville announce their engagement and upcoming wedding planned for September 22, 2007. The prospective groom is the son of Francisco and Imelda Sanchez. More...

Rev. Gorge Gomez Accepts Donation

REV. JORGE GOMEZ, PASTOR, of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Raymondville is pictured accepting a donation from member, Pat Busse of The Catholic Fraternal of Texas, Society #123 towards property insurance. More...

Willacy Commissioners approve ICE project expansion

Willacy County officials approved an expansion of the 2,000 bed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing center in a joint meeting of Commissioners Court and the Willacy County Local Government Corporation (LGC). More...

1,000 more beds - 270 more jobs

EXPANDED ICE PROCESSING CENTER APPROVED Willacy County Judge Eliseo Barnhart, Sr. flanked by Commissioners Emilio Vera, Jr. More...

Judge appoints special prosecutor for Willacy chief deputy's criminal trial

Visiting Municipal Judge Jaime Garza has appointed a former federal prosecutor, Jack Lamar Wolfe, to prosecute the misdemeanor criminal case against Willacy County Chief Deputy David Martinez. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Anticipating Mean Dean!

Unless you've been out of Texas or out of the country for the past week or so, you have noticed all the advance warnings and instructions for preparation on the news and in the media. Hurricane Dean is all that it was expected to be and even more. More...

Farm & Ranch

Field, farm surveys forecast record corn production

WASHINGTON (AP) - This year's corn crop, pushed by a huge demand for ethanol, is expected to be the largest in history, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in its first report of the season based on actual field and farm surveys. More...

Sugar growers could share ethanol action if imports flood market

WASHINGTON (AP) Congress is hoping that an ethanol industry with an endless appetite for corn will have a sweet tooth too. More...

Farm Rescue harvesting crops for first time; plans to expand

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A nonprofit group that has helped seed crops in the spring for sick or injured farmers is providing harvest help this fall for the first time, and its founder is looking to expand its work to other states. More...

Obituaries

ADELFINA T. HERNANDEZ

Adelfina T. Hernandez, 60, a longtime Raymondville resident, died Monday, August 20, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born on August 31, 1946 to Tiburcio Tellez and Josefina Gomez Tellez in Sebastian. More...

ELENA SANTIAGO

Elena Santiago, 84, died Thursday, August 16, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born in Mexico on August 13, 1923. She migrated to Texas in the early 50's and worked as a cook at the King Ranch for many years. More...

MARGARET "DARLENE" BULLOCK

Margaret "Darlene" Bullock, 76, died Tuesday, August 14, 2007. She was born on April 10, 1931 to John and Edna Crenshaw in Pitts, GA. On December 21, 1955 she married Will Bullock, in Bakersfield, CA. More...