September 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Raymondville City Hall to get possible make-over

Commissioners decide not to raise property taxes

When you look at the windowless Raymondville City Hall at U.S. Business Highway 77 and Hidalgo avenue you wonder what the building was used for in the past. More...

News

After season's first win, Bulldogs at home against Rio Hondo

The Bulldogs started the season the way they hoped against Hebbronville, winning last Friday's game 34-14. This week Lyford takes on an old former rival in the red hot Rio Hondo Bobcats. The Bobcats are coming off a 51-0 routing of Weslaco East. More...

Lyford C.I.S.D. School Menu

Sept. 10-14, 2007 MONDAY BREAKFAST - Assorted cereal, animal crackers, orange juice, 1/2 pt. milk. LUNCH - Chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, peas & carrots, wheat roll, fruit cocktail, 1/2 pt. milk. More...

Local man tries to smuggle $2 million of cocaine past Sarita checkpoint

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents seized nearly two million dollars worth of cocaine at the Sarita Border Patrol traffic checkpoint that was being transported by a Raymondville man on Friday. More...

County Lifestyles

Mass at Santa Monica Catholic Church

PASTOR FR. JORGE GOMEZ and Santa Monica Catholic Church celebrated mass at 4:30 p.m. and held their traditional Jamaica (or fiesta) in honor of their patroness, Santa Monica. Shown with Fr. More...

Raymondville Bearkats' First Pep Rally

RAYMONDVILLE BEARKATS' FIRST PEP RALLY KICKS OFF THE 2007-2008 FOOTBALL SEASON - Headcoach Alex Leal with team captains J.C. Cortez, John Constante, Raul Peña, Jake Garcia on Friday, Aug. 31. More...

Parent/Community Night at Lyford CISD

PARENT/COMMUNITY NIGHT HELD AT LYFORD CISD - Lyford CISD held its annual Parent/Community Night celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 28. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

SEPTEMBER 3 - Burglary of habitation, 300 blk W. Durango. Aggravated assault w/deadly weapon (FV), 400 blk E. Exchange. Incident, 800 blk W. Durham. Harassment, 1100 blk E. Hidalgo. Impoundment of vehicle, King and Hidalgo. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

AUGUST 29 - Theft, 6th St., Lasara. Civil matter, 9th and Sunset, San Perlita. Burglary of habitation, U.S. 77 and FM 490. Harassment by phone, 500 blk W. 10th St., Lyford. Theft, 100 blk W. La Jara, Lyford. Civil matter, U.S. More...

Guerra's no show in court causes charges to drop against admitted baby-killer

It is unlikely that Guerra will indict teenage mother

A teenage mother who made a confession in the death of her newborn baby will have her capital murder charges dismissed by a local justice of the peace. More...

Bearkats win inches Leal closer to 200 wins

This week the Bearkats take on last seasons 32-3A district champs, Port Isabel. Last time around Raymondville was still trying to adjust to a new head coach's ways, despite that, they were still able to achieve a huge victory on the road. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Labor Day has changed since its beginnings

We have just completed our Labor Day weekend and now it's back to work. I was wondering how this holiday got its start and I found that it was first celebrated on September 5, in 1882, in New York City. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton stalk destruction deadline is extended

AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today that cotton growers in Zone 1 are granted an extension for cotton stalk destruction. The new deadline for 2007 is Sept. 20. The deadline is extended due to weather factors. More...

Lawmaker questions TxDOT pursuit of tolled interstates

AUSTIN (AP) - The chairman of the Texas Senate transportation committee said he's certain lawmakers would oppose any effort by the Texas Department of Transportation to toll existing interstate highways. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 30, 2007

Cotton futures prices on the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) Thursday reached a 10-day peak as the market rose sharply on stronger-than-expected export sales, speculative fund buying and improving technical factors. USDA reported U.S. More...

Obituaries

ANTONIO MANRRIQUEZ

LYFORD - Antonio Manrriquez, 86, died Friday, October 31, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Monterrey to Miguel and Fernanda (Alvarez) Manrriquez and has been a lifelong resident of Lyford. He married Juanita Mascomo on Aug. More...

AGUSTIN M. FLORES

Agustin M. Flores, Sr., 56, died Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born August 28, 1951 in Matamoros, Tamps., Mexico to Felipe, Sr. and Maria De Jesus (Martinez) Flores. More...

JOSEFINA G. RODRIGUEZ

Josefina G. Rodriguez, 73, died Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born March 17, 1934 in Raymondville to Ramon and Nazaria (Garcia) Chavez. She lived in Raymondville all her life. More...