September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenedy County leaders graduate from first-ever training class

Focus is to develop leadership skills & knowledge

Five Kenedy County residents graduated from a comprehensive course put on by Texas A&M University's Cooperative Extension earlier this month, that expanded their knowledge of community issues and developed their leadership skills. More...

News

Former UT quarterback arrested on suspicion of DWI

AUSTIN (AP) - Former Texas quarterback Peter Gardere, known for leading the Longhorns to four straight wins over rival Oklahoma, was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. More...

Man convicted of bringing pot muffins to teachers' lounge

DALLAS (AP) - A former student accused of delivering marijuana laced muffins to a high school teacher's lounge pleaded guilty Friday. More...

Two die in separate incidents on Austin train tracks

AUSTIN (AP) - Two people were struck and killed by trains in separate incidents near downtown Austin over a three-day period, officials said. More...

County Lifestyles

Williams-Mitchell

Donna Lee Williams and Travis Lee Mitchell were united in marriage on July 27, 2007 at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels. Pastor Rusty Rice officiated the ceremony. A reception followed at Seekatz Opera House. More...

Ribbon Cutting at Sarita Elementary School

SARITA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL celebrated the opening of new facilities with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 15. Honored guests included Dr. Rumaldo Z. Juarez, President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Mrs. More...

Fried novelties compete for this year's state fair menu

DALLAS (AP) -The entries in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards could entice State Fair visitors back to the deep fryer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Report

SEPTEMBER 12 - Terroristic threat, FM 498 and Simo Rd., Lyford. Criminal mischief, W. 3rd and West, Sebastian. Theft, 200 blk W. 9th St., Lyford. Civil matter, 700 blk E. San Francisco. SEPTEMBER 13 - Burglary of habitation, W.C. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Report

SEPTEMBER 9 - 911 call/accident (minor) - North of Yturria Gate, 1 injury - adult female. Motorist assist - South of Sarita. Motorist assist #2 - South of Sarita. Abandoned vehicle - Butler Gate. 911 call/vehicle fire - North of Rudolph Tower. More...

Crime of the Week

On September 14, unknown person(s) committed a burglary of a vehicle at 235 E. Kimball St. Taken was a Itroniz laptop company computer. R.P.D. Case #07- 1541. More...

Guerra leaks unsigned copies of sealed Barnhart perjury indictment to the media

Officials file urgent petition with Judge Banales for relief

Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra gave unofficial and unsigned copies of a purported aggravated perjury indictment that named County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart to selected members of the Rio Grande Valley media on Monda More...

Lyford city commissioners approve slight increase in property taxes

Employees will see a 4 percent raise in new budget

City of Lyford taxpayers will see a minuscule increase in the city's tax rate in next year's property tax bills, while city employees will see a four percent hike in paychecks for the 2007/2008 fiscal year, that they'll soon start receiving. More...

Editorial & Columns

Striving to attain maturity

Maturity has been described as a time when you sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 13, 2007

December cotton futures on the New YorkCotton Exchange closed at a five-week high on Wednesday after traders initially sold on a neutral to bearish crop report only to turn around and continue to push prices higher. More...

Senate finance chairman proposes tax credits, bonds to pay for farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is proposing a series of agricultural tax credits, bonds and a trust fund as part of a farm bill that would give billions in aid to farmers and pay for the nation's nutrition programs. More...

Obituaries

HERLINDA TORRES PEREZ

Herlinda Torres Perez, 79, died Thursday, September 13, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Raymondville to Lazaro and Herlinda (Rubio) Torres and has resided in Raymondville all of her life. More...

GENOVEVA SANDOVAL AMBRIZ

LYFORD - Genoveva Sandoval Ambriz, 85, died Friday, September 14, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She lived in Lyford all her life and was a member of the Guadalupanas. More...

VERNON JUNGCLAUS

Vernon Jungclaus, 84, died September 12, 2007 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. He was born January 26, 1923 in Glencoe Township of McLeod County, Minnesota, the son of Walter and Olga (Duenow) Jungclaus. More...