September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Air passengers get more protections under U.S. aviation spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. airlines and airports would have to come up with plans to provide passengers stranded by long delays with food, water and other basic amenities under an aviation bill approved by the House of Representatives Thursday. More...

Utility worker electrocuted near Fort Worth

FOREST HILL, Texas (AP) - A 39-year-old utility worker was apparently electrocuted while servicing an electrical line in suburban Fort Worth, police said. John Murphy, who worked for Oncor Electric Delivery, died Saturday. More...

Lyford middle-schoolers get rare opportunity to practice science with professionals

Chevron hosts program to develop Hispanic engineers

ROBERT WILCOX Reporter Middle school is the right age to encourage blossoming teenagers to finish high school, and to indoctrinate them in the sciences, according to a multinational oil & gas company which has been sponsoring a special program f More...

County Lifestyles

Sauceda-Fadely

Bobby Fadely and Marina Sauceda, both of Nacogdoches, were married August 23, 2007 at the Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bride is a graduate of Nacogdoches High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Sauceda of Nacogdoches. More...

Gudino-Lozano

Damian Allan Lozano, son of Nelda Lozano of Sebastian and Benito Lozano of Nebraska, is pleased to announce his engagement to Reyna Gudino, daughter of Alberta Montes of Lyford and Serafin Gudino of Raymondville. The couple will be wed at 4 p.m. More...

60th Wedding Anniversary

Frank and Ester Villarreal of Raymondville celebrated their 60th year anniversary on Sept. 24, 2007 at home with all their children. The couple have 10 children and 30 grandchildren. More...

Crime & Courts

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...

Raymondville Police Blotter

SEPTEMBER 24 - Burglary of building, 600 blk W. Harris. Harassment by phone, 10th and Hidalgo. Lost property, FM 3168. Accident, 10th and Van Eaton. Incident, 1700 blk S. Exp. 77. Criminal trespass in habitation, 800 blk N. 11th. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 19 - Theft, High School Circle Dr., Lyford. Burglary of a habitation, 300 blk W. 11th, Lyford. Dog bite, Gulf St. and Broadway, Lyford. Criminal mischief, Northstar Apts. SEPTEMBER 20 - Accident (minor), 3rd and Oleander, Lyford. More...

Barnhart suspended with pay by state after being indicted for perjury

Trio reindicted in extortion attempt on Barnhart

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct suspended Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart with pay on Monday morning, after they learned of his indictment on Sept. 13th for aggravated perjury. More...

Court of Appeals passes buck to Banales to decide on Guerra's felony indictments

Judge Lopez & Garza innocent of contempt charges

The 13th Court of Appeals found no fault in 197th District Judge Migdalia Lopez's appointment of Special Prosecutor Gustavo "Gus" Garza to investigate Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra, and decided to pass the final determ More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Don't go through life alone

I know this is going to date a few of us, but how many of you remember the old TV series, "The Lone Ranger?" It first aired on TV back in 1949, and the story line was about a group of Texas Rangers who were ambushed by outlaws, and only one survive More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 20, 2007

While cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade closed higher Thursday, it was essentially a sideways move from the last three days and an inside day on the technical charts. More...

WILLACY COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW DINNER DANCE

WILLACY COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW DINNER DANCE was a great success according to Butch Harding. "We had a large turnout and the proceeds benefit the children and the facility." Guests enjoyed steak dinners, live music and a silent auction. More...

Cotton stalk destruction deadline is extended

AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today cotton growers in Zone 1 are granted an extension for cotton stalk destruction. The new deadline is Oct. 4, 2007. The deadline is extended because of weather factors. More...

Obituaries

ESEQUIEL P. CAVAZOS

Esequiel P. Cavazos, 79, died Friday, September 21, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Lyford to Carlos and Josefa Cavazos and has resided in Lyford all his life. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. More...

GENOVEVA SANDOVAL AMBRIZ

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

BARBARA ROPER HERRING

Barbara Roper Herring died on August 20, 2007 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born to Mac and Gene Roper in Kingsville on Feb. 27, 1940. She moved with her family to Raymondville where she attended school until her graduation in 1958. More...