October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City to get $290 thousand in state funds for water projects

The City of Raymondville was awarded $289,860 for municipal projects by the Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA) late last month, according to City Manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia. "We get this money every other year," Garcia said. More...

News

Texas' Wurstfest - the 10-day salute to sausage

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Any old town can have its own Oktoberfest. The beer stein-hoisting events pop up all over in late September and early October. More...

Wet summer spurs boom in Texas' wild hog population

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas ranchers and farmers fighting the largest population of feral hogs in the United States could soon be trying to ward off twice as many of the tusked, fieldshredding animals. More...

Giant meteorite found in Kansas to be sold at auction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 1,410-pound meteorite, wrenched two years ago from a wheat field near Greensburg, Kan., is going up for auction next month, with an estimated price that's out of this world. More...

County Lifestyles

Martinez-Ramirez

Maria and Robert Mercado announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Yanira Martinez, to Rene C. Ramirez, Jr. More...

Delgado-Gamez

Kimberly Nicole Delgado and Carlos Antonio Gamez were united in marriage on September 27 by justice of the peace. The bride is the daughter of Jose Luis Delgado and Mary Delgado. More...

Quinceanera

Cynthia Renee Salinas celebrated her fifteenth birthday on September 29 at El Toro Dance Hall. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Armando Salinas of Raymondville. She was escorted by David Coy. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

OCTOBER 1 - Incident, Retama Manor Nursing Home, 1700 blk S. Exp. 77. Theft of service, 1000 blk W. Hidalgo. Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, 9th and Petra. Execution of warrant, arrested: Enrique Sanchez. 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...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 26 - Theft, FM 2845 and CR 2400. Criminal mischief, 500 blk Simon Gomez, Lyford. Accident, minor, Simon Gomez and Bulldog, Lyford. Harassment, 1000 blk Port South, Port Mansfield. Harassment, 1000 blk Port South, Port Mansfield. More...

"Junior" Vera chosen interim county administrative judge to replace Barnhart

Judicial duties split between two area attorneys

In an emergency meeting on Friday afternoon, Willacy County commissioners appointed Emilio "Junior" Vera interim judge to replace County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart who was suspended late last month, after he was indicted for aggravated perjury. More...

Pittman Elementary kids get to evacuate a burning house

Families need to develop & practice an escape plan

A Pittman Elementary physical education teacher followed her elementary school students as they all crawled on their hands and knees towards a simulated evacuation of a model of a burning house. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Getting away from the serious stuff

I don't know if you feel like I do now and then or not, but sometimes all the things going on locally and in the valley are just overwhelming. So when I was trying to get ideas for this week's column, the wife suggested that I lighten up a little. More...

EDITORIAL OPINION:

Border fence is long overdue, build it now!

Despite the wailing and complaining about the socalled "Border Wall" planned for the United States- Mexican border it is a good idea and one that should have been acted on 35 years ago when first considered by the Nixon Administration. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 27, 2007

December cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade closed at a new 10-week high Thursday. Higher prices on Wall Street and a weak U.S. dollar also provided support for cotton, according to analysts. More...

Nation's beef supply safest in world, says U.S. agriculture chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's meat supply is "the safest in the world," a U.S. agriculture official said Monday, seeking to reassure consumers following the recall of 21.7 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. More...

Obituaries

JAMES O. (JIMMY) DUDDLESTEN

James O. (Jimmy) Duddlesten, 85, died Thursday, September 27, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a lengthy illness. Born in Sebastian, he grew up and graduated from high school in Raymondville. More...

MARIA TERESA LOYA

Maria Teresa Loya, 78, died Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born October 15, 1928 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Jose and Petra (Aguilar) Perez. More...

SIMON GONZALEZ

HARLINGEN - Simon Gonzalez, 48, died Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Good Samaritan Center. He was born in San Juan, TX. He is survived by his aunt, Elisa Garcia of Pharr. He moved to Raymondville in 1986. More...