October 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Spence appointed to Border Sheriff's Coalition group to represent Willacy County

Wilson: Port Mansfield needs protection from border trafficking

Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence was asked to join a 16-member group of sheriff's whose departments will become an instrumental part in the protection of the Texas-Mexico border from illegal immigration and trafficking of drugs and stolen proper More...

News

10-year-old Arkansas boy takes school bus for a ride

DUMAS, Ark. (AP) - After the excitement of Friday night football, a 10-year-old boy kept school officials and police on edge when he drove a school bus off campus and onto a rural Arkansas highway. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:15 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. More...

'67, '68 RHS Class Reunion

Class of 1967 and 1968 RHS will be meeting this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Casa Blanca Restaurant. All classmates welcome. More...

County Lifestyles

Castro-Banuelos

Omar Jr. and Rosemarie Gonzalez would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Yvonne Lee Castro, to Greg Banuelos, Jr., son of Gregorio and Nora Banuelos, Sr. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Kiki Castro. More...

Paris designers pull out stops as weak dollar hurts US retailers

PARIS (AP) - American retailers attending the Paris ready-towear shows this week have been feeling the sting of the weak dollar - and not just when they pick up the check after a meal. With the U.S. More...

It's a Boy!

Ethan Shane Galvan was born Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at VBMC. He weighed 6 lbs., 15.8 ozs., and was 19 1/2 in. long. Proud parents are Omar Galvan and Crystal Arriaga of Raymondville. Maternal grandparents are Roberto Muniz and Magdalena Rosas. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 30 - Abandoned vehicle - South of Las Palmas. Motorist assist - Buckhorn. Agency assist - North County Line. Suspicious circumstances - North County Line. Suspicious circumstances x2 - North County Line. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: In the matter of marriage of Adam Reyes vs Casey Rodriguez and in the interest of children, divorce. Lydia Garza and Gil Navarro vs Fibian Lopez a/k/a Fibian Truman, debt. More...

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Jonathan Rodriguez and Eyadira Guadalupe Moreno. Segundo Garza and Liza Garza. Bobby Lee Mitchell and Elodia Sosa Hernandez. Jose Trinidad Rodriguez and Amanda Lee Castillo. Kenneth Gilders and Maria Rodriguez. More...

4-H CLUBS CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL

4-H CLUBS CELEBRATE CENTENNIALThe youth development program started celebrating their 100th Anniversary on Sept. 1st. It was in the fall of 1907 that Tom Marks met with 12 young men to form a Corn Club. More...

Judge Lopez files challenge to Court of Appeals that stopped Garza's appointment

District Judge Migdalia Lopez filed a motion for rehearing with the 13th District Court of Appeals on their ruling to disqualify her appointment of Special Prosecutor Gustavo "Gus" Garza to investigate Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "J More...

Guerra & Willacy County Chief Deputy's attorney debate $105 thousand legal bill

Legal bills climbing close to 3/4 million price tag

Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra advised commissioners to not pay a $104,977 legal bill submitted by Gayle Calderola, a San Antonio attorney, who has been defending Chief Deputy David Martinez in a Class B misdemeanor cri More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Watching over our children

Unless you've been in a cave somewhere the past few years, you've had to take notice of the way our young people are living their lives. Except for a few rare exceptions, they appear to be headed for hell in a handbasket. More...

Farm & Ranch

Judges reject State Farm's proposed hike

AUSTIN (AP) - Two state administrative law judges rejected State Farm's plan to increase homeowner insurance rates, calling the hike too excessive in a proposed decision issued Friday. More...

Cotton stalk destruction deadline is extended

FOR ZONE 1

AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today cotton growers in Zone 1 are granted a second extension for cotton stalk destruction. The new deadline for 2007 is Oct. 18. The deadline is extended because of weather factors. More...

TDA Market Recap October 8, 2007

AUSTIN - (October 8, 2007) The Texas Department of Agriculture market recap for the week ending October 6, 2007, shows that the average cash feeder cattle price continues to decline seasonally with added concerns about how much wheat pasture will b More...

Obituaries

FILIBERTO "EL 7" GARZA

Filiberto "El 7" Garza, 80, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

CARMEN C. GARCIA

Carmen C. Garcia, 85, a longtime Raymondville resident, died Sunday, October 7, 2007 at the Retama Manor Healthcare Center in Raymondville. More...

JOHN RICHARD ARMISTEAD

John Richard Armistead died May 31, 2007, in San Leandro, California. "Dick" as he preferred to be called, was born on October 14, 1936, in Brownsville and spent his youth in Raymondville and Lyford. He served time in the U.S. More...