October 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Court of Appeals denies Judge Lopez's request for a rehearing on Guerra ruling

Judge will appeal her case before Supreme Court

The 13th Court of Appeals denied a motion by 197th District Judge Migdalia Lopez for a rehearing of their narrow ruling that invalidated her appointment of Special Prosecutor Gustavo "Gus" Garza to investigate Willacy County District Attorney Juan More...

News

Mexican policemen acquitted of charges they raped U.S. woman

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) - Two police officers in this Mexican border city have been acquitted of charges of raping a 22-year old San Antonio woman in their patrol car. More...

Burglar steals food from apartment, leaves valuables untouched

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - This thief apparently had quite the appetite. Appleton police received a call Wednesday of a burglary - not of valuables but of food. More...

Bearkats take thrilling 42-39 victory over Lyford

Last Friday night before an overflowing crowd at Bulldog Stadium in Lyford, the Raymondville Bearkats take a monumental victory over their 31-3A rivals, the Lyford Bulldogs. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 11, 2007

Cotton prices fell the day before USDA released its October supply/demand reports with most analysts expecting an increase in the department's estimate for the U. S. crop. However, the increase was larger than most predictions. More...

The best farm policy is the Free Market

As Congress haggles over the farm bill, it is time again to consider updating the legislation. The Agriculture Adjustment Act, passed "to relieve the ... More...

Conservation Boosters!

DANNY BUTLER (LEFT) AND RICHARD BUTLER (RIGHT) OF H. YTURRIA RANCH were recently awarded a plaque of appreciation by the Willacy Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD). More...

Obituaries

JESUS "CHUY" CASTRO

Jesus Castro, 31, died Friday, October 5, 2007 in a car accident in Tampico, Tamps. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Castro; stepsons, Adrian and Mario Cortez; stepdaughters, Dalia Castillo and Gloria M. More...

ANNIE ETHEL CALVERT

Annie Ethel Calvert died on October 14, 2007. She was born on September 4, 1915 to Clarence and Lillian Elizabeth Vandeventer in Memphis, Texas. She managed Annie's Country Store. More...

LIBRADA "LILY" RIVERA MARQUEZ

Librada "Lily" Rivera Marquez, 63, of Raymondville, died Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born to Jose Maria Rivera and Eugenia (De Leon) Rivera in Littlefield, TX Nov. 9, 1943. More...

Legal expenses for Willacy County employees & officials limited by new policy

Policy retroactive to current civil & criminal cases

Willacy County commissioners unanimously passed a new county policy that requires all elected officials and employees to appear before commissioners court to seek pre-approval of all legal expenses. More...

Rape rebounds in Willacy County with the 4th case in three months

Suspects apprehended in latest case

Last Wednesday, another rape was reported in Willacy County. An aggravated sexual assault occurred in the labor camp, and another rape on Oct. More...

BEARKATS CELEBRATE

BEARKATS CELEBRATE big win over cross county rivals. In a wild game that saw Raymondville score 35 points in the first half only to hang on against a big comeback by Lyford, the 'Kats claimed a 42-39 win (See more football pictures on Page 6). More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Odds and ends, mostly odds

Well, according to the article I was reading put out by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, we are #1. That's right, Texas leads the nation in drunk driving fatalities. More...

San Perlita Sports Talk

The Lady Trojans got back into the playoff hunt with a convincing win over the La Villa Lady Cardinals in four games. After winning the first game convincingly they lost the second but rebounded to take the third and fourth. More...

Seeds From The Sower

An old lady had her picture taken for the first time. When the proofs arrived, she asked the photographer, "Is this me?" "Yes," he answered. "It's humblin', ain't it!" she remarked. More...

County Lifestyles

Rodriguez-De La Torre united in marriage

Elisa Rodriguez and Jorge A. De La Torre, both of San Perlita, were united in marriage on September 6, 2007 in San Perlita with Justice of the Peace Richard Solis officiating. More...

Mr. & Mrs. Garza united in marriage

Lisa Garza and Segundo Garza, both of Raymondville, were united in marriage on October 13, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Dinner was held at the VFW followed by a dance/reception at Gonzalez Ballroom. More...

Sighting of rare butterfly causes stir in South Texas

FALCON HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) - A tiny green butterfly not seen in the United States in more than 70 years likes the new butterfly garden at Falcon State Park, experts said. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 7 - Motorist assist - Las Palmas. Road hazard - Tullidos Park. Motorist assist - Rudolph Tower. Instanter (traffic violation) - Sarita. OCTOBER 8 - Abandoned vehicle - South of Sarita. Control burn - dump. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 1 - Sexual assault, FM 1761 and Canal. OCTOBER 10 - Aggravated sexual assault, Willacy County Housing Authority. OCTOBER 11 - Civil matter, West Broadway, Lyford. Theft, CR 155, West of Raymondville on 186. More...