October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS BACK

Daylight Savings Time is one week later than usual this year. Central Standard Time (CST) will change backwards 1-hour in the Fall this coming Sunday, and then forward again next Spring. More...

News

Mom arrested after boy calls 911 from car to report her driving

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy riding in a car with his mom called 911 several times to report that she wasn't "acting normal," leading to her arrest for investigation of drunken driving and other charges, authorities said. More...

Deer crashes into classroom, leaves through cafeteria

ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) - The buck didn't stop when it crashed through a window at an elementary school here Tuesday morning; it ran into the school cafeteria before being let out the back door, police said. More...

Drug officers warn of increasing abuse of prescription drugs

HOUSTON (AP) - Law enforcement officials are warning that abuse of prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs is on the rise in Southeast Texas and say that increased state regulation is required to address the growing problem. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 25, 2007

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade rebounded on Thursday as they joined other commodities rallying on crude oil's new record high. More...

AgCredit of South Texas Stockholder Participates in Farm Credit Young Leaders Program

WESLACO, Texas - Dusty Swanberg of Lyford recently traveled to Washington, D.C., and New York City as part of the Farm Credit Young Leaders Program, a weeklong event sponsored by the Tenth District Farm Credit Council. More...

TDA Market Recap October 8, 2007

AUSTIN - (October 29, 2007) For the week ending October 27, 2007, the average cash feeder steer price was virtually unchanged from a week earlier. More...

Obituaries

SEBASTIAN SANCHEZ

Sebastian Sanchez, 45, died Friday, October 26, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born in Maravillas de Carmona, San Luis Potosi, Mexico on February 25, 1962 to Cirilo Sanchez and Paula Juarez Sanchez. More...

EPIFANIO R. MENDOZA, JR.

COLORADO CITY - Epifanio R. Mendoza, Jr., 76, died on Friday, October 19, 2007 in Abilene. He was born on Feb. 18, 1931, to Epifanio Mendoza, Sr. and Inez Rodriguez Mendoza in Laredo. More...

GLEN GORDEN JONES

Glen Gorden Jones, 74, of Raymondville, died on October 25, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born on November 1, 1932 in Hamilton, Ohio. He was a retired auctioneer. He served his country in the U.S. More...

Perjury indictment against Barnhart continued - Special prosecutor to be appointed

Indictments for Gloria Garcia & niece dismissed

Presiding District Judge J. More...

Employees complaining about mold at Willacy County courthouse

State sends technician to test selected areas

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reportedly sent inspectors to test for mold at the Willacy County Courthouse, after receiving complaints from employees working in the building that was built in the early 1900s, according to sources a More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Love thy neighbor, and thy enemies!

While checking my calendar last week, I realized that I was scheduled to cook breakfast at church Sunday for high attendance Sunday. More...

San Perlita Sports Talk

The Lady Trojans played tough, but Kingsville Academy had too much height for them to overcome as they were bounced from the playoffs in three straight games. More...

County Lifestyles

Ghost Boy

I didn't think anything could scare me more than when I open my bedroom curtains every morning and see the neighbor across the street standing almost naked in his garage. "Is that a Speedo he's wearing?" daughter Mindy asks, squinting her eyes. More...

Ortega-Garcia

Jose G. and Ramona Ortega are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Maria, to Raymundo Garcia. He is the son of Raymundo and Maria G. Garcia, all of Lyford. More...

Celebration of the Eucharist

The Most Rev. Raymundo J. Pena will introduce F. Octavio Escobar to the St. Anthony's Parish community on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. during the Celebration of the Eucharist. This will be a great opportunity to share some time with Bishop Pena. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Arminda Garza, as next friend of Daniele Garza and Frank Garza Rincon vs Arturo Garza and New Bern Transport, Co., injury or damages involving motor vehicle. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 24 - Vehicle impound, CR 2200 and Bus. 77. Accident, minor, FM 2629 and FM 2845. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Thomas Ranch. OCTOBER 25 - Accident - minor, CR 1300 and Bus. 77. Burglary of a habitation, FM 3168 and Bus. 77. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 21 - Agency assist - Kleberg County. Alarm (business) - Kenedy County Impound Yard. Welfare concern/undocumented, North of Butler Gate. 911 call/motorist assist - Dead Man's Curve. OCTOBER 22 - 911 call/welfare concern - Sarita. More...