November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Floods in Mexico isolate thousands, leave them with little food

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico (AP) - Authorities worked early Monday to deliver badly needed food and water to thousands of residents stranded by devastating floods that have damaged the homes of up to 500,000 people. More...

Researchers say mythical, bloodsucking 'chupacabra' in Texas is just a coyote

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - The results are in: The ugly, bigeared animal found this summer in southern Texas is not the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. It's just a plain old coyote. More...

Texas Voter Proposition Results

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County Lifestyles

Correa-Johnston

Rolly and Beth Correa of Salado, TX are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea "Annie" Dyan Correa to James Brady Johnston, son of Terry and Sandy Johnston of Salado. More...

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WILLACY COUNTY GIRL SCOUTS TROOP #489, 380 AND 359 recently held a food drive on Sunday morning at Raymondville Wal-Mart. Money and cans of food are to benefit needy Willacy County families. More...

It's a Boy!

Shawn Nolan Gutierrez was born on October 23, 2007 at Harlingen VBMC. He weighed 20 1/ 2 in. and was 9 lbs. and 11.1 ozs. Proud mother is Jennifer Lee Martinez. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sherrif's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 28 - Motorist assist - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. OCTOBER 29 - Reckless driver - Sarita. Motorist assist - Rudolph Tower. Accident (minor) - Tullidos Park, no injuries. Reckless driver - South County Line. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 1 - Dog bite, 6th St. and Campbell, San Perlita. Impound vehicle, FM 1834 and 186. NOVEMBER 2 - Resisting arrest, public intoxication, Juan Torres, Northstar Apts. Burglary of a habitation, 100 blk E. Broadway, Sebastian. More...

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Erick Sosa and Anissa Lynn Rodriguez. Leo Guadalupe Hernandez and Valorie Terrie Reyes. Felipe Chavez and Angelica Maria Martinez Rocha. Pablo Morales and Nora Anna Griego. More...

Voters approve new RISD middle school bond by 2 to 1 margin

Terry White reelected to Navigation District Board

In 2010, Raymondville ISD middle schoolers will have a brand new state of the art facility to continue their education, after voters overwhelmingly approved a $9.8 million bond measure last night to replace the aging Myra Green Middle School. More...

Winter Texans happy to be back in warm and sunny Willacy County

With the chill of low temperatures up north, Winter Texans have begun their seasonal migration to sunny South Texas where an estimated 123,000 Winter Texans visit annually. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Thank you Veterans for serving!

Later this week we will participate in Veterans Day celebrations here in Willacy County. Around this nation and in other parts of the world, others will hold observances for our troops and those who served before them. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association November 1, 2007

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade finished lower most of the week on speculative sales as weakness in crude and other markets pressured fiber contracts. More...

Texas bumps New Mexico from top spot in pecan production

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico pecan producers had their day in the sun earlier this year when initial estimates showed the state was No. More...

Texas bucks national trend of decline in hunters

WACO, Texas (AP) - Deer season opened over the weekend across most of Texas, which is bucking the national trend of fewer hunters. More...

Obituaries

JUAN MANUEL SALAZAR

Juan Manuel Salazar, 77, of Raymondville died Wednesday, October 31, 2007 in Harlingen. He was born June 22, 1930 to Juan and Anita (Flores) Salazar. He is survived by his sons, Juan (Maria Teresa) G. More...

ALBERT CURTIS SHED

Albert Curtis Shed died on October 31, 2007. He was born in Oakalla, TX on September 22, 1939 to Bonnie and Albert Shed. He lived most of his life in Willacy County and graduated from Lyford High School in 1957. More...

ARTURO R. SERNA

GRAND PRAIRIE - Arturo R. Serna, 61, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, surrounded by his family. He was born March 9, 1946, in Raymondville and had been a longtime resident of Grand Prairie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. More...