November 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Weedy lot owners will face fines & possible foreclosure of property

ICE Unit expansion in jeopardy of noncompliance

Raymondville city commissioners made changes to a final draft of a weedy lot ordinance, that will result in violations and liens being filed against property owners who violate the ordinance. More...

News

Man get $260 in quarters from car wash change machine

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) A New Castle car wash change machine paid off like a Las Vegas slot for one man. More...

Duck hunters get stuck in mud, need rescue

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) Two duck hunters had to be rescued after they got mired in the mud and suffered hypothermia. More...

Cow falls off cliff and crashes onto van on highway

MANSON, Wash. (AP) - Charles and Linda Everson were driving back to their hotel when their minivan was struck by a falling object - a 600-pound cow. The Eversons were unhurt but the cow, which had fallen off a cliff, had to be euthanized. More...

Letters

Thank you for Veteran's Day Ceremony

On Friday, November 9, I attended the Veteran's Day Ceremony held at the Lyford Bulldog Stadium. This annual event is sponsored by the Lyford Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD) and seems to get bigger and better each year. More...

Harding responds to critism of Museum exhibit

The statement in the 11-7-07 Chronicle page 6 that, "the board has now decided that they will continue to display the poster to school children, which is a reversal of a decision of two weeks ago to show it to just adults", is only partly true. More...

County Lifestyles

70th Wedding Anniversary

Frank and Joyce Griffin Hardy of Canton, IL will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13, 2007. The couple have two children: Lorna Brahl and Reba Mooney; and six grandchildren. More...

20th Wedding Anniversary

Israel and Martha Garza of Raymondville celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on November 7 in Las Vegas, NV. They also celebrated Israel's 55th birthday. More...

Cantu-Silva

Felix Silva, Jr. and Patricia Ann Cantu will be united in marriage on Friday, November 16. A midnight wedding, with the Dallas Cowboys as their theme, will be held at the Gonzales Ballroom. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

NOVEMBER 12 - Harassment by phone, 800 blk W. Hidalgo. Incident, car fire, King and Wood. Arrested: Edward Ramirez, injury to a disabled person, 400 blk W. Yturria. NOVEMBER 11 - Arrested: Israel Sayas, 900 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 7 - Vehicle impound, FM 490 and CR 2700. Civil matter, Bus. 77 and Shady Dr. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, E. of football field on Bulldog, Lyford. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, E. 6th St. and FM 1015, Lasara. More...

Two MTC guards from Raymondville charged with transporting illegal aliens

Company van with 28 illegals stopped at Sarita

Four male MTC guards from the Willacy County Immigration and Customs (ICE) Detention Center, including two from Raymondville were arrested over the weekend, and charged with transporting illegal aliens. More...

Lasara ISD to open new high school addition

For over 60 yrs La Sara Junior High graduates have had to enter as freshmen elsewhere, but unlike past years, this year marks a new progression for La Sara I.S.D and community. More...

Christmas parade in Lyford will be a very special event

Missing 911 emergency addresses still a concern

Lyford city commissioners set Saturday, Dec. 1st as the date for a unique Christmas parade, that will honor Lyford High School graduates, veterans, and a very senior-senior citizen. The all-day event will start with a parade along U.S. Bus. More...

Editorial & Columns

Mom: Hero or Ruffian?

Last week Mom went to her usual meeting place: a little café she frequents with friends to enjoy a sip of coffee and a tidbit of conversation. Suddenly, a man who she knew was diabetic, fell into a stupor. More...

Behind the Badge

My eyesight would be perfect if my arms were a foot longer

I've been told part of growing more mature (not older) involves things not working the way God has intended them to work. For some, Uncle Arthur comes to visit, and decides to stay. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association November 9, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture once again raised its estimate of the 2007 U.S. cotton crop in the latest monthly supply and demand report. Released Nov. More...

Farmer stress aid, artisan cheeses find a home in farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Buried in a massive farm bill moving through the Senate is money for handmade cheese, repairs to historic barns and programs for stressed-out farmers - spending that critics say is wasteful. More...

Hunter recovering after being shot by dog in accident

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A hunter is recovering after he was shot in the leg at close range by his dog, who stepped on his shotgun and tripped the trigger, an official said Tuesday. More...

Obituaries

LILLIAN GUZMAN CAVAZOS

Lillian Guzman Cavazos, 38, died Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She lived in Willacy County all her life. She is survived by her three daughters and one son, Holly Cavazos, Ashley M. More...

AURELIA R. SILVA

LASARA - Aurelia R. Silva, 81, longtime Lasara resident, died Saturday, November 10, 2007 with her family by her side. She was born on November 12, 1925 in Mercedes, TX to Feliciano Reyes and Felipa Flores Reyes. More...

NATALIA ALFARO

Natalia Alfaro, 70, died at her residence Saturday, November 10, 2007. She was born in Raymondville to Jose M. and Guadalupe Rodriguez. She was a member of the Apostolic Church. More...