November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

This holiday season, what are you most thankful for?

I thank God for my loving husband, son and good health. I am also grateful to the Good Lord for all that He has done for me and my family. - Rosa Maria Garcia More...

Wishing You & Your Family a Happy Thanksgiving

Banks, schools, post offices, and many businessess will be closed on Thursday for the holiday. Chronicle/News offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday. More...

News

Police say officer killed while cleaning his gun

HOUSTON (AP) - A 24-year veteran of the Houston Police Department was killed in what appeared to be a gun-cleaning accident in his home, police said. Family members told investigators they returned to their home in southwest Houston about 11 a.m. More...

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THIS 60-ROOM, 3-STORY LA QUINTA INN & SUITES HOTEL will be located just north of the Best Western Executive Inn, with highway frontage road access. More...

Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

The Raymondville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Christmas Parade on the traditional first Friday of December. The date is December 7th, with the parade line up beginning between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the corner of 3rd and Hidalgo. More...

Letters

Tempest in a teapot?

Editor, The docents of the Raymondville Historical Center would like to reply to the charge that Elmer Kochert recently made in this paper and in the Valley Morning Star. More...

Samson and Delilah

Editor, Samson, an Israelite judge of extraordinary strength was betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah. Appears that Delilah may be up to her old tricks, this time in Willacy County. More...

Political Cartoon

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County Lifestyles

Moving Doc -- Dave's Derelict Mouser

It had been several months since my uncle Dave made the move to his new home from Sunningdale Drive. Not long after the move, Dave's cat Doc ran away. More...

Russell Willis is new pastor at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Raymondville recently called Rev. Russell H. Willis to pastor their congregation and expand outreach. He is a 1984 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. More...

50th Wedding Anniversary

Raul and Delia V. Rodriguez, originally from Raymondville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Mexico City, Mexico; where they enjoyed touring the city and surrounding areas. On Oct. More...

Raymondville to get a 60-room 3-story La Quinta Inn & Suites

$2.6 million project will provide 10-12 new jobs

A 60-room La Quinta Inn and Suites featuring a hightech meeting room and an outdoor pool/jacuzzi is under final design by the owner of the Best Western Executive Inn, who will build Raymondville's first premium chain hotel adjacent to his current h More...

Judge Banales rules in Guerra's favor to leave him as district attorney

Fellow officials disappointed they didn't get day in court

Presiding District Judge J. Manuel Banales ruled last Wednesday that there were absolutely no grounds to grant a hearing on a 39-count petition to remove Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra from office. More...

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ACCORDING TO TIM SMITH OF CHANNEL 5, this was a F0 tornado. The picture was taken Monday evening south of Thomas Zdansky's farm in Lyford. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Thanksgiving - A special holiday

Holidays come and holidays go, but Thanksgiving has always been, and will always be, one of my favorites. This special holiday of giving thanks has always reminded me of family. More...

SAN PERLITA SPORTS TALK

Congratulations Lady Trojan Volleyball players who have earned post season honors. Junior, Kady De Luna was selected as the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Year for District 32-A. More...

Highway department releases Trans-Texas Corridor impact study

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration on Nov. 13 released a 1,072-page "draft environmental impact statement" for the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor/Interstate 69 project. More...

Farm & Ranch

November 15, 2007

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade finished Thursday at their lowest level in more than a month on speculative fund sales and long position liquidations. More...

Protect against diseases when hunting

Cooler weather entices thousands of Texans outdoors to enjoy hunting, hiking, camping and other activities. More...

Willacy County Livestock Exhibitors

The mandatory contract meeting for the Willacy County Fair & Auction will take place at the blue barn on the fair grounds Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. If you plan to show a project at the 2008 Willacy Fair and Auction. More...

Obituaries

DORA K. PATTON

Dora K. Patton, 92, died Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. She was born September 21, 1915 to Cruz and Maria (Garza) Kelly. Mrs. Patton, was the founder of Raymondville Furniture Co. More...

ALMA GRIFFIN COBB

Alma Griffin Cobb died Saturday, November 17, 2007. She was born March 22, 1909, in Grandfield, OK to W.O. and Addie Lee Griffin and was the eldest of seven children. She married B.A. "Barney" Cobb in Wichita Falls, TX on September 24, 1932. More...

ROLAND A. TRAPP

Roland A. Trapp, 89, died Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. William F. Trapp at Milbank, SD on February 9, 1918. He married Lucille E. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 14 - Disorderly conduct, 5000 blk 9th St., Lasara. Assault, family violence, 200 blk W. LaJara, Lyford. Civil matter, Dalia Rd., Lyford. NOVEMBER 15 - Civil matter, Bus. 77, S. of Spur 56, Lyford. Accident, minor, U.S. 77, N. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 3 - Alarm (business) - Kenedy County Impound. 911 call/motorist assist - Juanita Gate. 911 call/accident (minor) - Paistle Gate, no injuries. Agency assist - South of Sarita. More...