December 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New candidates running for all Willacy County elected offices

Public debate for D.A.s office slotted for Jan. 16th

Five new candidates and one former county commissioner will be vying for five major Willacy County elected offices this coming March. Three candidates are expected to run for district attorney. More...

News

Texas Department of Agriculture Quarantines 32 counties to prevent spread of citrus pest

Austin, TX - November 30, 2007 - In dose coordination with the U.S. More...

Petra's Legacy is the story of a powerful South Texas woman

Authors of "Petra's Legacy", held a book signing in Raymondville's Historical Museum on Nov. 17th, after ten years of working on the book. The affable authors proudly held their signing. More...

Coastal Habitat Alliance files lawsuits to stop Kenedy County windfarm projects

A newly formed alliance of ranchers and environmental groups have filed one federal and one state lawsuit that seek to stop two windfarm projects in Kenedy County. More...

County Lifestyles

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving This Holiday Season

In December of 2006, 1,076 people were killed in traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcyclists with a blood alcohol concentration (BAG) of .08 or higher. More...

Carolyn Kersten - Willacy County Art League Artist for December

A native of Lyford and a lifetime resident of the Rio Grande Valley, Carolyn Kersten has been an artist for over four years. More...

Photo

MSG. JUAN J. GARCIA from Bravo Company 3rd/144 Infantry Division arrived from Camp Liberty, Iraq on October 20th, after serving there for 15 months. Garcia earned the Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign, and achievement medals. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 28 - Theft, Lyford, 100 Blk. E. Boardway. Possession of Marijuana, Evading Arrest, Arrested: Hector Garcia, Sebastian, Main/Martin Cavazos. NOVEMBER 29 - Public Intoxication, Arrested: Eric Conde, Raymondville1834/186. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 25 - 911 Call/ Motorist Assist - Large Rest Area. NOVEMBER 26 - Impounded Vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Accident (Minor) - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, No injuries. Abandoned Vehicle - No Name Gate. More...

Austin police sergeant fired over fatal shooting

AUSTIN (AP) A police sergeant has been fired for using excessive force when he fatally shot a suspect twice in the back during a foot chase. A disciplinary memo released by Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo on Wednesday accused Sgt. More...

Sebastian teenager dies after being struck by a pickup

Funeral services and burial will be held today

A 14-year-old Sebastian girl, who was walking on the shoulder of the frontage road of U.S. Highway 77, died from injuries sustained after a pickup truck struck her last Friday evening. More...

Lyford's 100th birthday/ Christmas Parade a smash hit with graduates & residents

With a monumental birthday for the city of Lyford , the people of the community didn't celebrate lightly, and gathered last Saturday morning to celebrate festivities that carried on into the night. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

"I was blind, but now I see, sort of"

I mentioned about three weeks ago that I had undergone the first of two eye surgeries to remove cataracts and hopefully enable me to see without glasses, or with just glasses for reading. More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

November 29, 2007

After the bears enjoyed declines in 12 of the last 15 sessions, cotton futures prices on the New York Board of Trade again settled lower on Thursday as speculative liquidation spoiled a brief recovery in the market. More...

Farmers in Corn Belt enjoy big-time corn harvest

Earl Williams has heard the joke about how farmers always find a reason to complain. But like many Midwest farmers, the northern Illinois grower of corn and soybeans has no gripes this year. More...

Obituaries

ROXANNE LYNNETTE VELA.

HARLINGEN - Roxanne Lynnette Vela, 14, died Friday, November 30, 2007 in Sebastian, Tx. She was born February 7, 1993 in Harlingen, Tx., to Arturo & Erika Vela a rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. More...

S/SGT. ROBERTO ABREGO.

SAN ATONIO - S/Sgt. Roberto Abrego, Ret. USAF, born on January 29, 1927 in Raymondville, Tx., died on December 3, 2007 at the age of 80. He was prececeded in death by his parents, Apolonio and Esperanza Correa Abrego. More...

JUAN A. CALVO, JR.

Juan A. Calvo, Jr., 25 died Sunday, December 2, 2007 at his home in Raymondville, Tx. A rosary will be recited Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. at Duddlesten Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Mass, at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church. More...