December 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Jailed RHS school teacher dies while being transported to Harlingen hospital

Teacher had been accused of raping a student

A high school mathematics teacher who had been charged with three felonies in an alleged rape incident involving a 14-year-old female high school student, died while being transported from the Willacy County Jail to Valley Baptist Medical Center in More...

News

Laredo prepares to open rest stop for returning migrants

LAREDO, Texas (AP) -The city of Laredo and other government agencies will open a rest stop Friday that's designed to help travelers on their way to Mexico for the holidays. More...

RISD accepts business managers resignation

After over thirty minutes in a closed meeting on Tuesday night, the Raymondville ISD board of trustees announced the resignation of business manager Robert Gracia. More...

Proposal would let aliens apply to be police officers

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - The agency that oversees training and hiring standards for police departments in Maryland is looking at a proposal that would let noncitizens with green cards become police officers. More...

County Lifestyles

TITLE TOWN U.S.A.: For the first time in recent memory, the Myra Green Middle School 7th and 8th boys and girls cross-country teams swept the district championships in 31-3A.

MGMS 7TH GRADE GIRLS LADY KITS CROSS COUNTRY - Shown, back row, left to right, Kathy Nieto - manager, Angie Garza, Brandi Robles, Annika Hernandez, Abigail Barnhart, Cassandra Garcia, Vianca Perez, Manager. More...

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(TO THE LEFT) BULLDOG STARS - Lyford quarterback Johnny Esparza (#7) was named the Newcomer of the Year in District 31-3A after he threw for 2,742 yards and 25 TDs during the recent football season. More...

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ERIC BERNAL of Spring, TX was inducted as a member of the State Bar of Texas at the induction ceremony held on Monday, November 12, 2007 in Austin, Texas, during a special session of The Supreme Court of Texas. Also attending the ceremony were Mr. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Jimmez Hernandez and Sol Maria Zaragoza. Ricardo Arevalo, Jr. and Melody Marie Galvan. Miguel Sanchez, Jr. and Roxanne Dolly Rosales. Jose Arturo Cobos and Wendy Milene Kirman. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Oscar M. Garcia vs Dwayne Kelley and Alison Kelley, debt. In the matter of the marriage of Wency Ivette Torres Perez and Enrique Perez, Jr., divorce. Dale Lee Nunez, M.D. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

DECEMBER 10 - Theft, over $50, under $500, 800 blk E. McCharen. Lost property, 700 blk N. 7th. Theft, over $50, under $500, 300 blk W. Yturria. Agg. assault w/deadly weapon, 700 blk E. San Francisco. U.U.M.V., 600 blk W. Raymond. More...

Special prosecutor named to investigate perjury charge against Barnhart

A Corpus Christi attorney has been appointed special prosecutor by Presiding District Judge J. Manuel Banales to investigate an aggravated perjury charge against suspended Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart. More...

Lyford commissioners offer moment of silence for forgotten Willacy County soldier

Fire department concerned about missed calls

Mayor Rodolfo "Rudy" Saldana asked Lyford city commissioners and guests to stand for a moment of silence on Monday evening to honor a Lyford WWII airmen who died while serving his country, after his family made an emotional plea for his memory to b More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Christmas Carols

It was Christmas Eve in the Austrian Alps at the Church of St. Nicholas in Obendarf. Father Joseph Mohr was preparing for the midnight service. He was upset because the organ was not working and they had to call a repairman which would take days. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Eulogy for a friend

Dear Editor, Almost everyone in the county has heard of the horrid scandal and untimely death of Billy Granger. However, as Billy's friend I would like to comment on his behalf. More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

December 6, 2007

As the week progressed, cotton trading on the New York Board of Trade appeared to have been partly marking time amid some tweaking of positions ahead of USDA's key monthly domestic and world supply/ demand estimates scheduled for release on Tuesday More...

Senators reach tentative deal on farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators cleared a major hurdle in negotiations on a multibillion-dollar farm bill Thursday, agreeing to pare down a list of hundreds of proposed amendments. More...

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THIS EIGHT POINT BUCK was killed by Joe Gutierrez on January 13 at Circle M Ranch, owned by Marcus Benevides in Devine, TX. More...

Obituaries

MARIA "LUPE" CAVAZOS

Maria "Lupe" Cavazos died on Saturday. She was born on Jan. 22, 1949, in Lyford, to Candalario and Aurora Alamillo. She married Adan R. Cavazos in May of 1977, in Raymondville. She moved to Petersburg in 1980, from Lyford. More...

ROXANNE LYNNETTE VELA

HARLINGEN - Roxanne Lynnette Vela, 14, died Friday, November 30, 2007 in Sebastian, Tx. More...

GUADALUPE R. ALVARADO.

RAYMONDVILLE - Guadalupe R. Alvarado passed away Friday, December 7, 2007 at Valley Bapist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. Guadalupe was born in San Juan, Tx to Tiburcio Reyes and Gregoria Moruga on February 14, 1922. More...