December 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Willacy County's retires will receive a first-ever cost of living pension adjustment

Jan. 2009 checks will have up to a 30% increase

A cost of living adjustment for Willacy County retirees was approved by commissioners last Friday, and will be the first increase received by 40 of the county's former employees. Retirees will see the raise in their January 2009 pension checks. More...

Sen. Lucio offers state aid for Kenedy County's ranch management facility

State Sen. Eddie Lucio (DBrownsville) visited with Kenedy County commissioners on Friday morning, and promised his help to get state funding and help for a planned ranch management educational facility. More...

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THE LADY CRAFTERS FROM GATEWAY RV PARK are doing their part to keep people warm. In November, the ladies distributed eight baby blankets to Child Protective Services in Raymondville and 10 baby quilts to the Ronald McDonald House in Harlingen. More...

Farm & Ranch

U.S. Senate passes $286 billion farm bill expanding subsidies for growers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has approved a $286 billion farm bill with an election-year expansion of subsidies for growers. More...

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

December 13, 2007

Cotton futures prices on the New York Board of Trade finished lower Tuesday on speculative liquidation as most traders ignored a long-awaited government report which came within trade expectations. More...

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GUADALUPE ESPINOZA, SR. of Raymondville, shot this 8 pt. buck at Espinoza Ranch on December 13. More...

Obituaries

HOMER F. FASELER

Homer F. Faseler died November 27, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda in 1995. More...

SOFIA REQUENA

LASARA - Sofia Requena, 75, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was lifetime resident of Lasara. She was born on October 5, 1932 in Lasara to Jose Leal, Sr. and Vidala Rocha Leal. More...

MARIA S. VASQUEZ

Maria S. Vasquez, 70, died Sunday, December 9, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born February 25, 1937 in Brownsville to Camilo Sanchez and Inez Guzman. She is survived by her three sons, Jose M. Sr. More...

Willacy chief deputy Martinez cleared of criminal charges filed by Guerra

Special prosecutor found no evidence of wrongdoing

Willacy County's chief sheriffs deputy and his legal team beamed on Monday morning when a court appointed special prosecutor moved to dismiss a criminal misdemeanor charge that could have cost him his job as a peace officer. More...

Raymondville Chronicle & Willacy County News

The Chronicle/News will be be published one day later for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.We will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. The newspaper will be published Thursday, Dec. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Christmas season has arrived

The Christmas season is in full swing everywhere we look and turn. The malls are playing all the favorite Christmas songs, like "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" and other holiday favorites. More...

SQUAWK! Here we go again

Some people call me the Box Lady; others call me Bag Lady. "Are you still saving those?" my husby band shouts, standing at the foot of the attic steps, watching boxes and bags fall from the sky like confetti in Time's Square on New Year's Day. More...

Letters

Letters to Santa

Dear Santa, My name is Lorinda Zaragosa. I am 5 years old. I have been good, please bring me presents. I want Wheelie shoes that roll. I want a clean doll. I would like a coloring book and a new box of crayons. Lilla wants a Baby Alive. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Keila Nallely Oviedo will celebrate her 15th birthday with a mass on Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 5:30 p.m. A reception/dance will follow at El Toro Dance Hall in Lyford at 6 p.m. More...

Castaneda-Daniel

The Roy C. Castaneda family is proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Annika Karina Castaneda to Eliseo Daniel, Jr., formerly of Abilene, TX. More...

Quinceanera

Anna P. Ortega will celebrate her 15th birthday on December 21, 2007 with a 6 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. dance at Gonzalez Ballroom in Lyford. Her parents are Jose G. Ortega and Ramona Ortega. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 12 - Accident, minor, FM 1425 and 186. Burglary of a habitation, Bulldog and Oleander, Lyford. Burglary of a habitation, San Jose and Park, Lyford. Assault by contact, FM 1834 and Wood Ave. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

DECEMBER 17 - Criminal mischief, 200 blk S. King. Supplement: Burglary of habitation, 300 blk E. Van Eaton. Graffiti, 100 blk N. 8th. Theft, under $50, 400 blk W. Wood. Forgery, Wells Fargo Bank. Incident, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff DECEMBER 9 - Civil matter - Large Rest Area. Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Impounded vehicle x2 - Large Rest Area. 911 call/motorist assist - South of Sarita. More...