December 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

237 dogs removed from home of Corpus Christi woman

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Animal control officers removed 237 dogs from the home of a 70-year-old woman who said she had been breeding the animals, officials said. More...

Lyford & Raymondville students can change district due to low test scores

Two of the three schools are now acceptable

Due to unsatisfactory ratings over the past three years, Raymondville High School students, Myra Green Middle School students, and Lyford High School students have the option to transfer to other schools, if they elect to do so. More...

So-called leprechaun bandit gets 14 years for bank robberies

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A man authorities dubbed the "leprechaun bandit" -- over what he wore -- has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for robbing two banks. More...

County Lifestyles

11th Wedding Anniversary

Danny and Isabel Diaz of Lyford celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on December 21, 2007. He is the son of the late Santiago Diaz and the late Beatriz Hinojosa Diaz of Raymondville. More...

Miss Stephanie Ann Fisher weds Mr. Jason Kenneth Brackhahn

Miss Stephanie Ann Fisher and Mr. Jason Kenneth Brackhahn were united in marriage on Saturday, November 17 at four o'clock in the afternoon at Austin 71 in Austin, TX. The ceremony was officiated by The Reverend Mike Wyckoff of St. More...

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LUISA CANTU, daughter of Ernesto and Maria Cantu, received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Bilingual Education from The University of Texas at San Antonio. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

DECEMBER 25 - Assault causing bodily injury, 400 blk W. Sonora St. Terrorist threat, 300 blk E. Kimball. Arrested: Salvador Zamora, agg. assault w/deadly weapon (FV), 900 blk N. 2nd. DECEMBER 24 - Burglary of a habitation, 600 blk W. Main. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff DECEMBER 16 - Vehicle fire - Mifflin Camp. 911 call/accident (minor) - Norias Ranch, no injuries. Welfare concern - Butler Gate. Abandoned vehicle - Armstrong Tower. DECEMBER 17 - Motorist assist - Norias Ranch. More...

What is your New Year's Resolution?

"My New Year's Resolution is to start off this new year a little bit different. Change my old ways and try to make them better. Healthwise - exercise a little bit more. Enjoy life a little bit more." - Hector Tijerina More...

Pregnant Lyford woman set on fire by robber while working in Florida

Baby dies after mother burned on 90% of her body

A man set fire to two women, including a pregnant one, and shot a man who tried to help them during a robbery attempt Dec. 13th at an insurance business in Lake Wales, Fla. police said, according to a story published in the Miami Herald. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Goodbye 2007-Welcome 2008!

Here we are again, at the final week of yet another year. Is it just me, or does it seem to you that twelve months go by awfully quick these past few years? More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Abbott renders opinion on House speaker's powers

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott released a longawaited opinion on Dec. 14, regarding the powers of the speaker of the Texas House. More...

Farm & Ranch

Deer poaching probe leads to 247 charges against 20 People

AUSTIN, Texas -Texas game wardens this month concluded an investigation into an illegal deer hunting ring in Southeast Texas, filing 247 criminal charges against 20 offenders. The case involves illegal activity spanning four counties. More...

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SHANE HUNTER HAYES, son of Tommy and Cindy Hayes, formerly of Lyford, is shown with his buck which measured 162 B & C and was killed at Pandale, TX. Shane attended Lyford and Harlingen schools, graduated from Longview H.S. More...

State preparing to begin teacher background checks

AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Education Agency will begin selecting school districts at random next year and giving educators 80 days to get fingerprinted for criminal background checks. The new law, which takes effect Jan. More...

Obituaries

JESSICA TREVINO MONTOYA

Jessica Trevino Montoya, 22, died Friday, December 21, 2007 in Lyford. More...

ANDRES P. BECERRA, SR.

Andres P. Becerra died on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at his residence in Houston after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 29, 1943 to Maria P. Becerra and Manuel Becerra. More...

MARY STARK PRESTON

PORT MANSFIELD - Mary Stark Preston, 73, died at her home in Port Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Nona Stark, her husband of fifty-five years, R.S. "Tony" Preston and her son, Peter Preston. More...