January 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former coach knows his X's & O's

Capelo writes book introducing "Diamond Flex" Offense

Any longtime college football fan can name a few innovative offensive football formations. Some that come to mind are the Split-T, Single Wing, Wishbone, Houston Veer, Run and Shoot, and the I-formation. More...

News

Phillips insists sky isn't falling for his Cowboys

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Wade Phillips figures a lack of motivation is all that's been wrong with the Dallas Cowboys lately. Once the playoffs start, he's certain they will snap back to form. To the form that started 5-0. More...

New marijuana law not catching on with local authorities

DALLAS (AP) - Many Texans busted for misdemeanor marijuana possession are still being jailed despite a new state law that allows police to issue a citation instead of making an arrest, according to a newspaper report. More...

Woman in wheelchair struck, killed by fire truck

SAN ANTONIO (AP) San Antonio firefighters struck and killed a woman in a wheelchair on Monday night on their way to a call, police said. More...

Letters

BAD DAY AT THE SAN PERLITA CITY DUMP

Editor, We took pictures this afternoon, December 30, 2007 of the San Perlita trash receptacle. This is a disgrace! The county is responsible for emptying this receptacle. It is an unhealthy situation, as well as an eyesore. More...

County Lifestyles

Counseling can't hurt a relationship

A husband and wife visit a marriage counselor. The husband tells the counselor, "When we were first married, I would come home from the office, my wife would bring my slippers and our cute little dog would run around barking. More...

Photo

BABY SHOWER HONORING VICTORIA VILLALVAZO held at Mecca Restaurant. Hostesses were (from left to right) Anissa Sosa, Terri Tamez, Vanessa Reyes, Beatrice Villalvazo, Patricia Silva and Lisa Gonzales. Bottom left, Alvina Rubalcaba. More...

RHS Class of 1958 plans 50th reunion

The RHS class of 1958 is planning a 50th reunion for homecoming October 2008. A specific date will be set as soon as the football schedule is set for 2008. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff DECEMBER 23 - Abandoned vehicle - birdwatchers. 911 call/reckless driver - Norias Ranch. 911 call/motorist assist - Norias Ranch. Impounded vehicle - birdwatchers. 911 call/medical response - Sarita. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 26 - Visitation rights, FM 2629 and FM 2845. Dog bite, FM 490 and FM 1015, La Sara. DECEMBER 27 - Theft, Bus. 77 and FM 506, Sebastian. Terroristic threat, 8th St. and Pablo Contreras, La Sara. More...

Willacy Political Season Begins

Sheriff Spence to face two challengers, 4 running for Pct. 1 Commissioner and D. A. Guerra has 2 opponents

The March 4 Democratic Primary Election will have no shortage of candidates, in fact 19 people have signed up with party chairman Ernesto "Lefty" Cavazos. One race, Pct. More...

Photo

AT GATEWAY RV PARK IN RAYMONDVILLE, couples embrace each other as they danced to good ol' country style music provided by Nolan and Lee on New Years Eve. More...

Lyford rollover claims second victim, when 4-year-old boy dies

The Dec. 21 rollover in Lyford that claimed the life of a Lyford woman has also resulted in a second death, that of her 4-year-old nephew. More...

Editorial & Columns

Raymond Gosnell and Aunt Eva

Behind the Badge

I can pretty much wager that none of you reading this have ever heard of either Raymond Gosnell or my Aunt Eva. Both were very instrumental in my Sunday School education. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

New year kicks off with 22 state laws

AUSTIN - The 80th Texas Legislature last spring passed 22 pieces of legislation enacting state laws to take effect Jan. 1. More...

Waves from the Port

On December 15 we had our annual boating lighting parade and residential and commercial house lighting. As usual, we all had fun despite the fact the winds were blowing and the cold front for the boat parade. More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

December 27, 2007

Thursday, cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade settled at their highest level since early 2004 on sustained allaround buying as expected lower U.S. cotton plantings next year stoked a rally in the market. "Expectations that U.S. More...

Mexico's protection for farm goods runs out, leaving farmers desperate

MEXICO CITY (AP) - For 15 years, Mexican farmers have feared the day when the last import protections end for the country's ancestral crops of corn and beans. But as Jan. More...

Willacy County FSA begins making disaster payments

Willacy County Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Anastacio Cavazos, II today said that FSA has been authorized to immed- iately begin making disaster payments. More...

Obituaries

U.S. MAGISTRATE WILLIAM M. MALLET (RETIRED)

U. S. Magistrate William M. Mallet (Retired), 76, died on Wednesday, December 26, 2007. He was born in Jackson, Georgia on March 4, 1931 to Joel and Maria Mallet. More...

GLENN LEE SPEAR

HARLINGEN - Glenn Lee Spear, 65, died Saturday, December 29, 2007 at his home in Harlingen. He was born September 19, 1942 in Harlingen to Woodrow Owen and Ethel Spear. More...

KRISTIAN CAIN MONTOYA

Kristian Cain Montoya, 4, died Monday, December 31, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born February 13, 2003 to Pedro and Yolanda (Ambriz) Montoya in Harlingen. More...