January 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fracas At Boot Co. Political Event

Ammerman and Lozano quarrel

Bernard Ammerman, running for District Attorney and Gilbert Lozano, district clerk and Arturo Saenz supporter, had a heated discussion Saturday night resulting in an exchange of pushes. The short lived dispute took place at the Boot Co. More...

News

Federal court upholds 'moment of silence' law

AUSTIN - A Dallas federal court on Jan. 2 upheld a 2003 state law that allows Texas schools to set aside time for students to reflect, pray or meditate in the classroom. More...

Driver in deadly bus crash not licensed to drive out of state

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - The driver of a charter bus that rolled over on its way back to Houston from Monterrey, Mexico, killing one person and injuring dozens more, did not have a license to drive a commercial vehicle outside Texas, according to sta More...

Mexican trucks going deep into U.S. despite new law to block them

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is going ahead with a controversial pilot program giving Mexican trucks greater access to U.S. highways despite a new law by Congress against it. More...

County Lifestyles

Guerra-Orozco

James P. Guerra and Lydia Guerra are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanya Marie, to Perfecto Orozco, III. He is the son of Perfecto Orozco, Jr. and Diana V. Orozco of Raymondville. More...

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WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE'S WINNER of the Dec. painting raffle is Margie Hansen of Lyford. The drawing was held at the League's Christmas party on Dec. 13. More...

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VANESSA NOETTE TREVINO of Sebastian graduated Dec. 14, 2007 Summa Cum Laude from Texas State University with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Honors Studies. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

JANUARY 7 - Harassment, 900 blk E. Rodeo. Criminal attempt, burlgary of habitation, 200 blk S. King. Incident, 6th and Sonora. Fraudulent use of identifying information, 700 blk W. Sauz. Accident, 300 blk E. Hidalgo. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

DECEMBER 30 - Agency assist - Large Rest Area. 911 call/reckless driver - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Fire - South of Birdwatchers. Motorist assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Agency assist - Sarita Bridge. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JANUARY 2 - Criminal mischief, Sebastian Headstart, Sebastian. Assault causing bodily injury, Michael Juarez, Northstar Apts. JANUARY 3 - Theft, FM 490 and FM 88. Civil matter, Northstar Apts. Theft, 400 blk W. 8th St., Sebastian. More...

City may spend $2 million to renovate Police Dept. and City Hall

Preliminary plans are underway to renovate the city police dept. building at a cost of $1.5 million and the price tag will include a new parking lot. More...

Orange You Craving Fruit?

The Roadside Business of Enrique Hernandez

For the past 7 years Enrique Hernandez has made the back of his white Ford truck a business. Everyday from 7a.m. until 5p.m. Hernandez is parked on side of Hidalgo Ave selling fruit. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Are you superstitious?

I really don't know what got me to thinking about superstitions this week. It just sort of popped into my mind as I side-stepped around a ladder in the hallway to keep from walking under it. More...

Farm & Ranch

Foreign investors must report U.S. agricultural land holdings

Foreign investors with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. More...

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

January 3, 2008

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade rode investment fund buying to finish Wednesday at their highest level since early 2004 as the prospect of lower U.S. cotton plantings in 2008 spurred all-around buying in the market. More...

Obituaries

ALBERTO TIJERINA

Alberto Tijerina, 49, died Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen. Albert (Coach T) was a teacher and a coach at Raymondville ISD for 23 years. More...

NORMAN JAMES "JAMIE" CARTER

Norman James "Jamie" Carter died in Dallas on December 19, 2007. He was born on September 23, 1949 in Harlingen. Jamie fought cancer with grace and determination for over 15 years. More...

SELMA (HORSTMANN) KLOSTERMANN

Selma (Horstmann) Klostermann died on January 6, 2008. She was born on September 11, 1910 in William Penn, TX. She moved to the Robstown, TX area in 1929 and then in 1940 moved to Lyford with her family. More...