January 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

The new La Quinta Inn breaks ground and construction is underway

The developer of a La Quinta Inn & Suites formerly broke ground on Friday in a Raymondville Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony, and construction work has started in earnest. More...

News

Boot Co. Bar & Grill, a modern eatery in an old building

This weeks restaurant spotlight

Located at the corner of Hidalgo Avenue and Eighth Street in Raymondville is Boot Co. Bar & Grill. The history of the building is familiar to most around the area but here is a quick summary for those who don't know. The name Boot Co. More...

Public meetings begin in gigantic Texas toll road project

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - The biggest construction project ever attempted in Texas comes under public debate beginning Tuesday in the first of a series of town hall meetings about a proposed 4,000-mile network of superhighway toll roads. More...

MICHIGAN MOVERS

WINTER VISITORS AT GATEWAY RV PARK decided to help neighbors move their park model mobile home Monday morning. A couple living on Third St. bought the home from another living on First St. More...

County Lifestyles

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LAURIE DE LEON graduated from The University of Texas Pan American on December 15, 2007 receiving her Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Management. More...

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RISD STUDENTS ATTEND UTB/TSC STEMS NASA FIELD DAY - Over 165 Raymondville 21st Century After-School 5th, 7th and 8th grade students participated in a two-day UTB/TSC STEMS NASA Field Day recently. More...

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FIVE GENERATIONS CELEBRATED HOLIDAYS TOGETHER - Shown back row, left to right, Karon Ballard, Landon Bishop and Laura Nell Correa. Front, left to right, Nathan Bishop and Lois Hart. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Perfecto Orozco, III and Tanya Marie Guerra. Frank Arnold Alaniz, Jr. and Areli Garcia Gonzalez. Rodney Rene Suarez and Jennifer Marie Mungia. Raul Perez Mejia and Brenda Lee West. More...

Potter County sheriff set for June trial

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - The Potter County sheriff is set to be tried this summer on three felonies alleging he took gifts, trips and cash from a food service company that serves the county jail and its commissary. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JANUARY 9 - Identity theft, FM 1420. Identity theft, Sebastian, unknown location. JANUARY 10 -Theft, Ana's Superette, Sebastian. Theft, Lyford Fire Dept./Bus. 77, Lyford. Civil matter, 400 blk N. Alamo, Sebastian. More...

Local house destroyed as firefighters fought to save surrounding homes

A mobile home in south Raymondville near U.S. Hwy 77 burned to the ground Monday afternoon as firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire, and keep it from spreading. Lifelong resident Rachel Cruz lost her home and everything in it. More...

Marine who raped & burned a fellow Marine may have passed through the valley

He reportedly picked up money in Premont

A U.S. Marine Corps corporal who allegedly raped a pregnant fellow Marine, and then reportedly burned her to death, was reportedly seen in Premont over the weekend, and is presumably heading towards Mexico. Cpl. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Laughter, it's good medicine

I was just wondering why we don't see as many people laughing as we used to see. More...

Farm & Ranch

USIBWC starts work on Rio Grande levee improvements in Cameron County

U.S. Commissioner Carlos Mann of the International Boundary and Water Commission announced today that the United States Section of the Commission (US IBWC) has begun work on Rio Grande levee improvements in Cameron County, Texas. More...

2007-2008 sugar harvest proving productive

SANTA ROSA - With the 2007-2008 grinding season underway, the Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers (RGVSG) is processing 20 million pounds of sugar cane daily, producing the equivalent of two million one-pound bags of raw sugar every 24 hours. More...

GE to invest in $350 million Texas wind farm

HOUSTON (AP) - GE Energy Financial Services, the investment arm of General Electric Co., said Wednesday it will invest in a $350-million wind-generation project to supply the city of Austin with renewable energy. More...

Obituaries

FRANK ANDREW SEGOVIA

Frank A. Segovia, 76, of Katy, TX died January 6, 2008 at a Houston hospital, after a three month illness. A USAF Ret. Veteran, he served 23 years in the military service. More...

JOSE HECTOR ANGUIANO

Jose Hector Anguiano, 56, died Sunday, January 13, 2008 at his home in Raymondville. He was born September 12, 1951 in Raymondville to Donato and Manuela (Tijerina) Anguiano. More...

E.H. TROLINGER

LYFORD - E.H. Trolinger, 83, died after a lengthy illness January 13, 2008, at Harlingen Medical Center. He was born September 7, 1924 in Barberton, Ohio, to Enoch H. and Nelle Trolinger, but he was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. More...