January 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

State confirms mold problem in Willacy County courthouse

Womens restroom on 2nd floor is most contaminated

An anonymous complaint by an employee that the Willacy County courthouse has a mold problem was confirmed late last month in a report commissioned by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). More...

News

Newspaper wins open records case over state workers' birth dates

AUSTIN (AP)- A Texas appeals court has ruled that state employees' birth dates are public information and must be released. More...

Kenedy Co. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JANUARY 13 - 911 call/motorist assist - Armstrong. JANUARY 14 - Suspicious circumstances - Armstrong Tower. JANUARY 15 - Motorist assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

What will become of old Lyford High School?

City Hall commissioners don't know

A special meeting held Monday night at Lyford City Hall was scheduled to discuss, in closed session, what will be done with the old school house property in Lyford. It was a Lyford high school several decades ago. More...

Farm & Ranch

NAP insurance application closing date set for March 15, 2008

Producers may apply for Spring, Fall annually planted crops

Producers in need of insurance coverage for Spring and Fall annually planted crops under the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) have until March 15, 2008 to apply for coverage on certain crops for which the catastrophic level of insurance is More...

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 11, 2008

USDA's January supply/demand report was deemed neutral to positive by cotton market observers despite an increase in crop production estimates and a reducation in U.S. cotton exports. USDA raised its estimate for U.S. More...

Obituaries

JUDY MARIE KOCHERT

Judy Marie Kochert has died. She was born October 2, 1970 to Olga and Elmer Kochert, Jr. She was the valedictorian graduate from Lyford High School in 1989, NHS President and a summa cum laude, B.I.S.M.A. More...

REV. EUNICE IRENE FINCH WALTON

Eunice Irene Finch died Monday, January 14, 2008 in Bedford, TX. She was born December 16, 1908 in Pasche, TX, Concho County, to Jeff and Sudie Finch. She married Lewis A. Walton on November 7, 1937. More...

THRETA LEE CANNON

Threta Lee Cannon died January 13, 2008. She was born July 16, 1917 in Gause, TX. The long time Willacy County educator taught more than 30 years in Raymondville, Lasara, Sebastian and San Perlita. More...

1,000 bed ICE Unit addition for housing illegal aliens will open on Feb. 1st

The $40 million project will create 188 new jobs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) department will begin using the 1,000 bed addition in the Raymondville Industrial Park to house more illegal aliens on February 1st, according to local officials. More...

"El Gallito" gives up quest to be paid as assistant district attorney

Failed lawsuits part of $723 thousand in legal fees

Ernesto "El Gallito" Gonzales whose hiring was never approved by Willacy County commissioners withdrew a second lawsuit on Tuesday, that he had filed last year for back pay. More...

Editorial & Columns

What are we teaching our kids?

I don't know if any of you have walked through a school campus lately, or got behind a group of youngsters walking the mall, but if so it doesn't take long to realize that the language we used to attribute to servicemen and people in prison, now fl More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A mother had given her son two apples, saying, "Give your little sister her choice." Later on she noticed that he had kept the big apple for himself. She asked, "Didn't you give your sister her choice?" "I did," he answered. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

He was a loving, thoughtful husband, but his gifts never pleased his wife. Instead of buying her a gift for her birthday, he gave her a fifty-dollar bill. Later, he asked, "What did you buy with the fifty-dollar bill?" "Nothing," she answered. More...

County Lifestyles

LHS HOSA EARNS "2007 HERO AWARD"

LHS HOSA EARNS "2007 HERO AWARD" - HEROS! The United Blood System awarded the Lyford High School HOSA CLUB the 2007 HERO AWARD last month. The club members sponsored a blood drive in December of last year. The turn-out for the blood drive was great. More...

CASSIE TREVINO AND MEGAN XIMENES

CASSIE TREVINO AND MEGAN XIMENES recently traveled to New York City to participate in the Macey's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The girls toured New York City during their six day stay. The girls marched with approximately 600 UCA cheerleaders. More...

LHS FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE HONORS

LHS FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE HONORS - Andrew Delgado was recently named to The Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A All-State Offensive Line Ends/Receivers. Johnny Esparza was named as an All-State Honorable Mention Quarterback. More...