January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Automobile accident claims life of longtime Willacy County resident

A 66-year-old Lyford man died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident last Wednesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson from the Department of Public Safety. Francisco C. More...

News

Lyford youth pilots Navy nuclear carrier

John Greenhill, a Lyford resident and fourth grader at Lasara, closed the year 2007 with an ocean voyage - a four day trip aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. More...

Local residents named to Dean's List at Texas State

SAN MARCOS - The following local students have been named to the Fall 2007 Dean's List at Texas State University - San Marcos. - Christina L. Bernal, a resident of Lyford - Kassandra G. More...

Man using propane torch to thaw pipe sets fire to house

LIMA, Ohio (AP) - A man using a propane torch to thaw a frozen water pipe inadvertently set fire to his house Monday, authorities said. John Miller Sr. More...

Farm & Ranch

New plant invades Texas coastal area

TEMPLE, TX - A new invasive plant is establishing along the Texas coast. Originally brought to the United States as an ornamental plant, Brazilian pepper tree has escaped cultivation and is invading Texas wetlands and coastal prairies. More...

Senators voice few objections to Bush pick for ag secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators on Thursday urged President Bush's pick for agriculture secretary to work with farm-state lawmakers on the five-year farm bill that has stalled in talks between Congress and the administration. More...

Cotton Market weekly

January 17, 2008

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade settled higher Thursday on consumer and speculative buying as fiber contracts rebounded strongly from a fall to a five-week low. More...

Obituaries

ANGELITA RODRIGUEZ LONGORIA

Angelita Rodriguez Longoria, 97, died on Monday, January 28, 2008. She was born on March 1, 1910 in Santa Margarita, TX to Angelita and Adeladio Longoria. More...

EUSEBIO PEREZ LOPEZ

Eusebio Perez Lopez, 79, died Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born August 14, 1928 in Lasara to Cleofas and Estefana (Perez) Lopez. More...

CARMELA ESPINOZA RODRIGUEZ

Carmela Espinoza Rodriguez, 89, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2008. She was born on February 19, 1918. She was preceded in death by Wenceslao Sosa Rodriguez, her husband of 58 years. More...

Kenedy County sheriff and Pct. 1 commissioner races are contested

Most incumbents are running unopposed

Kenedy County Sheriff Ramon "Ray" Salinas III and newly appointed Precinct 1 Commissioner Louis E. "Bud" Turcotte III will both face opponents in the March Democratic primary. More...

District judge visits Sarita to answer jury concerns from Kenedy County officials

Contractor selected for courthouse restoration

Kenedy County commissioners invited Presiding District Judge J. Manual Banales to address the court on jury selection process concerns arising from Willacy County, and to solicit his input on the restoration of the courthouse. More...

Editorial & Columns

Chili con carne

"AAAAAGH!," Spouser screams. It's 2 o'clock in the morning and Spouser is dancing around the bedroom like Fred Astaire. It's not that unusual for Spouser to want to tango in the middle of the night; it's just that normally he prefers a partner. More...

Behind the Badge

It's the little things that irritate you most

As we go through our normal week, if there is such a thing as a normal week, we have these little things that pop up, little irritations. More...

Alfarero, you just might become a regular

What began as a roadside stand in Sebastian four years ago, has grown into two hot spot eateries in Sebastian and Raymondville. The insta-hit Mexican food stand began without big expectations. "I made the stand for my wife and her sister. More...

County Lifestyles

Cruz-Muniz

Roel and Yolanda Cruz of Corpus Christi are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Annette Cruz, to Rogelio Muniz, Jr. of Raymondville. He is the son of Rogelio, Sr. and Gloria Muniz of Raymondville. More...

Martinez-Reyes

Mrs. Fela Martinez, of Raymondville, is pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Veronica, to Arnulfo Reyes, Sr. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albino Reyes, Sr. More...

Cassels-Klostermann

Beth Cassels, formerly of Conroe, Tx, wed Jack Klostermann, of Harlingen, on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 4 p.m. in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Raymondville with the Reverend David Vandercook officiating. More...

Crime & Courts

County & District Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Ronaldo Marco Chavez and Jessica Ann Molina. Arnulfo Reyes and Veronica Martinez. Juan Antonio Trejo, Jr. and Keely Areadonae Rodriguez. Suits filed: In Ref: Hector Chavez, Writ of Habeas Corpus. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JANUARY 20 - Motorist assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. JANUARY 21 - Control burn - Andrew Lane. Accident (minor) - Paistle Gate, no injuries. Motorist assist - Kleberg County. 911 call/reckless driver - South County Line. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 27 - Execution of warrant, 500 blk W. Hidalgo. Accident causing damage to vehicle, 900 blk E. Hidalgo. Assault causing bodily injury, FV, 400 blk E. Exchange. Arson, 200 blk E. Sauz. Incident, 700 blk N. 11th. More...