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Family rumbles result in 3 injuries and 6 arrests by Raymondville police

Yearlong feud has erupted into violent acts

Raymondville police were kept busy last week trying to quell the violence between the Cruz and the De La Santos families, who fight often at the corner of N. 11th Street and San Francisco Avenue. More...

News

Willacy commissioners vote to approve a jury plan for the county

Residents get support for landfill control ordinance

Willacy County commissioners approved a draft of a jury selection plan on Monday, that will formally go into place later this month. District Judge Migdalia Lopez acknowledged that there was not a formal plan in place. More...

Lyford C.I.S.D. School Menu

February 11-15, 2008

MONDAY BREAKFAST - Breakfast morning roll, orange juice, 1/2 pt. milk. LUNCH - Pepperoni pizza, broccoli w/cheese, carrots, fresh fruit, 1/2 pt. milk. TUESDAY BREAKFAST - Pancake and link wrap on a stick, orange juice, 1/2 pt. milk. More...

Christmas Mountains could go to Big Bend, park service says

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The National Park Service says the Christmas Mountains in West Texas could be donated to Big Bend National Park and managed as a backcountry area. More...

County Lifestyles

Monterrubio-Cantu

Marco Antonio Cantu, Jr. of Corpus Christi, TX is pleased to announce the engagement of his parents, Mary Ann Monterrubio and Marco Antonio "Tony" Cantu. The bride-elect is the daughter of Thomas and Mary Monterrubio of Freer, TX. More...

Leyva-Mungia

Miguel and Laura Leyva of San Antonio, TX are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margot Leyva, to Matthew Ryan Mungia, son of Dr. Pete Mungia and Betty Mungia of Harlingen. More...

50th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Onesimo Gonzales of Harlingen, formerly of Raymondville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 1. Mrs. Gonzalez is the former Perla Davila of Raymondville. More...

Debate for Willacy D.A.'s and sheriff's races to be held next Wednesday evening

Readers are encouraged to submit questions

Be sure to keep Wednesday, February 13th set aside to attend a first-ever debate of two very important Willacy County races. More...

Local woman charged with stealing tens of thousands from elderly couple

Guerra's statement of "no action" refuted by police

A Willacy County woman who was providing home health care for an elderly Raymondville couple, allegedly took almost $20,000 from the couple, who reportedly loved her like a daughter. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Handling the bad with the good

Life is full of news, sometimes it's good news and unfortunately, sometimes it's bad news. Handling good news is a pretty easy task, you just rejoice and be happy and smile a lot. Handling bad news can be somewhat harder. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Politicians need to watch where they put their signs, it's a good idea to get permission, property owner says

I wonder where the politicians get the arrogance and gall to ignore the rights of property owners and their property. Nothing gives politicians the right to arbitrarily place political signs on other people's property. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market weekly

January 31, 2008

After all the excitement in recent weeks, traders said the cotton market finally got a chance to catch its breath as cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade operated in a very narrow sideways range for the last six sessions. More...

Illegal aliens come to Texas as other states pass tough laws

HOUSTON (AP) - Illegal aliens are coming into Texas, but not from where one might think. While Texas shares a border with Mexico, this rush is coming from Oklahoma, Arizona and other U.S. More...

TDA Market Recap February 4

AUSTIN - (February 4, 2008) For the week ending February 2, 2008, feeder steer prices at Texas auctions averaged $107.16 per hundred-weight, up $2.67 from a week earlier with good demand for the light supplies coming to market. More...

Obituaries

MANUELA ORTIZ JIMENEZ

Manuela Ortiz Jimenez, 80, died Saturday, February 2, 2008 at her home in Raymondville surrounded by her family. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JANUARY 27 - 911 call/reckless driver - Little Park. 911 call/reckless driver - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 call/reckless driver - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. JANUARY 28 - Impounded vehicle - Butler Gate. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JANUARY 30 - Welfare concern, Broadway and Bus. 77, Lyford. Unattended child, 300 blk W. La Jara, Lyford. Public intoxication, Humberto Garza Molina, 2nd and Alamo, Sebastian. JANUARY 31 -Criminal mischief, 6000 Iris Rd. More...