February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Movie Gallery to close video rental operations on Sunday in Raymondville

Store is one of 400 closing in nationwide restructuring

Eight Movie Gallery full and part-time employees will lose their jobs in the next 30 days as the Raymondville store closes due to a nationwide downsizing by the parent corporation. More...

News

Application filed to transfer Sarita water & sewer district to Kenedy County

Commissioners authorized the county judge to sign and send an application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requesting the transfer of the Sarita Sewer Service & Water Supply Corporation to Kenedy County. More...

Alfaro sentenced to 24 years in prison for child pornography

BROWNSVILLE - Daniel David Alfaro, 36, of Raymondville, was sentenced to 24 years in prison for the production and receipt of child pornography, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. Alfaro pleaded guilty Sept. More...

Police open fire at checkpoint in southern Mexico, killing two

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) - State police opened fire on a pickup truck full of young people in southern Mexico, killing two people and injuring three others, officials said. More...

County Lifestyles

Robbins-Gregory

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Robbins of George West are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann Robbins, to Joshua Grant Gregory, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Gregory of San Antonio. Ashley is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. More...

The Lower Valley Cotillion Club celebrates its 54th year

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 9 at Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. The Cotillion Club was founded 54 years ago in September 1954 by Mrs. More...

Harlingen Tourist Club Quilt Show

The Harlingen Tourist and Senior Club Annual Quilt Show will be held Tuesday February 19th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. in the Harlingen Community Center, 201 E. Madison next to the Casa del Sol, at the corner of 2 Street and Madison Ave. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Maria I. Palomo, Individually and as Executrix of the Estate of Pedro S. Palomo, Pedro Palomo, Carlos Palomo, Juan Palomo and Maria Isabel Palomo vs Mauro Concepcion Alvarez, auto damages. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

FEBRUARY 11 - Harassment by phone, 200 blk E. Raymond. Accident, 7th and Wood. Incident, 100 blk N. 11th. Fraudulent use of identifying information, 900 blk W. Chihuahua. Theft, under $50, 500 blk E. Hidalgo. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 6 - Disorderly conduct, Willacy County Housing Authority. Grass fire, 1/2 mi. E. of U.S. 77 on FM 1762. Criminal mischief, FM 1834 and cont. of Wood Ave. Public intoxication, Richard Lund, Port Mansfield, Matagorda Rd. More...

City donates patrol car to Sebastian constable

$70,000 set aside to pay developer for job creation

In a moment of emotion, Constable David Garcia, profusely thanked Raymondville's city commissioners for approving the transfer of a surplus police department cruiser to his office. More...

RISD board adopts form to evaluate new superintendent

Parents, faculty, and staff can provide feedback

The Raymondville Independent School District (RISD) board of trustees voted last week to adopt a form from Harlingen ISD to evaluate the district's new superintendent. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Things are not always as they seem to be

A lot of things we read and have know about and taken for granted for years are in reality, not what they seem to be. Let me give you a small list to start with this week. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Clinton and Obama support abortion of unborn children

Valley residents who care about unborn children and their mothers should be aware that a vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will mean more killing of unborn babies in our country. More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas cotton prospects dimming as South Plains hit with strong winds and no rain

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Cotton producer Doug Hlavaty looks across his South Plains fields and sees the potential for trouble. More...

Dr. Pickard recalls ill-advised vaccine

RAYMONDVILLE - Few in America these days may be aware of "Bangs," or brucellosis, a cattle disease that caused cows to abort their calves and threatened to sicken humans through milk and cheese. But when Raymondville veterinarian A.M. More...

Obituaries

ELVIRA DE LA PAZ

Elvira De La Paz, 76, died Monday, February 11, 2008 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. She lived in Willacy County all her life. She is survived by her husband, Luis De La Luz of Raymondville; four sons, Roberto, Sr. More...

EVA R. LOPEZ

MCALLEN - Eva R. Lopez, 84, a lifelong Willacy County resident until 2002 died Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the Edinburg Nursing Center in Edinburg. She was born in El Sauz Ranch to Fernando Renaud and Margarita Gomez Renaud on September 25, 1923. More...

ALTA VIOLA MORAN WRIGHT

Alta Viola Moran Wright died Sunday, February 10, 2008. She was born on May 19, 1909 in Ballinger, TX to Charlie Douglas and Annie Ida Moran. She was a twin and one of five children. More...