February 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Kenedy Memorial Foundation Ranch passes on spaceport & space resort plan

Developer could look at Port Mansfield & other sites

A privately-owned ranch in Kenedy County passed on what would have been a 25,000 acre spaceport in the northeast part of the county. More...

Early voters set record high turn out

Early voters set a record high this past Tuesday with a total of 328 votes cast. Early voting began Tuesday, Feburary 19th and will run through Friday, Feburary 29th. More...

OLDIES BUT GOODIES!

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

January 31, 2008

All week, cotton observers waited impatiently for Friday's release of two reports. More...

House lawmakers propose new version of farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House lawmakers are proposing a new version of a wide-ranging farm bill in an attempt to appease the White House, which had contended that the legislation was full of wasteful spending. More...

Hog whips are the real deal when it comes to training 'em

If you have never had the opportunity to be in FFA or 4H, let me tell you it is an experience like no other. There is much responsibility and discipline involved if you are a good owner; whatever the livestock you bring to the ring. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM J. BOX

Funeral services for William J. Box, 99, of Farmersville, were held Feb. 8, 2008, at Hurst's Fielder Baker Chapel in Farmersville. Interment followed at the Nevada Cemetery. He died February 2, 2008 at the Hinton Nursing Home in Farmersville. More...

VALENTE GARCIA

Valente Garcia, 69, died Saturday, February 9, 2008 at his home in Raymondville. More...

GLORIA D. GARCIA

Gloria D. Garcia, 56, of Raymondville died Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born in Raymondville on March 7, 1951 to Ramon Duarte who preceded her in death in 2007 and Jesusa Garcia Duarte. More...

Ammerman cites Guerra's failings as the sitting district attorney snubs debate

Spence & Martinez paint gloomy picture of their department

Bernard Ammerman answered tough questions on the performance of the Willacy County District Attorney's office to loud applause from the audience, which culminated in a standing ovation as be blasted incumbent Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra's low convic More...

Texas Supreme Court denies Judge Lopez's appeal of 13th Court of Appeals ruling

Guerra still indicted: Abuse of office, perjury & theft

Judge Migdalia Lopez's Writ of Mandamus challenging one of the 13th Court of Appeal's rulings was denied by the Texas Supreme Court, which effectively pushes the case back to Presiding District Judge J. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

When you wish upon a star - stolen dreams

As some of you may know I am and always have been a big baseball fan. I played the game for many years, through Little League, Babe Ruth League, High School, and then even some in the Air Force in California. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hispanic woman urges vote for Barack Obama

My Dear Latinas, As the democratic election heats up, we are in an enviable position. Our vote matters. We must choose someone who will work hard for us. I believe Barack Obama is that person. Why? More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Resident says debate helped him decide

Dear Editor, I would like to compliment the Chronicle News and Ron Whitlock of Valley Newsline for co-sponsoring the district attorney's and sheriff's debate. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Quinceanera Samantha and Selena Rodriguez celebrated their 15th birthday on Saturday, February 2, 2008 with a mass at St. Anne's Catholic Church in San Perlita with Father Mac. A reception and dance followed at El Toro Dance Hall from 6 p.m. More...

15th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ramirez of Raymondville were married on February 27, 1993 and will celebrate their anniversary with family and friends. More...

Photo

EULALIA "LALA" FLORES celebrated her 79th birthday at Rancho Flores with her family. Shown, with Lala are her children - Alex Flores, Anita Tijerina, Angel Valenzuela and Adam Flores. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Arick Ortiz and Toni Salinas. Juan Fernando Gallegos and Veronica Zamarron Hernandez. Jaime Vargas and Yesenia G. Turrubiates. David Israel Sandoval and Heidi Darlynda McGill Hernandez. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 10 - 911 call/ motorist assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 call/welfare concern - Norias Ranch. Motorist assist - Norias Ranch. Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

W. C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 14 - Civil matter, 3rd and West, Sebastian. Criminal mischief, FM 498 and U.S. 77. Criminal mischief, 300 blk W. 6th St., Sebastian. FEBRUARY 15 -Burglary of a habitation, Bus. 77 and Holly Rd. More...