March 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Dr. Tara Rios Ybarra takes out Rep. Juan Escobar by considerable margin

Escobar refused to concede & refused to comment

Willacy and Kenedy counties, along with Cameron County put Dr. Tara Rios Ybarra well ahead of Rep. Juan Escobar (D-Kingsville) in the 43rd district, that stretches from South Padre Island northwest to Jim Hogg County. More...

News

Man charged in shooting death of 95-year-old grandfather

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his 95-year -old grandfather over the weekend, police said. Police say that Robert Flippin was shot in his home early Saturday. More...

Birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese marred by fight between moms

NATICK, Mass. (AP) - A child's birthday party at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant was cut short when a fight breaks out between two mothers. More...

Federal civil rights lawsuit filed against Guerra by Gus Garza in false arrest

County also sued for unspecified damages

Former special prosecutor Gustavo "Gus" Garza confirmed that he filed a four count lawsuit in federal district court naming Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra, Investigator Roy Tamez, and Willacy County for the alleged viol More...

County Lifestyles

Home show for the Birds

Spouser calls bird feeders bird welfare. He says it's just a matter of time before perfectly healthy birds lose their work initiative and quit doing whatever it is that birds do. More...

Article

ONCE AGAIN THE GATEWAY folks have tried something new. Recently they held a wild game feed. Tom Nyman of Michigan furnished the meat while others cooked it on a unique Big Gun cooker. It was set up near the hall where everyone could watch. More...

W.C.L.L. Registrations

Willacy County Little League registrations will be held Friday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon only at the Smiley Park. Bring copy birth certificate and proof of residency. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 27 - Warrant served, San Perlita, 1st and Campbell. Civil matter, North of Raymondville on Gonzales Dr. Criminal mischief, FM 490 and CR 225. FEBRUARY 28 -Accident, minor, 186 and 5 mi. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 24 - Suspicious circumstances - Sarita. Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 call/damaged property - Large Rest Area. 911 call/agency assist - Buckhorn. More...

Ammerman & Saenz will face off in April runoff - Guerra trailed in 3rd place

Sheriff Spence leaves his challengers in the dust

Indicted Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra received only 30 percent of the vote and a strong message from voters in the Democratic primaries yesterday. More...

Sheriff Ray Salinas and Commissioner Bud Turcotte reelected comfortably

All other Kenedy County races uncontested

In the only two challenged races in Kenedy County, incumbants Sheriff Ramon "Ray" Salinas and Pct. 1 Commissioner Louis E. "Bud" Turcotte won reelection easily in their respective races. More...

MORE ACCOMODATIONS COMING TO RAYMONDVILLE

LA QUINTA INN going up fast on Exp. 77. The new Raymondville La Quinta Inn & Suites will likely have a May or June grand opening according to the owner, Neil Patel. More...

Editorial & Columns

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS: Record voter turnout predicted in primary

AUSTIN - Turnout for the March 4 primary elections likely will reach a record number. Texas Secretary of State Phil Wilson, the state's chief elections officer, on Feb. More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap March 3, 2007

AUSTIN - (March 3, 2008) For the week ending Feb. 29, 2008, cotton prices were sharply higher for the second week in a row in continuing response to USDA predictions for substantially lower acreage in 2008. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

February 28, 2008

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade closed at a four-year high Tuesday for the second consecutive day on continued fund buying and support from the surging U.S. grain market. More...

Obituaries

BERNARDO C. BERNAL, SR.

OHIO - Bernardo C. Bernal, Sr., 78, of Manley Road, Maumee died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home where he had lived the past six years. He was born in Mercedes, TX and moved to the Toledo Area in 1966. More...

JUAN JOSE MARTINEZ

LYFORD - Juan Jose Martinez, 62, died Thursday, February 21, 2008 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. He was a member of the Lions Club and Prince of Peace Parish. He was a teacher at L.C. Smith Elementary for ten years. More...

MARLYN J. STEWART

RAYMONDVILLE/HARLINGEN - Marlyn J. Stewart, 68, died March 1, 2008 after a lenghty battle with cancer. She was born in Princeton, MO on May 5, 1939. She was a graduate of RHS of 1957. She was preceded in death by her father, Harlan Moore. More...