March 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Willacy J.P. sends Raymondville ISD criminal cases back to the district

Officials concerned about truancy, drug & other cases

Justice of the Peace George Solis, who handles Precinct 2 in parts of Raymondville, San Perlita, and Port Mansfield, has reportedly sent a dozen recent criminal cases back to RISD school police for no apparent reason. More...

Lyford Elementary plans to erect new garden as outdoor classroom

Volunteers needed: Work party on Sat., Mar. 29th

First-grade teacher Rachel Bray's bilingual class will soon get to plant, tend, and water plants at Lyford Elementary later this month. More...

News

Bethel United Methodist Church observes good works on Good Friday

Bethel United Methodist Church is hosting a Blood Drive on Good Friday, March 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church's large parking lot located at 1103 W. Hidalgo Ave. in Raymondville. More...

Man found dead under wrecked car more than a week after accident

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - Relatives who prepared a newspaper ad that read ``Please come home'' for a missing family member instead found the man dead under his wrecked car from an accident that appeared to happen more than a week earlier. More...

Fisherman missing for 3 days turns up alive

VIDOR, Texas (AP) - A 56- year-old Southeast Texas man has been found after going missing for three days after leaving for a day of fishing on the Neches River. A U.S. More...

County Lifestyles

54th Wedding Anniversary

Jose and Juana Huerta of Raymondville will celebrate 54 years of marriage on Saturday, March 22, at home with family. The couple have seven sons and two daughters. More...

Serna-Hernandez

Rebecca Ann Serna and Robert Hernandez, Jr. were married at the Justice of Peace on March 15. Judge Richard Solis performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Emma Serna of Raymondville. More...

Palousek-Moczygemba

Alexandria Lauren Palousek and Allen James Moczygemba were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on December 29, 2007, at St. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

MARCH 12 - Theft, FM 498, Lyford. Illegal dumping, FM 1834 and CR 3000. Reckless driver, Rafael Cepeda, Jr., Spur 112 and U.S. 77, Lyford. Accident (minor), Bus. 77 and 9th St., Lyford. Criminal trespass, Willacy County Housing Authority. More...

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Byron Martinez and Brenda Yaneth. Pjeter Palushi and Kristina Nrecaj. Rene Cordero Gonzales and Noemi Marie Garza. Brian Lars Escobar and Annaliza Vela. Alberta Ibarra and Norma Reyes-Garcia. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Olivia Cavazos vs Raymondville Independent School District, damages. Juan Salinas and Elva Salinas vs Luis Munoz, Ind. and d/b/a Munoz Roofing, Co., damages. More...

Willacy County votes canvased by commissioners - No recount requested

New appointee to Homeland Security Advisory Council

Willacy County Election Administrator Jaime Serna reported the election results for the Democratic and Republican primaries. Commissioners accepted the canvassing of the votes at last Thursday's special meeting. More...

Photo

RACHEL MUNIZ, 6, was all smiles during Sunday's Easter Egg Hunt held at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Parish Hall. More...

High winds topple power poles and blow off roofs

One Lyford family loses everything including pet

Two Lyford residents were impacted by the high winds over the past few days. High winds gusting at 50 m.p.h. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Because He Lives

I was wondering how many times over the past twenty-five years or so of putting this column together have I used the above title at Easter? More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor:

Local PD & EMS Show vehicles to blind person

Dear Editor: This past week one of my Aunts and a cousin of mine from Dallas were in town. Our family gath- ered for dinner in Raymondville and had a pleasant evening. More...

Farm & Ranch

Hog barn fire kills more than 100 pigs in western Indiana

WINGATE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a fire at a western Indiana farm has killed more than 100 hogs. More...

Photo

2008 HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW CALF SCRAMBLE WINNER - Shown from left to right, Cari Klostermann Winner and Jim Slack, Donor. More...

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2008 HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW CALF SCRAMBLE WINNER - Shown, from left to Right, Rusty May, Donor; Richard Garcia, Agriculture Science teacher; Ruben Castillo, Winner; Mike May, Donor; Adam Massey, Donor; and Don Braddock, Donor. More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE M. ESPINOZA

LYFORD - Guadalupe M. Espinoza, 61, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Guadalupe was born on October 27, 1946 to Anastacio Mata and Concepcion Mena Mata in Sebastian. She was a lifetime resident of Lyford. More...

ERIC ANZALDUA

RAYMONDVILLE/HARLINGEN - Eric Anzaldua, 41, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

JUAN ROMO, SR.

LYFORD - Juan Romo, Sr., 80, died Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born on October 20, 1927 to Bonifacio Romo and Margarita Vela Romo in Victoria, TX. He was a lifetime resident of Lyford. More...