March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Small business incubator to be a part of $1.5 million UTB satellite campus

City manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia told city commissioners last night that the small business incubator project planned to be housed in the old Wal-Mart building has been rethought. More...

News

Richard W. Shuey - Libertarian Party of Texas 2008 candidate for Texas House District 43

Richard W. Shuey was selected as the Libertarian Party candidate for Texas House of Representatives, District 43, at the District Convention in Raymondville on Saturday, March 22. More...

Article

TAKE THE CHALLENGE!!! - This year's Willacy County Crime Stoppers' Memorial Moon Walk/Run will mark the 13th anniversary of the death of the person whom they honor, Mildred Moon. More...

Former teacher sues RISD over her termination

Olivia Cavazos, 653 W. Rodriguez, is suing the Raymondville Independent School District for wrongful termination of her employment in August, 2006. Cavazos claims she was verbally threatened by a student with a knife on Sept. 14, 2005. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Merchant victim of 4 burglaries in past 3 months

Editor, Since December 2007 my stores and myself have been victimized four different times by local criminals to an amount of $8,000 or more in damges and cash. There are or should be criminal charges on at least seven people, all from Sebastian. More...

County Lifestyles

Dominguez-Smith

Ms. Linda Dominguez of Lasara is pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Adriana Dominguez, to Michael Durrell Smith, son of Carmen Smith and the late Sgt. Sean Michael Smith of San Antonio. More...

Working with Spouser

At the first sign of trouble, a wife should charge to her husband's rescue like a fire truck to a burning building. That's what I did when Spouser was asked to run a mortgage company and needed a temporary receptionist. More...

Photo

ANISSA REYES competed at the 2008 Girls Powerlifting State Championships in Killeen, TX during March 14-15 and won a Bronze Medal. Shown, are Annika, Mandy, Anissa, Mary and Jerry Reyes. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

MARCH 24 - Counterfeit, 14000 blk FM 490. Burglary of a habitation, 700 blk W. Rockey. Assault causing bodily injury, 400 blk W. Sonora. Disorderly conduct, 100 blk E. Raymond. Arrested: Samantha Ledesma, agg. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 19 - Theft, 3 mi. W. of Raymondville. Theft, E. 4th St., Lasara. Disorderly conduct, 400 blk W. Hidalgo, Lyford. Criminal mischief, 300 blk W. 6th St., Sebastian. MARCH 20 -Assault, family violence, Leovildo Cantu, Bus. 77 and FM 490. More...

Barnhart re-indicted on two new counts of aggravated perjury - 2nd Update

County judge will remain suspended from office

Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart was re-indicted on two new separate counts of aggravated perjury on Friday, Mar. 28th, according to court officials. More...

RISD enrollment down - Staff reductions imminent due to $1.2 million shortfall

Board members John Solis & Gilbert Tristan reelected

A $1.2 million overpayment to the Raymondville Independent School District (RISD) by the state will need to be paid back in the 2008/2009 school year. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Wait a minute

I know it has been over two hundred years since the birth of our nation, but believe it or not, we still have minute men, they still exist. More...

Seeds from the Sower

A man stumbled into a café in Las Vegas and said, "I've lost everything -my money, my house, and my car." But he smiled and added, "I haven't lost my good luck charm." But it's better to have the Lord than luck. More...

Seeds from the Sower

A preacher headed west with a wagon train. One day he volunteered to search for water. He came onto a bubbling spring, dipped in his bucket and discovered that the water was boiling hot. "Let's get out of here," he yelled. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

March 20, 2008

After two weeks of extreme volatility, the cotton market returned to some degree of normalcy. More...

Article

HERBACEOUS WIND BARRIERS are a good alternative to bordering fields or tilling the soil in order to help control wind erosion during the strong spring winds. More...

USDA authorizes emergency uses of CRP acres for 100 Texas counties

In response to producer who lost forage acres or fencing as a result of recent wildfires, USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced authori- zation of emergency use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres in 100 Texas counties. More...

Obituaries

KENNETH "RED" TEDFORD BUTLER

Kenneth "Red" Tedford Butler, 69, died Thursday, March 20, 2008. surrounded by his family at his home. He fought a long hard battle with cancer. He was born October 22, 1938 in Raymondville. He was the second child of Tedford and Ruth Butler. More...

SANTOS HERNANDEZ

Santos Hernandez, 71, died March 21, 2008. She graduated from TSTC-Harlingen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwardo Constante and Josefa Villa Martinez. More...

FREDRICK LEE RYNEARSON

DECATUR/PORT MANSFIELD - Fredrick Lee Rynearson, Sr., 89, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at his residence in Decatur, TX. He was born March 16, 1919 in Crosno, Missouri to Henry and Lottie (Washburn) Rynearson. More...