April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Man suffers head injury in rollover on Hwy 186 near Lasara

Traffic was shutdown in both directions on State Highway 186 west of Lasara for over an hour, after a driver lost control of his vehicle causing it to roll it over early Monday afternoon. More...

News

Bethel Methodist and Food Bank offers free program

Bethel United Methodist Church, 1103 W. Hidalgo Ave., Raymondville is co-hosting, along with the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank, an eight week program on Healthy Living. More...

Missing camper's body found at bottom of cliff

AUSTIN (AP) - Searchers found the body of a missing camper in Lake Travis on Thursday after she apparently fell off a cliff near her family's campsite in Pace Bend Park. More...

Texas rattlesnake rancher arrested for selling snake vodka

SANTO, Texas (AP) A rattlesnake rancher who calls himself Bayou Bob found a new way to make money: Stick a rattler inside a bottle of vodka and market the concoction as an ``ancient Asian elixir.'' But Bayou Bob Popplewell's bright idea appears to More...

Letters

"Let him stay," reader says

Editor, Steve Banyai "is making (needed) improvements to the building he lives in" One must not assume the clean up will not occur or the end result will be unattractive. More...

Harassment?

Editor, It seems this man has suffered enough from this county. Port Mansfield should desire more consumers and residents in their area and should only allow law abiding officers to be in charge of daily business with the public. More...

County Lifestyles

Trevino-De La Rosa

Mr. and Mrs. Noe Trevino are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Vanessa Noette, to Ezri De La Rosa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Miguel De La Rosa, all of Sebastian. More...

24th Wedding Anniversary

Angie and Mario Nunez of Lyford will celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary on April 5, 2008. They have eight children and nine grandchildren. They were married on April 5, 1984 at Raymondville. More...

Article

A BRIDAL SHOWER FOR VANESSA NOETTE TREVINO, bride-elect of Ezri De La Rosa, was held on February 17. Approximately 40 friends and family members attended the shower held at the Raymondville Tourist Center. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 16 - 911 call/motorist assist - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Theft - Sarita. Accident (minor) - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, no injuries. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 27 - Criminal mischief, Willacy County Courthouse. Assault, 8th and Pablo Contreras, Lasara. Terroristic threat, 6th St. and Campbell, San Perlita. Harassment, 500 blk W. 9th St., Lasara. Child custody rights, 5000 Simo Rd., Sebastian. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Ex Parte Jose Antonio Tindall, Writ of Habeas Corpus. Sebastian Cotton & Grain, LTD vs United States Fire Insurance Company and Herterl Insurors Group LLP, Breach of Contract. More...

RISD trustees give new superintendent thumbs-up & pay raise after 1st evaluation

The Raymondville Independent School District (RISD) board of trustees voted to give newly appointed Superintendent Johnny I. Pineda a $5,000 salary increase, along with positive performance feedback on his first nine months as the district's chief. More...

Remember to Vote

Willacy County's runoff election for the district attorney and Precinct 1 commissioner races is well underway. Election chief Jaime Serna said that 439 people cast their votes on Monday and Tuesday. Early voting is from 8 a.m. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Males shouldn't be missing but should be models By Larry G. Spence

It seems that we are seeing more cases where the male parent is not living with the family and a lot of the times is not even involved with his children in any manner. More...

Cleaning up after Mr. Right

Some people have a maid. Spouser and daughter Mindy have me. "Spouser, why are there three ice-cream dishes in the living room?" I ask. More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap March 3, 2007

AUSTIN - (March 31, 2008) For the week ending March 29, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions ranged from $5 per hundredweight higher to $8 lower compared with a week ago. More...

Asian cockroach could benefit South Texas cotton producers

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Loathed by homeowner and restaurateur, the lowly cockroach is gaining some respect in the agricultural community. More...

Maine ranked as second-safest state

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine is being given high marks in an annual analysis of crime statistics. In a report released Monday, CQ Press out of Washington, D.C. announced its 15th annual rankings for safest and most-dangerous states. More...

Obituaries

RODOLFO G. INFANTE

Rodolfo G. Infante, 57, died on Monday, March 31, 2008 at his residence. He was born on Aug. 6, 1950. He was an oil/gas landman, as well as an insurance agent. He was preceded in death by his mother, Otila G. More...

MELISSA ANN CAVAZOS

Melissa Ann Cavazos, 40, a lifetime Raymondville resident, died at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen on Saturday, March 29, 2008. More...

MALLIE BROWNFIELD, JR.

Mallie (Lopie) Brownfield, Jr., 88, died Monday, February 25, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born May 15, 1919 in Hargill, TX to Mallie and Fanny Woods Brownfield. More...