April 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Confessed baby-killer flees Willacy County after Guerra delays indictment

Sheriff's Department asks for help in locating her

A teenage mother from Lyford, who confessed last June that she killed her newborn baby, is now at large, after an indictment was kept secret for one week by Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra. More...

News

Family protests Raymondville Police departments handling of incidents

Cruz & De Los Santos family's rumble again

Members of the De Los Santos family clan protested late Thursday afternoon in front of the Raymondville Police Department saying the police don't take them serious enough to investigate their claims of violence against them by the Cruz family. More...

Kids tending fruit stand startled as transport truck tips over

Javier Saldivar's three children watched in disbelief as a heavily laden truck full of caliche flipped over less than a dozen feet away from them, as they were tending the family's fruit stand on Friday morning. More...

Lady 'Kats win softball game

Lady 'Kats 8 vs Belles 6. The Lady 'Kats softball team took on the Belles on Friday, April 4. The Lady 'Kats played a well balanced game. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Reader cites lack of disicipline as root of student fights at Myra Green

Dear Sir: In closing last time, I left with a final question: What good is a fenced chicken coop if the predators are inside? Well, lets elaborate on that question. I talked to the principal and the superintendent of that school. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Navigation District moves to Evict disabled man," but worse situations go un-noticed, Kittelberger says

Editor, The Willacy County Navigation District desire to render homeless a disabled man in Port Mansfield is sad indeed. It is further evidence the WCND is willing to bring their heavy hand down on only those who can do little to fight back. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Clarissa Martinez will celebrate her 15th birthday on Saturday, April 12. She is the daughter of Benito A. and Maria Martinez. Mass will be celebrated Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 5:30 p.m. More...

23rd Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Flores will celebrate their 23rd anniversary on April 13, 2008. They were married in Raymondville in 1985. The couple have two daughters: April and Anissa Flores and one grandson: Leon Guzman, Jr. More...

30th Wedding Anniversary

David and Norma Linda Gomez of Raymondville will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on April 9, 2008. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. They were married on April 9, 1978 in Raymondville. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sherrif's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 30 - 911 call/accident (minor) - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint - no injuries. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Warrant arrest - Hidalgo County, Tavarez-Cordero, Jose Mario (Hidalgo Co.). More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

APRIL 2 - Dog bite, 6th and Alamo, Sebastian. Disorderly conduct, 600 blk E. 3rd, Lyford. Public intoxication, Saul Lopez, FM 506 and Garcia Rd., Sebastian. APRIL 3 - Disorderly conduct, 9000 N. Simo Rd., Lyford. Civil matter, 7000 S. Bus. More...

ICE Unit guard accused of stealing personal property of illegal alien housed in Raymondville

FBI searches for missing weapon over the weekend

When some illegal aliens leave the Willacy County U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center they frequently find property and money they checked in with, is no longer there when they check out. More...

Photo

CHILDREN RUNNING A FAMILY FRUIT STAND jumped out of the way when a transport truck tipped over spewing a load of caliche within a few feet of them on Friday. More...

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MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE DE LOS SANTOS FAMILY protested in front of the Raymondville Police Department on Thursday afternoon, claiming that police don't take them serious enough to investigate their criminal complaints against the neighboring Cr More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

An act of kindness today makes for a better tomorrow

Has anyone ever gone out of their way to treat you in a kind manner? I know some of you probably think that we don't see a whole lot of kindness in our society these days. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

State rep suggests ways to improve House vote procedure

AUSTIN - A number of citizens expressed alarm after viewing a video clip showing state representatives engaged in the practice of "ghost voting" during the 2007 session of the Legislature. More...

Seeds from the Sower

A little boy prayed, "Lord, I wish You'd make Tommy stop beating me. Amen." Then he added, "This is the second time, Lord, I've made this request." You can take anything to the Lord in prayer. There's no problem too big for His power. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

April 3, 2008

After a week of mostly lower trading, cotton futures closed mixed Thursday in a session featuring switch trade from players slowly moving positions out of the spot contract. More...

It's time to vaccinate livestock against Anthrax; First confirmed case detected near Del Rio

The anthrax season near Del Rio started a little early this year, with a case confirmed March 31 in a fiveyear old male goat. More...

TDA Market Recap

April 5, 2008

AUSTIN - (April 7, 2008) For the week ending April 5, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were steady to as much as $12 per hundredweight lower. High feed grain prices and losses by cattle feeders have pushed the market lower. More...

Obituaries

JUAN "JOHNNY" A. GARCIA

Juan "Johnny" A. Garcia, 35, died Sunday, April 6, 2008 at his Raymondville residence. He was born in French Camp, CA on October 30, 1972 to Israel Garcia and Maria de la Luz Garcia. More...

BETTY WESTEMEIER

Betty Westemeier died on March 21, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters and her husband, George Westemeier. She is survived by her brother, Stuart Hergert of Savanna, IL. More...

RAUL GUAJARDO

RAYMONDVILLE/LUFKIN - Raul Guajardo, 78, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, in Lufkin, Tx. He was born Sept. 29, 1929 at La Para Ranch to Fernando and Elena Guajardo. He worked 34 years for Handley Tire Store. He and his family moved to Lufkin in 1994. More...