April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Raymondville High School secured by police on Friday due to weapon rumors

Chief Gutierrez: "We took precautionary measures"

Raymondville Independent School District (RISD) police all but locked down the high school campus all day on Friday, after rumors of a weapon being brought on campus began to heighten. More...

State Rep. candidate: "Navigation District needs to be by and for the people governed"

Residents express concern over selective enforcement

A District 43 state representative candidate says the Willacy County Navigation District (WCND) is not a government by and for the people, and should be restructured in Port Mansfield for security of full property ownership. Maj. Richard P. More...

News

Report illegal dumping

If you see any illegal dumping on personal property or private dumpsters without permission please call the Raymondville Police Dept. at 689-2441 or Andres Chavez at 642-7671. Fines up to $500 per incident. More...

KINGWOOD/HUMBLE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

On April 5th, 2008, Sebastian (11 yr) and Solomon (10 yr) Gonzales, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. More...

Kenedy County starts ball rolling on a volunteer fire department

Commissioners grapple over Florida election trip

With over a dozen signatures on a petition to start a first-ever volunteer fire department (VFD) in Kenedy County, commissioners endorsed the idea on Monday morning, after the Texas Forest Service promised to help establish the department. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

April 10, 2008

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade finished higher Thursday as cotton, like most other commodities, continued to be inundated by an influx of money from hedge and pension funds, among others. More...

Spring rain critical for grazing management

Most of South Texas has experienced a lack of rain over the last six months or more, leaving ranchers closely monitoring the forecasts. More...

CLARA TORRES AND VERONICA SANDOVAL PRESENTED THE CITY OF LYFORD

with a $289,860 grant award from the Office of Rural Community Affairs for improvements to the north water tower and other water improvements. Pictured are city secretary Lydia Moreno, Clara Torres, Veronica Sandoval and Mayor Rodolfo Saldana. More...

Obituaries

VIRGINIA FAYE "SKIP" CORENFLOS

Virginia Faye "Skip" Corenflos died April 12, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born January 19, 1922 to Delbert Shelton and Ethel Fried in Terre Haute, Indiana. More...

GORGONIO VELIZ

SEBASTIAN - Gorgonio Veliz of Sebastian died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 after a long illness. He was 90 years old. More...

CORINA CASTILLO COLCHADO

Corina Castillo Colchado, 63, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and lived in Raymondville all her life. More...

Missing handgun at ICE Unit still unaccounted for - Description provided!

Over $10,000 in cash missing from illegal aliens

A handgun that was not returned to the gun locker at the U.S. Immigrations and Customs (ICE) Unit by guard(s) is still missing, according to a current/former MTC/federal employee. More...

Special prosecutor requests change of venue for Barnhart's jury trial

County judge pleaded not guilty to aggravated perjury

A special prosecutor investigating allegations of aggravated perjury against Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart requested a change of venue on Monday claiming that the state could not get a fair trial in Willacy County. More...

Another 14K for Willacy County legal defense

The lone moment of dissent at Commissioners Court Monday came toward the end of the meeting during consideration of invoices presented to the County. Pct 4 Commissioner Aurelio Guerra questioned a bill for $13,965. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Stop, in the name of love!

I forget what department store I was in the other day, but the golden oldies were blasting away, and especially if you happened to be right under the speaker systems. More...

Seeds From the Sower

A father came home from church, and his little girl asked, "What did the man preach about?" "God," he answered. "Was He our God?" she wondered. It's one thing to say God, but it's another thing to say "our" God. More...

Letters

Steve Banyai is good Samaritan in Port Mansfield, friend says

Editor, Mr. Banyai has a long history of community service which he did not mention during the interview with the newspaper. More...

Parents must be role models, reader says

Editor, Dear Mr. Regino Garcia, in response to your questions I, as a concerned "Grandparent," expect our schools to completely be there for our teachers. More...

County Lifestyles

Salinas-Perez

Anna Salinas and Jaime Perez, Jr. were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Salinas, Sr. of Raymondville. More...

30th Wedding Anniversary

Joel and Nola Flores of Lyford celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on April 15, 2008. The couple celebrated with family and friends. More...

Quinceanera

Victoria L. Sosa will celebrate her 15th birthday on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Gonzalez Ballroom. She is the daughter of Manuel and Cindy Rodriguez also Martin and Yolanda Sosa. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

APRIL 6 - Vehicle fire - Large Rest Area. Welfare concern - Santa Rosa Ranch. Motorist assist - Little Park. Welfare concern - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. APRIL 7 - Loose animal complaint - South of Sarita. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

APRIL 9 - Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 200 blk W. 3rd, Sebastian. Criminal mischief, 300 blk W. Chapote, Lyford. Accident, minor, Bus. 77 and Sup 112, Lyford. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, 1000 Dalia Rd., Lyford. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Luis D. Saenz, Jr. and Velma Saenz, Ind. and as next friends of; Minor Children vs Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Cody Energy LLC and Richard's Hot Oil Service, Inc. - petition. More...