April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Delinquent property taxpayers need to be aware of their obligations

Raymondville's police dog "Mitzy" is retiring

Raymondville city commissioners gave it's delinquent property tax collectors a thumbs up for their continued efforts to collect back taxes from property and business owners. More...

Willacy commissioners hire consultant to look at precinct redistricting

Raymondville Drain funding & planning moving along

Willacy County commissioners approved the hiring of a consultant to study redistricting of the county's precincts or political subdivisions in preparation for the 2010 census, and for future county, state, and national elections. More...

News

Willacy County Crime Stoppers "Lucky Thirteen" 13th Annual Memorial Moon Walk/Run

Willacy County Crime Stoppers 13th Annual Memorial Moon 1mile Walk/5k Run is Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m. in front of the Raymondville High School Gymnasium. More...

Article

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS have been selected to attend the Girls and Boys Conference this summer. The boys will attend June 7-13 in Austin and the Girls will attend June 17-24 in Seguin, TX. More...

A quorum of two

Does the Willacy County Navigation District serve the taxpayers of the District, or the residents of Port Mansfield - or neither? More...

Letters

Navigation District Speaks out

Dear Editor, Recently, Mr. Richard Shuey, the Libertarian Party candidate for the District 43 State Representative seat, raised some issues regarding leased property and local government in Port Mansfield. More...

Chronicle coverage "one sided", reader says

Editor, Your story on Steve Banyai's eviction seems to be rather onesided. You might try speaking with community members or neighbors. As for the folks who responded with Letters to the Editor, they obviously live nowhere near his lot. More...

Parent concerned about Lyford school board

Dear Editor, I am shocked at the utter lack of organization, common sense and total disregard for the very children the Lyford School Board is supposed to protect and serve. More...

County Lifestyles

Swanberg-Pond

Swanberg-Pond Hollis Swanberg and Kathy Swanberg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie Marie, to Ansen Pond, son of Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Pond of Lubbock. More...

Article

"WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: GRACELAND UNIVERSITY," was the theme of the couple's shower honoring Celinda Rae Bernal of Spring, TX and Craig Houston Foster of Canton, OK on Saturday, April 12. More...

Quinceanera

Jessica Rae Chavez celebrated her 15th birthday March 29 with a mass at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. A D.J. party was held at L.E. Frank Tourist Center after mass. She is the daughter of Frank and Anita Dominguez of Mesquite, NM. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Ramon Peter Flores and Lorinda Rodriguez. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs Maria Guadalupe Pedraza and 722 E. Charles, Raymondville, TX 78580 - foreclosure. In the matter of marriage of Abel Garza and Delmira Garza - divorce. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

APRIL 16 - Burglary of a vehicle, Martin Cavazos and 7th St., Sebastian. Theft, 1st St. and Cemetery Rd., Sebastian. Criminal trespass, 200 blk W. 1st St., Lyford. Assault by contact, 200 blk W. 1st St., Lyford. More...

Two ICE Unit MTC guards indicted for transporting illegal aliens thru Sarita

Purple Throat cites more thefts & detainee abuse

Two more MTC guards from the U.S. More...

Raymondville man pleads guilty to 2003 gang murder of woman

3 of 10 reputed Mexican Mafia members now convicted

A reputed Mexican Mafia member from Raymondville pleaded guilty to murder last Monday in the gang-related death of a 31-year-old Harlingen woman in 2003. Her remains were found in a densely wooded area of Willacy County in 2005. More...

Photo

ST. MONICA CATHOLIC CHURCH NEWS - Fr. Octavio Escobar was chosen as one of the priests from the valley to serve at mass during Pope Benedict XVI's visit at New York Yankee Stadium on April 20. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Moon Walk and National Day of Prayer

Here we are already over halfway through the month of April. It's been a very busy month with a lot of activities going on and a lot of work as well. We started the month honoring and remembering the victims of child abuse and neglect. More...

Seeds from the Sower

A man said to a little girl, "You prayed, but God didn't answer your prayer. Why?" "Maybe it wasn't good, or I wasn't good," she explained. "Because the Bible says, 'No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Volunteers rush to San Angelo to assist in YFZ cases

AUSTIN - A task force of volunteer lawyers traveled to San Angelo to assist in the YFZ Ranch child protection cases, the Texas Supreme Court press office reported April 18. More...

Farm & Ranch

The Real Scoop on Soil for Earth Day

TEMPLE, TX - Soil, the living land beneath our feet, is often overlooked in our everyday lives and few realize what an important role it plays - from producing the food we eat to the fiber we wear to supporting the houses we live in and roads we dr More...

Cotton Market Weekly

April 17, 2008

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade settled lower most of the week and continued to fall on Thursday as another round of investor sales followed Wednesday's weak close. More...

TDA Market Recap April 21

AUSTIN - (April 21, 2008) For the week ending April 19, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mixed, mostly steady to 5.00 per hundred weight higher, with few sale barns steady to 5.00 lower. Fed cattle prices were mostly 3.00 higher. More...

Obituaries

SALUD M. DELGADO

Salud M. Delgado, 88, died Friday, April 18, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Irapuato, Gto., Mexico to Agapito Mendoza and Lorenza Alvarez on September 10, 1919. More...

AURORA ROMO

LYFORD - Aurora Romo, 79, died Friday, April 18, 2008 at La Hacienda Nursing Home in Harlingen. She was born on January 19, 1929 to Tomas Rincones and Emilia Reyna Rincones at El Rancho Maneado in Lyford. She was a lifetime resident of Lyford. More...

WILBUR E. "BILL" BAKKE, JR.

Bill was born on September 10, 1929 in Lynchburg, VA and died April 20, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. More...