April 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Guerra's office helps disabled man block his eviction by Navigation District

Violations of 4th, 5th & 14th Amendments cited

An application for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Willacy County Navigation District (WCND) was prepared earlier this week by lame duck District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra's office to halt the eviction of a disabled man fo More...

News

Gas prices set new record highs statewide

HOUSTON (AP) - No region of Texas failed to reach record-high retail gasoline price levels this week, according to a weekly survey released Friday. More...

Confessed Lyford baby-killer skips arraignment hearing and is at-large

Sheriff offers $1,000 reward thru Crime Stoppers

A teenage mother who smothered her newborn baby to death last June, failed to show for her arraignment hearing on Friday, and is now officially at-large, according to Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence. More...

Viva Raymondville Awards Nights

A Fifties Soda Shoppe

CRUZ AND SONYA TIJERINA - MR. & MRS. RAYMONDVILLE. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Cotton futures prices closed sharply lower Thursday on investor liquidation in much of the commodities complex and a stronger dollar. More...

Farmer dies of injuries from tractor accident

LAPEL, Ind. (AP) - A Madison County farmer has died after being accidentally pinned between the front of his tractor and the machine's bucket frame. Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson said 72-year-old Don L. More...

TDA Market Recap April 28

For the week ending April 26, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mixed, ranging from $4 per hundredweight lower to as much as $8 higher compared to the previous week. Lighter calves showed the biggest declines early in the week. More...

Obituaries

ISRAEL DIAZ

Israel Diaz, 94, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. More...

BARBARA CALLAWAY SAVAGE

Barbara Callaway Savage, age 86, of Georgetown, Texas, formerly of Raymondville, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008. She was born in Harlingen, TX on October 24, 1921 to parents Jack and Mae Sanders Callaway. More...

AURORA ROMO

LYFORD - Aurora Romo, 79, died Thursday, April 17, 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...

1950s RHS CLASS DONATES $1,000 TO MUSEUM

Classmates who attended the old Raymondville High School located on S. 7th Street gathered together to donate $1,000 to the Raymondville Historical Museum and Community Center last Wednesday morning. More...

Groundbreaking set for May 7th for UTB satellite campus in Raymondville

Willacy County gets its' first institution of higher learning

The City of Raymondville will host a groundbreaking event to commence the Rural Technical Skilled Training/Distance Learning/Small Business Incubator Center, More...

Guerra concerned about handling jury trials while he remains indicted

Judge Banales's inaction now affecting legal system

In a rare move, Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra, filed continuance motions for four criminal cases citing that he is still indicted, More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Be a parent, not a friend

I was reading an article the other day that included a survey about teenagers and their drug use. More...

Letters

Banyai problem "tip of the iceberg," reader says

Editor, The recent letter of the plight of Steve Banyai is only the tip of the iceberg. First, we as people need to understand how a navigation district can physically remove someone from their home. More...

Kittelberger critical of Port Director's comments

In the April 23, 2008 edition of the Raymondville Chronicle Willacy County Navigation District (WCND) General Manager Mike Wilson made this outrageous statement, "A second solution would be to dissolve the Willacy County Navigation District by a ma More...

County Lifestyles

Moore-Woods

Jennifer Moore and Mitchell Woods will be married on May 16, 2008 at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, TX. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Moore of Allen. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Woods of Lucas, TX. More...

32nd Wedding Anniversary

Jose and Minerva Concha of Raymondville will celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary on May 1, 2008. The couple have two children: Jose Antonio and Cynthia Concha. More...

Article

SPRINGTIME MISS BEAUTY PAGEANT was held Sunday, April 27, at Raymondville High School Auditorium. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

APRIL 23 - Harassment by phone, 500 blk N. Bus. 77, Sebastian. Theft, 1800 blk Industrial Dr., Raymondville. Criminal mischief, CR 10 and CR 2800. Disturbance/fight, La Sara School District, La Sara. Disorderly conduct, 300 blk W. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: LLP Mortgage, Ltd vs Charles Wetegrove Company, Inc. - Breach of Contract. Joel Gazcon Soltero vs Richard Lane Jones - auto damages. Willacy County and Lyford CISD vs. The Known and the Unknown Heirs of N.E. More...

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Elifonzo Martinez, III and Brenda Moreno. William Bryan Cornelius and Brittany Leigh Swanberg. Ramon Peter Flores and Lorinda Rodriguez. More...