May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

MTC warden at 3,000 bed ICE Unit suffers heart stroke

Associate warden takes over temporarily

The warden of the 3,000 bed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Center suffered an apparent mini-stroke last week, and is now recuperating after being released from the hospital. More...

Lasara ISD's bond election will decide a 19,500 sq. ft. multipurpose gym & center

Bond election is on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters in Lasara will decide on Saturday whether to approve a $1.75 million bond measure for the construction of a new gymnasium for Lasara Independent School District (LISD) students, which will double as a community center. More...

News

La Feria Proposes Veteran Hospital: American Legion Meets With Officials.

American Legion met Monday afternoon with those involved in the planning of a VA hospital. The City of La Feria and INVENCO Veterans Services have proposed a Veterans Medical Campus. More...

Lady 'Kats Softball advance - win or go home

Last Saturday, the Lady 'Kats showed their metal by coming back, down one game to none to the Lady Gobblers, from Cuero, in the class 3A area-round play-off series. Friday the Lady 'Kats lost the first game to Cuero 4-3 at Alice. More...

Article

THE 8TH ANNUAL PEDAL TO PADRE cycling rally, hosted by River Rockets-Brownsville, was held Saturday. Over 900 participants turned out to compete in the 40 mile rally that started at the Brownsville Event Center. More...

Farm & Ranch

Farmers say ethanol is not to blame for higher food prices

WASHINGTON (AP) - Farmers and ethanol producers defended their good fortune Wednesday in the nation's capital, where more lawmakers are blaming a corn-for-fuel policy for soaring food prices. More...

Crop subsidies switched to feeding needy as food prices rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people call it a farm bill. But it's really more of a food bill. More...

Tick Riders: Guarding U.S. from deadly pest

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Fred Garza has been patrolling a piece of the Rio Grande for 16 years, usually riding solo on horseback, sometimes venturing to areas where his radio and cell phone have limited range. More...

Obituaries

ISRAEL DIAZ

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

NARCISO G. VASQUEZ

SEBASTIAN - Narciso G. Vasquez, 66, lifetime Willacy County resident, died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at La Hacienda Healthcare Facility in Harlingen. He was born in Sebastian on October 29, 1941 to Tomas Vasquez and Micaela Garza Vasquez. More...

ANTONIO A. GONZALEZ

LYFORD - Antonio A. Gonzalez, 93, died on April 30, 2008 surrounded by his sons and daughters at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

Barnhart's attorney files motion to dismiss perjury case & keep trial in Willacy

Special prosecutor's appointment also questioned

Attorney's for suspended Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart filed five motions last week to counter a change of venue (trial) request, to dismiss the criminal case based on judicial error, to suppress certain evidence, to subpoena evidence, More...

Sebastian man found dead in Harlingen hotel room

A 26-year-old man from Sebastian was found dead by a hotel employee Monday afternoon in a room at the Courtyard by Marriott in Harlingen, according to a Harlingen Police Department spokesperson. More...

Possibility of Police Department in Lyford

Lyford City Commissioners Hold Workshop

A workshop to discuss a Police Department in Lyford was held at Lyford City Hall Monday evening. Currently the committee pays a patrolling tax to the county but the hours Lyford receives are insufficient. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Honoring our mothers

The highlight of this week will come this weekend when "Mothers' Day" is celebrated or observed almost everywhere. More...

Seeds From the Sower

A bowlegged usher said to a lady, "Walk this way, ma'am." "I don't think can," she answered, "but I'll try." St. Paul told us how the Lord loved us and gave Himself for us. Then, like the man, he said, 'Walk this way." It's a sacrificial walk. More...

Letters

Junk elsewhere in Port Mansfield

Editor, Considering the condition of WCND properties throughout Port Mansfield they have some nerve telling other people to clean up their places. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Attached are just two examples. More...

Response to junk elsewhere in Port Mansfield

Editor, The first picture is of a barge that belongs to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. which was donated to their offshore reef project. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Alexandra Munoz of Raymondville celebrated her 15th birthday with a birthday mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe on May 3. A reception/dance was held at El Toro Dance Hall. She was escorted by Waylon Cortez of Raymondville. More...

Photo

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE-PETE REBELES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Baltazar Rebeles, an activity booth was set up to help in the 100th Anniversary of St. Anthony's Church of Raymondville. More...

Photo

YOLANDA REBELES hand crafted this ceramic statue of St. Frances with a red cardinal (red representing the favorite color of her late brother, Pete) in a raffle along with a handcrafted picture and frame made by Ariel Rebeles. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

APRIL 13 - Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - No Name Gate. Suspicious circumstances - Armstrong. Agency assist - Kleberg County. Motorist assist - Large Rest Area. More...

Wilacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

APRIL 30 - Public intoxication, Enrique Perez, Bus. 77 and FM 491. Criminal mischief, Headstart. Accident, minor, Bus. 77/just S. of 506, Sebastian. Civil matter, TX Workforce, U.S. 77 and Hwy. 186. Criminal mischief, Northstar Apts. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

APRIL 27 - Motorist assist - birdwatchers. 911 call/abandoned vehicle - Juanita Gate. Motorist assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. APRIL 28 - Suspicious persons - Juanita Gate. Abandoned vehicle - Exxon Gate. More...