May 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Justice of the peace blasts Chronicle/News on its coverage of news stories

County approves $803,187 in changes for ICE Unit

In an emotional display of anger at Monday morning's Willacy County commissioner court meeting, Justice of the Peace George Solis told commissioners he was very unhappy with the way the Chronicle/News has reported two instances of alleged mismana More...

News

Job fair a success

Cameron and Willacy Counties Community Projects, Inc. (CWCCP) was not mentioned as the organizer of a "JOB FAIR" held for the benefit of Willacy County residents. More...

Hispanic growth fueled by higher fertility rates

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hispanic women born in the United States are more likely to have children out of wedlock than women who are immigrant Hispanics or non-Hispanics, according to an analysis released by Pew Hispanic Center Thursday. More...

Texas sees 40 percent spike in handgun permit applications

AUSTIN (AP) - Texans are applying for concealed handgun licenses at a rate nearly 40 percent higher than a year ago, causing a backlog in new applications and permit renewals, according to a newspaper report. More...

Letters

Lyford can't afford police dept. reader believes

Dear Editor: After reading one of your front page stories, "Possibility of Police Department in Lyford" in last week's Chronicle, it does not surprise me that the mayor and some of the Lyford City Commission seek the easy way out to fund a city po More...

We are in remission

Editor, First and foremost, we all owe Mr. Saenz and Mr. Ammerman our gratitude in removing from office the dangerously malignant and suffocatingly incompetent Juan Guerra, the lame duck D.A. and County Attorney. More...

"Leave Banyai alone," reader says

Dear Editor, Mike Wilson's response to the photos of "junk" on WCND property, reminds me of the old adage "one man's junk is another man's treasure." It also backs up something I have been saying about the WCND for a long time. More...

County Lifestyles

Martinez-Cameron

Anna-Christina Martinez of Brownsville and Daniel Lee Cameron of Medford, Oregon will wed on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Mary Mother of the Church in Brownsville with a reception to follow at the Rancho Viejo Country Club in Rancho Viejo. More...

Quinceanera

Krystina G. Ramirez of Raymondville celebrated her 15th birthday on April 26. A reception/dance was held at the Gonzales Ballroom. She was escorted by Alder Figueroa of Raymondville. Krystina is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gavino Ramirez. More...

Trevino-De La Rosa united in marriage

Vanessa Noette Trevino and Ezri De La Rosa were united in marriage on April 19, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Lyford. Minister Gaddy Rodriguez officiated the afternoon ceremony. A dinner and dance followed at El Toro Dance Hall in Lyford. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Juan Ramiro Perez and Maria Gonzales. Francisco Javier Resendez Martinez and Nesly Martinez. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Steve Banyai vs Port Mansfield, Willacy County Navigation District and Michael G. Wilson, Post Director/General Manager - Application for TRO. Willacy County and Lyford CISD vs Maria Dolores Nieto, et al - tax cases. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MAY 4 - Suspicious circumstances - Mifflin Camp. 911 call/motorist assist - Armstrong. 911 call/reckless driver - Large Rest Area. MAY 5 - 911 call/accident (minor) - Butler Gate, no injuries. Impounded vehicle - Armstrong. More...

Barnhart's trial moved to Kingsville - Most other motions denied by Judge Banales

Espinosa/Garcia extortion plot could be reopened

The aggravated perjury trial for suspended Willacy County judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart was ordered moved to Kingsville by Presiding District Judge J. More...

Bee Keeper Prefers Work Over Golfing

"I live next to the golf course but bee keeping is my hobby."

Ralph McClaugherty 75, of Raymondville has been in the bee keeping business for 70yrs now. As a second-generation bee keeper, Ralph followed his dad as a boy and learned to work with bees. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Law Enforcement Week

When President John F. Kennedy was in office he signed into law a bill proclaiming the week of May 15th of each year to be National Police Week and May 15th of that week to be Police Memorial Day. More...

Give your nurse a hug

"How can you deal with all that blood?" people often ask nursing students. I've already had a few inquiring minds ask me. And, you know, I used to ask my mother the same thing. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Perry again says he wants to 'three-peat' as governor

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry was in Fredericksburg on May 9 to help break ground in a ceremony to begin construction of a 40,000 square foot expansion of the National Museum of the Pacific War. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

May 9, 2008

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade closed higher Thursday as players tweaked positions ahead of the Friday release of USDA's supply! demand report. More...

Lawmakers finish farm bill as White House repeats opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) - Married couples with joint incomes of up to $1.5 million from their farm operation could still qualify for crop subsidies under a five-year, $300 billion farm bill compromise that would boost the Agriculture Department's food and More...

Rain comes to west Texas just in time for cotton planting

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Craig Heinrich and other South Plains cotton producers no longer have to look to the sky and pray - widespread rain arrived just in time for planting. More...

Obituaries

JUANA PARDO

Juana Pardo, 88, died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born in Rio Hondo to Francisco and Manuela ((Limas) Chavarria on October 19, 1919. She moved to Raymondville in 1935. More...

DAVID REYNA

LYFORD - David Reyna, 36, died Sunday, May 11, 2008 at Harlingen Medical Center. He was born December 21, 1971 in Raymondville to Rosendo and Paula (Ramirez) Reyna. More...

JUAN MANUEL AMBRIZ

Juan Manuel Ambriz, 53, died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. He was born to Manuel R. and Rebecca (Meza) Ambriz on May 23, 1954. His sister Nellie Ambriz preceded him in death. More...