June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Two new bail bond companies approved for Willacy County

Legal fees for bail bond feud nearing $900,000

Willacy County's bail bond board members gave the nod for two new companies who will start writing bonds for those who are arrested and taken to the county jail. More...

News

Court orders YFZ children returned to families

AUSTIN - Children the state of Texas removed from a polygamist sect's ranch near Eldorado in early April must be returned to their parents, the state's highest court ruled May 29. More...

Lasara ISD bond measure passes overwhelmingly for gym/community center

Lasara residents voted to pass a $1.75 million school district bond measure early last month for the construction of a new gymnasium, that will double as the town's community center. More...

Article

2008 RECIPIENTS OF THE RAYMONDVILLE ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS are, from left to right, Hector Ramirez, David Rodriguez, Jr., Eli Tamez, Thomas Miller, Bianca Mesa, Tyler Durbin, Darlene Hernandez, Justin Contreras, and Theresa Clinton. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

May 29, 2008

The cotton market continues to fluctuate slightly from day to day in uninspired, lethargic trading. More...

High cost, demand for fertilizer bedevil farmers, suppliers

Corn stalks normally dominate the fields of farmer Lyle McKanna. But this summer leafy green soybean plants will swallow up more acreage than ever. More...

Oil boom makes chicken manure a favored fertilizer

BERNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The oil price boom is turning chicken manure into a form of liquid gold for an Upper Bern Township farmer. Pat Shea still makes the bulk of his money selling eggs. More...

Obituaries

ESTHER URIBE HEDBERG

CORPUS CHRISTI - Esther Uribe Hedberg, 74, died Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Heart Hospital in Corpus Christi. She moved to Corpus Christi from Raymondille in 1970. More...

GABRIEL MARTINEZ

Gabriel Martinez, Jr., 52, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 in Corpus Christi, TX. He was born on June 26, 1955 to Graviel G. Martinez, Sr. and Magdalena Rocha Martinez and was raised in Lyford. In 1988, he married Estella Ochoa. More...

ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ, JR.

Alejandro Martinez, Jr., 41, died Monday, May 19, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He lived in Willacy County all his life. More...

Man dies after being struck by train in downtown Raymondville

Witness: "No horn was blown by the conductor"

A Raymondville man was struck and killed by a northbound train about 10 yards south of a gated crossing adjacent U.S. Business 77 on Wednesday afternoon. The man was walking westbound over the oncoming trains tracks at about 3:15 p.m. More...

Port Mansfield man loses bid for permanent injunction against Navigation District

Eviction case will be heard by justice of the peace

With his hands shaking in district court as he was talking to Judge Migdalia Lopez, a disabled Port Mansfield man suffered his first legal setback to prevent his eviction by the Willacy County Navigation District, as the judge ruled against his motio More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

God Winks

Have you ever had something happen or had an encounter with someone that you know beyond a doubt had to be set up by God? These are the kinds of things that give you goose-bumps when they happen or when you hear about them. More...

Sunday Fare at Obama's church

Contrary to popular belief (and that of the secular left wing press), it is relevant that Sen. Barack Obama has chosen spiritual mentors who are bigots and hostile to the United States. More...

SAN PERLIITA SPORTS TALK

Summer vacation has arrived and San Perlita athletics had an outstanding year. More...

County Lifestyles

Murray-Quiroga

Judy and Larry Murray of Hockley, TX wish to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chrissy Murray, to Reymundo Quiroga. He is the son of John and Mellie Quiroga of Raymondville. More...

Photo

ON APRIL 24, this group of parents and friends donated their time and painted the VFW Post 6719 in Raymondville. More...

Article

BLAIR PAGE HENDERSON graduated from Georgetown Medical School in Washington, DC on May 18, 2008. She received her undergraduate degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MAY 25 - Medical emergency - Turcotte St. 911 call/welfare concern - San Pedro Camp. 911 call/motorist assist - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...