June 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

17 LHS seniors did not graduate as school nears unacceptable rating on latest TAKS

Family pleads with board to give classes to DAEP students

The family of a Lyford High School (LHS) senior who did not walk with classmates at Friday's graduation ceremony at Bulldog Stadium had asked, pleaded, appealed to TEA, and even hired an attorney to force school officials to provide state mandated ed More...

News

ICE arrests 32 in gang operation

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - More than 30 gang members and their associates were arrested this week in an operation that stretched from Austin to Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday. More...

St. Anthony Catholic Parish 100th Anniversary

Confirmation Mass celebrated by Bishop Raymundo J. Pena

BISHOP PENA presents Ronnika Espinoza as queen. Ronnika raised $750 for the church. More...

Congratulations RHS Class of 2008!

David Rodriguez "You know what they say, 'Bearkat Pride Never Dies, It Just Multiplies.' " - RHS Valedictorian

JULIAN CORTEZ, Tyler Durbin and Jennifer Cantu. More...

County Lifestyles

Nuñez-Figueroa

Mr. and Mrs. Mario Nuñez are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angelica Maria Nuñez, to Alex Figueroa, son of Cristina Figueroa and the late Aledonio Figueroa. More...

Schmidt-Brashear

William and Faye Schmidt of Harlingen and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Brashear, Sr. of Raymondville are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Nicky Schmidt and Sean Michael Brashear. More...

15th Birthday

Rene G. Trevino of Raymondville will celebrate his 15th birthday on Saturday, June 14, 2008. At L.E. Franks Tourist Center. He is the son of Robert and Rosie Trevino, of Raymondville. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Joseph David Zamarron and Yesenia Vasquez. Rick Huerta and Maribel Montemayor. Arturo Vela, Jr. and Sandra Reyna. MacGyver Santana and Criselda Marie Chavez. Robert De Los Santos, Jr. and Stephanie Cadena. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: In the matter of marriage of Omar Garza vs Nancy Lerma and in the interest of child - divorce. State of Texas vs Johnnie Heinaman - Habeus Corpus. In the matter of Gloria Isabel Rodriguez - change of name. More...

W. C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JUNE 4 - Assault, 100 blk E. Circle, Lyford. Elderly abuse, La Estancia, Sebastian. Deceased, natural causes, 7th St. and Old Ham, La Sara. JUNE 5 - Theft, Willacy Co. Housing Authority. Civil matter, 300 blk W. Chapote, Lyford. More...

20 acre 200 bed family ICE facility endorsed by Raymondville city commissioners

Proposed $35 million facility could employ another 200

A proposed 50 family U.S. 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 to U.S. Business 77 on Wednesday afternoon. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

To most of us, dads are heroes

I don't have any idea what kind of a relationship you have or had with you Father, but mine, with few exceptions, was a good one. My Dad was a hard-working man who cared about his family and his fellow man along with his country. More...

Farm & Ranch

FSA 2008 County Committee nominations start June 15

June 6, 2008 Cavazos, Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Willacy County today announced farmer and rancher candidate nominations begin June 15 for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

June 5, 2008

The market spent much of the week attempting to digest news that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission had taken steps to boost oversight and transparency in volatile agricultural futures markets. More...

FDA review reveals Texas-grown tomatoes safe to eat

AUSTIN- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that Texas-grown tomatoes have not been linked to the outbreak of Salmonella, which caused illness in more than 50 people in Texas and New Mexico and at least 17 hospitalizations. More...

Obituaries

ROBERTO ESTRADA RUBIO

Roberto E. Rubio, 70, of Conroe, TX, died at his home on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, only three days shy of his 71st birthday. He was born on May 23, 1937 to Longino and Olivia E. Rubio in Yorktown, TX, the sixth of the 11 Rubio children. More...

CLEDIA GALVAN REYES

LASARA - Cledia Galvan Reyes, 59, longtime Lasara resident, died Thursday, June 5, 2008 at her residence. She was born on September 28, 1948 to Victorio Galvan and Concepcion Cabrales Galvan in Valle Hermoso, Tamps., Mexico. More...

ELENA POSAS RAMIREZ

Elena Posas Ramirez, 95, died Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...