June 11, 2008 RSS feed / 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...

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...

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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL hosted a retirement celebration for Maria E. Reyna and Nancy Trapp on June 4. The beach themed celebration included messages sent by the Valedictorians and Salutatorians of 2004, 2001, 2000 and 1999. More...

Married police couple killed in Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - A husband and wife, both state police officers, were shot dead Wednesday while leaving their home in this Mexican border city where drug gangs have stepped up attacks against security forces. More...

Sebastian Pony Express receives grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund

SEBASTIAN - The Sebastian Pony Express was recently awarded a grant of $42,075 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF). The grant will provide funding for the construction of a regulation baseball field in Sebastian. More...

Judge Banales injures TX-DOT worker in collision in Corpus Christi

Worker's medical condition upgraded to serious

CORPUS CHRISTI - Presiding District Judge J. Manuel Banales struck and critically-injured a TXDOT highway worker last Thursday afternoon, who was working with crew members on the North Padre Island Drive connecting ramp to I-37 in Corpus Christi. More...

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ON MAY 31, 2008 Father Octavio Escobar celebrated a mass and said a special prayer at Santa Monica Catholic Church in honor of Melanie Lynn Ramos for her graduation from Lyford High School. More...

Texas crackdown on uninsured drivers

AUSTIN (AP) - Unisured drivers beware: the state is looking for you on Texas roads. The Department of Public Safety and other state officials announced Tuesday the start-up of a program to identify and fine uninsured motorists. 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...

Rodriguez named 2007-2008 State Farm Scholar Athlete

AUSTIN - State Farm Insurance has named Raymondville High School student, David Rodriguez, Jr., a 2007-2008 State Farm Scholar Athlete. More...

Kenedy County formally launches the formation of a volunteer fire department

County holds public meeting on 911 addresses

Kenedy County Pct. 1 Commissioner Louis E. "Bud" Turcotte, Jr., made a formal motion to officially create a volunteer fire department at Monday morning's county meeting, which was unanimously supported by fellow commissioners. More...

Just being a Serna

Little Jacob Serna, 8-yearold, took to the golf course at the Harlingen Country Club on Steward Place Rd. and won his flight of 8 and under by a substantial margin. More...

TX-DOT narrows study area for I-69/TTC corridor & U.S. Highway 77 still in running

Some of the 3 valley routes could be toll roads

The Texas Department of Transportation held a teleconference yesterday afternoon to preannounce a revised study area for the I-69/Trans-Texas Corridor, that will now focus on existing highways, including U.S. Highways 59, 77, and 281. More...

Congratulations LHS Grads of 2008

VALEDICTORIAN, YVETTE PEREZ and top 3 graduate, Naomi Lopez give eachother a heart-felt hug. More...

Governor's mansion burns, arson suspected

AUSTIN - The governor's mansion burned Sunday morning, June 8. The 152-year-old structure, which was being renovated, is gutted. Firefighters were summoned around 1:45 a.m. They worked for hours to put the fire out. More...

Crime of the Week

At an unknown time on June 2, an unknown person committed graffiti at Eddie Stark Park. Graffiti was observed on the inside and outside of the restrooms, as well as on the bleachers and recreational apparatuses. More...