June 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

20 U.S Army rifles presumed stolen from American Legion gun locker

"15 new rifles donated"

In 1947, 20 rifles were issued to the Raymondville Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion for ceremonial purposes. Presently, all 20 rifles are missing or presumably stolen. More...

News

Be careful with fireworks

For many, fireworks are an exciting part of Fourth of July celebrations. But the colorful fun they provide can easily turn into a dangerous situation if proper and safe use is not followed. More...

'I didn't get to break a sweat.' Lyford boxer Molina scored KO in Round 1.

"I didn't get to break a sweat." said Eric Molina Saturday night after a first round knock out in the main event at Harley Davidson Center in McAllen. More...

Boxer charged with manslaugther in traffic death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A former finalist in the national Golden Gloves championship was charged with manslaughter in a hit-and-run accident that left a man dead. More...

County Lifestyles

Wymore - McCue United in Marriage

Beverly Larae Wymore and James Aaron McCue were united in marriage on Friday, June 13th, in Bryan, Texas. The wedding and reception was held at The Veranda. Beverly was given in marriage by her parents, Charlotte and Ray Wymore, of Raymondville. More...

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JUANITA RAMOS CELEBRATED HER 90TH BIRTHDAY (L to R) Robert Ramos, Janie Cortinas, Rosa Ramos, Susie De La Paz, Josie Lopez, Hilario Ramos Jr., Seating Consuelo De La Paz, honoree Juanita Ramos, Ramiro Ramos, Raul Ramos. More...

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Yvette G. Mendoza, of Lyford, received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas in Brownville on May 10, 2008. She is married to Joey Mendoza and is the mother of Sarah and Joshua Mendoza. More...

Raymondville SWAT seizes 29 grams of cocaine resulting in 2 arrests

Commissioners appoint new members for EDC

Raymondville Police Chief told City Commissioners that his department's special weapons and tactical team (SWAT) arrested two local men on Thursday for possession of 29 grams of cocaine, and that gambling arcades are making a comeback in the city. More...

Commissioners vote to set public meeting for Port Mansfield eco-industrial park

Site could feature ethanol distillery & solar panel plant

A consultant from Mission has offered to help Willacy County, the Port Mansfield Navigation District, and the City of Raymondville establish a 70-100 acre eco-industrial park at Port Mansfield, that would also create the first "green" port in Texas. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Watching what we say

I think most adults take the gift of speech for granted. As adults we need to realize that our words have the potential for good or bad. More...

Letters

State Representative candidate comments on Medicaid nursing home financing question

I thank the Chronicle for the invitation to comment on the nursing home article in last week's paper. That would be the front page coverage of the Texas Health Care Association's campaign to lobby state lawmakers for more money. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

June 19, 2008

Unfavorable weather conditions in the cotton growing regions of the United States provided some support for the cotton market this week while pressure from losses in other commodity markets carried over to press the market lower. More...

Weather, costs could cause record Texas ag losses

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - In more than four decades of farming, South Plains cotton producer Rickey Bearden says he's never seen an early growing season like this one. More...

Obituaries

ALAYNA MARYSE HARRISON

Alayna Maryse Harrison, born to James Harrison and Daniella Valerio was delivered on June 19, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. More...

NORA ELIA LUGO

LA BLANCA - Nora Elia Lugo, 29, died on Monday, June 16, 2008 at Doctor's Hospital at Renassance in Edinburg. She was born on November 16, 1978 in Weslaco to Anselmo Lugo Sr. and Evangelina Villarreal. More...

EVELIA G. SOTO

Evelia G. Soto, 91, died Monday, June 23, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. She was born April 15, 1917 in General Teran, Mexico to Agustin and Guadalupe (De Los Santos) Gil. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JUNE 18 - Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 1/2 Mi. of U S 77 on 186. Assault Causing Bodily Injury/ Criminal Mischief, 200 Blk. E. 2nd St., Sebastian. Criminal Trespass, N. County Rd., Sebastian. Assault Familiy Violence, 100 Blk. N. More...

Kenedy Coutny Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JUNE 15 - 911 Call/Reckless Driver - Diamond Ranch Gate 911 Call/ Reckless Driver - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Agency Assist - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Disturbance - Garcia St. More...

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Jaime Prieto and Maria Delrosario Garcia. Manuel Carranza and Roberta Jessica Ortiz. Roberto Earl Bentley and Bertha Salazar. Alfredo Barrios and Stephanie Ann Tovar. Adam Christopher Reyes and Edna Jeanette Chavez. More...