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4th of July celebration on Friday at Smiley Face Park in Raymondville

This year's Raymondville 4th of July celebration will top prior year's festivities, according to event organizers. One of the new activities at the celebration, which will occur on Friday the nations birthday, is a patriotic parade. More...

Chronicle/News closed on Fourth of July

Our newspaper offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th, so that employees can enjoy the nation's birthday with their families. City, county, and state offices will also be closed, along with banks and schools. More...

News

Head of Texas DPS pledges reforms

AUSTIN (AP) With the Department of Public Safety reeling from a spate of bad publicity and under fire from critical lawmakers, the head of Texas' top law enforcement agency pledged Tuesday to make significant reforms. More...

Supreme Court OKs border fence despite environmental worry

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court said Monday it won't stand in the way as the U.S. More...

Poll: 90 percent of Americans feeling gas price squeeze

WASHINGTON (AP) Ninety percent of Americans are feeling the economic squeeze of rising fuel prices, according to a poll released Monday, but many voters think neither Barack Obama nor John MeCain would be able to do much about it if elected presid More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor - Good law enforcement

Editor, Recently, I saw the most beautiful sight I've ever seen in Raymondville - A black cruiser, Raymondville Police Department Charger. I need to applaud Chief Zamora for his fabulous efforts towards keeping our streets safer. More...

Farm & Ranch

This year's grain sorghum harvest better than expected - Willacy County yields up

Prices have doubled over last year

Willacy County farmers did not think this year's grain sorghum crop would yield what it has, and have been pleasantly surprised. Meanwhile, prices have skyrocketed from last year resulting in a volatile market. Local farmer Tommy Rains Jr. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

June 26, 2008

Cotton pulled higher Thursday as futures prices on the New York Board of Trade drifted upward in concert with strong gains in outside commodities. More...

TDA Market Recap June 30, 2008

AUSTIN - (June 30, 2008) For the week ending June 28, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were higher with the average for 500-600 pounds steers up by more than $5 per hundredweight. More...

Obituaries

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...

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...

JOSEFA V. REYNA

Josefa V. Reyna, of Raymondville died June 22, 2008 at her home in Raymondville. Mrs. Reyna was life long resident of Willacy Co. and member of our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Josefa is survived by sons; Isidro (Tina) Reyna Jr. More...

"Lameduck" Guerra takes death penalty off table for confessed Lyford baby-killer

Whereabouts of teenage mom still unknown

Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny: Guerra wrote a letter last week to Mexican authorities removing capital punishment as an option for an 18-year-old woman, who confessed to smothering her newborn baby to death on June 4, 2007 in More...

Garza's immunity from lawsuits upheld for courtroom spanking alternative

82 percent support spanking in Chronicle/News poll

District Judge Abel Limas ruled in favor of Los Fresnos justice of the peace Gustavo "Gus" Garza by granting him immunity from lawsuits at a hearing last week. More...

Interim school superintendent chosen for San Perlita ISD

San Perlita ISD's business manager was selected as the district's interim superintendent. Albert A. Pena IV was named by the board of trustees to replace former superintendent Carlos Guerra, who left for unspecified reasons. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Feeling on the Fourth

By the time this column hits the newsstands it will be time to celebrate our nation's 232nd birthday. There will be celebrating going on all over our nation where there will be fireworks, picnics, community activities, and much more. More...

An Anonymous Gift of roses...

Yesterday, someone sent roses without a card. In Girl World, anonymous roses are the second-highest form of gift giving. If the guy sends a box of Godiva chocolates with the roses, we erect a shrine to the Unknown Gift Giver. More...

Seeds From the Sower

A little girl was asked to memorize a Bible verse for a play, and her mother faithfully coached her with the verse, "I am the light of the world." When she came to the platform, she became frightened, and she blurted out, "My mother is the light o More...

County Lifestyles

Torres and TreviƱo

Jolenna Izlynn & Lyandra Marie are pleased to announce the engagement & upcoming marriage of their parents Celene Isabel Torres and Roberto Martin Trevino, Jr. Celene is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Juan Antonio Torres of Lyford. More...

Bernal and Rodriguez Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Elijio and Bibiana Bernal of Lyford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Nelinda Bernal to Edward Joseph Rodriguez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Yolanda and Gilbert Rodriguez, all of San Antonio. More...

67th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. & Mrs. Guadalupe Dominguez celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary with a Special Blessing on June 14th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lasara. The couple has 11 children, 24 grand-children and 17 great-grand-children. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JUNE 25 - Accident Minor, 1371 Industrial Dr., Raymondville. Aggravated Assault Causing Bodily Injury. Theft, Bus 77 & Holly, Lyford. Damage to Property, School District, San Perlita. Identity Theft, 300 Blk W. Hidalgo, Lyford. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JUNE 22 - 911 Call/Suspicous Circumstanes - Mifflin. 911 Call/Fire - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Alarm - Andrew Lane. Motorist Assist - Mifflin. Medical Emergency - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...