July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sebastian man found at Harlingen hotel died of drug overdose

An autopsy report shows that a Sebastian man died of a cocaine overdose in May at a local hotel, according to Harlingen Police Department officials. Rene C. More...

News

Republican lawmakers want U.S. ethanol requirements reduced

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than four dozen House Republicans asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to reduce required ethanol production this year, saying renewable fuel standards enacted by Congress will boost already high corn prices in More...

Daughter of Texas police chief charged

GEORGETOWN , Texas (AP) The 18-year-old daughter of Georgetown Police Chief David Morgan, could face up to 22 years in prison on charges stemming from an altercation with a police officer. More...

Gulf of Mexico shrimp season to open July 15

AUSTIN - The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Tuesday, July 15, 2008. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

July 3, 2008

Monday, in a much anticipated report, USDA pegged 2008 U.S. cotton acreage at 9.246 million acres, down less than two percent from the National Cotton Council's (NCC) Planting Intentions Survey released on February 7. More...

Pilot, 76, walks away from crop duster crash

CLONTARF, Minn. (AP) - A 76-year-old pilot walked away from a crop duster that crashed in a wheat field in west-central Minnesota and burst into flames Sunday. More...

NRCS announce 2009 EQIP

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRC S) will begin the application process for any land owners interested in participating with the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for the 2009 fiscal year. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 7 - Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 500 blk W. Hidalgo. Execution of search warrant, 800 blk N. 9th. Burglary of habitation, 300 blk S. Exp. 77. Harassment by phone, 200 blk E. Gorman. Accident, 77 NB frontage N. of 186. More...

W. C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JULY 2 - Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Controled Substance, 100 Blk E. 6th St., Jose Luis Vela, Sebastian. Terroristic Theft, Criminal Trespass, 200 Blk S. Big O St., Lyford. Burglary of a Building, 300 Blk N. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff''s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JUNE 29 - P.O.M. Arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M Arrest x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 Call/Reckless Driver - Sarita. Motorist Assist - Large Rest Area. Impounded Vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

Monday's heavy rain shuts down Highway 186 - Cotton crop likely not affected

Low-lying parts of Raymondville briefly flooded

About three inches of rain fell over a 4-hour period on Monday morning causing State Highway 186 or Hidalgo Ave in Raymondville to be closed from 11 a.m. to about 5 p.m. More...

Four Raymondville firefighters retiring - VFD hosting valleywide meet on Sunday

City discusses flooding solutions for downtown

Four Raymondville Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) firefighters are retiring after longtime service to the community, and the department is hosting a rally on Sunday. The retirement party is planned for Friday night at the L.C. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Hoosier hospitality in Indy

The column this week deals with my recent trip to Indiana for the National Sheriff's Conference in Indianapolis. More...

Seeds from the Sower

An old lady attended an exhibition of modern art. She gazed upon an abstract painting that puzzled her. Finally, she stopped an artist and asked, "What's that supposed to represent?" "That's supposed to be a mother and child," he answered. More...

CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Most Texas school children flunk physical fitness standards

AUSTIN - About two-thirds of the 10 million schoolchildren in Texas are not up to physical fitness standards, according to a study by a private company and funded by $2.5 million in private donations. More...

County Lifestyles

Swanberg-Cornelius

Brittany Leigh Swanberg and William Tomas Bryan Cornelius were united in matrimony in an outdoor sunset ceremony on Friday, April 25, 2008 at the Inn at Chachalaca Bend in Los Fresnos, TX. More...

Dominguez-Smith

Ms. Linda Dominguez of Lasara, TX is pleased to announce the marriage of her daughter, Adriana Dominguez, to Michael Durrell Smith of San Antonio. The June 14, 2008 ceremony was held at St. More...

Maciel-Chavez

Laura Maciel of Sebastian and Alfredo Chavez also of Sebastian were united in marriage on Saturday, June 14, 2008 in Lyford at El Toro Dance Hall at 5:30 p.m. by Pastor Robert Rodriguez. The ceremony was followed by a catered dinner and reception. More...