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News

Woman charged with murder after car strikes man

PORTER, Texas (AP) - A Montgomery County woman has been charged with murder after running over a man who was trying to stop her from driving after taking medicine, authorities said. More...

Indiana gas price protester to plead guilty

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - A man who was arrested for climbing to the roof of a gas station to sing a song protesting high gasoline prices says he will plead guilty to a trespassing charge. More...

TxDOT urges motorists to be on the lookout for motorcyclists

INCREASING MOTORCYCLE SALES SPUR SAFETY RISKS

AUSTIN - With gas prices topping $4.00 per gallon, more and more Texans are trading their gasguzzling SUVs and pickup trucks for more fuel-efficient motorcycles to save at the pump. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Healthcare spokesman responds to questions asked by candidate Shuey

Editor, We would like to thank Mr. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

July 11, 2008

After several days of tripledigit losses earlier in the week, cotton futures prices on the New York Board of Trade settled modestly higher Thursday as latesession short covering in anticipation of USDA's supply/demand report lifted prices. More...

Senators push to block Argentine livestock imports

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators hopes to block importation of livestock from Argentina until it's clear the nation is free of foot-and-mouth disease. South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, a Democrat, and Wyoming Sen. More...

TDA Market Recap July 14

AUSTIN - (July 14, 2008) For the week ending July 12, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions ranged $2 to $4 per hundredweight higher than a week earlier in response to declining grain prices. More...

Obituaries

CARMEN RODRIGUEZ GONZALES

Carmen Rodriguez Gonzales, 84, died July 8, 2008 after a short illness at Solara Hospital in Harlingen. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993, Eduardo (Wayo) Gonzales. More...

WALLY R. BLANCO, JR.

Wally R. Blanco, Jr. died in Los Angeles, CA on July 10, 2008. He was born on May 15, 1965. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva R. Blanco in 1998, also formerly of Raymondville. He is survived by his father, Wally R. More...

CANDELARIO CONSTANTE, SR.

WOODBURN - Candelario Constante, Sr., 81, died July 4, 2008 after a brief illness. He was born on February 2, 1927 in Corpus Christi to Jose and Guadalupe Constante. He married Juanita Perez on October 14, 1949 and settled in Raymondville. More...

First-ever fire chief appointed by Kenedy County Commissioners

New volunteer fire department to start in January

Kenedy County commissioners made Texas history on Monday when they appointed a fire chief for the only county in the state that did not have a volunteer fire department. Texas Forest Service officials were pleased with the commissioners action. More...

Kenedy County asks TX-DOT for 55 mph speed limit south of Sarita checkpoint

Commissioners petition governor for drought relief

Kenedy County commissioners acted on a request from a windmill farm safety officer to request TX-DOT's approval of speed reduction for northbound U.S. Highway 77 traffic about 2-3 miles south of the Sarita ICE checkpoint. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Up, up and away

I don't know what your personal feelings on flying may be, I enjoy flying, or I should say I enjoy arriving at my destination. Everything in-between leaves a lot to be desired. More...

Seeds From the Sower

It was my birthday, and friends surprised me with a party. When it came time for the dessert, a rose angel food cake was placed on the table, and I was asked to cut it. Taking hold of the knife, I started to cut the cake. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Governor touts survey showing Texas best state for business

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry, on his Web site July 9, published that "Texas Is America's Top State for Business," citing results of the CNBC "Top States for Business 2008" survey. More...

County Lifestyles

Moore-Woods

Jennifer Moore and Mitchell Woods were married May 16 at Cottonwood Baptist Church in Allen, TX, with Mark Caton officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Lou An Moore of Allen. The groom's parents are Mike and Elissa Woods of Lucas. More...

55th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Krupala celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary at their home in Lyford. They were married on June 23, 1953 in Corpus Christi. They have seven children, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. More...

Photo

MEGAN WEBSTER graduated from Forest High School in Forest, Louisiana on May 18, 2007. She is the daughter of Russ and Jodi Webster of Pioneer, LA. She is the granddaughter of Milton and Mary Fern Webster of Pioneer, LA. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JULY 6 - Motorist assist - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Escort - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - Los Olmos Creek. Accident (minor) - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, no injuries. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JULY 9 - Theft, 11th St. and Palomar, San Perlita. Civil matter, U.S. 77 and Bush Rd. JULY 10 - Disorderly conduct, Willacy County Housing Authority. Civil matter, walk-in. JULY 11 - Abandoned vehicle, FM 507 and FM 1018. More...