July 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Port Mansfield fishing tournament first victim of Hurricane Dolly

Tournament and festivities moved to mid-August

The Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce decided on Monday to postpose their annual fishing tournament until mid-August due to unsafe weather conditions from Hurricane Dolly, which is projected to hit the Rio Grande Valley Wednesday. More...

News

5,000 gallons of molasses spills on Texas highway

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - A sticky mess has been cleaned up after an overturned tanker truck poured 5,000 gallons of molasses onto a major Texas highway. More...

Murder suspect climbs through jail vent and escapes

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) - A man charged with murder was on the loose Saturday after he broke out of jail by climbing through an air conditioner vent, authorities said. More...

Suspected pot farm found in vacant classroom

DALLAS (AP) - This was no official class project. Dallas school police found 240 pots in a classroom at the vacant Wilmer-Hutchins High School and they believe the plants sprouting in some of those pots are marijuana. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

The cotton market is experiencing its typically slow part of the season, and traders are closely watching the progress of the U.S. cotton crop and weekly export sales to give them direction. More...

Obituaries

PEDRO TOVAR

SEBASTIAN - Pedro Tovar, 62, died on July 20, 2008 at his residence in Sebastian. He was born April 29, 1946 to the late Jorge Tovar and Cirila Tovar. He served in the U.S. Army and was active in the Vietnam War. More...

DOLORES C. HERNANDEZ

Dolores C. Hernandez, 91, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born in Hualahuises, N.L., Mexico on March 28, 1917 to Juan Chavez and Francisca Villalobos Chavez. More...

JOSEFINA M. GARCIA

LYFORD - Josefina M. Garcia, 81, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. She is survived by her grandson, Ronnie Garcia of Raymondville; one great-granddaughter. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

JULY 13 - 911 call/welfare concern - Armstrong. Agency assist - Sarita. Motorist assist - Juanita Gate. Abandoned vehicle - Mifflin. Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JULY 16 - Phone harassment, San Perlita, 7th and Sunset. JULY 17 -Burglary of a business, 11th St. and Bus. 77, Lyford. Theft, Emma Ross Rd. Assault by contact, Simo Rd., Sebastian. JULY 18 - Theft, 3rd and Huisache, Lyford. More...

Hurricane Update #6 - Dolly passes over Raymondville - Cleanup in progress

Fifty-five to 60 percent of property owners in Willacy County received damage to their houses and/or businesses when Dolly hit the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday afternoon and evening. More...

Willacy J.P.'s refuse to go with recommended office mgr. for efficiency

Some J.P.s do nothing according to state records

Four Willacy County justice of the peace office holders descended upon the county's budget workshop on Monday afternoon to voice their vehement opposition to the concept of an office manager, that would have organized and made their operation more More...

Dolly casts clouds on Chronicle/News distribution plans

At press time Tuesday night it was unclear exactly when Hurricane Dolly would strike deep South Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. The Hurricane was expected to move onto land near the mouth of the Rio Grande River at Brownville, Wed. at 7 a.m. More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds From the Sower

A little fellow was impressed as he watched his big brother follow the Lord in baptism. A few hours later, however, John tried to order him around. More...

Behind the Badge

130th annual sheriff's training conference

By the time you read this I should be on my way back from the annual training conference sponsored by the Sheriff's Association of Texas. More...

Texas Press Association State Capitol Highlights

Utility Commission OKs massive wind energy transmission plan

By Ed Sterling AUSTIN - The Public Utility Commission of Texas on July 17 approved a large-scale plan to transmit a high quantity of windgenerated power on new lines from West Texas and the Panhandle to metropolitan areas of the state. More...

County Lifestyles

Ruth Ann Taylor - W.C. Art League Artist of the Month

Willacy County Art League's artist of the month, Ruth Ann Taylor, is originally from Coleman, Texas, but has resided at El Sauz Ranch in Willacy County for the past 27 years. More...

Article

KATHY AND FRED BASTANI at their home in Hearne, TX, honored her mother, Mrs. Bobbie Atchinson, also of Hearne with a surprise family dinner party on her 80th birthday, June 28. More...

Photos

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH held a mass Monday evening to celebrate the Welcoming Ritual of Claudia Cano into the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community. More...