July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cong. Solomon Ortiz visits Raymondville - Will ask Pres. Bush & FEMA for more aid

Disaster relief granted for governmental relief efforts

U.S. Cong. Solomon Oritz (D-Corpus Christi) toured damaged areas of Willacy County from Hurricane Dolly on Friday, and will request disaster relief for the public who have been hurt by the Category 2 hurricane. More...

News

Hurricane Dolly remnants bring downpour to El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The remnants of Hurricane Dolly were moving through El Paso on Saturday, bringing a downpour of rain that has closed streets, flooded homes and caused the death of one person just across the border in New Mexico. More...

New baggy pants law in Chicago suburb: Can't show too much underwear in public

LYNWOOD, IL - Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches or more of their underwear in public. More...

Deadly crash - plane hits Midlothian quarry

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) - A pilot died Thursday when his rear-engine, experimental aircraft crashed after striking the side of a limestone quarry in Ellis County. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Children deserve skate park, reader says

You the people of Raymondville and this county they want to build another jail. You have children that get into trouble because they don't have any place to go. There isn't a movie theatre they can go to. More...

County Lifestyles

25th Wedding Anniversary

Rosa and Miguel Saenz celebrated their anniversary July 12, 2008. The couple celebrated with a reception/dance at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center. They have two children - Miguel Saenz, Jr. and Clarissa Saenz-Rodriguez. More...

Get some culture! How to make cheese

You won't churn out any award-winning artisanal brie, but you could make a darn fine mozzarella. More...

Gateway News

Most people think of Gateway RV Park being a place people come to get away from the cold winters up north. Not many realize how many people are there in the summer months also. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JULY 23 - Accident, minor, FM 1834 and Gutierrez Rd. JULY 24 -Burglary of a business, U.S. 77 and Holly Rd. Burglary of a habitation, 200 blk W. 10th, Lyford. JULY 25 - Burglary of a habitation, FM 498 and FM 507. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JULY 20 - Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M. Arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M. Arrest x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 call/medical emergency - Garcia St. More...

5 tons of marijuana seized by Border Patrol at Sarita as Hurricane Dolly approached

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents at the Sarita U.S. Highway 77 checkpoint seized five tons of marijuana as Hurricane Dolly threatened landfall on Wednesday morning. More...

900 illegal aliens evacuated from ICE Unit in Raymondville due to Hurricane Dolly

Weekly revenue drops by $14,175 from pod wind damage

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Department moved about 900 illegal aliens from the 3,000 bed ICE Unit in Raymondville to three other ICE detention centers in the nation, as a precaution to Hurricane Dolly. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Dancing with Dolly

The past week has been a busy one for most of us here in the valley. A little over a week ago we were in San Antonio attending training classes and calling the office every two hours or so for updates on Dolly. More...

Hurricane Dolly pounds south Texas, heads west

State Capitol Highlights

AUSTIN - Hurricane Dolly hit the Texas coast at South Padre Island on July 22, causing wind damage, power outages and flooding that affected an estimated 1.5 million people. More...

Seeds from the Sower

One morning a minister found a poor fellow sitting on the church steps. Handing him a two-dollar bill he said, "Don't despair." The next morning the old man was waiting for him. Running up to him, he shoved $18.00 into his hand. More...

Farm & Ranch

2-year-old boy dies in farm accident

LITTLE CHICAGO, Wis. (AP) - A 2-year-old boy riding a small bike with training wheels was run over on a farm near Wausau by a pickup driver who couldn't see him. Marathon County Sheriff's Lt. More...

Man dies after being buried in soybeans

SALIX, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man has died after he was buried in soybeans at the Ag Processing Inc. plant near Salix in northwest Iowa. More...

Melrose farmer dies in silo chute fall

MELROSE, Minn. (AP) - Stearns County authorities say a farmer is dead after falling down a silo chute near Melrose. Rescue workers found 66- year-old Norman Wieling unresponsive inside a barn when they arrived Saturday. More...

Obituaries

FRANK C. HARDY

CANTON, IL -Frank C. Hardy, 94, died Friday, July 25, 2008 at Graham Hospital, Canton. He was born January 10, 1914 in Springfield, IL to Cowan and Luella (Wick) Hardy. He married Sarah "Joyce" Griffin on November 13, 1937 in Davenport, IA. More...

DEBORAH L. SHEWMAKER

Deborah L. Shewmaker, 42, died in Port Isabel, TX. She was born in Raymondville. She grew up in San Perlita and graduated from Lyford I.S.D. She was preceded in death by her mother: Barbara Peeples. She is survived by her parents: David Z. More...

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...