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FEMA and the American Red Cross set up temporary center in Raymondville

Residents encouraged to visit & apply for federal aid

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has established a temporary office in Raymondville, along with the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the American Red Cross; in order to process applications for aid due to property dama More...

News

Willacy County Navigation District loses case to evict Port Mansfield man

WCND attorney: "We will appeal the judge's decision"

A Willacy County justice of the peace ruled in favor of a disabled Port Mansfield man who argued that the Willacy County Navigation District (WCND) does not have the authority to enact city ordinances, and that it would have been a major economic l More...

CPS criticized for lax employee screening

AUSTIN (AP) - State lawmakers, irked that Child Protective Services doesn't run regular criminal background checks on the vast majority of its employees, say they'll file legislation requiring routine checks. More...

Food prices jump 16 percent during 2008

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The cost of crops and livestock has risen 16 percent this year compared to last year, driven higher by rising costs for feedstock and fuel, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday. More...

Letters

Obama is an abortion supporter, reader says, while McCain supports life for unborn babies

Editor: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, God given rights as declared in our forefather's Declaration of Independence from tyranny. More...

Farm & Ranch

Putting the squeeze on produce to kill germs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E. coli from lettuce without it going limp? More...

U.S. Ag secretary says Congress "Nuts," drill now

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer had a simple explanation Thursday for why the country is so reliant on foreign oil: Congress is nuts. More...

Obituaries

FAUSTINO G. RAMIREZ

Faustino G. Ramirez, 67, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He moved back to Raymondville from Indio, CA in 2008. He is survived by his mother, Elena G. More...

EMILIO CORONADO

LYFORD - Emilio Coronado, 85, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Edinburg. He moved to Lyford from Houston in 1996. More...

LEE ALCANTAR

Lee Alcantar, 89, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at his home in Raymondville. He was a veteran of WWII, member of the Raymondville American Legion Post #390 and V.F.W. #6719 and lived here in Willacy County all his life. More...

Anne Armstrong: former U.S. ambassador & Kenedy County commissioner dies at 80

President Bush; "She leaves behind a proud legacy"

Former Ambassador Anne Armstrong's home is like a museum of South Texas history with family photos and memorabilia of her serving her county in the U.S. and abroad. More...

Barnhart's aggravated perjury trial set for next week

Judge Banales moves criminal trial to Kingsville

Pre-trial hearings start on Thursday in Kingsville for suspended Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart who was indicted earlier this year on two counts of aggravated perjury. Presiding District Judge J. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Looking back at old San Antone

When I was trying to think of something to write about this week, a couple of people appro- ached me and asked about things that happened to me during our conference trip. More...

Governor Perry presses for more disaster aid

TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHT

AUSTIN - President Bush on July 24 granted Gov. Rick Perry's July 23 request for a Major Presidential Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Dolly walloped South Texas. More...

Seeds From the Sower

Do you know what you're worth, chemically speaking? Five dollars and sixty cents. You're worth more, however, after death. More...

County Lifestyles

Article

MARES-ZEPEDA Deyanira Mares, bride-elect of Lee Roy Zepeda, Jr. was honored with a misc. bridal shower at Los Asados Restaurant by family and close friends of the groom. Deyanira and Lee Roy Jr. will be united in holy matrimony on August 9. More...

BRIDAL SHOWER

A bridal shower for Lori Elizabeth Bruce, bride-elect of Colby Urbanovsky, was held on July 19. Many friends and family members attended the shower held at the First United Methodist Church in Raymondville. More...

Matchmakers get burned

When Bob first divorced, he was thrilled when I would introduce him to other divorcees. I could shove him into a room full of females and he was like a babe in Toyland. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JULY 30 - Public intoxication, Jesus Rivera, 6th and Campbell, San Perlita. Burglary of a habitation, 7 mi. E. on FM 490. JULY 31 -Assault, 400 blk E. San Francisco, Raymondville. AUGUST 1 - Interference with a child custody, Co. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JULY 27 - Suspicious circumstances - Large Rest Area. Welfare concern - Armstrong. Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, Jose Angel Martinez. JULY 28 - Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...