August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

FEMA filing deadline is nearing for Hurricane Dolly relief

Residents need to be aware of contractor scams

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) office in Willacy County is reminding affected residents to apply for aid if they suffered damage and losses due to Hurricane Dolly. More...

News

Lance Armstrong uses a lot of water

AUSTIN (AP) - Lance Armstrong always had a bottle of water within reach when he powered up the mountains in the Tour de France. More...

Texas A&M selects collie mascot Reveille VIII

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University has chosen a 2-year-old female collie to serve as Reveille VIII, the school's decades-old mascot. More...

Article

ALAMO HEIGHTS JUNIOR SCHOOL STUDENT, SHELBIE SHED shown at the 2008 USFA Class "B" World Series fast pitch softball tournament in Panama City, FL. USFA stands for United States Fast pitch Association. More...

Farm & Ranch

Federal judge dismisses Texas wind farm lawsuit

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge dismissed a conservation group's lawsuit challenging two wind farm projects under construction in Kenedy County, clearing the way for their completion by year's end. More...

Toyota moves pickup truck production from Indiana to San Antonio

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says it will not resume production of the Tundra pickup truck at its Princeton, Ind., plant in November as previously announced. More...

Cotton Market weekly

August 14, 2008

Losses in outside markets, along with a strong U.S. dollar, negatively influenced cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade at the end of the week despite a bullish supply/demand report from USDA that buoyed the market on Tuesday. More...

Obituaries

RAYMOND JOSEPH BOCK

RICHARDSON, TX - Raymond Joseph Bock, 88, of Richardson, TX, died August 15, 2008 at 10:05 p.m. in Baylor Regional Medical Hospital in Plano, TX. He was born August 26, 1919 in Chicago, IL to John George Bock and Hazel Martin Bock. More...

AMELIA L. CANTU

Amelia L. Cantu, 74, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at her home in Raymondville. She lived in Willacy County all her life. She is survived by her husband, Manuel R. Cantu of Raymondville; one daughter, Ella C. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

R.P.D. Case #08-1348

Call Crimestoppers should you have information about the whereabouts of Christopher Lee Pena. This individual is responsible for an assault, and is accused of committing burglaries, and thefts, in the Raymondville area. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Juanita S. Cerda vs Guadalupe G. Garcia, deceased, Roberto Garcia, deceased and Berta Garcia, personal representative of the Estate of Nicolas Garcia, declaratory judgment. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

AUGUST 3 - Abandoned vehicle - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - Sarita Bridge. Motorist assist - Turcotte Gate. Impounded vehicle - La Parra Rd. D.W.I. - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

Fallout from Barnhart aggravated perjury trial might result in other indictments

Former treasurer & law enforcement officials implicated

A former Willacy County treasurer, suspended Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart, a local police chief, and a former special prosecutor were implicated in acts of obstruction of justice, in conspiracy and bribery plots, and incidents of ma More...

'Kats outscore La Joya Huskies in first controlled scrimmage, meet Weslaco East, here, Thurs.

The varsity Bearkats kicked off their 2008 football pre-season at La Joya with a 5-2 scrimmage victory over first year 4-A Lincoln Juarez. A good mixture of run and pass lead to over 500 yards of offense. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Why do we hear so much profanity?

The wife and I were walking through the mall over the weekend and got behind two good-sized young men who took up every inch of the walking area so you couldn't get around them. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Study shows property tax relief did deliver

AUSTIN - In 2006, Texas lawmakers rolled back school tax rates for maintenance and operations by one-third over the next two years in an initiative that was to provide $7 billion in annual property tax relief. A study released Aug. More...

Texas police say 12-year-old girl drove mom to bar

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) - A 35-year-old Texas woman has been jailed after police say she made her 12-year-old daughter drive her to a bar. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Reader supports teachers

The school teachers should have some one to represent them. The teachers have been working in their classroom getting it so when school starts the classroom is ok for the children. More...

Catching up with Phelps

Unlike swimming superstar Michael Phelps, my body was not designed for speed. I came to this realization the first time a P.E. teacher told me to run around the track. I ran half way and was doubled over in pain with leg cramps. More...

County Lifestyles

Snow-Beninga

Melanie Ann Snow and Christopher Todd Beninga were united in marriage on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at six o'clock in the evening at the First United Methodist Church in Raymondville. More...

59th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Kirsch, Sr. are celebrating their 59th anniversary with family and friends. They were married in Sweetwater, TX on August 21, 1949. More...

Morales-Pardo

Anita Morales and Jose Luis Pardo of Raymondville announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Arnulfo and Elida Morales. The groom is the son of the late Francisco and Juana C. Pardo. More...