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Dismembered arm of woman found in Willacy County drainage canal

Body of woman not yet found - Autopsy ordered

An separated arm from an unknown woman was discovered by a county worker partially submerged under a bridge on County Road 345 over a drainage canal in northeastern Willacy County on Tuesday, according to the Willacy County Sheriff's Department. More...

News

Cell phone use banned in 18 San Antonio school zones

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Drivers passing through nearly 20 school zones in San Antonio will soon have to stop talking on their cell phones - or at least get a hands-free device. More...

Bush blames Democrats for high gas prices

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - President Bush on Saturday blamed the Democratic-led Congress for the high cost of gasoline and renewed his call for expanded offshore drilling to increase U.S. oil supplies. More...

Back To School

OFF TO A GOOD START - Miss Vidala Saldaña's 1st grade class gathered for a group photo early Monday morning at L.C. Smith Elementary. More...

Farm & Ranch

August 21, 2008

Weariness gripped the market this week as cotton futures traded on mixed fundamental signals with little fresh news to steer market direction. More...

TDA Market Recap -August 25

AUSTIN - (August 25, 2008) For the week ending August 22, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, with most prices steady to $3 per hundredweight higher, but some locations as much as $8 higher to $5 lower. More...

VALLEY CO-OP OIL MILL VALCO CHEMICALS

Rio Grande Valley Cotton Ginning Report and Comparison Chart

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Obituaries

IVAN LUKE "I.L." TAYLOR

THREE RIVERS - Ivan Luke "I.L." Taylor, Jr., 74, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at his residence in Three Rivers after battling cancer. He was born to I.L. and Nora (Elliott) Taylor, Sr. on August 27, 1933 in Alfred, TX. More...

Write-in candidates create contested races in Kenedy & Willacy counties

Several candidates vie for seat of Anne Armstrong

About 70 voters in Kenedy County will decide in November whether to continue the legacy of having a family member from Armstrong Ranch represent their county in Precinct 3 or have an interested rancher or small business owner represent them. More...

Family feud erupts into midnight shooting of teenager

Two Raymondville men arrested for attempted murder

An ongoing family feud between the Cruz and De Los Santos families in the City of Raymondville resulted in a teenage member of the Cruz clan being shot in the groin early Saturday morning, More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Hometown champions that didn't make it to China

Many of us sat back in awe as we watched all the talent that was assembled in China for the recent Olympics. More...

Why I call it murder

I want to briefly revisit the Saddleback forum that took place between Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. One of the most important questions asked by Pastor Rick Warren was when should an unborn child receive rights as a human being. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Heads of state submit ideas to solve transportation funding puzzle

AUSTIN - Their goal, they said, is to finance a "world-class transportation system." Texas' top three elected officeholders co-signed an Aug. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Brittnie Nicole Cavazos celebrated her 15th birthday on August 9 with a reception/dance at 77 Dance Hall. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Cavazos. She was escorted by her brother, B.J. Cavazos. Her birthday was August 11, 2008. More...

Quinceanera

Ariel Nicole Mata celebrated her 15th birthday with a reception/ dance at Gonzales Ballroom. She is the daughter of Juan and San Juana Mata. More...

25th Wedding Anniversary

Victor and Sylvia Chavarria of Raymondville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7, 2008. They have four children. 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...

Raymondville Police Blotter

AUGUST 25 - Interference with child custody, 800 blk E. Hidalgo. Harassment, 7th and Sauz. Burglary of a habitation, burglary of a building, 300 blk E. Van Eaton. Theft by possession and evading arrest, 700 blk W. Main. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

AUGUST 17 - 911 call/motorist assist - Armstrong. 911 call/welfare concern - Sarita. Suspicious circumstances - Kenedy County Sheriff's Office. Traffic violation - Birdwatchers. More...