September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Willacy commissioners approve payment for county bridge replacements

More time for housing board nominations requested

Willacy County residents will see bridges replaced on County Roads 100, 105 and 140 as part of a project to replace off-system bridges. Commissioners approved a $73,000 payment to the state on Friday. More...

News

Texas DT suspended for next game after arrest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston was suspended for Saturday's game at Texas El-Paso after his arrest on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge a few hours after the Longhorns beat Florida Atlantic 52-10. More...

No buyers for Wisconsin man's million-mile Chevy

CATAWBA, Wis. (AP) - A 1991 Chevrolet Silverado that has traveled more than 1 million miles is still on the market, its owner says, though it failed to fetch the premium price that he had hoped for. More...

Off-duty officer accused of driving drunk

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A police officer remains on restricted duty after being arrested for allegedly driving drunk while off duty, authorities said. More...

Farm & Ranch

DISABILITY, WHAT DISABILITY?

Lyford resident earns master's degree at TAMU

KINGSVILLE - Delfino Rodriguez rolls through life and doesn't see the stop signs. Rodriguez will received his master's degree in plant and soil science Aug. 9, during commencement at Texas A&M University Kingsville. More...

4 teens charged with stealing, selling cattle

VIENNA, Mo. (AP) - Four central Missouri teenagers are charged with stealing a herd of cattle, loading them into a trailer and hauling the animals to an auction where they were sold. More...

TDA Market Recap - 9/2/08

AUSTIN - (September 2, 2008) For the week ending August 30, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed with the average price for feeders under 600 pounds down $1 per hundredweight and heavier weights up by as much as $8. More...

Obituaries

DELIA CRUZ GARZA

Delia Cruz Garza, 87, died Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Holman, New Mexico to Juan and Carlota Cruz on June 29, 1921. She married Israel M. More...

ROMAN GABRIEL BARRERA

Roman Gabriel Barrera, 2 days old, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 1 - Theft, over $50, under $500, 700 blk N. 5th. Criminal mischief, 100 blk S. 3rd. Recovered, missing person, 200 blk W. San Francisco. Assault causing bodily injury, 200 blk W. Sauz. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Willacy County, City of Lyford and Lyford CISD vs Lucio Vasquez a/k/a Lucio Garcia Vasquez, et al, tax cases. Willacy County, City of Lyford and Lyford CISD vs Manuel Dominguez, et al, tax cases. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

AUGUST 27 - Recovered items, FM 1762 and frontage. Cattle on roadway, 2nd and Sunset, San Perlita. AUGUST 28 - Civil matter, 300 blk W. Main St., Sebastian. Harassment, 300 blk W. Hidalgo, Lyford. Terroristic threat, Delfina Rd., Lyford. More...

Local Republican party chairs react to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's selection as V.P.

Voters need to decide by November's general election

In November's presidential elections Willacy and Kenedy County voters will need to choose between two distinguished Democratic attorneys turned career politicians or a Republican decorated prisoner of war and career politician and a first-term mave More...

Raymondville's FEMA disaster aid office may close on Sunday

Deadline for emergency aid applications is Sept. 30

ROBERT WILCOX Reporter The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Hurricane Dolly Raymondville relief office could close on Sunday, according to the American Legion, which has been sponsoring the t More...

2008 RHS CHEERLEADERS

Front row, left to right, Rissa Lucio - Co-head, Yvette Reyes - Co-head, and Samantha Guajardo - Head. Middle row, left to right, K.J. Ramirez, Briana Gallardo, Zandra Zavala, Ana Perez, Ashley Clinton and Alexis Ramirez. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Gustav - Overreaction or answered prayer?

Gustav has come and gone and already the second guessing has started by the media and the public. Why did they tell us that it was going to be so dangerous when it was only a weak Category 1 when it hit landfall? More...

Homemade Tapioca

"Good pudding is like a good kiss," aunt Foy says. "It should make your lips pucker and your toes curl." "That trash talk," aunt Berha mutters. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

State audit show deficiencies in TXDOT operations

AUSTIN - The Office of the State Auditor on Aug. 28 released an audit report on the Texas Department of Transportation's Financial Forecasting and Fund Allocation. More...

County Lifestyles

Morrow-Betancourt united in marriage

Roy Lee and Audrey Morrow of Raymondville and Henry and Estela Betancourt of Harlingen announce the marriage of their children, Amanda E. Morrow to Matthew J. Betancourt. The couple were married on August 15, 2008 in Mission, TX. More...

35th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Santiago Solis, of Raymondville, will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2008. More...

Quinceanera

Ana Gabriela Perez celebrated her 15th birthday on August 16 with a mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church followed by a reception/ dance at Gonzales Ballroom. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hilario and Laurie Perez. More...