September 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

2008 RHS VARSITY BEARKATS

Top row (row five), from left to right, Cordero Rodriguez, Israel Moreno, Ruben Castillo, Ian Lopez, Rey Hernandez, Ramon Cruz, Nestor Rios, Johnny Zavala and Luis Cardenas. More...

News

Lawyer charged after alleged courtroom kiss

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An alleged kiss in a Texas courtroom has a longtime attorney facing a misdemeanor assault charge. More...

Russia to send naval squadron, planes to Venezuela

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia said Monday it will send a naval squadron and long-range patrol planes to Venezuela this year for a joint military exercise in the Caribbean, an announcement made at a time of increasingly tense relations with the United States More...

Texas work-related death toll rose in 2007

AUSTIN (AP) - Texas had 527 work-related deaths in 2007 with a 56 percent in- crease in the number of workplace homicides, according to state Department of Insurance figures released Thursday. More...

County Lifestyles

Bruce-Urbanovsky

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ray Bruce of Raymondville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Elizabeth, to Joseph Colby Urbanovsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Urbanovsky of Bulverde, TX. More...

Quinceanera

Jennifer Yvonne Gonzales celebrated her 15th birthday Saturday, September 6, 2008 with a mass at Santa Elena Church Norias Ranch and dinner and reception at El Toro Dance Hall. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gonzales of Norias Ranch. More...

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JENNIFER LEIGH LEFNER, daughter of Paulette and Emil Lefner of Raymondville, graduated May 17 with honors and obtained a Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: In the matter of marriage of Monica Torres and Juan Ricardo Torres, Sr. and in the interest of children - divorce. In the matter of marriage of Maria Antonieta Martinez vs Liborio Martinez, Sr. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 8 - Arrested: Georgia Cantu, Crisenda Springer, theft, over $50, under $500, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. Cited and released. Section 26, 500 blk W. Hidalgo. Arrested: Maria Rosario Garcia, theft, under $50, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

SEPTEMBER 3 - Failure to identify, unknown location. Cruelty to animal, Reyes Rd. and FM 1762. Civil matter, U.S. 77 and Spur 56. Burglary of a vehicle, U.S. 77 and Spur 56. SEPTEMBER 4 - Terroristic threat, Lasara. More...

Raymondville High School locks down after 5 student fights break out

Parent: "My son's getting harassed everyday"

Five fights involving 15-20 Raymondville High School students caused school officials to lock down the school last Friday morning. More...

Lyford mayor dispels rumors surrounding city's volunteer fire department

Hurricane Dolly debris pickup slows down

Lyford Mayor Rodolfo "Rudy" Saldana told the city's fire chief and all who attended Monday night's city commissioner meeting that those circulating rumors should not play games. More...

ICE responds on credit check dilemma facing detention center workers

ICE does not have the authority to hire or fire MTC employees"

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department (ICE) responded to media inquiries by the Chronicle/ News on increased security screening that has MTC employees at the 3,000 bed ICE Unit fearing they could lose their jobs. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Remember 9/11, keep the Spirit of 9/12

When someone mentions 9/ 11 these days there is no question as to what they are referring. Flashbacks of planes and burning buildings, along with the tragic loss of many lives immediately come to mind. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

State plans to issue road-building bonds

AUSTIN - The Texas Transportation Commission on Aug. 29 met and voted in response to an Aug. 21 letter signed by Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cows seem to know which way is north

WASHINGTON (AP) - Somehow, cattle seem to know how to find north and south, say researchers who studied satellite photos of thousands of cows around the world. More...

VALLEY CO-OP OIL MILL VALCO CHEMICALS

Rio Grande Valley Cotton Ginning Report and Comparison Chart

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Near-record August rainful greens Texas pastures

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Debbie Davis kept her fingers crossed for months, hoping rains would finally bring life to pastures at her ranch near San Antonio this year. More...

Obituaries

APOLONIA D. RAMIREZ

Apolonia D. Ramirez, 80, died. She was born February 9, 1928 in Rounge, TX to Evaristo and Ciria De Leon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alejo Ramirez. More...

LENORE PRESLEY STONE

Lenore Virginia Stone, 96, died September 6, 2008 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, TX after a lengthy illness. She was born in Pocahontas, Arkansas in 1912, one of eight children born to Della (Jackson) Presley and Jehu Presley. More...

SALVADOR RODRIGUEZ

Salvador Rodriguez, 83, died Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born October 26, 1924 in Potrero Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Santana and Concepcion (Lopez) Rodriguez. More...