September 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

School & city officials speak out on escalating violence from family feud

Action plans developed to combat gang activity

A family feud between the Cruz and De Los Santos clans of Raymondville has been spilling over to the city's high school. Several injuries were sustained by students and staff on Friday, Sept. 5th when 15-20 students fought in five separate incidents. More...

News

Free story hour for kids at library

Raymondville Public Library will be having a free story time monthly starting in October. The story time will be geared toward infants and toddlers. More...

Chavez says U.S. trying to topple him

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities detained a high-ranking navy officer Friday on suspicion of involvement in a purported plot to overthrow President Hugo Chavez. More...

Galveston family safely flees home

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - One family tried to ride out the storm on Galveston Island in their one-story home before fleeing to safety on their ski boat as the eye of Hurricane Ike passed over. More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap - September 15

AUSTIN - (Sept. 15, 2008) For the week ending Sept. 13, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, from $5 per hundredweight higher to as much as $10 lower. Fed cattle cash prices have held steady for the past three weeks. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

September 11, 2008

Cotton futures prices on the New York Board of Trade remained mostly under pressure this week due to poor demand. More...

Rio Grande Valley Cotton Ginning Report and Comparison Chart

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Obituaries

ALFONSO A. SOLIZ

Alfonso A. Soliz, 72, died Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He is survived by his wife, Audelia P. More...

HERLINDA AMAYA

LYFORD - Herlinda Amaya, 90, died Friday, September 12, 2008 at her home in Lyford. She was born February 18, 1918 to Aloya and Margarito De La Fuente. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. More...

TERRY JIMENEZ

SEBASTIAN - Terry Jimenez, 57, died Monday, September 15, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born August 2, 1951 in Harlingen to Santiago and Sulema "Vela" Lopez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose I. Jimenez. More...

Guerra sends ineligible attorneys to handle his work while in Las Vegas

District court judge had to reverse work on 44 cases

An attorney sent by Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra to represent the State of Texas on Thursday while he was in Las Vegas was not eligible to practice law, according to State Bar of Texas records. More...

More plans revealed for I-69 Corridor through Kenedy & Willacy counties

TX-DOT continues to solicit feedback on project

The latest plans from the Texas Department of Transportation (TX-DOT) includes the addition of interchanges for safer access in Kenedy County and Willacy County, after feedback from the first round of public meetings that were held last March. More...

2008 LHS VARSITY BULLDOGS

Row 1, left to right, Evan Guerra, Kevin Thomas, Jorge Lerma, Johnny Esparza, C.J. Moreno, Sammy Ambriz, Noe Valdez, Cuhtli Jesus Quiroz, Jacob Carranco. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

A different look at the coming elections

I don't know if any of you are as tired of all this election coverage as I am, but it seems as if we have been listening to this stuff for about three years already. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Clarification on student fighting at RHS

This letter is simply to clarify a few things about the article you ran last week about the fighting that occured at the High School. I was very upset to read the IGNORANT comments that were made by Aurora Cantu. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The city and school need to stop gang violence

I'm asking for the community to pray for an end to gang violence in schools and on the streets. I am talking about Raymondville High School; last week I had a child in high school who was attacked by three gang members. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Ariel Lynn Garcia celebrated her 15th birthday on September 20 with a mass celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Reception/ dance was held at L.E. Franks Tourist Center. More...

Vela-Vasquez

Mr. and Mrs. Ramiro R. Vela of Sebastian are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Maria Elena, to Reynaldo Ray Vasquez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jouqin Vasquez, Jr. of Sebastian. More...

Bernal-Foster

Miss Celinda Rae Bernal of Spring, Texas and Mr. Craig Houston Foster of Canton, Oklahoma were united in matrimony during an evening lakeside double ring ceremony at Sunset Harbor Resort in Willis, Texas on Saturday, July 12, 2008. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Alicia Salinas a/n/f of Juan A. Salinas vs April Huerta, Balde Huerta and Minerva Castillo - auto damages. Department of Family & Protective services vs Laura Erickson and Elidoro Perales. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

AUGUST 31 - 911 call/motorist assist - Large Rest Area. Alarm - Caramacara Ranch. Fire - Little Park. Welfare concern - Armstrong. Accident (minor) - Armstrong, no injuries. 911 call/motorist assist - Sarita Bridge. More...

W. C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

SEPTEMBER 10 - Burglary of a habitation, Bus. 77, N. of FM 1921. Theft, Bus. 77 and FM 490. Evading arrest, Bus. 77 and Turner. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 6th and Campbell, San Perlita. More...