September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents to form "United in Willacy"

Public invited to luncheon on Oct. 6th

An enthusiastic group of residents, city & county officials, and church organizations met on Monday to form an organization that will plan activities and charitable causes in Willacy County. More...

News

Hurricane Ike devastates agriculture on Upper Coast

Category 2 Hurricane Ike is long gone but has left agriculture in Jefferson and Chambers counties devastated, according to eyewitness reports from Texas Farm Bureau's public relations team. More...

Texas mayor to request $2.3 billion in aid from Congress

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - As repair crews work to make this hurricane-ravaged island city inhabitable for the thousands of residents set to return this week, the mayor is seeking more than $2 billion in emergency federal aid. More...

McCoy sets Texas record in romp

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Jordan Shipley was so wide open it caused a sudden moment of panic. ``Don't short-arm the throw,'' Colt McCoy said to himself. More...

Letters

LETTERS TO EDITOR

Choice is clear on abortion issue

Dear Editor: Our choices for president couldn't be clearer on the abortion issue: John McCain and Sarah Palin support the right to life for unborn children -while Barack Obama supports expanding abortion with your tax money and bringing back the g More...

Reader wonders why photos of new RISD teachers not published

Hi I was just wondering why the new teacher's pictures (of Raymondville) weren't taken to be in the Chronicle? I thought they did that every year? More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Amanda Coronado celebrated her 15th birthday with a mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lasara. Reception/dance was held at El Toro Dance Hall. She was escorted by her brother, Omar E. Coronado. More...

50th Wedding Anniversary

Edward and Johnelle Willis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a ranch in the Hill Country. More...

50th Golden Wedding Anniversary

Humberto Tijerina and Rose Marie Bohls Tijerina of Corpus Christi, formerly of Raymondville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2008. Mass celebration of blessing of 50 years was officated by Father Bob Dunn. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

On September 22, 2008 unknown person(s) committed a burglary at Ken's Furniture, located at 123 E. Hidalgo St., taken was one RCA 20" DVD player, one 20" TV/VCR combo, one Panasonic 42" Plasma TV, one Panasonic 50" Plasma TV, one Panasonic stereo. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: In the matter of marriage of Patricio Herrera and Hortencia H. Herrera - divorce. Willacy County, City of Lyford and Lyford CISD vs Manuel Mijares, et al - tax cases. Gabriel Trevino vs Jesus Cavazos - auto damages. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

SEPTEMBER 14 - Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, Raimondo, John A. Abandoned vehicle - Juanita Gate. Reckless driver - Sarita. SEPTEMBER 15 - 911 call/ motorist assist - Large Rest Area. More...

City commissioners adopt budget & tax rate

Hurricane Dolly debris pickup will start again today

In six special city ordinances, Raymondville's commissioners approved the 2008/ 2009 fiscal budget, along with tax collection measures, and budget appropriations. More...

DNA testing underway on severed arm for link to missing elderly Mission woman

Husband & son-in-law indicted for capital murder

Husband & son-in-law indicted for capital murder An arm found in a Willacy County drainage canal could be that of a missing 67-year-old Mission woman, who was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband and stepson earlier this summer. More...

Next Tuesday is last chance to file for Hurricane Dolly FEMA aid

All valley disaster aid offices now closed

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) is advising that the deadline for applying for Hurricane Dolly individual relief is Tuesday, Sept. 30th. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

United in Willacy

I had the unique pleasure to be one of the attendees at a meeting Monday of citizens, clergy, and community leaders. It was refreshing to see so many concerned people in one place with one thing in mind, unity in Willacy County. More...

Bearkat Fan - Grandma Medina

"Please don't ask me how old I am, rather ask me how young I feel," an older person once said. Same goes for Bearkat fan Grandma Medina. Mrs. Eva Medina is a cool 67-year-old and by the way she loves Bearkat football. More...

An amesty for Stupidity

Is it fair that businessmen who fail in neighborhood stores have to close shop and often sell their homes, while Wall Street titans are spared the consequences of monumental stupidity and greed? No, it is not fair. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton stalk destruction deadline is extended for Zone 1

AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today cotton growers in Zone 1 are granted an extension for cotton stalk destruction. The new deadline for 2008 is Oct. 1 and was extended because of weather. More...

Corn harvest expected to set record in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The state's farmers are expected to harvest a record-high corn harvest this fall, surpassing even the wheat crop, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday. More...

TDA Market Recap September 22

AUSTIN - (Sept. 22, 2008) For the week ending Sept. 20, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 per hundredweight lower, with only a few locations reporting steady to higher prices. More...

Obituaries

GLORIA EMMA LOPEZ BOYLE

Gloria Emma Lopez Boyle, 67, died Sunday, September 21, 2008 at her home in Raymondville. She was born February 21, 1941 in Raymondville to Alfred and Olivia Lopez. She lived in Raymondville all her life. More...

DANIEL CABALLERO

MCALLEN - Daniel Caballero, 77, died Monday, September 15, 2008 at Rio Grande Regional Hospital. He was born in Willamar, TX and was a resident of McAllen for 42 years. He worked with the City of McAllen Public Works and Communication Dept. More...

BARBARA BAIRD BRUCE

PAMPA, TX - Barbara Baird Bruce, 71, died September 19, 2008. She was born June 27, 1937 in Mobeetie. She married Jerry Bruce on December 20, 1955 in Pampa. She was a resident of Pampa since 1953. She was a self employed beautician since 1960. More...