October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

EMS to start renovating the old Video Depot building later this week

Kleberg Foundation to donate $200,000, if matched

Willacy County's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unit has outgrown their current location on E. Hidalgo Avenue, and have purchased the Video Depot building and land on S. 7th Street in Raymondville to build a new facility. More...

News

Lasara woman leads surgical technology club at TSTC

An open house for friends and families of Surgical Technology students designed to boost awareness of Surgical Technology Week, September 21-27, also broadened understanding of training required to achieve a career. More...

Laredo homeowner acquitted of killing teen intruder

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A Texas jury acquitted a man accused of killing a boy who broke into his home looking for a snack - a case that sparked outrage in this border city, where many thought the man should not have even been charged. More...

Disbarred attorney sentenced to 15 years

AUSTIN (AP) - A disbarred Austin attorney who pleaded guilty to felony theft charges was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for stealing from the estates of dead clients. More...

County Lifestyles

Perez-Ambriz

Jasmine Diamante, Christian Xavier, David Edward and Mikaela Guiliana announce the upcoming marriage of their mother, Laura Perez, daughter of Agapito and Anna Perez, to their father, Edward Ambriz, son of Jose F. More...

Quinceanera

Kassandra J. Lopez will celebrate her 15th birthday on October 11, at the Gonzales Ballroom. She is the daughter of Patricia Lopez, and granddaughter of Esmeralda and Ausencio Chavarria. Kassandra's birthday is October 10. More...

Photo

CACTUS COUNTRY COOKOFF was held at El Sauz, TX on Sept. 27, 2008. Rocking "T" Cooking team, in memory of Mary Tijerina, took 1st place showmanship, 1st place carne guisada, 2nd place beans. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

SEPTEMBER 24 - Assault by contact, Industrial Dr., Raymondville. Burglary of habitation, 1 mi. E. of U.S. 77 on 186. SEPTEMBER 25 - Criminal trespass, Pablo Contreras, Lasara. Forgery, Estancia Apts. Sebastian. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

SEPTEMBER 21 - 911 call/ reckless driver - Norias Ranch. Medical response - Sarita. 911 call/welfare concern - La Parra Rd. SEPTEMBER 22 - Prisoner transport - Kleberg County. 911 call/accident (major) - Juanita Gate, no injuries. More...

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...

Guerra takes on commissioners for showing favoritism to Ammerman on budget

Five more county employees quit their jobs

In a rare appearance before Willacy County commissioners last Wednesday morning, County/District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra angrily asked commissioners why they never gave his department the same kind of budget increase that they gave inco More...

Dredging to start at Port Mansfield entrance channel in Gulf of Mexico

Army Corps awards $6.5 million for multiple areas

Mariners will see dredging work soon at the east entrance of the Mansfield Cut, where two vessels have run aground in the past year. The U.S. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

For what it's worth!

Many people have listened to Paul Harvey over the years. Some set their clocks by his program. More...

Day of Reckoning for America

How did the United States of America, the richest nation on earth, whose economy represents 30 percent of the Global Economy, arrive at the precipice of a financial panic and collapse? More...

Farm & Ranch

Farm groups worried about confusing meat labeling law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm groups are protesting the Agriculture Department's use of a new food labeling law, saying it has loopholes that could confuse consumers about where their meat comes from. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

U.S. cotton posted losses earlier in the week, but taking clues from nervous outside markets awaiting resolution on the U.S.financial bailoutplan, cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade settled higher Thursday. More...

TDA Market Recap - September 29

AUSTIN - For the week ending Sept. 27, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were steady to $6 per hundredweight lower. Volatile grain prices and increasing numbers of calves coming off pasture are pressuring markets. More...

Obituaries

EUDELIO "LALO" W. REYES

NEW MEXICO - Eudelio W. Reyes "Lalo" , 69 born Dec. 3, 1938 died at home on Sept. 13, 2008. Lalo was born in Raymondville where he became an accomplished High School football player. More...

FR. GEORGE BALDERRAMA

HALES CORNER, WISCONSIN - Fr. George Balderrama, SCJ, 81, died on September 28, 2008 in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. He was born in Baltimore and raised in Columbia (his immigrant parents returned to South America when he was nine) Fr. More...

FRANCES ANN McCORMICK

Frances Ann McCormick was born in Austin, TX on October 18, 1921 and died September 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.F. More...