October 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Lyford boxer is main event for Texas state "cruiserweight" championship

Rodriguez Ford hosting autograph signing Saturday

Lyford's Eric Molina has won every fight since his profession boxing debut in Las Vegas in March of 2007, where he was knocked out by Ashanti Jordan in the first round. Molina's lifetime record is now 7-1-0 with 6 KO's. More...

News

Texas fair attendance lags, vendors' sales sag

DALLAS(AP) - Nearly a week into the State Fair of Texas, attendance and sales are way down. Vendors of everything from hot tubs to stuffed jalapeno cookers are reporting up to an 80 percent decrease in sales. More...

Ex-Round Rock pastor gets 5 years for theft

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - A former minister in Round Rock must serve five years in prison for stealing about $700,000 from his church. A judge in Georgetown on Thursday sentenced 49- year-old Donald Roger Clyde to prison, plus 10 years probation. More...

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NEW KENEDY COUNTY DEPUTY Deputy Sheriff Eduardo Joel Ramirez has become the newest addition to the Kenedy County Sheriff's Department, after he was sworn in by Sheriff Ramon Salinas, III on Oct. 1st. More...

Farm & Ranch

4-H provides service to kids through special programs

Willacy & Kenedy county proclaim National 4-H week

"Keeping it Green" is this years theme for National 4-H week which starts on Oct. 5 and runs through Oct. 11. Many livestock activities are being planned along with tree planting projects. More...

Working with livestock teaches life lessons

WACO, Texas (AP) - Fifteen year-old Michael Estill knew his steer wouldn't be the prize winner at the Heart O' Texas Livestock Show when he chose him. More...

October 14 Deadline set for director nominations in Regional Boll Weevil Vote

AUSTIN - Cotton producers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Boll Weevil Eradication Zone have until Oct. 14 to officially nominate themselves for the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation's statewide board of directors. More...

Obituaries

DOROTHY WOLFF

HARLINGEN - Dorothy Wolff, 84, died October 4, 2008 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Wolff of Harlingen and son, Douglas Wolff of Wodena, MN. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. More...

VADA WELLS HERRING PITTS

MT. PLEASANT, TX - Vada Wells Herring Pitts, 97, formerly of Raymondville, died on October 4, 2008. She was born in Lockhart on December 29, 1910 to J.D. and Ora Wells. After graduation from Robstown High School she married M.R. Herring. More...

Mendoza asks for five separate jury trials after plea bargain talks breakdown

Special prosecutor wants 25 to 99 years per charge

Retired District Judge Menton Murray patiently listened as career criminal Martin Mendoza asked to be released from the Willacy County jail for medical reasons, along with his attorney's motion to withdraw from the case, while a special prosecutor More...

Lyford lowers property taxes - Employees to get modest 3% raise

Commissioners appoint asst. public works manager

Lyford city commissioners voted unanimously to lower property taxes at Monday night's monthly meeting. More...

Former Raymondville ICE agent pleads guilty to theft

A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent has been convicted of theft of government property, according to U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle. Juan Enrique Polanco, 38, pleaded guilty to the federal felony charge today before U.S. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Nostalgia - A walk down memory lane

I had just dropped off the little woman at one of her favorite shopping places and now I had the choice of either sitting in the parking lot and waiting for her return to the car and checking out the local discount store. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Governor says taxpayers should not bail out Wall Street

AUSTIN - The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1424, the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008" on Oct. 3. It was the House's second attempt in five days to prop up faltering Wall Street financial institutions. President George W. More...

Letters

Band mom salutes the Bearkat Band!

Editor, Well as we all know, the pride of Willacy County, "RHS Bearkat Band" will be going to Contest/ Pigskin again as they do annually. This takes place on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Donna. More...

Our country is at a crossroad, reader says

Editor, Our nation is at a major moral crossroad in a few weeks we will be deciding who our leaders will be, whether we will choose pro-life candidates and pro-family candidates or candidates will continue in the legacy of death, abortion. More...

County Lifestyles

PITTMAN ELEMENTARY 2008-2009 CHEERLEADERS

The Pittman Elementary Cheerleaders and Bearkat mascot lead the student population in cheers during pep rallies and other student events. Shown, above front, left to right, are Deanna Garza, Mireya Cervantes, and Susan Najera. More...

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THE L.C. SMITH STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS attended the Leaders 'R Us Student Council Workshop on October 3, 2008 at Zavala Elementary School in Harlingen. Dr. Flores, Harlingen I.S.D. More...

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THE HOUSEOF THE WIND SERPENT SHOTOKAN KARATE attended Bei Shaolin Karate/ Kung Fu Tournament Saturday, Sept. 27 in San Benito. 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...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

SEPTEMBER 28 - 911 call/ reckless driver - Sarita. Abandoned vehicle - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - Norias Ranch. Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 call/reckless driver - Norias Ranch. More...

Texas man accused of trying to shoot police chief

MAYPEARL, Texas (AP) - Attempted capital murder charges have been filed against a 35-yearold man police said broke into Maypearl City Hall and tried to shoot the town's police chief with his own gun. More...