October 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Female deputy constable to start patrolling Lasara area

Valley Telephone given nod to start fiber-optics project

Precinct 1 Constable Victor Flores received permission to add a deputy constable position to his precinct for on the job training purposes. Lasara residents will start seeing Beckie (B.J.) Ohm riding along with Flores in his patrol vehicle. More...

News

"Christmas in Willacy"

Plans under way

"Christmas In Willacy," Dec. More...

Deputy shoots donkey after tranquilizer darts fail

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A donkey that wandered from a West Tennessee farm was killed by a sheriff's deputy after attempts to tranquilize it failed. More...

Mexican peso strengthens amid bank rescue news

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican peso is rebounding after taking a beating in the global financial crisis. Mexico's central bank says the peso gained about 5 percent to 12.4 per dollar on news of coordinated European and U.S. More...

Letters

Human life more valuable than gas, stocks, reader say

Gas prices and stock values go up and down. The economy goes up and down. But one thing that shouldn't go down is the value of a human life. Unfortunately, the value of human life will go down in America if Barack Obama is elected president. More...

County Lifestyles

90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Mr. Guadalupe Dominguez was honored with a birthday dinner at his home in Lasara on Saturday, Oct. 4. All 11 children attended along with their families. Shown, left to right, front row, Nellie, Mrs. Dominguez, honoree, and Leticia Garza. More...

Sweet 16th Birthday

Estrellita Garza will be celebrating her Sweet 16th Birthday on October 18 at the Texas Dance Hall. Estrellita is the daughter of Juan and Esther Garza of Raymondville. More...

Methodist church will offer jewelry making for beginners

Beaded earrings and jewelry will be the topic of a workshop to be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at First United Methodist Church starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be no charge for the lessons. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

OCTOBER 7 - Public intoxication. OCTOBER 8 - Burglary, Lyford. OCTOBER 9 - Evading arrest, Raymondville. Disorderly conduct, Sebastian. Harassment, North Star Apts. Burglary, North Star Apts. Asault by threat, family violence, Lyford. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

OCTOBER 5 - Found property, Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 call/motorist assist - Sarita Bridge. Suspicious circumstances - Armstrong Rd. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - Canelo Gate. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Governor, FEMA extend Ike disaster aid to affected citizens

AUSTIN - With thousands of families still unable to return to their homes because of Hurricane Ike, Gov. Rick Perry on Oct. 8 extended his disaster declaration through Nov. 6 for 90 Texas counties. More...

Photo

#12, JACOB CARRANCO, after catching a pass from #7 Johnny Esparza, trying to run up field. The Bulldogs beat the Tarpons 20-13, a very close game, putting the Bulldogs 3-2 over all , 2-1 district. (See more on Page 6.) More...

Lyford delicatessen receives final city approval to open today

Mayor & Mayor Pro-tem spat over illegal use of alley

Lyford will have a place again to sit down and eat, after the Country Kitchen turned into the latest gambling arcade earlier this year. Resident Margaret Fonseca got the nod from commissioners to reopen her restaurant starting today. More...

UTB satellite campus construction delayed until next year

Business prospects still eyeing Willacy County

University classes at the planned UTB satellite campus across from Raymondville High School won't likely start until January of 2010, due to architectural drawing delays, according to City Manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Grandpa's birthday

The man arose a little earlier than normal because today was a special day and he wanted to be ready when people started arriving. He shaved, showered, and put on his best slacks and shirt and went in to fix his morning coffee. More...

Liquidating the Empire

Human Events.com

"Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers." So Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon advised Herbert Hoover in the Great Crash of '29. Hoover did. And the nation liquidated him -- and the Republicans. More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap October 13

AUSTIN - (Oct. 13, 2008) For the week ending Oct. 11, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions ranged from steady to $10 per hundredweight lower. However, some preconditioned offerings late in the week were steady to $3 higher. More...

Cotton Market weekly

October 9, 2008

Sweeping global economic worries sparked widespread commodity and equity liquidation Monday pushing cotton futures prices down the trading limit on the New York Board of Trade. More...

Wisconsin to produce largest wheat harvest yet

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin will produce its largest wheat harvest in state history this year. More...

Obituaries

OSCAR GARCIA, SR.

McALLEN/RAYMONDVILLE - Oscar Garcia, Sr., 81, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Cima Hospice in McAllen. He was born July 6, 1927 in El Toro Ranch, Starr County to Alfonzo and Juanita (Salinas) Garcia. More...

LYDIA YTURRIA BUTLER

Lydia Yturria Butler died at her home on the Punta Del Monte Ranch in Kenedy County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herminio and Francisca Yturria, two sisters, Felicitas Yturria Downie and Leonor Yturria Wood, a niece, Leslie Levi. More...

LAUNA WHITE

CORPUS CHRISTI - Launa White, 90, died Monday, October 6, 2008 at River Ridge Nursing Center in Corpus Christi. More...