October 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting is underway - Several contested races in Kenedy County

Two candidates vie for District 43 State Rep. seat

Early voters in both Willacy and Kenedy counties have begun casting their ballots for the nation's next president, along with state-wide candidates, and in two contested races in Kenedy County. More...

News

Bulldogs roll over Redants 42-24

The Lyford Bulldogs (5-2 overall, 3-1 district) handled the Redants 42-24 Friday night in Progreso. The win puts the Dogs' in a four-way tie for first place (others are Raymondville, Rio Hondo and Hidalgo). More...

Kenedy County residents thoroughly enjoyed the Sheriff's Posse fair held in Sarita

DEPUTY GONZALEZ at Safari Obstacle Course. More...

Kenedy County attorney heads to Iraq for one year

Courthouse water damage found during renovation

Kenedy County's commissioners gave a farewell salute to County Attorney Jaime Tijerina, as he heads off to Iraq for about one year of duty in the U.S. Army legal corps. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Vote your morals not old traditions

Dear Editor, In a few weeks the most important election will be upon us. The question I have is will you vote with your Godly morals or with old family tradition? More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Reader seeks school improvement

Dear Editor, I have not given up my plight in seeking quality education from our local schools. Thank you for publishing my letters in the past. More...

County Lifestyles

Quincenera

Cleandra Marie Castillo will celebrate her 15th birthday (quincenera) on October 25, 2008 at Business 77 Dancehall in Raymondville. Her parents are Rogelio Castillo and Leticia Gonzalez. More...

Sweet 16th Birthday

Jaimee Ann Guerra will celebrate her 16th birthday on October 25, 2008 at Business 77 Dancehall in Raymondville. Her parents are James P. Guerra and Lydia Guerra. More...

Willacy County Art League Wine & Cheese Reception

Willacy County Art League is planning their wine and cheese reception and calendar debut for Saturday, Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m. at the Creative Art Center (next to the Historical Museum on S. 7th St. in Raymondville). More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

Unknown person(s) have been committing burglaries and thefts throughout Port Mansfield. Taken was a 36" flat screen television, and a 42" flat screen television, fishing rods and reels, weedeaters, and numerous air conditioners. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

OCTOBER 12 - D.U.I. - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Impounded vehicle - Juanita Gate. Accident (minor) - Sarita, no injuries. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M. arrest x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

W. C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

OCTOBER 15 - Civil matter, Willacy County Sheriff Dept., walk-in. Runaway, Willacy County Housing Authority. OCTOBER 16 - Assault, family violence, FM 490 and FM 2099. Public intoxication, Juan Jose Angel Vela, 6th and Palmero, Sebastian. More...

Guerra & his staff see their criminal charges dropped

Prosecutor: "Underlying facts don't support the allegations"

A special prosecutor filed a motion on Friday to dismiss the criminal indictments against Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra citing the failure of a former special prosecutor to take a state-mandated anti-bribery oath. More...

Sarita man indicted in $26 million mortgage fraud scheme

11-count federal indictment alleges false applications

The FBI arrested a former Sarita man and female coworker in Vermont on charges they attempted to defraud mortgage lenders to the tune of $26 million, by submitting loan applications for properties they purchased on behalf of phony investors. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Are we teaching our children what is right?

I don't know if any of you are concerned about the direction our country seems to be taking, but it's been on my mind a lot lately. More...

Halloween Goodies

Scary costumes, carved pumpkins and a display of sugary candies adorning homes everywhere. More...

The Coming Backlash

Human Events.com TM

As Americans render what Catholics call temporal judgment on George Bush, are they aware of the radical course correction they are about to make? More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

October 9, 2008

In a week of ongoing global economic turmoil, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) recouped losses Thursday that had sunk to a twoyear plus low earlier in the week. More...

Girl, 2, dies in farm accident

BERNIE, Mo. (AP) - A 2-yearold southeast Missouri girl is dead after a farm accident. The accident happened Monday morning near Bernie in Stoddard County. More...

New trouble down on the farm: tighter credit

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - There's new trouble on the farm. The worsening financial crisis is making it harder and more expensive for farmers and cattlemen to borrow money to pay for feed, land and salaries. More...

Obituaries

ANTONIO RUIZ

Antonio Ruiz, 66, died on October 17, 2008 at Hospice Trinity Towers in Corpus Christi, TX surrounded by his family and mother. He is the son of Maria Gutierrez. He was preceded in death by his father, Pedro Gutierrez, Sr. More...

MERCEDES ADAME MORENO

HARLINGEN - Mercedes Adame Moreno, 71, died Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She is survived by her husband, Pedro Moreno of Harlingen; two sons, Ben Moreno of Harlingen and Pedro Moreno, Jr. More...

ENEDINA G. RODRIGUEZ

SEBASTIAN - Enedina G. Rodriguez, 81, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at her home in Sebastian. She lived in Sebastian most of her life. More...