October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Two Raymondville bankers join group forming new Rio Grande Valley bank

Applications submitted for state charter & FDIC insurance

Two veteran Raymondville bankers and longtime Willacy County residents are part of an organizational group that has applied for a charter with the Texas Department of Banking, and for deposit insurance with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation More...

News

Wild in Willacy a smash hit with new rodeo and other events

Festival goers had a fun time at this years Wild in Willacy event, that was held for the first time at the livestock show grounds, according to Chamber of Commerce Manager Elma Chavez. More...

PITTMAN ELEMENTARY 2008-2009 STUDENT COUNCIL

Pittman Elementary's recently elected student council members will apply their leadership skills throughout the year with several school pride and community involvement activities. More...

Beginner Computer Classes

Reber Memorial Library will sponsor beginner computer classes. For more information please call 689-2930. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton stalk destruction deadline is extended

FOR ZONE 1

AUSTIN-Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced cotton growers in Zone 1 are granted an extension for cotton stalk destruction because of heavy widespread rainfall that has prevented almost any crop destruction. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

October 23, 2008

Continued liquidation pressure seen among many commodity markets, a widening spread between the December and March contracts, and a shaky week on Wall Street caused a fall in U.S. More...

TDA Market Recap

October 27

AUSTIN - (Oct. 27, 2008) For the week ending Oct. 25, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 per hundredweight higher. More...

Obituaries

CELIA TIJERINA GARZA

MCALLEN - Celia Tijerina Garza was born in Brownsville, TX on June 22, 1920 and she died on October 23, 2008. She was born to Uwenseslada (Bence) and Antonio Tijerina of Rio Hondo where she grew up. More...

MARIA MAGDALENA HERRERA

Maria Magdalena Herrera, 77, died Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She is survived by her husband, Raul Herrera, Sr. More...

Guerra indicts state jail operator for murder in 2001 inmate death

Attorney: "He's (Guerra) done great harm to our client"

Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra leaked a sealed murder indictment to national media on Friday morning, that alleges GEO Corp. More...

Willacy commissioners move to reduce county jail debt by $3 million

Resolution sent to legislators over ICE Unit firings

Willacy County's commissioners voted to give Sheriff Larry Spence $202,000 so he can make his construction bond payment of $439,000 for the county jail, which is due Nov. 1st. More...

Raymondville residents to get hit with a 9 percent garbage rate hike

City to host Halloween event at H-E-B parking lot

City of Raymondville commissioners approved an 8.9 percent rate hike requested by Allied Waste for garbage service pickup starting very soon. The garbage removal company cited a Consumer Price Index increase in their letter to the city. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Red ribbons, Halloween and time to vote

This is a busy time of year for us in law enforcement, the football season is going strong so there are plenty of activities taking place on and off the playing field. It's a busy time for coaches, players, band members, and teachers as well. More...

Dissecting Cats and post-mortem care

It's purely coincidental that the topic of dissecting cats and post-mortem care comes up on the week of Halloween. It just happens to be the time when that's what's going on in my anatomy and physiology lab at the university. More...

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County Lifestyles

BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON

Angie Galvan Ramirez was honored at a birthday luncheon given by Gloria Reyes Garcia and Celia S. Hernandez of Denver City, TX on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Casa Blanca. More...

Quinceanera

Morgan Cortinas celebrated her 15th birthday on Saturday, October 25 with a mass celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Dinner and dance was held at the Gonzales Ballroom. Morgan was escorted by Thomas Gonzales. More...

Photo

RHS CLASS OF 1998 gathered at Friday's game on October 24th. Shown from left to right, front row, Annie (Perez) Lara, Patty Castillo, Laura Cano, Rene (Rojas) Guajardo, Erica (Fuentes) Cruz. 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...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

OCTOBER 22 - Assault by contact, Willacy County Housing Authority. OCTOBER 23 - Possible overdose, 1800 Industrial Dr. Cat bite, FM 491 and FM 2845. Structure fie, Lupine Rd. and FM 2845. Theft, U.S. 77 and Spur 56. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 27 - Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 400 blk N. 1st. Criminal mischief, 500 blk W. Canal. Theft, over $1,500, under $20,000, 500 blk N. 1st. Disorderly conduct, 500 blk W. Hidalgo. Graffiti, 300 blk E. Norman. More...