November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Obama elected President

Sarita Armstrong-Hixon elected in Kenedy County

Late last night Sen. John McCain congratulated Sen. More...

News

Judge finds man not guilty in wild pig case

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) - A judge has found a former Gays Mills elk farm owner not guilty of allegations he turned wild pigs loose in Wisconsin. More...

8 police officers killed in 24 hours in Mexico

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say eight police officers have been killed in less than 24 hours in a state near the capital. More...

Photo

HARGILL, TX COOKOFF was held November 1. Rocking "T" Cooking Team, in memory of Mary Tijerina, took first place for "Most Original Camp." Shown is the secret weapon, Eulalia (Lala) Flores. More...

Farm & Ranch

October 30, 2008

Volatility characterized the market this week as trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) searched for a clear direction, but cotton futures prices settled just off fresh contract lows Thursday as outside bearishness and poor weekly export sa More...

Cotton producers to receive ballots for regional boll weevil vote

AUSTIN - Cotton farmers and landowners with cotton production are eligible to vote in a Nov. More...

U.S. feedlot owners oppose beef labeling law

PASCO, Washington (AP) - Cody Easterday estimates that some 25 percent of the cattle at his 30,000-head feedlot come from Canada, with maybe a few cattle from Mexico in the pens. More...

Obituaries

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...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

OCTOBER 19 - Accident (minor) - Exxon Gate, no injuries. Welfare concern - Sarita. 911 call/damaged property - Large Rest Area. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. OCTOBER 20 - Suspicious circumstances - Large Rest Area. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

OCTOBER 29 - Structure fire, CR 200 and FM 2845. Civil matter, Ponciana Rd., Lyford. OCTOBER 30 - Harrassment by phone, 300 blk Ledesma, Raymondville. Theft, Pct. 3 Barn. Terroristic threat, 200 blk. Park Ave., Lyford. More...

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...

With the longtime rivalry between the 'Kats and the 'Dogs, we asked our readers, "Who's going to win the big game?"

"Willacy County is blessed by having two great teams but we believe in our Bearkats, and we know that they will come through. Go get 'em 'Kats!" - Elena Vasquez with daughter, Celyna Vasquez More...

Barnhart's attorney surprised at Judge Banales's ruling on paying legal bill

Supervising District Judge J. Manuel Banales has ordered suspended Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart to pay the legal expenses of the prosecutor who convicted him. More...

Guerra temporarily drops state jail operator murder indictment

GEO may sue Willacy County for malicious prosecution

Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra filed a motion Thursday to drop murder charges against a private prison operator, because he failed to comply with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Riding the rails in South Texas

I had the opportunity this week to join a group of civic leaders and first responders as they were guests of Union Pacific railroad and had the opportunity to travel via a passenger train from Harlingen to Brownsville, around by Los Fresnos, and ba More...

Secretary of state reports voters rolls increased by 800,000

AUSTIN - The Monday morning deadline for this column forces coverage of the Nov. 4 general election into the next week. But here is something that is reportable: Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade on Oct. More...

America's last will and Testament

On the eve of the presidential election, I have a few last thoughts I'd like to share. First off, I keep hearing people say they don't know Barack Obama. Oddly enough, I don't think I've ever known a presidential candidate nearly so well. More...

County Lifestyles

RP Meechie Cheech

"This looks like something the dog did!" Spouser says, examining a mangled Hershey's chocolate he had just unwrapped. "Can I help it if it was 90 degrees on Halloween?" I reply. The entire supply of candy melted on the way home. More...

Lefner-Shiner

Lefner-Shiner Daniel and Bobbye Lefner of Harlingen, and Gary Don and Julie Hopkins of Kingsville are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Rose Lefner to John Patrick Shiner, son of John F. More...

Chavez-Coy

Diana Chavez and Juan Antonio Coy, Jr. were united in marriage on July 12, 2008 at the American Legion Hall in Raymondville. Diana is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Chavez of Lasara and Juan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...