November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Final results in for Kenedy County's general election

Hubert elected to first full term as district attorney

Incumbent D.A. John T. Hubert (R-Kingsville) was reelected by Kenedy and Kleberg County voters to his first full term as the two-county district attorney, after being appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in Sept. 2007 to the newly created position. More...

News

Hall inducts karate, TSTC instructor

Michael A. Sullenger, a longtime karate instructor and general technology instructor at Texas State Technical College Harlingen, recently received special recognition for his years of service as a teacher and mentor in the martial arts community. More...

Christmas parade celebrations planned in Raymondville & Lyford

Raymondville has set Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. as the date and time for the city's annual Christmas Parade, and Lyford's will be on Saturday, Dec. 6th. More...

Go Bulldogs!

Good Luck Bulldogs!

DR. TARA RIOS YBARRA STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 43 in the center, attended the Cotton Bowl between the Bearkats and the Bulldogs; for the coin toss. (L to R) #45 Gilbert Hernandez, Dr. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

November 6, 2008

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) fell to the lowest levels since early 2005 Thursday as weaker commodities and equities prices spilled over on the cotton market that was already facing optionsrelated selling. More...

Texas citrus on its way to consumers

WESLACO - Despite hurricane damage and an unstable economy, this year's Texas citrus harvest is off to a good start, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service citrus expert. More...

Lower Rio Grande Valley Boll Weevil Referendum Ballots due

AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today reminds cotton producers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Boll Weevil Eradication Zone to cast their vote. Ballots for the referendum must be postmarked by Nov. 14 to be counted. More...

Obituaries

ABEL CANTU

Abel Cantu, 83, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at his home in Raymondville. He lived in Willacy County all his life. More...

FELIPE DAVILA, JR.

HARLINGEN - Felipe Davila, Jr., 63, died Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He moved to Harlingen from Raymondville in 1990. More...

Photo

LYFORD BULLDOGS showing respect toward our great nations Armed Forces, #23 Andrew Delgado, holding the American flag, #43 Eli Mendez, holding the United States Army flag, #57 Luis Vasquez, holding the Texas flag. More...

Willacy County is debt free?

Claim excludes $116 million county jail & ICE Unit bond debt

Willacy County's auditor proclaimed that the county is debt free much to the relief of county commissioners who were at Monday morning's meeting. More...

First State Bank proposes 7-county service area with $12 million initial funding

Willacy and Kenedy County included in future plans

A proposed de nuevo or new state chartered bank has listed Willacy and Kenedy counties in their seven-county service plan filed as part of an application for a charter, More...

Mayor Rudy admonishes resident for raising voice at Lyford City employee

Commissioners approve plan for 2 dedicated deputies

Three-time Lyford mayor Rodolfo "Rudy" Saldana took a city resident to task over his allegedly raising his voice at a city employee in a utility payment dispute at city hall. A resident, who only identified himself as Mr. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Veterans Day - A time to remember and give thanks

It seems like only a week or so ago we were talking about Memorial Day and honoring those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom. More...

How long do we have as a nation?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier: More...

Taxation's perfect storm

A perfect storm occurs when the major elements of weather - humidity, temperature and in the case of hurricanes barometric pressure - reach critical levels and come into alignment in a given location. Its power can be awesome. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dr. Spence vows to promote 2-party Political System in county

Editor: I have an early New Year's resolution. A new promise for Lent. I'm coming clean. Turning over a new leaf. Purging a bad habit. Digging myself out of a hole. I know I can do it. More...

County Lifestyles

De Leon-Suarez

Nicanor and Anastacia De Leon of Raymondville are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Adelina De Leon to Michael Andrew Suarez of San Juan. He is the son of Oralia Suarez. More...

Double Ring Ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ambriz were united in Holy Matrimony in a Double Ring Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Raymondville by Pastor Janna Sandidge Hawes. Maid of honor was Araceley G. More...

Flores-Sosa united in marriage

Julissa Flores and John Peter Sosa were united in marriage on Nov. 15, 2008 at El Toro Dance Hall. The bride is the daughter of Juanita Flores and the late Agustin Flores, Sr. The groom is the son of Olivia Sosa. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy Co. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 5 - Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 3rd and Old Ham, La Sara. Harrassment by phone, Holly Rd., Lyford. Theft, 300 blk E. Main, Sebastian. Accident minor, Bush Rd. and FM 1762. NOVEMBER 6 - Accident, minor, FM 1015 and FM 490. More...

Kenedy Co. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 2 - 911 call/ medical response - Tony De La Rosa St. NOVEMBER 3 - Motorist assist - Sarita Bridge. 911 call/reckless driver - Large Rest Area. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Escort - Norias Ranch. More...

Crime of the Week

On or about Oct. 31, unknown person(s) committed burglary at 445 S. 6th St., taken was migwelder, an air compressor, straps and misc. tools. R.P.D. Case #08- 2017. More...