November 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Guerra indicts judges, former special prosecutors & others for his 2007 arrests

Legal fees for Guerra-caused lawsuits tops $1 million

District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra got a Willacy County grand jury to indict district judges Migdalia Lopez and Janet Leal, along with former U.S. More...

Willacy County Navigation District dispute to evict resident moved to January

Temporary County Court Judge Jaime Garza reset the eviction case of Port Mansfield resident Steven Banyai to January 20th, after both parties made claims at yesterday morning's hearing. More...

News

PITTMAN ELEMENTARY 2008-2009 PTO OFFICERS

Pittman Elementary 2008-2009 PTO executive officers shown, from left to right, are Frank Rodriguez, historian, Amanda Perez, vice-president, Lisa Rodriguez, secretary, Rose Garcia, treasurer, and Chris Vento, president. More...

Man pleads guilty to shooting at Border Patrol agent

LAREDO, Texas (AP) A 25- year-old Mexican man has pleaded guilty to a firearms charge and assaulting a Border Patrol agent after he allegedly fired at a pair of agents in September. More...

Flores under investigation for plane trips

AUSTIN (AP) - A Texas lawmaker is under criminal investigation over air travel he received from a beer distributor. Rep. Kino Flores' attorney confirmed the investigation Friday but didn't believe the Palmview Democrat violated any laws. More...

County Lifestyles

Morales-Contreras

Erika Amanda Morales of San Marcos, Texas, will wed Lee Anthony Contreras of Martindale, Texas. The bride to be is the daughter of Jose Francisco and Diamantina Morales of San Marcos, formerly of Lyford. She is the granddaughter of Jose D. More...

Quinceanera

Alyssa Marie Davila celebrated her Nov. 3rd - 15th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 1 with a mass celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Dance/reception was held at El Toro Dance Hall. She was escorted by B.J. Flores. More...

Article

WINTER WONDERLAND MISS BEAUTY PAGEANT will be held Sunday, November 23 at the Raymondville High School Auditorium. Shown are some of the contestants who will be participating in the pageant. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

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

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 12 - Execution of warrant, (95) George Rodriguez, 700 blk N. 2nd, Raymondville. Criminal mischief, Willacy County Housing Authority. Identity theft, 300 blk W. 1st, Sebastian. Disorderly conduct, Hwy. 186 and CR 25. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 9 - Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Suspicious circumstances - Turcotte Gate. Theft - South Market St. 911 call/dead body - Turcotte Gate. Cruelty to animals - King Ave. More...

LATE BREAKING NEWS: Judge removes Guerra as prosecutor for 5 of 9 criminal cases involving Vice President Cheney and Texas State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.

Texas Rangers to escort Guerra to court Friday morning after having been found in Mexico

After being AWOL from the job and violating sections of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct - Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny Guerra" has been replaced in five (5) of the nine (9) criminal cases he convinced a gra More...

Vice President Cheney indicted by Guerra for inmate death & neglect of illegal aliens

Other indictments: Sen. Eddie Lucio & former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Lameduck District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra got a Willacy County grand jury to indict U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. More...

Renowned former Port Mansfield lawman dies in his beloved port city

Jack Carpenter started career as drug enforcement agent

After patrolling the quaint fishing village of Port Mansfield for about 20 years, retired Willacy County Deputy Sheriff Jack "El Lobo" Carpenter died on Sunday of natural causes. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

The Logic of The Golden Rule

One of the earliest truths we were taught as kids was the "golden rule." We memorized it, it was printed on our rulers and pencils and we were expected to make it a everyday part of our life. More...

EDITORIAL OPINION

No shortage of idiots....

Willacy District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra is living, breathing, proof that there is no shortage of idiots. More...

Rush to file legislation for upcoming session begins

AUSTIN - Lawmakers filed more than 500 bills Nov. 10-14 in advance of the 81st session of the Texas Legislature, which convenes Jan. 13. More...

Farm & Ranch

USDA predicts lower corn and soybean harvests

WASHINGTON (AP) The Agriculture Department on Monday lowered its forecasts for this year's U.S. corn and soybean harvests, pushing up the prices of both commodities. More...

After Gilbert farmer dies, friends harvest crop

GILBERT, Iowa (AP) - Tuesday was a day Iowa farmers don't often get blessed with in November - clear, sunny, dry and warm, with a strong breeze rattling the corn stalks. A day for short sleeves. More...

Texas Farm Bureau praises TTC report

A citizens' advisory committee appointed to advise the Texas Transportation Commission agrees with Texas Farm Bureau that the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) concept needs to be scrapped and new avenues explored to meet the Lone Star State's transportat More...

Obituaries

JACK EDWIN CARPENTER

PORT MANSFIELD - Jack Edwin Carpenter, 78, died Sunday, November 16, 2008 at his home in Port Mansfield after his fight against cancer. He was born April 8, 1930. He was the son of H.C. (Jack) and Mabel Carpenter of Rio Hondo. More...

PABLO CARDENAS

HARLINGEN - Pablo Cardenas, Jr., 54, died Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

FABIAN QUINTANILLA

LYFORD - Fabian Quintanilla, Sr., 74, died Sunday, November 16, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was a lifelong resident of Willacy County. He is survived by his wife, Elodia Quintanilla of Lyford; six sons, Fabian, Jr. More...