November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City Christmas Parade coming December 5th

City Commissioners agreed to close off intersections on Hidalgo Ave. and on South 7th St. for the annual Christmas Parade, Friday, Dec. 5 in the downtown area. The parade will proceed east on Hidalgo Ave. More...

News

Commissioners conduct brief county meeting

In 30 minutes flat Willacy County Commissioners dealt with a short agenda Monday morning. Commissioners accepted a new color map featuring the cities of Raymondville, Lyford and Port Mansfield on one side and a Willacy County map on the other. More...

Hundreds gather at Dealey Plaza to commemorate JFK

DALLAS (AP) - On the day marking the 45th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, some 500 people crowded into Dallas' Dealey Plaza to remember one of the most tragic moments in American history. More...

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LYFORD DISTRICT CHAMPS 1979-80, 1980-91 BASKETBALL ALUMNI GAME- November 28, 6 p.m. at the Lyford Veterans' Gym. Shown is the Lyford Bulldog Basketball team of yesteryear as they were presented the 32-AA District Championship award. More...

Letters

Reader questions Guerra's sanity

Dear Editor, A Willacy County grand jury, under District Attorney Juan Guerra has returned a multi-count indictment against Vice President Dick Cheney, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, State Sen. Eddie Luclo Jr. More...

Ladies and gentlemen, it is show time

Editor, Yes, ladies and gentlemen, just when we thought the antics and circus like entertainment of our very own Willacy County DA Juan Guerra were over because of his landslide defeat, he is going out in a ball of fire. More...

Reader has questions

Editor, Just a few questions. There was once talk of a movie theater and pizza restaurant coming to Raymondville, what's happened? More...

County Lifestyles

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ST. ANNE CATHOLIC CHURCH FIRST COMMUNION was held Sunday, Nov. 16. Shown, back row, from left to right, Katie Vasquez, Perla Rodriguez, Daniella Olivarez, Mikayla Garcia. Front row, Martin Graciani and Julian Herrera. More...

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ALL MEMBERS OF AMERICAN TAEKWONDO TRAINING CENTER TEAM return victorious after competing at the Corpus Christi Round Robin Taekwondo Tournament on Nov. 8. More...

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ORIANA FLORES participated in the 2008 Winter Wonderland and won Teen Miss Beauty Queen, Most Photogenic, Best Model and Best Fashion. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

On or about Oct. 29 unknown person(s) committed burglary at 292 S. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 19 - Theft, West Hidalgo, Lyford. Assault, North Star Apartments. NOVEMBER 21 - Disorderly conduct, 400 blk., Bayshore Dr., Pt. Mansfield. Assault, 200 blk E. 2nd, Sebastian. Burglary of habitation, 300 blk Beach St., Pt. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 16 - Impounded vehicle - Armstrong Tower. Medical response - N. Garcia St. Reckless driver - Exxon Gate. Suspicious circumstances - Armstrong. 911 call/reckless driver - Armstrong. NOVEMBER 17 - Motorist assist - Mifflin. More...

Cheney indictment gets kicked up to Texas Supreme Court by Guerra

FOX NEWS: INDICTMENT IS THE WORST PREPARED IN U.S. HISTORY

The motions to quash (stop) the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney are on hold due to District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra's move to disqualify the judge on Friday. Presiding District Judge J. More...

This holiday season, what are you most thankful for?

For my family and that God has been good to us this year. We have a new addition to our family - a granddaughter that we just love. There have been positive changes for the better. - Lionel Tamez, Lasara More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Thanksgiving thoughts

One of my favorite holidays of the year is fast approaching and I would like to share my thoughts on Thanksgiving with you this week. I've always enjoyed thanksgiving because it is the holiday that most reminds me of family. More...

Guests for Thanksgiving

Holy, moley! Spouser and I have been blessed by a visit from our honkytonkin' friends Mini and Maynard who have conveniently "dropped in" for Thanksgiving. Mini and Maynard pretty much have to sneak up on us. More...

Governor to create hurricane recovery panel

AUSTIN - In the space of three months last summer, the Texas coast suffered punishing blows from three hurricanes: Dolly, Gustav and Ike. Because of the resulting breadth and depth of disaster in coastal counties, Gov. Rick Perry on Nov. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

November 20, 2008

After a week of lower trading, U.S. cotton futures on the Inter-continental Exchange (ICE) fell to new contract lows on Thursday, pressured by the bearish overall commodity environment and global economic concerns. More...

Deer smugglers from Texas, Minnesota sentenced to prison

AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas man and a Minnesota man were both sentenced to federal prison terms yesterday for illegally transporting white-tailed deer across state lines. On Nov. 24 in Plano near Dallas, Federal District Judge Richard A. More...

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TOMMY RAINS, JR., Director with the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was recently presented with a plaque of appreciation for serving 20 years on the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District. More...

Obituaries

FRANCISCO DELGADO

LYFORD - Francisco Delgado, 82, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at Edinburg Regional Hospital in Edinburg. He lived in Lyford all his life. More...

SARA GONZALES

Sara Gonzales,80, died Tuesday November 18, 2008 at Harlingen Medical Center. She was born on November 14, 1928 in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Antonio Gonzales and Hortencia Garcia Gonzales. More...

GLORIA CANTU FITZGERALD

Gloria Cantu Fitzgerald, 80, died Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Harlingen Medical Center. She was born July 20, 1928 and was a lifelong resident of Willacy County. More...