December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local farmer shot to death in Mexico

Paul Wetegrove, 46, of Raymondville was shot and killed near the city of Celaya last week in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Wetegrove is a member of a well known Willacy County farm family. More...

News

Texas woman follows son to prison for bank holdups

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - A woman who prosecutors say robbed several Austin-area banks with her then-16-year-old son has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. More...

Burglar ring that struck Texas banks may be broken

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsabased burglary ring that may have stolen millions of dollars in cash and merchandise is under investigation by law enforcement agencies in several states. More...

Hundreds flee after cockfight raided in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - A rural cockfight raided by police Saturday sent hundreds who paid $20 admission fleeing into the woods and led to the arrest of three organizers, authorities said. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

November 20, 2008

Bullish economic sentiment paired with intrinsic demand signals boosted U.S. cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to a two-week high on Wednesday. More...

Millionaires get farm payments; nobody checking

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sports team owner, a financial firm executive and residents of Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia were among 2,702 millionaire recipients of farm payments from 2003 to 2006 - and it's not even clear they were legitimate farmers, U.S. More...

TDA Market Recap - Dec. 1, 2008

AUSTIN - (Dec. 1, 2008) For the week ending Nov. 29, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mixed in light holidayweek trade. More...

Obituaries

PAUL ANDREW WETEGROVE

Paul Andrew Wetegrove, born May 18, 1962 died November 25, 2008 at the age of 46. Paul was the eighth child of Charles and Irene Wetegrove. He attended Raymondville schools. 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

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 26 - Public intoxication, (95) Andres Herrera, Sebastian, FM 413 and Bus. 77. Assault family violence, Sebastian, 300 blk E. 7th. NOVEMBER 27 - Execution of warrant, Raymondville, Rio Circle Dr. Civil matter, walk-in. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 31 - Accident, 300 blk E. Hidalgo. Incident, child abandonment, 700 blk E. Hidalgo. Incident, property damage, 800 blk W. Hidalgo. Criminal mischief, 1000 blk Rio Circle. Runaway, 300 blk E. Kimball. More...

Cheney fails to show for shootout with Guerra:

Judge Banales throws out all 8 cases filed against judges, state senator & vice president

If the district court was a football field Juan Guerra would be buried in the turf after 16 high powered lawyers took turns running him over Monday. More...

Attorneys & Judge blast Guerra's actions

State District Judge Manuel Banales explained his reasons for dismissing eight cases filed in his court against sitting district judges, a state senator, a former U.S. More...

Christmas Parade expected to be a good one

MORE THAN 60 ENTRIES PROMISE ENTERTAINMENT

Raymondville Chamber of Commerce manager Elma Chavez promises that despite the recent downturn in the economy the Raymondville Christmas Parade will be as good and as big as ever. The parade with 65 entries (so far) will begin on Friday at 7 p.m. More...

Editorial & Columns

In memory of Barry

Somewhere along the line I learned how to speak "cat." Mom says I come by it naturally, but I suspect I might have picked it up from hanging around one too many abandoned barns. More...

Behind the Badge

Places to go and things to see

This time of year is very busy for most of us, with work, end of the year events, and of course, all the activities of the Christmas holidays. More...

Governor warns new clean air rules would 'cripple' Texas

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry on Nov. 24 urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to pass a proposed framework that would toughen regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. Examples of greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, ozone and methane. More...

County Lifestyles

Photo

SARAH M. GOMEZ of Raymondville; granddaughter, Scout, J.J. and not shown, Ashley and Harper Gomez of Dallas attended the Dallas Cowboys-Seattle Seahawks football game, 34-9, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27 in Irving, TX. More...

Peace on Earth Christmas Celebration

United In Willacy presents Peace on Earth Christmas Celebration on December 6 at 5 p.m. at the Raymondville High School Auditorium. Join us for a night of music as we celebrate the birth of our Savior as a community. More...

Article

BRANDI RENAE TREVINO, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernabe Trevino of Lyford, has been selected as a candidate in the Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin. More...