December 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

13 bodies found in drug-plagued Mexican State

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) Thirteen bullet-riddled bodies were found along a dirt road Thursday in Mexico's Sinaloa state, home to the powerful cartel of the same name. More...

Lyford Parade 2008

MEMBERS OF THE LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL BAND were part of the Lyford parade last Friday evening. More...

Hearing to disqualify Guerra held this morning

State District Judge Manuel Banales was in town this morning to hear a motion by Michael Cowen, a Brownsville attorney, on behalf of State Senator Eddie Lucio. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Alexandra Saldivar celebrated her 15th birthday Saturday, Dec. 6, with a mass followed by a reception/dance at Texas Dance Hall. She is the daughter of Anabell Saldivar and Ramiro Saldivar. Alexandra was escorted by Genaro Rojas. More...

35th Wedding Anniversary

Abram and Angelina Zamora celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on December 7, 2008. The couple was married on Dec. 7, 1973 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. They have four children: Cynthia (Jaime), Orlando, Andrew, and Laura. More...

Acosta-Morales

Ignacio and Trini Acosta of Austin, would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nelda Acosta to Tomas Lamar Morales, son of Jose F. and Diamantina Morales of San Marcos, formerly of Lyford. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 8 - Burglary of vehicle, 200 blk E. Kimball. Arrested: Stevan Lopez, criminal mischief, over $1,500, under $20,000, assault causing bodily injury. Theft, over $50, under $500, 400 blk W. Riggs. More...

Willacy Co. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

DECEMBER 3 - Assault by contact, FM 1761 and CR 200. Possible suicide, FM 2845. Execution of warrant, Ricardo De Los Santos, 300 blk S. 8th St., Raymondville. Burglary of a habitation, 300 blk E. Yturria, Raymondville. Theft, U.S. More...

Kenedy Co. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 30 - Accident (major) - Los Olmos Creek, three fatalities. 911 call/reckless driver - North County Line. Motorist assist - Armstrong. 911 call/reckless driver - South County Line. 911 call/accident (minor) - Turcotte Gate. More...

Cost of Guerra indictments rising Dist. Clerk & Judge file for legal fees

Willacy County Dist. Clerk Gilbert Lozano submitted a bill for his legal fees to county commissioners at their meeting Monday morning. More...

City promotes 2 police officers at Tues. evening meeting

Police Chief Uvaldo Zamora announced his plans to promote two of his officers at last night's city meeting. Andrew Maldonado was promoted to detective and Armin Martinez was promoted to patrol sergeant. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

'Tis the season to be jolly

We are now a week into December and everywhere you look you'll find evidence that the Christmas Season is upon us. Now I don't know if you're to the "jolly" part of Christmas yet, but if not, I hope you'll reach that stage before too long. More...

Seeds from the Sower

When Michelangelo was planning a statue, he went to the marble quarry for a stone. All he could find in the size he wanted was a reject. He took it, and formed the body of David into a position it would fit. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

November 26, 2008

On the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), cotton futures prices plunged lower Thursday drawing influence from weak outside markets and another round of bearish conomic news. More...

China, US agree on free farm trade

SHANGHAI, China (AP) The United States and China agree on the need to resist protectionist farm tariffs even in the face of the world economic crisis, the U.S. agriculture secretary said Saturday, while urging action on a world trade agreement. More...

TDA Market Recap - Dec. 1, 2008

AUSTIN - (Dec. 8, 2008) For the week ending Dec. 6, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed with sales early in the week steady to $6 lower per hundredweight (cwt) and later sales steady to $6 higher. More...

Obituaries

RAYMOND E. CARLISLE

BELTON - Raymond E. Carlisle died Thursday, November 26, 2008 in a Temple hospital. He was born April 25, 1922 in Belton to John and Sallie (Ranne) Carlisle. He graduated from Belton High in 1941. More...

RAQUEL BEDOLLA

Raquel Bedolla, 65, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

MICHAEL CORBETT

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Michael Corbett, 58, died Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at his home in South Padre Island after a long battle with cancer. He was born January 25, 1950 in Bryan, TX. More...