December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Guerra wants seized property returned

County and District Attorney Juan Guerra has filed a motion in 197th District Court in which he asks for the return of computers and evidence seized from his office when he was arrested last year. More...

Chronicle/News to publish early next week on Tuesday

Due to the Christmas holidays next week the Chronicle/News will publish a day early on Tuesday rather than Wednesday. As a result advertising and news deadline will be at noon on Monday. More...

News

Disease killing valley palm trees

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Agriculture has quarantined the State of Florida and Nueces County to control the spread of a devastating palm disease known as lethal decline. More...

Gateway News

Many of the Gateway residents have arrived to spend the winter and we appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in and around Raymondville. Activities are going on much the same as other years. More...

Rep. Ortiz, Jr. files bill to Combat Graffiti

AUSTIN- Rep. Ortiz announced today that he has filed legislation aimed at fighting graffiti in Corpus Christi. "The graffiti problem is completely out of hand in Corpus Christi," Ortiz said. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

December 11, 2008

Wide swings in cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) this week did little to instill confidence among traders. Cotton continues to be influenced by other commodities and the equity markets. More...

Administration to change farm worker hiring rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As it prepares to leave office, the Bush administration is moving to make it easier for U.S. farming companies to hire foreign field workers, which farmworker groups say will worsen wages and working conditions. More...

California slaughter plant abuse of cattle reported

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department's inspector general said Tuesday that there wasn't a systemic failure behind the cattle abuse that led to the nation's biggest beef recall last February. More...

Obituaries

CHARLES WILLIAM WETEGROVE, SR.

Charles William Wetegrove, Sr., 82, died surrounded by his family on December 9, 2008. He was born in Mercedes, Texas on March 13, 1926 to John and Helen Kuhn Wetegrove. More...

ROSE MARIE CHAVEZ

Rose Marie Chavez, 50, lifetime Raymondville resident died Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at her residence. She was born on October 3, 1958 in Raymondville to Jose Fabian Chavez and Natividad Rodriguez Chavez. More...

ROGELIO CHAVEZ MONTALVO

Rogelio C. Montalvo, 91, died at his residence Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. He was born on December 5, 1917 in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to the late Manuel Montalvo and Clarita Chavez Montalvo. More...

Photo

SANTA CLAUS At the end of the parade old St. Nick himself was waving at the crowds. More...

Goliath steps on David

Judge lectures Guerra, bans him from contact with grand jury

The old Biblical tale of David & Goliath has a new twist, this time Goliath stepped on David with his huge sandal crushing him like a bug. More...

Guerra's Sebastian home set for aution by bank on Jan. 6, 2009

County attorney Juan Guerra who claims to be financing his legal attacks on nine defendants out of his own pocket is in serious danger of losing his home to foreclosure by Chase Home Finance, LLC of Columbus, Ohio. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Christmas memories

Every year around this time I get a little nostalgic and yearn for the days gone by, days spent with family growing up with very little cares or worries. More...

Away for the Holidays?

Tips to Prevent Home Burglaries

Meriden CT - Everyone looks forward to this time of year - including burglars. With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house shopping, there are many good prospects for breakins. More...

Seeds from the Sower

On Christmas Eve, 1841, President and Mrs. John Adams Put Christmas candles in each window of the Presidential Mansion and dedicated their home to the Lord. President Adams prayed, "O Lord, in Thy Name we dedicate this house. More...

County Lifestyles

Methodist church offers Christmas cantata Sunday Morning, Dec. 21, Services at 5:30 and 7p.m. for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24

A Christmas cantata will be featured during Sunday morning worship at First United Methodist Church in Raymondville on Dec. 21 starting at 10:45 a.m. Special Christmas Eve services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 24. More...

"Cops 4 Tots" toy drive

The Raymondville Police Department are once again working on their annual "Cops 4 Tots" toy drive. Donations may be made to the police department located at 523 W. Hidalgo Ave. More...

35th Wedding Anniversary

Juan Antonio and Guadalupe Torres celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on December 14, 2008. They were married on December 15, 1973 in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Joseph G. Garcia and Brenda Guzman. Baldemar Cisneros, Jr. and Carrie Camille Gutierrez. Gene Brandon Hernandez and Amanda Marie Martinez. Luis Carlos Munoz and Leonor Fuentes De La Cruz. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 10 - Structure fire, 400 blk W. 7th, Sebastian. Criminal trespass, FM 1018. Dog bite, Lasara. DECEMBER 11 - Accident, minor, Bus. 77 and Broadway, Lyford. Civil matter, 400 blk E. San Francisco, Raymondville. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: In re: Selena A. Hernandez, other civil. In the matter of marriage of Maria L. Mata and Fausto R. Mata, divorce. In the matter of marriage of Mary Helen Aldaco Sagnay and Marco Antonio Sagnay. More...