December 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE CHRISTMAS PARTY-

City employees held their annual party last Friday at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center. Some of the employees were given service awards based on their number of years employed by the city. More...

News

Christmas tree lit in Bethlehem's Mangers Square

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - A 10-meter-high (32-feethigh) Christmas tree has been lit in Manger Square. The ceremony began the Christmas season in Jesus' traditional birthplace. More...

Holiday displays light up the Las Cruces night

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Holiday cheer has not disappeared. Despite tough economic times, many Las Crucens are still spreading the festive Christmas spirit by decking their homes with lights and decorations. More...

Foundation funds library donation of Petra's Legacy

COLLEGE STATIONComplimentary copies of Petra 's Legacy: The South Texas Ranching Empire of Petra Vela and Muffin Kenedy, by Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick will soon arrive in 176 libraries, courtesy of a generous contribution from th More...

County Lifestyles

WILLACY COUNTY YOUNG FARMERS HELP SANTA AT PITTMAN ELEMENTARY

- Willacy County Young Farmers donated Christmas gifts for some students at Pittman Elementary. Library students above, Adrianna Ramirez, Alfonso Garcia, and Joe Galvan, display some gifts. More...

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MARLINA RIVERA, a junior at Lyford High School recently participated in her 8th folkloric dance recital with the advanced group of the Gloria G. Canales Folkloric School of Dance of Harlingen. More...

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BARBARA JEAN DELGADO was Lyford Middle School Student of the Month for November. She is the daughter of Joe Roy and Leah Jean Delgado of Lyford. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

DECEMBER 14 - Agency assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M. arrest x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Alarm - Kenedy County Sheriff's Office Impound Yard. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

DECEMBER 17 - Theft, Mansfield Dr., Pt. Mansfield. DECEMBER 18 - Public intoxication, Scott Kai Stamp, FM 506 and Bus. 77, Sebastian. Criminal mischief, FM 490 and FM 88. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 21 - Criminal mischief, 600 blk N. 3rd. Criminal mischief, 600 blk W. White. Assault causing bodily injury (FV), 500 blk W. Tampico. Burglary of vehicle, 500 blk W. Wood. Arrested: 2 males Daniel Quintero, Carlos Urdiales. More...

Commissioners postpone interim judge appointment

County commissioners took no action on the appointment of an interim county judge at a special meeting Monday, leaving the decision up to a new court that will include two new members. More...

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS-

The Elsa Auces family received a mobile home just in time for Christmas of 2008. The mobile home was given to the family by Safe Communities for Disaster Recovery under the umbrella of Lower Rio Grande Valley churches. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Thinking out loud about the Christmas season

Listening to a group of young people singing Christmas Carols recently brought back a lot of memories and a few smiles as well. Have you ever listened to young school children sing anything especially Christmas carols? More...

Seeds from the Sower

There was a man by the name of Joe Bit. He married a woman. Then there were two Bits. They had twins, then there were four Bits. More children came, until there were eight. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

December 18, 2008

In late December, good news was hard to find in the cotton industry. Most of the 2008-09 cotton crop was out of the field, but a global economic recession sent cotton sales grinding to a virtual halt. More...

Caterpillar to move one assembly plant to Texas

AUSTIN - What Texas can do to stay strong in a faltering world economy is something top state officials are more than pondering these days. Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. More...

Farm officials praise new ag secretary pick

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Agriculture officials praised President-elect Barack Obama's selection of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as his choice for agriculture secretary. Oklahoma U.S. Rep. More...

Obituaries

SOPHIA CATHERINE KING

Sophia Catherine King, 58, died December 18, 2008. She was born December 22, 1949, in Harlingen. She is survived by her husband, Tommy W. King; children, Melissa (Robert) Cudd, Melanie C. King and fiance, Derek Shepherd, and Tommy W. More...

JOSE LOZANO

Jose Lozano, 39, died Monday, December 15, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He moved to Raymondville from Levelland, Tx in 2007. More...

CHRISTINE MARTHA DeWITT

HARLINGEN - Christine Martha DeWitt, 84, died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen. More...