December 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

RISD awards $13.8 million middle school contract

Raymondville ISD board president John Solis said Tuesday that a $13.8 million contract has been awarded for the construction of a new 2- story Myra Green Middle School. More...

News

Top baby names of 2008

The top 100 names for 2008 are in! Big news this year: Aidan is at the top of the list for boys for the second year in a row, while Isabella skyrockets to #1 for the first time ever. Top 10 Girl Names of 2008 1. Isabella 2. More...

New Year's Resolutions for drivers

Making the road safer and saner in 2009

Meriden CT - At this time of year, everyone hopes to close the book on bad habits and resolve to do better. Experts agree that many people break their New Year's resolutions because they set unrealistic goals for themselves. More...

CRASH ON BROADWAY AVE. AND BUS. 77 AGAIN!!

In Lyford on Monday morning there was a car that was run over by a 18 wheeler truck (rig). More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Lyford stop sign not needed, reader says

To whom it may concern: I just came through Lyford and saw that there was another accident at the famous new stop sign. Why is it there? Obviously no one believes there should be a stop sign at that intersesction. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Detainees unhappy with treatment at ICE unit

Editor, We want to bring to your attention some of the things that are going on in these walls. This is just a tiny piece of what the administration of this place is doing to us. Officers are trying to make us as miserable as possible. More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford Elementary holds 1st annual Mother/Daughter Dinner

What makes a good mom? How about feeding your daughters corn flakes for dinner or clothing them warmly during the winter cold fronts? More...

Obituaries

SUSAN BELL CHERRY

Susan Bell Cherry, 62, of Austin, Texas, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 25, 2008. A memorial service was held on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Weed- Corley-Fish Funeral Home Chapel located at 3125 N. More...

ANITA GUTIERREZ

LYFORD - Anita Gutierrez, 70, died Sunday, December 28, 2008 at her home in San Antonio. More...

MINERVA COCHRAN

Minerva Cochran, 56, died December 24, 2008 at her home in Raymondville. She is survived by her daughter, Erika Davis; and two grandchildren, Ronnie Cochran and Harvern Davis III, all of Mississippi. More...

2008 was a tough year for county

Many local residents will be glad to see the end of the year 2008. It has been a year in which our financial fortunes have taken a decided turn for the worse. More...

EARLY MORNING FIRE CLAIMS LIFE OF LOCAL MAN

Ramiro Reyna, 53, was burned to death early Tuesday morning when a fire broke out at his home at 783 W. Main Street, in Raymondville. Fire Chief Frank Torres said the EMS received a telephone call at 4:10 a.m. More...

Chronicle to begin charging for obituaries & social news

With great reluctance we are forced to change our policies and to begin charging for things that the daily newspapers have charged for over many years. More...

Editorial & Columns

Holidays Passed

I lug the faded blue suitcase with the once-gold inscription Lady Baltimore on the front down from the attic. Grandmother's dusty valise is a coffer of trinkets holding memories with the capacity to take me back to childhood days. More...

Behind the Badge

Welcome 2009

As the year 2008 comes to a close and we prepare to welcome 2009, we must pause however briefly and look at this past year and all that has happened. More...

New Year's Resolution: No more nutty lawsuits

The holiday season and the New Year bring out the best of intentions: promises of good behavior, commitments to kick nasty habits and pledges to be more nice than naughty. More...

Farm & Ranch

2008 Willacy County 4-H Highlights

Happy Holidays from the AgriLIFE EXTENSION service. This has been an exciting year for 4-H in Willacy County and we are looking forward to another great year in 2009. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

December 24, 2008

Trading was thin and choppy with most brokers on the sidelines in advance of the Christmas holiday, but cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) managed to close marginally higher toward the end of the week. More...

TDA Market Recap - Dec. 29, 2008

AUSTIN - (Dec. 29, 2008) For the week ending Dec. 27, 2008, fed cattle prices were $1 higher per hundredweight as higher beef prices allowed processors to increase bids. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 21 - 911 call/motorist assist - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Public intoxication - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Suspicious circumstances - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 24 - Public intoxication/ disorderly conduct/retaliation, Gary Coleman, 5th and Jones, LaSara. Theft, Glen Lofton, Lyford. Criminal mischief, La Rosita. Accident, minor, 1600 blk Buffalo Dr., Raymondville. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Candido Rosales vs Rosalinda Rosales - divorce and in the interest of three children. Order of foreclosure vs Balde Huerta and Minerva Garcia Castillo, et. al. Nation Star Mortgage vs Julio Vasquez and Norma Vasquez - foreclosure. More...