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Last six months of 2008 were filled with District Attorney Guerra's antics

83 percent of respondents in a Chronicle/News online poll stated that they approve of spanking delinquent children as an alternative to court punishment. More...

News

City retail sales tax collections up 8.53% for year

Despite a significant downturn in the economy in recent months City of Raymondville retail sales tax collections coninue to trend higher according to data contained in the latest report from the Texas Comptroller's office. More...

Texas cops: Driver threatened students over crumbs

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) - A school bus driver in Texas has been accused of brandishing a knife and threatening to cut three sixth-graders who left Oreo crumbs on a seat. More...

Lasara Volunteer Fire Dept.

Looking for new recruits for 2009-2010. Contact Chief Gary Coleman at 642-6678 or Lionel Cantu at 966-9104. More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas among 27 state testing horses for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)

Texas is among 27 states tracing and testing horses that may have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted during breeding or artificial insemination. More...

Sonora nurtures efforts to attract U.S. hunters

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. hunters looking for prized game are giving beef and dairy cattle ranchers in northern Mexico an economic boost. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

January 2, 2009

Despite quiet volume at the end of the year and many players on the side-lines at this point of the season, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) climbed higher this week, settling on strong gains. More...

Obituaries

SAMUEL GONZALEZ, SR.

Retired Master Sgt. Samuel Gonzalez was born in Raymondville, Texas on April 25, 1945 and died on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the Christus Santa Rosa Medical Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 63. More...

RAMIRO REYNA

Ramiro Reyna, 52, died Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at his home in Raymondville. He worked for Lasara School District for 23 years. More...

On his final day in office Guerra files petition to seize Senator Lucio's home & land

State Senator Eddie Lucio (D) of Brownsville is the target of a petition and notice of seizure and intended forfeiture filed by lame-duck Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra on Dec. 31. More...

Senator Lucio's attorney Michael Cowen responds to Guerra lawsuit

"This case is totally without merit. The fact that it was filed by Mr. Guerra on his last day in office while he was walking out the door proves it has no merit. Once a competent D.A. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

There is hope for our future

The word that comes to mind when I think of, or ask someone about the direction of Willacy County will go in 2009 is hope. More...

Craddick drops bid for 4th term as speaker

AUSTIN - House Speaker Tom Craddick, R-Midland, abandoned his bid for a fourth term as speaker when it became clear that a challenger had secured enough vote pledges to win. The official vote won't be taken until Jan. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Band director needs used instruments for students

Dear Editor, My name is John Turner and I am the Band Director for Raymondville High School. I have a request for a brief news article. My idea is that over the years many people have gone through the Bearkat Band. More...

Trash dumping increasing in rural areas

Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence says that the County Commissioners have reported an increase in people dumping their trash illegally within the county. Trash being thrown or dumped in ditches, along roadways, and in canals are of main concern. More...

County Lifestyles

Article

MISS CYNTHIA NELINDA BERNAL of San Antonio, promised in marriage to Mr. Edward Joseph Rodriguez, also of San Antonio, was the honoree at a "Time For....." Bridal Shower on Saturday, November 8, 2008. More...

Photos

MANUEL CALDERA received a surprise birthday gift. His wife Christina and four daughters gave him tickets to the Farewell Texas Stadium Game. The game was on Dec. 20, 2008. Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens. More...

Photo

USATF NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC, DANIELLE RODRIGUEZ - San Perlita ISD student placed 14th in the nation, out of 300 students for Cross Country. More...

Crime & Courts

CHURCHES BROKEN INTO

Crimestoppers urge community to "take a stand" and call 64-CRIME to report anonymously

In the past week, at least three churches in Raymondville have been broken into and burglarized. Sunday morning, church members arrived at First United Methodist Church to find that it had been the latest in a string of break-ins that include St. More...

Crime of the Week

On January 1, 2009 unknown person(s) burglarized Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. More...

Thieves, vandals target churches

In the past few weeks breakins at several Raymondville churches have resulted in vandalism, theft of property and graffiti. On December 15 vandals spray painted a wooden statue of St. Anthony at the St. Anthony Catholic Church on S. 1st St. More...

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