January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Smith & Cavazos up for re-election on May 9, 2009 in city races

City and School board elections in Texas are scheduled for May 9, 2009. In Raymondville Place 2 Commissioner Clifton Smith and Place 4 Commissioner Zeke Cavazos seats will be up for grabs. More...

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LA QUINTA INN is Raymondville's newest hotel for weary travelers. The beautiful new facility opened in December with 60 guest rooms including four 2-bedroom suites, a 75-capacity meeting room, a pool and jacuzzi. More...

News

4 sentenced in scheme to smuggle guns to cartels

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge sentenced four Rio Grande Valley residents to prison and probation for supplying guns purchased in the United States to Mexican drug cartels. More...

Award winning family singers featured

The award-winning Link Family will be performing at the Texas Theater this Sunday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This singing group is a true family band, featuring Dad, Mom and five children from Lebanon, Missouri. More...

Galveston officials paint bleak picture after Ike

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Galveston officials are pleading with state lawmakers to help rescue the island city from dire financial straits nearly four months after Hurricane Ike slammed ashore. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

January 8, 2008

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) pushed higher this week as the inflationary tone seemed to be picking up steam. More...

Texas is focus of $4.9 million to help eradicate harmful fever tick in South Texas

Commissioner Staples helps secure funding from USDA

LAREDO - Agriculture Commissloner Todd Staples is pleased to announce the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committing $4.9 million in emergency funds to help control a growing fever tick infestation in South Texas. More...

TDA Market Recap Jan. 12, 2008

AUSTIN - (Jan. 12, 2009) For the week ending Jan. 10, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were higher than pre-holiday levels by $4 to $8 per hundredweight. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JANUARY 7 - Execution of warrant, Alejandro Tijerina 4th and Riggs, Raymondville. JANUARY 8 - Public intoxication, Lonnie Craig Gallowry, W. of Raymondville on Hwy. 186. Vehicle in ditch, just West of Raymondville on Hwy. 186. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 12 - Recovered missing person x2, 400 blk W. Durham. Theft, over $50, under $500, 1200 blk S. 10th. Theft, under $50, 400 blk E. Hidalgo. Arrested: Oscar Omar Gonzalez, public intoxication, 5th and Durham. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JANUARY 10 - Motorist assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Abandoned vehicle - Birdwatchers. Abandoned vehicle - Deadman's Curve. Suspicious circumstances - South County Line. More...

"Keeter" Guerra appointed to lead commissioners court, with help from Eddie Chapa

Pct. 3 Commissioner Alfredo "Fred" Serrato made a motion to appoint Pct. More...

COUNTY HOLIDAYS FOR 2009

Commissioners approved 12 paid holidays for county workers, one less than last year. More...

Mayor Rudy not running for re-election in Lyford

At Monday's City meeting Lyford Mayor Rodolfo "Rudy" Saldana announced that he will not be a candidate for reelection in the May 9th election. Meanwhile city commissioner Henry de la Paz said that he will seek election to the office of mayor. More...

Sebastian man dies in McAllen collision, wife seriously injured

Jose Pablo Mata and his wife Manuelita "Mimi" were returning from a mariachi concert in McAllen Friday night when their Chevrolet Silverado pickup was struck head on by a Dodge Ram pickup believed to have been driven by a drunk driver. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Sleep - Too much or too little?

It's very seldom that I have any trouble getting to sleep. I do it in church, at work, and of course at the end of the day. Usually I stay up until about 11:30 watching TV. More...

Editorial Opinion:

Willacy County owes debt of gratitude to Senator Lucio

The recent lawsuit filed against State Senator Eddie Lucio by lame-duck Willacy County & District Attorney Juan Guerra is reprehensible. More...

Straus prevails in race to become next Speaker

AUSTIN - State Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, pulled together 88 vote pledges in the first week of 2009 - more than enough to earn his election as speaker of the Texas House. More...

County Lifestyles

Customer Service the Old Way

Even though we're on the "do not call list," occasionally a telemarketer will get through, and they usually call when we're eating supper. This time when the phone rings my mouth is half full of squash. More...

Lyford High School Mother/Daughter Luncheon

Lyford High School hosted a Mother-Daughter P.O.W.W.E.R (Professions of Working Women Encouraging Relations) Conference on Thursday, December 18, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Gospel hymn singing Sunday

Praise singing, gospel hymns set at 5 p.m. for "Third Sunday" event at Methodist Church

Praise music, gospel hymns, food and fellowship will be enjoyed at Raymondville First United Methodist Church on Sunday, January 18, starting at 5 p.m. Also, follow-up plans for a spring concert of the Willacy Community Choir will be discussed. More...

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