January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County schools expected to get $7.4 million from Obama's stimulus bill

Those who are expecting President Obama to fly over in a helicopter and scatter thousand dollar bills over the landscape may not be too far from wrong. Stragetic Partnerships, Inc. More...

News

NFL? Reality TV offers spot in Cowboys training camp

DALLAS (AP) - The first time Michael Irvin watched "American Idol," he loved the concept of giving undiscovered singers the chance to become stars. Now Irvin is doing the same for NFL wannabes. More...

Mexico turns to tourism in midst of crisis

MEXICO CITY (AP) - I t 's got sun, white-sand beaches and better yet - a battered peso. Mexico is counting on its weakened currency against the dollar and its proximity to the U.S. More...

Sheriff Joe is at it again!

You may remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well...Sheriff Joe is at it again! And there's MUCH more to know about him! More...

Letters

Reader says he wasn't told to be in court and that he is not guilty of fishing infractions

Editor, You recently published an article in your paper that mentioned my name. Cody Thomas King and then a little funny joke was made. More...

"Corrections"

To The Editor, In regards to your article "Ammerman has first day in court as new county and district attorney," I would like to bring an error to your attention and request that you publish a correction. More...

County Lifestyles

Bank account opened for Mimi Mata

Frost Bank has opened an account for the collection of funds for Manuelita "Mimi" Mata, of Sebastian,who was involved in a serious collision which took the life of her husband, Jose Pablo Mata. More...

Craft Show Feb. 5

Join us at Gateway RV Park on Thursday, Feb. 5, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for our annual craft show. More...

RHS Senior '09 Project Graduation Meeting

There will be a RHS Project Graduation Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the RHS cafeteria. Senior '09 parents encouraged to attend. More...

Crime & Courts

Article

AK-9 DIVISION was established at the Raymondville Police Dept. to develop a drug interdiction division along with adjoining agencies such as Hidalgo Co. Sheriff's Office, Raymondville I.S.D. Police, Mission Police Dept. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 26 - Graffitti, 200 blk S. King. Criminal mischief, 300 blk S. 14th. Arrested: Female juvenile, assault causing bodily injury, FV, 300 blk W. Tampico. Duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 900 blk E. Hidalgo. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JANUARY 21 - Identity theft, Lyfod. Identity theft, Riggin Rd. Civil matter, La Jara and Huisache, Lyford. Criminal mischief, 300 blk Beach St., Pt. Mansfield. JANUARY 22 - Theft, 500 blk W. Main, Sebastian. More...

Willacy Fair & Auction promises family fun & financial support to 4-H & FF kids

The Willacy County Fair & Livestock Auction has moved up a full month this year from late February to the last weekend in January, according to Eddie Rodriguez, president of the event. More...

City to get piece of $15 million hurricane damage funds

City manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia said Tuesday that Willacy County is one of three Rio Grande Valley counties expected to split a $15 million HUD grant. Carlos Mondragon, the city grantsman, told commissioners that the U.S. Dept. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Why Bother?

As I was preparing to pack for a trip to Del Rio for a Border Sheriffs meeting I was mentioning to the lovely wife that I needed to get to work early so I could write this week's column before I left town. More...

Seeds From the Sower

An American doctor was making a visit to a hospital in London. As the staff was showing him around, he became interested in their system of abbreviation. S.F. stood for scarlet fever. 1.6. stood for tuberculosis. More...

Governor asks lawmakers to support property rights

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry on Jan. 22 urged lawmakers to add an amendment to the state constitution to fortify property owners' rights against abuses of eminent domain. More...

Farm & Ranch

Calif. farmers reduce planting to cope with drought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some of the nation's largest farms plan to cut back on planting crops this spring over concerns that the drought plaguing California will cause federal water supplies to dry up. More...

TFB president urges real change on eminent domain

AUSTIN - The president of the state's largest farm organization called on Governor Rick Perry to sign legislation that truly reforms the state's archaic eminent domain reform process. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

January 23, 2008

Cotton news this week was particularly sparse, however, the market continued to show the ability to find new buyers despite negative indications for future cotton demand. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT ERVEN ANDERSON

Robert Erven Anderson, son of Erven and Charlotte (Hotchkiss) Anderson, was born on April 20th, 1937 and raised in Halfa and Armstrong, Ia. He attended Halfa and Ringsted Schools. More...

MICHAEL HAYNES CALLAWAY

Harlingen, TX - Michael Haynes Callaway, 57, died on January 20, 2009 surrounded by the family he loved so much after fighting a courageous battle with bladder cancer. More...

ZELDA ADALINE BROWN MAYO

SAN PERLITA, TX - Zelda Adaline Brown Mayo, our mother, passed away in the comfort of her home on January 26, 2009. Zelda was born to Earl Lester and Nadien Etta Fitzgerald Brown on October 28, 1923, in Burkburnett, Texas. More...

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