February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County jumps on extra holiday, July 3

Just when we were ready to congratulate the county for saving the taxpayers money, by limiting the paid holidays to 12 in 2009--the deal fell through and they corrected their oversight by adding another. Pct. More...

News

Auditor says Willacy's share of income from 3,000-bed ICE detention center is $1.14 million

Last week's Chronicle/News raised the question "Where does the $14.9 million profit from the operation of the 3,000-bed ICE detention center go? Monday morning Willacy County's auditor Ida Martinez explained the answer to us. More...

Cost of Juan Guerra law suits continue to plague county

Juan Guerra may be gone but the cost of lawsuits he filed against elected officials continue to plague county commissioners. At their regular meeting Monday commissioners approved bills totaling $16,791. More...

Extremely high wildfire danger alert for South Texas

Texas Forest Service urges caution

COLLEGE STATION, Texas- The Texas Forest Service (TFS) is urging citizens in South Texas to be aware of heightened wildfire danger due to high winds and low relative humidity levels. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

February 5, 2009

Cotton futures trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) stayed in a holding pattern much of the week. The market searched for a clear direction as much of the U.S. More...

Photo

A GOOD DAY OF HUNTING AT EL SAUZ RANCH - This photo was taken in the late 1940's. Shown, from left to right, Cleo Roberts, R.D. Smith and Sheriff Luther Snow with a mountain lion, bobcat and jaguar. More...

La. crawfish farmers hope to meet Mardi Gras needs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana crawfish farmers hope to meet demand for Mardi Gras with production down after last summer's hurricanes and some farmers opting to plant higherpriced crops rather than flood crawfish ponds. More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE RIOS PRUNEDA

Guadalupe Rios Pruneda, 64, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Guadalupe was born on August 24, 1944 in Alamo, TX to Ignacio Gonzalez and Teofila Rios Gonzalez, both precede her in death. More...

ELENA "CHATA: SALINAS

SEBASTIAN - Elena "Chata" Salinas, 87, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at her home surrounded by family. She was born April 25, 1921 in Rio Hondo, TX to Macedonio and Virginia Aguilar. More...

JOSE GUADALUPE VILLALOBOS, SR.

Jose Guadalupe Villalobos, Sr., 64, of Belton, TX died Friday, Feb. 6, in a Temple hospital. Services were on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. at North Belton Cemetery. Mr. Villalobos was born on April 5, 1944 to Cruz and Maria Villalobos in Lyford. More...

City planning to expand curfew for juveniles to daylight hours weekdays

Raymondville has long had a curfew that requires those younger than 17 to be off the streets before 10 p.m. on weekdays and 12 midnight on weekends. Now the city is planning to institute a daytime curfew on weekdays when kids should be in school. More...

City Police Chief reports lower crime rate in recent days

Police Chief Uvaldo Zamora told commissioners crimes of graffitti, gang violence and burglaries have dropped recently especially on the north side near 11th Street and San Franciso. More...

Ammerman's staff complete with addition of asst. county attorney & criminal investigator

County & District Attorney Bernard Ammerman won approval at county court Monday for two new people in his office, the first is Scott Greenbaum an asst. county attorney from Cameron County. More...

Editorial & Columns

BEHIND THE BADGE

Each day of our lives is important

Sometimes we get caught up in the idea of it's just another day, and I'll be glad when it is over. We should try and make the most of every day that is given us as a gift. More...

Lawmakers receive governor's list of emergency items

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry on Feb. 3 declared emergency items for lawmakers to focus on in the first 30 days of the legislative session, which began Jan. 13. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Reader defends Senator Lucio

Dear Editor: It was such a relief to learn that former Willacy County District Attorney Juan Guerra can no longer harass and assail Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Reader salutes Glenn Harding

Editor, Accolades to Glenn Harding. Glenn's continuous interest in the progress of the Raymondville Historical Society by giving generously his time and money has greatly enhanced the Society. More...

County Lifestyles

Missouri couple have been Valentines for 65 years

Valentine's Day is for the romantic. Nothing says romance like the story of Bob and Mary Olsen, winter residents at Gateway RV Park. Bob and Mary will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 12th. More...

Article

GATEWAY RV PARK HELD THEIR ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW/ SALE on Thursday. A big crowd enjoyed free coffee and donuts, donated by the club, when the doors opened. Many vendors set up inside and out. Lunch was served by a group of the park ladies. More...

RHS Class of 1980 Planning Reunion

The Raymondville High School Class of 1980 will start planning their 30th class reunion to take place in Raymondville in the fall of 2009. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 9 - Assault, bodily injury, 100 blk N. 8th. Criminal mischief, 700 blk W. Yturria. Theft, 900 blk W. Gem. Burglary of vehicle, 1100 blk E. Hwy. 186. Assault by threat (FV), 300 blk E. Durham. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 1 - Motorist assist - Little Park. 911 call/motorist assist - Sarita. 911 call/fire - Little Park. Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 call/accident (minor) - South Bridge, no injuries. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 4 - Execution of warrant, Erathina A. Mender, Willacy Co. Jail. Theft, 300 blk N. Loop, Raymondville. Harrassment, Tamezville Rd., Lasara. FEBRUARY 5 - Burglary of a habitation, Willacy County Housing Authority. More...

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