March 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Lyford voters to choose from 3 mayor candidates

Lyford Mayor Rudolfo "Rudy" Saldana is not a candidate for re-election in the May 9 city race but three individuals have jumped into the race to replace him. They are Henry de la Paz, Jr., 36, a current city commissioner. More...

News

Texans still pay highest homeowner rates

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas homeowners still pay the highest insurance rates in the nation despite measures designed to lower them and worse weather losses in other states. More...

Sheriff reports Alamo man drowned in ATV accident near Port Mansfield

This office was.notified around 5 a.m. March 8, 2009 of a young man subject that had been swept away by strong currents near Port Mansfield. More...

Photos

GRAND OPENING TSC Tractor Supply Co. held their Grand Opening last week for their new store in Edinburg at 7135 N. Expressway 281. More...

County Lifestyles

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THE ANNUAL WILLACY CO. LIONS, CORREA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT was a great success. The event took place on March 7 at the Raymondville Golf Course. More...

Article

EVERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON SOME OF THE GATEWAY WOMEN can be found in the rec hall working on quilts. Some sew, some press pieces and others tie. Since 2002 the women have made 471 quilts. More...

Article

GEORGE GALINDO was recognized as one of the six Valley DAR High School Award recipients and was recognized for this award when he was in Middle School as well. Shown, left to right, George Galindo and Myra Green Middle School Counselor. Mrs. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 1- 911 call/reckless driver - Armstrong. Motorist assist - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, David Alex Ramirez. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 9 - Criminal mischief, 500 blk W. Hidalgo Ave. Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 1st and Sauz. Fraudulent use of identifying, 500 blk W. Hidalgo. Arrested: Pedro De Los Santos, public intoxication, 6th and Kimball. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Ex Parte Israel Hank Soto - Writ of Habeas Corpus. Ex Parte David Mendoza - Habeus Corpus. State of Texas vs Jose Andres Mireles - Writ of Habeas Corpus. More...

City condemns several properties but old White Wing hotel gets repreive

Every time the city gets ready to do something about the old Whitewing hotel eyesore on East Hidalgo Ave., the owners show up and ask for more time to renovate the delapidated building and reopen it as a chain hotel. More...

"Blas" Cavazos loses appeal, will remain in prison on murder conviction

Jose "Blas" Cavazos lost his writ of habeas corpus appeal on February 27 in 197th State District Court before Judge Migdalia Lopez. More...

City Commissioners Smith & Cavazos draw opponents

Raymondville voters will choose two city commissioners in the May 9 city election. Incumbent Commissioner Clifton L. Smith, in Place 3, 48, a commercial photographer will be opposed by Portfirio Mungia, Jr., 65, who is retired. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Children are a real blessing to parents, and they are always doing or saying things that get our attention rather quickly. These things can be funny, frightening, or even embarrassing. More...

Editorial Opinion:

Willacy County has lost a good friend, Judge Simon Salinas will be missed by many

I always liked Judge Salinas. He was a good county judge and a proud resident of Sebastian. We were almost the same age and shared many similar experiences. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

March 5, 2009

Plunging equities in the face of continuously waning investor confidence dragged cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to 14-week lows on Monday. Despite another encouraging U.S. More...

Dormant season grazing management

Volatile markets and a slumping economy have ranchers looking for ways to lower their risks. Typically, three things are discussed in this type of economic climate: cutting costs, cutting costs, and cutting costs. More...

TDA Market Recap - March 9, 2009

AUSTIN - (March. 9, 2009) For the week ending March 7, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were again uneven and up and down the board, from $4 lower to mostly steady to $7 higher. Fed cattle cash prices were near unchanged. More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE L. SANCHEZ

LYFORD - Guadalupe L. Sanchez, 75, passed away early Friday evening, March 6, 2009 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, TX. Guadalupe was born on February 20, 1934 in Yurecuaro, Michoacan, Mexico to Francisco Sanchez and Virginia Lopez Sanchez. More...

SIMON SALINAS

SEBASTIAN, TX - Simon Salinas, 72, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family on Monday, March 9, 2009, after a long battle with lung cancer. More...

BENITO C. GONZALES

Benito C. Gonzales, 66, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009 at Audie L. Murphy Veteran Hospital in San Antonio, TX surrounded by his five sons. He was born in Sebastian, TX on September 1, 1942 to Filomeno and Hipolita Castillo Gonzales. More...

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