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County tables plan to close Port Mansfield roads

Navigation District Director Mike Wilson asked county commissioners for permission to close three dedicated road at Monday's meeting, but the request was tabled for study, until the return of Pct. More...

News

Why is the Willacy County Crime Stoppers'Walk/Run called the Moon Walk/Run?

This question is being asked by many people who weren't around here fourteen years ago, so we will try to answer their question. More...

2 DWI charges in 1 night

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A New Iberia man was charged with his second and third driving while intoxicated offenses after he allegedly left the scene of two car crashes within 30 minutes of each other. More...

Police corruption bill focuses on border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A panel of state senators wants to create a special division of the Texas Rangers that would focus on corrupt police officers along the Mexican border. More...

County Lifestyles

Horn-Austin

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Horn of Montgomery, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Grace Horn, to Jordan Albert Austin. Jordan is the son of Robert and Kathye Austin of Raymondville. More...

Vela-Williams

Veronica Marie Vela and Karson Lee Williams are happy to announce their upcoming marriage. Veronica is the daughter of Homer and Janie Vela of Raymondville. Karson is the son of Roland and Kim Williams of Sebastian and the late Janet Williams. More...

Veliz-Guajardo

Kelly Ann Veliz and Leo Jess Guajardo were united in marriage on March 28, 2009 at Freer Civic Center. The bride is the daughter of Jesse and Leticia Sanchez of Lyford; and Luis Veliz, Jr. of Raymondville. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 13 - Criminal mischief, 300 blk E. Rivers. Assault causing bodily injury, 300 blk E. Raymond. Theft, 500 blk W. Yturria. Theft, over $50, under $500, 700 blk N. 5th. Disorderly conduct, 500 blk N. 7th. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

APRIL 5- Motorist assist - Juanita Gate. Burglary of habitation - Andrew Lane. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - Armstrong Tower. APRIL 6 - 911 call/reckless driver - Armstrong. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: In the matter of marriage of Chriselda Sanchez vs Benjamin Lopez Sanchez and in the interest of children - divorce. Midland Funding LLC vs Christopher Salinas - debt. Willacy County, City of Lyford and Lyford CISD vs Jose G. More...

Ammerman tough on criminals

When Bernard Ammerman was an asst. district attorney in Cameron County he won the nickname "The Hammer". We are begining to understand the reason. Last week Ammerman and asst. More...

City honors Joe A. Trevino, Texas powerlifting champ

City Manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia was in Bryan Tuesday evening attending a hurricane awareness conference at Texas A&M University, so he didn't get a chance to see the bid awarded for the $1.8 million technical center, something he has been planni More...

Peñascal wind farm dedication set Friday at Kenedy Ranch Museum

Kenedy County residents will get their first look at the state's newest wind farm Friday at the Kenedy Ranch Museum in Sarita. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Take me out to the ballpark

It's that special time of year again, the baseball season has arrived. Perhaps your favorite may be football or basketball, racing, golf, fishing, or whatever. Mine is, and always has been baseball. More...

State Capital Highlights

House readies for debate on 2010-2011 state budget proposal

AUSTIN - Legislators packed the four-day workweek leading up to the Easter and Passover holidays with long lists of bills to be considered in committees. More...

Farm & Ranch

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Amanda Esparza, sophomore at Raymondville High School, placed 1st on the High School Conservation Essay Contest sponsored annually by the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Amanda received a $75 check and a 1st Place Ribbon. More...

TDA Market Recap April 13, 2009

AUSTIN - (April 13, 2009) For the week ending April 11, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight, with some as much as $10 higher. More...

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Chuck Burns, Chairman of the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), presented Cecilia Salazar, 5th Grader at Lyford Elementary with a $50 check and 1st place ribbon. Cecilia placed first in the annual 2009 Conservation Poster Contest. More...

Obituaries

PHILIP F. KNIPP

Philip F. Knipp, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and treasured friend entered eternal rest on January 15, 2009. The Knipp family grew with the City of Raymondville. More...

LEONARDO GUERRERO

Leonardo Guerrero, 55, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Memorial service was 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvario Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Mathew celebrant. Visitation: Leonardo will lie in state 3 to 9 p.m. More...

TOM RICHARDSON

Tom Richardson, born September 29, 1947, in Marietta, Georgia, passed away peacefully April 11, 2009, at his home in Lyford, TX, after a brief illness. More...

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