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1918 Spanish Flu killed more than 20 million worldwide

Few remember the Spanish flu of 1918-20 but some say it killed more than 20 million. In fact estimates of the number of deaths worldwide run as high as 100 million. More...

News

Swine Flu-Emergency - U.S. declares public health emergency for swine flu

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu, much like the government does to prepare for approaching hurricanes. Officials reported 20 U.S. More...

New possible case of swine flu identified in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) - A Texas high school where two students are confirmed to have swine flu is temporarily closing after a new possible case of swine flu was identified there, state health officials announced Saturday. More...

Bill: Workers would pay for use of state cars

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A bill that has already passed unanimously through a Texas House committee would require government employees who drive state-owned cars to reimburse taxpayers for their personal use. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Reader offers possible solution for graffiti problem

I was in Hidalgo, Texas last Tuesday with the Texas Tropical Trail organization. We toured the city in a trolley for over an hour. More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas has more farms, fewer acres, new study shows

COLLEGE STATION - The loss and fragmentation of Texas' farms, ranches and forests is part of a continued trend that highlights the importance of rural lands in maintaining the state's natural resources and economic base, according to a newly releas More...

April 23, 2009

Despite a week of volatile trading at the intercontinental Exchange in New York, cotton futures managed to shed early pressure and advance sharply to 12-week highs on Thursday. More...

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CHARLES "SONNY" BURNS received a $20,000 scholarship from Magic Valley Electric Cooperative at the annual meeting held on April 13, 2009. More...

Obituaries

VIOLA FRANCES WAGGONER

RAYMONDVILLE - Viola Frances Waggoner, 95, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Viola was born September 29, 1913 in Aetnatownship in Pipestone County, Minnesota to Oliver and Anna (Johnson) Olsen. More...

JUVENCIO SALAZAR

Juvencio Salazar, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2009. He was born August 31, 1931 on El Pie Ranch in Sebastian, TX to Gumercindo and Francisca Salazar. More...

City moves workers around to fill vacancies caused by retirement

Last night's city meeting mostly involved moving workers around to fill positions left vacant by retirements. More...

County agrees to maintain road that runs into Hidalgo County

By unanimous agreement Willacy County Commissioners voted at a special meeting Tuesday to allow Pct. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Dispatchers, the heart of the department

April and May are always very busy months for those of us in Law Enforcement. Besides the regular end of the school year activities, many other things take place as well. This month is the month in which we honor our dispatchers. More...

Seeds From the Sower

A mother asked, "How can a God of love allow His children to suffer?" "Do you remember," I asked, when the doctor pulled a fishhook from your hand?" "I do," she said, "for it hurt terribly." "Wasn't your father there?" I asked. More...

Influenza (Flu)

Stopping the Spread of Germs at Work How Germs Spread Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. More...

County Lifestyles

Quiroga-Graciani

Aimee, Max, Jr. and Alyssa are proud to announce the marriage of their parents, Becky and Max Graciani. The bride, Becky Lee Quiroga is the daughter of Antonio Quiroga and Maggie Vallejo. More...

Quinceanera

Margarita Barco celebrated her 15th birthday on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The mass was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The reception/dance followed at Nell's Event Center (Gonzales Ballroom). She was escorted by Rafael Rubalcaba. More...

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ON APRIL 11, 2009, Fr. Aglayde Rafael Vega, Pastor celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church of Lyford. St. Monica RCIA children were baptized and received into full communion in the Catholic Church. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 26- Arrested: Rolando Martinez, public intoxication, possession of marijuana, 200 blk S. 4th. Arrested: George Mendoza, possession of marijuana, 4th and Sonora. APRIL 25 - Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 300 blk W. Durham. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Laura Lisa Cavazos vs Douglas Hooper d/b/a Douglas Remodeling Inc. - damages. Willacy County and City of San Perlita vs Teodoro L. Herrera, et al - tax suits. City of Lyford and Lyford CISD vs Guadalupe Gutierrez - tax suits. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

APRIL 19- 911 call/accident (minor) - Turcotte Gate, no injuries. Reckless driver - Butler Gate. APRIL 20 - 911 call/accident (major) - Rudolph Tower, 2 injuries. APRIL 21- 911 call/motorist assist - Sarita. More...

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