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Henry de la Paz elected Lyford mayor

Henry de la Paz, Jr., defeated Mary Lou Garcia by a margin of 257 votes to 158 votes to become mayor of Lyford during the May 9th city election. More...

Salinas, Garcia & Solis re-elected to Lyford CISD

Running unopposed Lyford CISD trustee Mike Hinojosa got 514 votes in the May 9th election to remain as Place 1 trustee. More...

News

Arch bishop Burke calls Notre Dame's Obama invitation "a scandal"

WASHINGTON (AP) - A powerful Catholic leader on Friday accused President Barack Obama of pushing an anti-life, anti-family agenda and called Notre Dame's invitation for him to speak scandalous. More...

53 pounds of packed cocaine found on Texas beach

SABINE PASS, Texas (AP) - Beachcombers found more than seashells while strolling on a Texas beach: two dozen neatly wrapped packages of cocaine. Jefferson County Sheriff's Lt. More...

Lady 'Kats bow-out

Last Friday night at Lady 'Kat Stadium the Lady 'Kats led by Junior hurler Nana Barron came from behind to defeat the Lady Cottonpickers from Robstown 7-5. The Lady 'Kats were behind 5-2 with two outs in the bottom of the 5th. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

May 7, 2009

Speculative buying that pushed cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to six-month highs on Thursday eased toward the end of the session, though futures posted gains. More...

TDA Market Recap May 11, 2009

AUSTIN - (May 11, 2009) For the week ending May 9, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, with most locations steady to $5 higher per hundredweight and some steady to $2 lower. More...

Tractor accident kills Wisconsin farmer

ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) - A Pierce County man died when he became trapped beneath his tractor as he moved a round hay bale. Sheriff 's officials said the accident at an Ellsworth farm was reported at 8:21 a.m. Friday. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM CALVIN BINGHAM

LYFORD - William Calvin Bingham, 74, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009 at his home in Lyford. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, 10 a.m., May 12, at Lyford Evergreen Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Olga C. More...

ADA L. CLARIDA

LYFORD - Mrs. Ada Clarida, a long-time Willacy County resident, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. More...

BILLY EVERTT DUNKIN

LYFORD - Billy Evertt Dunkin, 67, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, TX. Bill was born October 23, 1941 in Raymondville, TX. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Fay Jones Dunkin. More...

County Commissioner Chapa welcomed back after hospital stay

Pct. 2 County Commissioner Erasmo "Eddie" Chapa was welcomed back to the county commissioners' court at their regular meeting Monday, following a stay in the hospital. More...

Despite poor economy city sales tax receipts remain up

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says the state collected $1.65 billion in sales tax revenue in April, down 3.1 percent from April,2008. Local goverments will receive $541.8 million in May sales tax allocations down 2.3 percent from May, 2008. More...

140 criminal aliens removed from Raymondville ICE facility

In recent weeks 140 Level 3 criminal aliens have been removed from the ICE detention center in Raymondville and transported to other facilities in Port Isabel, Laredo, Karnes City and Pearsall, Texas. South Texas public affairs officer Adelina A. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

National Police Week 2009

In the early 60's, then President John Kennedy, signed into law, legislation declaring the week of May 15th each year to be proclaimed National Police Week, and the 15th of that weeks as Police Memorial Day. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

County roads needs caliche, reader says

My name is Fidel Elizondo. County Road 200 or Lopez Road, in between 3168 and Emma Ross Rd. I have been trying to get this part of the road fixed, I mean, to have some caliche on it. More...

'Kats one act play cast draw praise from TAMU professor

Dear RHS Prinicipal Mr. Garcia: As the critic-judge at the District 32-3A 2009 UIL One-Act Play Contest in April, I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was by Paula Lopez and her students. Their production of Scapino! More...

County Lifestyles

RHS graduate promoted to Navy Captain during Norfolk, Va ceremony

A Change of Command ceremony was conducted in Norfolk, VA on March 20, 2009 for Patrol Coastal (PC) Crew JULIET. Lieutenant Edward A. Rosso was relieved by Lieutenant Thomas J. Brashear, JR who assumed the title of Captain. More...

Cortinas' 50th Wedding Anniversary

Jose and Mary Lou (Segovia) Cortinas, formerly of Raymondville and who now reside in Oceanside, CA have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner, hosted by their granddaughter, Kristal Davis and her fiance, Robert Dominguez. More...

LYFORD WOMEN'S CLUB MEETS WITH "TEA PARTY" THEME

Lyford Women's Club met Saturday in the Bethel Lutheran Church fellowship hall for the annual May luncheon. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MAY 3 - P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - Large Rest Area. Medical response - Kleberg County. Impounded vehicle - Butler Gate. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 8- Harassment by phone, 300 blk E. Van Eaton. Burglary of vehicle, 900 blk E. Gem. Theft, 900 blk E. Hidalgo. Credit card abuse, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. Incident, 300 blk E. Hidalgo. Harassment by phone, 300 blk E. Durham. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MAY 6 - Criminal mischief, 300 blk W. Broadway, Lyford. Cat bite, Raymondville. Criminal trespass, arrested: Kevin Jimenez, North Star Apts. MAY 7 - Theft, Windjammer, Port Mansfield. Accident, Bus. 77 and Broadway, Lyford. More...

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