June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Illegal dumping clogs outflow ditches, cause flooding

With June comes hurricane awareness in the coastal areas of Texas, especially since the state had two direct hits in 2008, Hurricane Dolly and the much more damaging Hurricane Ike. More...

News

Man sentenced for 40 months in cell phone scheme

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A former employee of the Austinbased American Cancer Society was sentenced to more than three years in prison for a scheme that cost the group more than $850,000. More...

Texas soldier and Marine killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense on Wednesday announced the deaths of two Texans who were fighting in Afghanistan. More...

Austin police officer sued over man's death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The family of a man who died in a police shooting last month is suing the officer and the city of Austin, alleging wrongful death, racial injustice and excessive force. More...

County Lifestyles

PITTMAN MATH FACT OLYMPIC WINNERS

Pittman Elementary held a Math Facts classroom competition to determine the top 5 per room who would compete in the Math Olympics. More...

BAPTISM

Deacon Juan Gonzalez of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the parents and Godparents of 15 newly baptized children. Deacon Juan has served the parish as a Deacon for over 30 years. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 6:15 p.m. at the RHS gym. Election of new officers for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year will be held. New members welcome. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Ex Parte: Marcos Gonzalez - Writ of Habeas Corpus. In the matter of the marriage of Octavia Castillo Gomez and Hilario Pachuca Valencia - divorce. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 7- Incident, 300 blk S. 15th. Criminal mischief, over $500, under $1,500, 300 blk W. Sonora. Criminal mischief, over $500, under $1,500, 700 blk E. Hidalgo. Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 700 blk E. Norman. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JUNE 3 - Civil matter, 300 blk W. La Jara. Criminal mischief, 100 blk W. Wells St., FM 490 and FM 88. Accident minor, Port Mansfield. JUNE 4 - Execution of warrant, Luis Alberto Contreras, 5th and Wood, Raymondville. More...

County to remodel old jail for office space & spend $32,500 to patch courthouse roof

Pct. 2 Commissioner Edrasmo "Eddie" Chapa told commissi-oners Monday about plans to remodel the old jail across the street from the courthouse and turn it into office space for the county and for rent to the public. More...

Mayor wants to allow fowl in city, if caged, Lyford revisits Animal Control Ordinance

Mayor Henry de la Paz told city commissioners Monday evening that he believes the Animal Control Ordinance is discriminatory and needs to be amended. More...

Lyford barber complains of neighbor's trash & dog near his business

Lyford Barber Shop owner Bernadino Perez complained to commissioners Monday about unsanitary and unsafe conditions caused by neighbors at his business. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Long may she wave

Many of you already know that I am a patriotic flag-waving American since childhood. More...

Farm & Ranch

Ag groups say more reform needed

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas farm and ranch groups are glad lawmakers have taken steps to revisit eminent domain law but say it's "nowhere near" what's needed in a state where most land is privately held. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

June 4, 2009

The U.S. dollar seemed to be the driving force behind the cotton market this week as weakness in the currency and signs of economic recovery renewed investor interest in commodities. More...

TDA Market Recap - June 8, 2009

AUSTIN - (June 6, 2009)For the week ending June 6, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $6 lower per hundredweight. A few locations were $2 higher on offerings weighing less than 500 pounds. More...

Obituaries

MARIA D. QUINTANILLA

LYFORD - Maria D. Quintanilla, 77, passed away early Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, TX. More...

DANIEL "SHAGGY" HERNANDEZ, JR.

LYFORD - Daniel "Shaggy" Hernandez, Jr., 21, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009 in San Antonio, TX. A rosary will be recited Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Funeral Home Chapel. More...

ROBERT L. "BOBBY" JACKSON

HARLINGEN - Bobby Jackson, 69, passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center late Saturday night, May 30, 2009. Mr. Jackson was surrounded by his loving famiy when the Lord called for him. More...

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