August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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BEATING THE HEAT - Hailey Romo, 2, along with Celyna Vasquez, 8, and Jacob Romo, 5, were cooling down Tuesday afternoon with tasty ice cream cones at C&M Market. More...

News

Report: Texas jobless face dual battles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Workforce Commission has rejected about a third of jobless claims last year and 27 percent the first half of this year, published reports say. More...

Gomez sentenced to 14 years in prison for stabbing relative & assaulting police

The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that on August, 11, 2009, Daniel Gomez, 24, of Raymondville, TX, pled guilty in the 197th District Court to Judge Fidencio Guerra, Jr. More...

Mission man pleads guilty to money laundering, forfeits $250,000 and D. A.'s office gets $75,000

REF: State of Texas v. JOSE GUADALUPE GARZA, III Cause No. 2009-CV-0289-A and 2009-CR-0133-A SYNOPSIS: The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that $250,000. More...

Farm & Ranch

Indiana corn crop expected to be slightly bigger

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Agricultural experts say Indiana's corn harvest should be 3 percent higher this fall than last year even though the state was plagued by spring planting delays. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

August 13, 2009

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) reached their highest level in 10 months Thursday on carryover buying, a lower U.S. dollar, and initial strength in most outside commodity markets. More...

TDA Market Recap Aug. 17, 2009

AUSTIN - For the week ending Aug. 15, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher compared to a week earlier. More...

Obituaries

LLOYD MELVIN FUNK

Lloyd Melvin Funk left this earthly world and body to join his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Mr. Funk was born November 24, 1924 in Duncan, Oklahoma, the son of John Rodebough and Minnie (Prickett) Funk. More...

HERLINDA M. SALINAS

Herlinda M. Salinas, 86, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at her home in Raymondville. A rosary was recited Thursday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Funeral Home Chapel. More...

ESTELLA CANTU

Estella Cantu, 79, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. A rosary will be recited Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Duddlesten Chapel. More...

First day of school this Monday for Willacy and Kenedy students

by Rey Sifuentes Jr.

The first day of school is this Monday (August 24) and many districts have another challenging year ahead of them. More...

'Kats top La Joya Juarez-Lincoln in first scrimmage

Local fans got a look at the 2009 Raymondville Bearkats Saturday morning at Burnett Stadium. The 'Kats didn't disappoint as they outlasted a 4-A squad 6-4. B.J. Flores scored twice on the ground while Skylore Janes and C.J. More...

Infante pleased with Bulldogs' opening scrimmage/face Fal. this week

Lyford varsity head football coach Jaime Infante was happy with what he saw after his team clashed helmets during a tri-scrimmage against Valleyview and St. Joseph this past Saturday. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Cop Shop Conversation

I don't know what kind of conversation I would hear around your work place, but around mine and others like it, it's a little difference from normal. Here are a few examples to hopefully get a smile or two out of you. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Agriculture chief says meal program won't stop if flu gains foothold

AUSTIN - During the H1N1 "swine" flu outbreaks last spring, many Texas schools closed, leaving about half a million students without access to meals normally provided under the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor:

Judge George Solis says his plan could save county $80,000 a year

I regret having to reduce to writing my thoughts on the following issues which affects the Justice of the Peace Corp and the County of Willacy taxpayers in general. I wish I could visit with everyone personally. Get your phones on ready. More...

County Lifestyles

Bethel Methodist extends blessings to students

It's hard to believe that it's time to start a new school year! For some, summer might have been too short, and for others, like us parents, it's a blessing that the first day of school is right around the corner. More...

Installation of new pastor at Saint Anthony Church

On Sunday, August 30, Bishop Raymundo Peña will be in Raymondville to celebrate the Mass of Installation of Fr. More...

Article

PATRICIA DEWITT, bride elect of Jarrett Witte, was honored with a brunch August 8, 2009 at Madden's in Bryan, Texas. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

AUGUST 12 - Assault, family violence, Feliciano Garcia, FM 491, Lyford. Burglary of a vehicle, 3rd and Old Ham, LaSara. Terroristic threat, 7th and Sunset, San Perlita. Harassment by phone, W. County Line Rd., Sebastian. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Gerald Sullivan, Rosalinda Sullivan, Jointly and Individually as Next Friends of Lauren Marie Sullivan; Gerald Louise Sullivan; Steve Sullivan and Danielle Sullivan; Adam Reyes and Casey Reyes, Jointly and Individually as Next Friend More...

Crime of the Week

Between the dates of Aug. 7 and 8, unknown person(s) committed criminal mischief and graffiti at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, and adjoining parish hall, both located at 464 S. More...

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