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News

McAllen airport getting 3 more gates

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - McAllen Miller International Airport is adding three gates. The airport, currently with five gates, will use part of $11.6 million in federal funds to expand the terminal. More...

Houston-area police officer dies in shootout

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area police officer has been shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call in a trailer park. More...

TxDOT announces Labor Day crackdown on drunk driving

AUSTIN - What do you get when you combine a yellow cab with a police squad car? More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

August 20, 2009

After a week of lackluster trading, cotton futures on the International Cotton Exchange (ICE) settled weaker Thursday in thin, sideways trade dominated by speculative fund activity. More...

TDA Market Recap Aug. 24, 2009

AUSTIN - For the week ending Aug. 22, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mostly steady to 5.00 higher with a few drought areas being steady to 3.00 lower, fed cattle traded 1.50 higher then last week. More...

Texas crop, weather Drought-releated cattle deaths reported in South Texas

COLLEGE STATION - Hot, dry weather continued for most of Texas, with South Texas still the hottest and driest, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. More...

Obituaries

HELEN BAILEY SATTERWHITE

Helen Bailey Satterwhite, 90, left this world on August 22, 2009 to be with her Lord Jesus and her loved ones. She was born on June 7, 1919 in Carthage, TX. In 1936 she graduated with honors from Carthage High School. More...

RUTH THOMPSON DURIVAGE

LYFORD - Ruth Thompson Durivage, 94, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at her home in Lyford, TX. Ruth was born April 6, 1915 to Fulton and Lena Thompson in Troup, TX. While living there she met and married A.C. More...

City plans 2.5% salary hike for workers

City employees did not get a raise last year but it looks like they will be getting a 2.5 % increase in their pay checks in the 2009-2010 budget. More...

HUMAN REMAINS?

Christina Mendoza points to what she believes may be human bones. They were found on Monday at 210 E Rodriguez Street at the Barnhart Trailer Park. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Parking privileges - persons with disabilities

After spending some time recently in store parking lots and watching the people parking in slots designated for persons with disabilities, I figured it's time once again to vent my frustrations on this matter and review the law. More...

There are no time machines

Too many athletic seasons and careers end with 'would have, could have, should have'. More...

County Lifestyles

Benefit BBQ plates to support Trevino in 2009 IPF Sub-Junior World Powerlifting Championships in Brazil

There will be barbecue plate benefit on Saturday, August 29, to help cover the travel cost of RISD athlete Joe A. Trevino to attend the 2009 IPF Sub-Junior World Powerlifting Championships to be held in Ribeirao Preto- SP Brazil on September 6- 13. More...

60th Wedding Anniversary

Francisco and Epifania G. Mireles will celebrate their 60th anniversary on August 27, 2009. They will be celebrated with a special dinner party at their residence in Lyford, given by their children. More...

Gonzales-Loya united in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Hector R. Gonzales are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Andrea Elena Gonzales, to Samuel Loya. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

AUGUST 9 - Impounded vehicle - Large Rest Area. Alarm - Kenedy County Sheriff's Office Impound Yard. Suspicious circumstances - Sarita. Medical emergency - Turcotte St. Abandoned vehicle - Tullidos Park. P.O.M. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

AUGUST 19 - Recovered property, Goyo Garcia Rd. Dog bite, 5th and Palomar, San Perlita. AUGUST 20 - Theft, U.S. 77 and FM 1761. Identity theft, 300 blk E. 11th, Lyford. Theft, FM 3168 and Hwy. 186. Civil matter, FM 88 and FM 2900. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 24 - Incident, possible arson, 9th and Sauz. Disorderly conduct, 500 blk E. San Francisco. Criminal mischief, over $500, under $1,500, 700 blk N. Monterrey. Runaway, 700 blk W. Rocky. Burglary of vehicle, 300 blk N. 6th. More...

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