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Citizen complains of city tax hike to pay for workers salary increases

Rick and Virginia Shuey were the only local taxpayers to attend a special hearing on the city budget at last night's city meeting. More...

4 file for Municipal Judge

Four candidates have announced for Municipal Judge in the Nov. 3 special election to fill the unexpired term of Judge Hector "Tiger" Huerta who died recently. First to file was former candidate Pete Rosales. More...

News

Rodriguez gets 14 years in prison for drug possession and assault

The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that Domingo Rodriguez, 27, of Raymondville, TX, pled guilty on September 10, 2009 in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 7 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justic More...

Judge rules Houston police's beard ban is OK

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Houston Police Department's ban on beards. The department says gas masks can't properly be worn with beards. More...

Court: Employer must pay for weight-loss surgery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a pizza shop must pay for weight-loss surgery for an obese employee to ensure the success of another operation for a back injury he suffered at work. More...

Farm & Ranch

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September and receive 10 free live oak trees

Everyone from Texas who becomes a member of the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free live oak trees as part of the Foundation's Trees for America campaign. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

September 11, 2009

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) started the short week off on a firm note with values shooting higher while speculative buying propelled the market at the end of the week due to a weaker U.S. dollar. More...

TDA Market Recap Sept. 14, 2009

AUSTIN - For the week ending Sept. 12, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $1 to $3 per hundredweight lower compared to a week ago. Fed cattle prices were modestly higher. More...

Obituaries

JUAN S. MORENO, SR.

Juan S. Moreno, Sr. passed away at the age of 88 at his Raymondville residence on Monday, September 14, 2009. Juan was born to Hilario Moreno and Natividad Sanchez Moreno on May 23, 1921 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. More...

ADOLFO RAMIREZ, SR.

Adolfo Ramirez, Sr., 60, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, TX. A rosary was recited Monday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Funeral Home Chapel. More...

ADAN DE LA ROSA BLANCO

Adan De La Rosa Blanco died Sept. 7, 2009. He was born in Raymondville on April 5, 1935. He attended school in Raymondville. More...

Commissioners accept grants, spend money and set tax rates at Monday meeting

Monday's County meeting had a little bit of everything. To start things off two visiting dignitaries were introduced. The mayor of Houston, Bill White, and his sidekick, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. More...

TIRE COMPANY TO BLAME

Jury awards $12 million to survivors and family members of 6 who died in vehicle crash near Matamoros

A jury in 197th State District Court ruled late last week that the Michelin Tire Company of North America was 100 percent to blame for the Dec. 31, 2006 collision near Matamoros, Tamps., Mexico that killed six people and injured five more. More...

Kenedy County pauses burn ban & increases commissioners' salaries

Last week's heavy rains brought greener grass and enough damp conditions to convince Kenedy County Commissioners to temporarily lift their burn ban - implemented in July - during a regular meeting held at the Memorial Foundation Carriage House this More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

What is wrong with us Americans?

I wanted to title this column, "What is Wrong With America?," but after thinking about it a little, there is nothing wrong with America. The problem is with the people that call ourselves Americans. More...

Seeds From the Sower

A doctor arrived at a mountain cabin to deliver a baby. They had no electricity, so the doctor said, "Hold the lantern over your wife." The baby arrived. Then another; and the father ran out of the house. More...

Your Weekly Horoscope

(09/20 - 09/26)

ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 So much for telling the truth; if you thought this would straighten things out you didn't count on how others would react. Be prepared for a little backlash. You did the right thing but you stepped on the wrong toes. More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford Women's Club begins 100th year

Lyford Women's Club gathered Saturday in the Lyford United Methodist Fellowship Hall for a luncheon meeting to kick off the 2009-2010 year - the 100th year of continuous organization by the club. More...

New pastor at United Pentecostal

The Rev. Mark Uzupan assumed the Pastorate of the United Pentecostal Church of Raymondville on August 23, 2009. More...

Report urges more thorough U.S. detention records

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Better record-keeping could ensure U.S. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

SEPTEMBER 9 - Accident - minor, W. Broadway, Lyford. Burglary of a habitation, W. Hwy. 186. Hit and run, Industrial Dr. Execution of warrant, Ricardo Garcia, Jr., Willacy County Jail. Criminal trespass, 300 blk W. Chapote, Lyford. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 10 - Incident, fall at store, 1000 blk S. 7th. Assault causing bodily injury, 300 blk E. Charles. SEPTEMBER 11 - Criminal trespass, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. Arrested: John Michael Gomez, cited and released. More...

Kenedy Co. Sheriff's Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 6 - P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Agency assist - Large Rest Area. SEPTEMBER 7 - Motorist assist - Canelo Ranch. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

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