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Testimony ends in intoxication manslaughter trial of Santa Monica man

Visiting Judge Martha Huerta of Corpus Christi thanked an 11-woman, 1-man, jury in Raymondville Tuesday afternoon for their service over the past seven days while hearing an intoxicated manslaughter case against a Santa Monica man, Mauro Concepcion More...

News

Herrera sentenced to 10 years in prison for meth possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney¿s Office announced today that on October 1, 2009, Oscar Rojelio Herrera, Jr., 32, of Austin, TX, pled guilty in the 197th District Court to visiting Judge Martha Huerta and was sentenced to 10 years i More...

Soldier gets 3-year prison term for kidnap hoax

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A soldier who tried to fake his kidnapping by a Mexican drug cartel after he went absent without leave was sentenced Friday to three years in prison and dishonorably discharged. As part of a deal in which Pfc. More...

Pct. 4 J.P. resigns but may continue to serve

County commissioners were confronted with an unusual situation at a special meeting Tuesday morning. Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Juan Salinas announced his resignation and read a letter to that effect. More...

Letters

LETTER TO EDITOR

Two steps to help save our freedom

Editor, Our federal government is out of control. Most federal representatives completely ignore our Constitution that they took a solemn oath to uphold. More...

County Lifestyles

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Andres Acevedo and Dolores Rivera Rios. Alejandro Reyes and Miranda Leigh Moreno. Paul Reyes and Angelica Lizama. Domingo M. Reyna and Ashley Nicole Trevino. Guillermo Hernandez Puente and Amanda Hernandez. More...

Cavazos-Cisneros united in marriage

Jennifer Alison Cavazos and John Carlo Cisneros, both formerly of Raymondville, were united in marriage July 11th at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Harlingen. Father Richard MacDonald officiated the double ring ceremony. More...

Trevino-McDaniel

Mr. and Mrs. Rafail Trevino are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristine Diane Trevino, formerly of Raymondville, to Matthew Shane McDaniel. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 5 - Arrested: San Juanita Vargas, assault causing bodily injury (FV), 400 blk W. San Francisco. Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon, 500 blk W. Durango. OCTOBER 4 - Theft, 6th and Sauz. Arrested: Rene Bella, execution of warrant x2. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

SEPTEMBER 27 - P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - No Name Gate. 911 call/reckless driver - Rudolph Tower. Motorist assist - Norias Ranch. SEPTEMBER 28 - Found property - Exxon Gate. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Frank Delgado and Cynthia Gonzalez vs National Lloyds Insurance Company & Ideal Adjusting, Inc. - breach of contract. Willacy County, City of Raymondville and RISD vs Beard Enterprises, Inc. et al - tax suits. More...

BEST FRIENDS DIE IN HARLINGEN CRASH

Amy Nicole Guerrero, 21, of Sebastian and and Samantha Jane Cardenas Rainwater, 19, of Raymondville died Friday night after their gray Mazda Protege' was broadsided by a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup at the intersection of East Grimes Road and L More...

DAY OF RECKONING

Lawsuit names former D.A. Juan Guerra as defendant, Set for trial Oct. 13 in federal court at Brownsville

Former Willacy County District Attorney Gustavo "Gus" Garza was a special prosecutor in March, 2007 appointed to his job by State District Judge Migdalia Lopez to look into complaints about the incumbent district attorney for the county, Juan Guerr More...

LYFORD SOLDIERS OFF TO WAR IN IRAQ

FAREWELL CEREMONY- About 500 Rio Grande Valley National Guardsmen were deployed to Iraq. Among the group were 10 Willacy County Guardsmen. A farewell ceremony was last Saturday at Bob Lackey Stadium in Weslaco. Shown are ( l to r) J.R. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

In all things give thanks

A 4-year-old boy was asked to return thanks before Thanksgiving dinner. The family all bowed their head in expectation as the young boy began his prayer. More...

Will Social Security survive the recession?

RECESSION CUTS TAX REVENUE WHILE MORE SEEK EARLY RETIREMENT BENEFITS

Unemployment resulting in lower tax revenues and a spike in early retirement claims two consequences of the continuing U.S. recession are the culprits in this crunch. More...

Wind industry blowing away our tax dollars

Your tax dollars from the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) have begun to flow freely to "renewable energy facilities" in Texas. The stimulus bill tagged at least $110 billion for "clean" energy projects. More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap - Oct. 5, 2009

AUSTIN - For the week ending Oct. 3, 2009, feeder and fed cattle prices at Texas auctions were $2 lower with slaughter lambs being sharply lower and slaughter goats being $3 higher. More...

Massive Texas wind farm operating

DALLAS (AP) - The world's largest wind farm officially got up and running Thursday, with all 627 towering wind turbines churning out electricity across 100,000 acres of West Texas farmland. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

October 1, 2009

Cotton was unaffected by traditional news this week as prospects for more rain in the Delta made no dent on traders. The weather simply was not a factor in the face of a strong dollar and a weak stock market, traders said. More...

Obituaries

ISABEL V. TRISTAN

Isabel V. Tristan, born July 8, 1925 in Hidalgo, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 2, 2009. Isabel was surrounded by her children as she made her final journey to be with her husband, Fernando Tristan, Sr. More...

SAMANTHA JANE CARDENAS RAINWATER

Samantha Jane Cardenas Rainwater, 19, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in Harlingen, Tx. Samantha was born on August 27, 1990 in San Marcos, Tx to Rebecca Salinas and Pete Guadalupe Cardenas. More...

AMY NICOLE GUERRERO

Amy Nicole Guerrero, 21, of Sebastian, TX, was granted her angel wings on Friday, October 2, 2009, and has gone to be with the Lord. She was born on January 6, 1988 to Juan and Elvira (Sherry) Guerrero, Jr. of Sebastian, TX. More...

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