October 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City retreats on 8-Liner fees on advice from their attorney

Two weeks ago city commissioners passed a tough new ordinance raising license fees to $100.00 and fees on 340 8-Liner machines in town to $75.00 each. More...

News

Texas sheriff declines to use Tasers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The sheriff of Tarrant County is bucking the trend of issuing Tasers to his deputies even as Texas' largest metropolitan law enforcement agencies continue to adopt the use of the weapon. More...

Additional 300 miles of US/Mexico border fencing killed

McALLEN, Texas (AP) Legislators have killed a provision that would have required the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to build 300 new miles of pedestrian fencing along the U.S.- Mexico border by the end of next year. More...

Mistrial ruling ends intoxication manslaughter trial of Santa Monica man

Visiting judge Martha Huerta of Corpus Christi ruled a mistrial in the case of a Santa Monica man who was on trial for more than a week in Raymondville. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

October 9, 2009

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) made a strong advance at the end of the week as commodity buying was influenced by a weaker U.S. dollar. More...

TDA Market Recap Oct. 12, 2009

AUSTIN ^ (Oct. 12, 2009) For the week ending Oct. 10, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly lower by $3 to $6 per hundredweight. More...

Missouri farmer killed by lighting

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lightning struck and killed a southwest Missouri farmer checking on his cattle Thursday, as storms pelted the Midwest and threatened a harvest already delayed by earlier rains. More...

Obituaries

JUDY DeWITT VESS

VICTORIA - Judy DeWitt Vess, age 61, passed away Friday, October 9, 2009. She was born December 30, 1947 in Harlingen, Texas to the late John and Thelma Gilbert DeWitt. She received her Master of Library Science Degree from Oklahoma University. More...

BEATRICE D. ELIZARDO

Beatrice D. Elizardo, 62, passed away Monday, October 12, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx with her son at her side. She was born February 28, 1947 in Raymondville to Juan and Ramona De La Paz. More...

CAROLINA RIOS SALDANA

LYFORD - Carolina Rios Saldana, 65, of Raymondville, Tx, entered into rest Friday, October 9, 2009 surrounded by her daughter, Vidala and her husband, Julio. She was born on October 24, 1943 in Helen, Tx, to the late Torivio C. Rios and Flavia D. More...

Barbeque is back in Willacy!!!

Tucker's serves it tender and tasty!

Just about every Texas town has a local barbecue joint. We aren't thinking about the chains like Bill Miller, Rudy's, or even County Line. More...

Veterans show up at county meeting seeking support for V.A. Hospital

A large group of Veterans of Foreign Wars members showed up at the regular county meeting Monday asking commissioners to support their attempts to get a Veterans Hospital built in the Rio Grande Valley. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

October is Clergy Appreciation Month

Do you ever take your clergy for granted? Do you ever call on them in time of need or trouble but the rest of the time exclude them from your thoughts? More...

Teen drivers' accident rates four times that of adult drivers

So, your teenage son or daughter wants to drive! Suddenly, driving has become one of the most important things in your child's life. Scary, isn't it? Naturally, you may dread the increase in your auto insurance premiums. More...

Your Weekly Horoscope

(10/18 - 10/24)

ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 When nothing surprises us any more it opens the space for life to expand beyond every limit. Whatever's up next you are already big enough to cope with it. In the face of many tests your motto has become, bring it on. More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford Trustee Maria Quilantan participates in Leadership Program

(Houston) - Marina Quilantan- Rivera of Lyford CISD joined 36 other school board members from across Texas October 2-4 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2010. More...

Woman of Excellence Conference

Are you a woman who gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household, plans her days work, is energetic and bard-working, and works far into the night when everyone else has retired for the day? More...

Article

KATY JOHNSON HONORED BY LYFORD WOMEN'S CLUB - Katy Johnson was awarded a Life Membership in the Lyford Women's Club at the October 8 meeting for having been an active member of the club since 1950. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 12- Incident: Third Party Threat, 200 blk E. Van Eaton. Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 600 blk W. Harris. Assault by contact (FV) x2, criminal mischief, 300 blk W. Tampico. Disorderly conduct, 700 blk E. Wood. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

OCTOBER 4 - P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Found property -Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Found property x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, Manuel Antonio Castillo. More...

Molina makes history with hard fought win

Last Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd at Mooncussers, SPI, Cavazos Boxing and RGV Harley Davidson presented History WBC Latino Title Belt Fight. Lyford's Eric Molina now (12-1, 10 KOs). More...

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