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Kenedy County may build jail, move could affect Willacy

Kenedy County Commissioners met recently to discuss plans to build their own county jail. If they do they won't be housing inmates in Willacy County anymore. More...

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ON OCTOBER 18, 2009 JUDGE GEORGE E. SOLIS, Willacy County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 was elected President of the South Texas Justice of the Peace and Constables Association, Inc. More...

U.S. man who stole, ate hot dog gets 18 months

WORCESTER, Massachusetts (AP) - A Massachusetts man who stole a hot dog from another man sitting under a tree in a park has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. More...

1,400-pound bull drags officers down U.S. street

PATERSON, New Jersey (AP) - Police say a 1,400- pound bull that escaped from a northern New Jersey slaughterhouse dragged officers with a lasso down a street and ran 10 blocks before being captured and sedated. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 15, 2009

Building on the week's rally, speculative fund buying pushed cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to a fresh one-year high on Wednesday as the value of the U.S. dollar dropped and equities rallied. More...

Wind farm now generating in San Patricio County

TAFT, Texas (AP) - A 109- turbine wind farm in San Patricio County has begun generating energy into the Texas power grid. The $200 million Papalote Creek wind farm, a complex near Taft owned by E. More...

TDA Market Recap Oct. 19, 2009

AUSTIN - (Oct. 19, 2009) For the week ending Oct. 17, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $3 higher per hundredweight. More...

Obituaries

TEODORO GARCIA

SEBASTIAN - Teodoro Garcia, 73, passed away Monday, October 19, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. A rosary was recited Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. More...

VENUS ELAINE RODRIGUEZ

FOND DU LAC/DELAVAN, WI - Venus Elaine Rodriguez, 37, currently of Fond du Lac, WI, formerly of Delavan, died at St. Agnes Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. Venus was born on Oct. More...

IRMA GONZALES

Irma Gonzales, 56, passed away Friday, October 16, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. Chapel service was held Tuesday, 6 p.m., October 20, at Duddlesten Funeral Home. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia G. More...

COST COULD BE AS MUCH AS $5 MILLION

County applies for grant funds to remodel courthouse

The Willacy County Courthouse was built the same year that this newspaper began publication--1920. Next year both will celebrate 90th birthdays. More...

Suspect charged with aggravated robbery and assault at Walmart

Police matched a victim's description with a photo from the Texas driver's license photo registry to clear an aggravated robbery and assault case at the local Walmart. More...

Unbeaten Bulldogs still on top of 32-3A, at 7-0

Lyford High School's varsity football team kept its record perfect (7-0 overall, 4-0 district) and continue to stand atop District 32-3A after the Bulldogs crushed Progresso 41-10 last Friday. More...

Editorial & Columns

I have a problem, please help me solve it!

In 1814 an American lawyer was being held captive on a Royal Navy vessel where he viewed Britain's assault on Baltimore. From the ship he watched the English rockets distinctive glare as they sailed against the dark sky. More...

Seeds from the sower

A deacon arrived at church soaking wet. "What happened?" asked the preacher. "I met a bear on a log that crossed the stream, and I jumped into the water." "Why didn't you pray?" "Prayer is for prayer meeting," he said, "not bear meeting. More...

Letters

Lawsuits major factor in high cost of health care, reader believes

Dear Editor: We are associated with the Tea Party advocates who marched in Washington D. C. in September. The reasons for our displeasure of the Medical Health plan include several that have not been addressed in this bill. More...

The Forgotten Citizens

Since January 22, 1973 our country has chosen to abandon one out of four United States citizens. These fellow citizens of course are the unborn defenseless babies. More...

County Lifestyles

Soria-Gomez

Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Soria of Raymondville, Tx are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rev. Amanda Soria, to Rev. Fernando Gomez, Jr. of Baytown, Tx on December 12, 2009 with an outside ceremony at Scenic Springs in Helotes, Tx. More...

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive five free Crapemyrtle trees

Nebraska City, Neb. - Add color to the fall by becoming a member of the Arbor Day Foundation during October and receiving five free crapemyrtle trees. More...

State's unemployment rate inches higher in September

AUSTIN --- Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent in September, meaning 44,700 nonagricultural jobs were lost for the month. The state's unemployment rate was 8.0 percent at the end of August. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

OCTOBER 19 - Theft (over $1,500, under $20,000), 400 blk W. Raymond. Arrested: Ana Lisa Rodriguez, assault causing bodily injury, 300 blk N. 7th. Aggravated robbery, aggravated assault x2 (deadly weapon), 14000 blk FM 490. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 14 - Civil matter, Glen Loften, Lyford. Aggravated sexual assault, W. 11th St., Lyford. Assault, West and Broadway, Sebastian. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Jesus Martinez, III, West and Broadway, Sebastian. More...

Crime of the Week

On October 18, unknown person(s) committed theft on the 400 blk. of West Raymond St. Taken was a grey flat 16' trailer. R.P.D. Case #09-1911. More...

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