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Lyford man jailed in Brownsville for kidnapping his estranged wife

Thomas William Whitehead, 61, of Lyford was arrested Friday afternoon by Brownsville police and charged with kidnapping after he is alleged to have forced his estranged wife into a gold Chevrolet pickup and sped away. More...

News

TxDOT's annual holiday DWI prevention campaign now underway

AUSTIN, TX - With the holiday season kicking into high gear, reminders from the Texas Department of Transportation to celebrate responsibly are popping up in convenience stores, restaurants and even on mirrors above bathroom sinks at bars and night More...

Texas offering swine flu vaccine to all

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas health department is recommending unrestricted distribution of the swine flu vaccine thanks to an increase in supply. More...

Sheriffs Dept. had busy weekend following Pt. Mansfield plane crash

Deputy reported individual came to his residence requesting assistance in locating relatives who were due to fly into Port Mansfield around 10:30-11:00 p.m. Thursday night. A search of the area was made but no signs of aircraft were to be found. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

December 10, 2009

Despite strong bullish fundamentals Thursday, cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) fell to session lows at the close of trading. More...

How "Cap and Trade" will affect you

As the United Nations climate change summit continues in Copenhagen, the debate of global warming is being distorted by political hot air. More...

TDA Market Recap Nov. 30, 2009

AUSTIN - (Dec. 14, 2009) For the week ending Dec. 12, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, from $5 lower per hundredweight to $5 higher. More...

Obituaries

FELIPE DE JESUS CORTEZ "EL CHARRO"

SEBASTIAN - Felipe De Jesus Cortez, "El Charro," of Sebastian passed away on December 13, 2009. The funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, 2 p.m., December 15, at St. Martin of Tours in Sebastian,TX. More...

ROBERTO S. DE LA PAZ

Roberto S. De La Paz, Sr., 63, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009 at his home in Raymondville, TX. A rosary was recited Monday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Chapel. More...

"Mino" is new Municipal Judge

Armin "Mino" Martinez was easily elected as Municipal Judge of Raymondville, in a special runoff election on Saturday. Martinez only remaining opponent in the runoff election was Josefina "Fina" Saldana. He got 388 votes to her 241 votes, or 61. More...

North Texas men die in plane crash near Port Mansfield

Two north Texas men died when their twin-engine Piper PA-30 crashed Thursday night into the Laguna Madre off the coast near Port Mansfield, at about midnight. Harvey Kinikin, 39, was the pilot and his body was found in the water at about 2 p.m. More...

Willacy holds final county meeting of the year

With the year 2009 quickly running down county commissioners held their final meeting of the year Monday. At that meeting Commissioners accepted a $5,866 grant for the Reber Memorial Library, from the Texas State Library Assoc. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays

Have you received any Christmas cards yet this year? Perhaps you've noticed how the mention of Christmas or the true meaning behind it is rapidly disappearing from the greetings on the cards. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the community of Port Mansfield regarding the plane crash of Dec. 10

We, the families of Harvey Kinikin Jr. and Jim Robinett would like to express our heartfelt thanks, to this small community with such a huge heart. More...

Your Weekly Horoscope

(12/20 - 12/26)

ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Your attempt to be totally honest has taught you a lot about people. Your most recent disclosure wasn't easy for them to hear. Thank God they care enough to be open to it and are willing to forgive and forget. More...

County Lifestyles

QuinceaƱera

Adelaida Leal, daughter of Concepcion Aguirre of Lyford will celebrate her Quinceañera on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Nell's Event Center. We Love You Alot Ade! 49-1TP More...

Olvera-Torrez

Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Olvera of Raymondville are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sandy Lee Olvera to Joe Torrez of Houston. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Torrez, Sr. of Houston. More...

Article

RESIDENTS OF THE RETAMA MANOR ENJOYED THE CHRISTMAS CAROLING BY STILLMAN 4-H members on Sunday, December 13, 2009. The residents enjoyed the songs and at times sang along with the music. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

On November 22, unknown person(s) committed a burglary of a building at 376 E. Harris St. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

DECEMBER 6 - 911 call/suspicious circumstances - Turcotte St. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, Juan Loredo- Castillo. Motorist assist - Sarita. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 14 - Criminal mischief, 300 blk E. Kimball. Criminal mischief, 200 blk E. Kimball. Theft, 800 blk W. White. Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 800 blk E. Charles. Lost property, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. More...

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