January 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Cocaine smuggler gets 10 years in prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that on January 14, 2010, Cutberto Tudon Hernandez, 22, pled guilty in the 197th District Court to possession of controlled substance and was sentenced to ten years in the Texas More...

News

Hunters cause Texas weapons plant to shutdown

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Two goose hunters inadvertently caused a security lock down in Texas at the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly plant. More...

Oregon reaches deal with feds to deport inmates

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The state has reached a deal with federal officials to deport inmates who have less than six months left on their sentences if they are in the United States illegally.   More...

U.S. Marshals Service renews detention facility contract

MTC earns $383-million contract to continue operating Willacy County RDF until 2030

Utah-based Management & Training Corporation (MTC) - operator of the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility (WCRDF) - has been awarded a $383-million operating contract by the U.S. More...

County Lifestyles

Revival at Pentecostal Church

The United Pentecostal Church of Raymondville invites our community to attend our revival services, Saturday, January 23 at 7 p.m., Sunday, January 24 at 9:45 a.m. and Monday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be The Rev. T.L. More...

Photo

SHOWN ARE SOME OF THE MANY RAYMONDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STAFF MEMBERS supporting the Dallas Cowboys Friday, Jan. 5. The playoff game against Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. More...

ROTARY CLUB STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY

RHS Seniors Adriana Barron and Rocco Cantu were honored with a certificate of merit award during the last rotary meeting.   More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

On 1-2-10 unknown person(s) committed a burglary at 464 W. Durham St. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JANUARY 13 - Suspicious vehicle, N. FM 1015, La Sara.   JANUARY 14 - Theft, FM 3168 and U.S. 77, Raymondville.   Execution of warrant, Abiel Robles, Willacy County Jail   Assault, Paloma St., San Perlita. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JANUARY 10 - Suspicious circumstances - Cuellar Ave.   Motorist assist - Buckhorn.   Motorist assist - Juanita Gate.   P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Welfare concern - Chandler Rd. More...

Trail riders to head up Willacy Fair & Auction Jan. 28 - 30, event promises fun & financial support to 4-H and FFA kids

The Willacy County Fair & Livestock Auction will again be held on the last weekend in January, this year.   More...

Former Willacy D.A. Juan Guerra goes to court in Civil case filed by officials he had arrested

A civil lawsuit in United States District Court at Brownsville began Tuesday morning. More...

Leal likely to return in 2010

Alex Leal, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for Raymondville Independent School District, said he is almost a hundred percent sure to be coming back next year. Leal has been coaching for a total of thirtysix years, thirty as a head honcho. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Lajitas, Texas-Not the end of the world, but you can see it from there By Larry G. Spence

If you've never been to Lajitas, Texas, you are in for quite a surprise. It's in the Big Bend area of Texas and a very long drive from Raymondville. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

State officials cancel mansion expansion

AUSTIN - A proposal to add a two-story addition to the Governor’s Mansion has been abandoned by the State Preservation Board after a chorus of complaints.   More...

Farm & Ranch

Wild Horse & Burro adoption in Mercedes, Jan. 28-30

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Mercedes, Jan. 28-30. The threeday event at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds will feature over 80 spectacular animals. More...

Texas residents get free Crapemyrtle Trees

Texas residents who join the Arbor Day Foundation in January 2010 will receive five free crapemyrtle trees just for becoming a member.   The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign.   More...

TDA Market Recap Jan. 19, 2010

AUSTIN - (Jan. 19, 2010) For the week ending Jan. 16, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were $2 to $10 higher per hundredweight for offerings under 600 pounds and steady to $3 higher for heavier weights. More...

Obituaries

JUANITA R. RAMOS

Juanita R. Ramos went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 18, 2010 at the age of 91. She was born on June 8, 1918 in Hungerford, Texas to the late Teofilo Rodriguez and Guadalupe Sosa. She dedicated her entire life to her family and friends. More...

DANIEL LLANES

Daniel Llanes, 60, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at his home in Raymondville, TX. A rosary was held Thursday, 7 p.m., January 14, at Duddlesten Chapel. Funeral services were held Friday, 10 a.m., January 15, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. More...

THOMAS MAYO TEN HAGEN

Thomas Mayo Ten Hagen, 71, passed away at Port Mansfield, TX Monday, January 18, 2010. He was born in Newton, Iowa to Max and Lottie Carey Ten Hagen. More...

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