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Brownsville federal jury rules Guerra used his office for revenge on his enemies, orders him to pay $335,000 to Garza, Zamora & Martinez

A jury in United States District Court at Brownsville heard four days of testimony last week from a special prosecutor assigned to look into alleged wrong doing by District Attorney Juan Guerra and two men who helped in the investigation.   More...

News

Taxes: Many tax credits, deductions overlooked

WASHINGTON (AP) - If you thought you had the tax laws figured out, guess again.   Every year, Congress makes changes - some big, some little - making it just a little more difficult to complete your tax return.   More...

Pain at the pump returning as gas prices head for $3

Consumers’ chronic pain at the pump is returning with gas prices 67 percent higher than a year ago and probably heading back toward $3 a gallon soon. More...

Fishy Marijuana - U.S. border inspectors find pot in fish cargo

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A U.S. border inspector suspected something fishy about the truckload of white sea bass headed into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. It was a good hunch.   U.S. More...

Farm & Ranch

Subsidies prop up cotton country

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - The white puff of cotton blooms cover Missouri’s Bootheel at harvest, filling both tiny planter boxes outside a Super 8 motel's front door and nearby thousandacre spreads. More...

Fields wet and sloppy in many areas

COLLEGE STATION -- Whether it rained or not this past week, many areas remained too wet for field work, according to reports from Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. More...

TDA Market Recap January 25, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending Jan. 23, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were steady to $6 higher per hundredweight on offerings weighing less than 600 pounds and steady to $2 higher on heavier weights. More...

Obituaries

MARIA CIRILLA BONILLA AVILA DE MUNIZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Maria Cirilla Bonilla Avila de Muniz passed away Saturday, January 16, 2010 in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico. More...

OLGA RODRIGUEZ

Olga Rodriguez, 52, passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, January 25, 2010 at her residence in Raymondville, Texas.   Olga was born on July 28, 1957 in Anthony, New Mexico to Rafael Contreras and Sostena Hernandez Contreras.   More...

HERMINIA REYES SERNA

GRAND PRAIRIE/RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Herminia Reyes Serna, 83, was united with her Heavenly Father, Thursday, January 21 2010 while in a local hospital. Chapel services were held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., at Duddlesten Funearl Home Chapel. More...

City meeting focuses on vandalism at new $15 million Middle School

City commissioners spent Monday evening discussing what can be done about the continuing wave of vandalism by members of local street gangs. More...

Photo

W.C.F.A. PRINCESS CONTESTANTS - Shown, from left to right, Kasandra Iliana Hinojosa, Morgan Thomas, Tori Burns, and Julisa Gutierrez. More...

Lyford drivers must obey traffic laws or face fines in Municipal Court

For several years Lyford residents have wanted to see the city police force reactivated. It was disbanded by the former mayor following a conflict with the police chief Rene Leal. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Taking a trip without leaving home

I recently took a trip to California, Nevada, and Indiana, but I never left the house. I had made a trip from the den where I was watching TV, to the kitchen with the full intent of looking for something to munch on.  More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Judge Keller defeats charge in execution case

AUSTIN - A state district judge has ruled that Sharon Keller, presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, should not be punished for her part in refusing an appeal from a death row inmate in September 2007.   More...

Is the U.S.A. swerving off the path of prosperity

When future historians characterize this era, chances are they won't label it as America's "golden age." Indeed, they may well mark 2010 as the year the United States became the home of the "mostly free."   That's the finding of the latest "In More...

County Lifestyles

Newbern-DeWitt

Tommy and Brenda DeWitt of Raymondville, along with John and Tammy Newbern of Mansfield, TX are proud and happy to announce the engagement of their children, Lee DeWitt and Karly Newbern.   More...

Article

EVERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON a group of 10-15 ladies at Gateway RV Park gather at the rec hall to make quilts for local charities. More...

Craft Show Feb. 4

There will be a craft show, Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Gateway R.V. Park from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Craft and flea market items such as T-shirts and handcrafted items will be on display.   There will also be a quilt raffle. More...

Crime & Courts

CRIME OF THE WEEK

Crime Stoppers offer $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest or indictment for graffiti vandals

R.P.D. Case: Willacy Count Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding the suspect(s) responsible for the increasing graffiti problem occurring throughout the city. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JANUARY 20 - Execution of warrant, Juan Ricardo Torres, Willacy County Jail.   Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Mexico.   Possession of marijuana, 1371 Industrial Dr.   JANUARY 21 - Burglary of a business, N. Hwy. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Estevan Capetillo vs Michael D. Seeton, other civil cases.   Willacy County, City of Raymondville and RISD vs. Eusebio L. Lopez, Jr., et al. - tax suits. More...

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