February 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

TxDot plans to include some toll roads in I-69 development

A TxDot Pharr district engineer updated Willacy County com-missioners on his agency's plan to develop Interstate-69 along U.S. Hwy. 77 from Harlingen to Corpus Christi, during their regular meeting Monday.   Mario Jorge said that U.S. More...

News

Methodists sending health kits to Haiti

Raymondville Methodists are gathering essential items such as soap and toothbrushes to help people who are in need. The health kits are being assembled and shipped to an UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) warehouse in Louisiana. More...

Deputy shoots man with knife, sheriff says

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Chambers County deputy shot and killed a man who was attacking another man in front of a nursing home. More...

After 30 years, condemned inmate apologizes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A man convicted of using an assault rifle to kill an Austin police officer during a traffic stop more than 30 years ago is for the first time apologizing as his likely execution nears. More...

County Lifestyles

The Lower Valley Cotillion Club celebrates its 56th year with “A Night to Remember”

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville.   More...

Sunday at the museum

Mona Sizer, of Harlingen, and her 36th book “The Glory Guys, The Story of the U.S. Army Rangers” will be featured at the Willacy County Historical Museum Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m.   More...

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U.S. ARMY PFC EDDIELEE FLORES with the 4th ID Infantry, stationed in Ft. Gordon, Augusta, GA will be deployed to Afghanistan in April. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   State of Texas vs Jose A. Guajardo, Not Guilty Bail Bonds and Octavio Olivarez, Jr. - Judgement NISI.   State of Texas vs Luis Esquivel, Lexington Nat’l Ins. Co. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

FEBRUARY 8 - Theft (under $50), 100 blk S. 10th.   Assault with a deadly weapon, 400 blk E. Exchange.   Incident, child custody, 200 blk S. 7th.   Accident, 7th and Hidalgo. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

JANUARY 17 - 911 call/reckless driver - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   JANUARY 18 - Abandoned vehicle - Norias Ranch.   P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   911 call/motorist assist - Norias Ranch. More...

Valley Nature Center to provide tours of Willacy Salt Lakes for school children and Winter Visitors

Martin Hagne, executive director of Valley Nature Center, persuaded commissioners Monday that Willacy County needs to join the organization at a cost of $4,500 per year.   More...

Local stores will be asked to lock up spray paint

Following an outbreak of graffiti in the city during recent weeks police are asking local stores to lock up their cans of spray paint to keep it out of the hands of kids. More...

Sheriff's Dept. goes from 'Rags to Riches'

A few years ago the Willacy Co. Sheriff's Dept. had nothing to brag about--just some broken down 10 year old patrol cars and very little equipment. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Do Unto Others

Looking at the title of this week’s column many people would stop right there and figure that’s how they should live their life, “doing unto others.” Some people do it at home with their own family, others do it at work with More...

Obama’s Big Spending, Causing Big Debts

Unveiling his latest budget proposal, President Barack Obama announced: "The bottom line is this: We simply cannot continue to spend as if deficits don't have consequences; as if waste doesn't matter; as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the America More...

Farm & Ranch

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DEREK CORREA from Lyford FFA with his Grand Champion Steer bought by Willacy County Farm Bureau and Youth Supporters   More...

Texas men sentenced to federal prison for deer trafficking, stolen property

AUSTIN - A four-year, multiagency investigation that began when two Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens received information about possible stolen property on two Northeast Texas ranches has ended with federal prison sentences for a fat More...

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YOUTH WINS CALF SCRAMBLE AT RODEO - SAN ANTONIO - The calf scramble was held Monday, February 8 at the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo. More...

Obituaries

MARIA ELENA OCHOA

Maria Elena Ochoa, 89, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at Harlingen Retama Manor in Harlingen, TX. A rosary will be recited Thursday, 7 p.m. at Duddlesten Funeral Home Chapel. More...

CRISTINA NAJERA

Cristina Najera, 91, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2010 in Uvalde Memorial Hospital in Uvalde, TX. A prayer service was held Sunday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Funeral Home Chapel. More...

JENNIFER CAVAZOS-CISNEROS

SAN ANTONIO/RAYMONDVILLE - Jennifer Cavazos-Cisneros was called home by her Lord and Savior on February 2, 2010 in San Antonio, TX. Jennifer was born January 1, 1977 in Raymondville, TX.  More...

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