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Teen girl remains in county jail 3-weeks after graffiti at Myra Green Middle School & stadium

Three of the four teens who vandalized the new Myra Green Middle School and the high school football stadium have been bonded out of custody. Three of the four who spray painted the school causing $25,000 in damages are girls. More...

North Carolina company planning to build Wind Farm east of Sebastian

Duke Energy Company of Charlotte, North Carolina, is planning to build a 300 megawatt wind farm east of Sebastian in southeastern Willacy County. More...

News

Texas prisons part of budget cutting plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some Texas prisons could face closure to help balance the state budget.   The deadline was Monday for state agencies to offer proposed cuts amounting to 5 percent of their budgets. The request came in January from Gov. More...

Obama signs bill allowing more U.S. debt

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed legislation lifting the cap on U.S. government borrowing to $14.3 trillion.   More...

Illinois man dies in snowmobile wreck during storm

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - An eastern Illinois man died in a snowmobiling accident during this week’s winter storm. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

February 11, 2010

Taking a breather from the week’s rally, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) ended the session mostly higher on Thursday. The rally began on Monday as cotton futures bounced back from 16-week lows. More...

TDA Market Recap - Feb. 16, 2010

AUSTIN - (Feb. 16, 2010) For the week ending Feb. 13, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were again mixed, mostly steady to $2 higher per hundredweight with a few locations to $4 lower. More...

Labor Dep’t approves new rules on farm workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Labor Department moved Thursday to reverse Bush administration rules that made it easier for farmers to hire temporary foreign workers to help pick their crops.   More...

Obituaries

ERNESTINA GARCIA

LYFORD - Ernestina Garcia, 65, entered into rest Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center.   She was born on February 17, 1944 at El Ebanito Ranch near Santa Monica, TX, she was the daughter of the late Placido Gomez, Sr. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

On Feb. 14, 2010 unknown person(s) committed arson at 544 E. Norman St. in Raymondville. One structure was completely destroyed, while the second structure at this same location suffered severe smoke and fire damage. Case #10-0259.   More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 10 - Burglary of a building, Bulldog St., Lyford.   Theft, Industrial Dr., Raymondville.   Harassment, 300 blk E. Kimball, Raymondville.   Harassment, Pablo Contreras, Lasara.   Theft, Alejandro Puga, Bus. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 9 - Arrested: Nicolas Quesada, assault causing bodily injury (FV) x2, 300 blk W. Yturria.   Arrested: Nicolas Quesada, execution of warrant, possession of marijuana, 300 blk W. Yturria.   Accident, 400 blk E. Hidalgo. More...

District Judge Candidate Juan Guerra owes $ 10,998.48 in 2000 - 2008 property taxes

The man who wants to replace 197th State District Judge Migdalia Lopez in the March 2 Democratic Primary election has some serious tax problems, the Chronicle/News has learned. More...

Teen girl attempts suicide

A 15-year-old girl tried to hang herself at noon on Feb. 7, according to police investigator David Robles. More...

200 vote in first day of early voting

Business was brisk at the early voting office in the old county sheriff’s office on West Main Street. At the end of the day 200 votes had been cast in the races to elect local and state wide officials. More...

Photo

VOTE FOR OUR CANDIDATE, ALL THESE SIGN HOLDERS were saying on Tuesday, the first day of early voting in the March 2, election primaries. Early voting will continue this week and next. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

A lesson to be learned from Spike & Larry

In a land far, farm away, where it is much colder than it is here, at the home of “G” and “little g”, there was a drama recently that took place concerning a four legged furry family member that might possibly be a lesson for More...

Growing government debt hurts small businesses

In late January, the U.S. Senate voted to raise the United States' debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, or $45,000 for every man, woman, and child living in America. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Medicaid pay could drop to meet budget demands

AUSTIN - Texas doctors, dentists and hospitals could find their Medicaid fees reduced by 1 percent if a budget reduction plan forwarded by the state Health and Human Services Commission is adopted. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Karen y Rosa Cantu celebraran sus quince años junto a su familia sus Padres Jose Juan y Abigail Cantu-Alvarado que se efectuara el 2- 2-10 en el salon Texan Dance Hall en Raymondville. 7-1TP   More...

Article

1ST ANNUAL W.C. CRIME STOPPERS VALENTINE RAFFLE WINNERS - Shown sitting, left to right, are Eddie and Letty Rodriguez. More...

Lenten season starts on Feb. 17 with Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, and this year it falls on Feb. 17. The Most Reverend Daniel E. More...

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