February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County wants more time to consider tax abatement for Sebastian area Windfarm

Robert Pena of Duke Energy Corp. visited Commissioners Court at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon. More...

Kenedy County judge race contested

The incumbent Kenedy County Judge, J.A. Garcia is not running for re-election and there are four candidates who want to take his place.   In the Democratic Party primary election Louis E. More...

News

City considers tougher graffiti ordinance

City attorney William "Bill" Wepfer presented his revised graffiti ordinance to commissioners last night. Wefer suggested a workshop to work out the details after commissioners have a chance to review his suggested changes in the local ordinance. More...

Stop and Frisk - NYPD stops 575,304 people in 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York PoliceDepartmentstoppedandfrisked 575,304 people last year, an eight percent increase from 2008. The figure is a new record high.   More...

Ohio man bulldozes $350K home to avoid foreclosure

MOSCOW, Ohio (AP) An Ohio man says he bulldozed his $350,000 home to keep a bank from foreclosing on it. More...

Letters

Create and keep jobs in U.S., reader says

President Obama is promoting a new $300 billion economic stimulus program. When he took office in January 2009 he said the $787 billion stimulus program will CREATE 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010 and unemployment will remain below 8.0%.  More...

Okla. City Conspirator doesn’t like prison food, reader says

Mr. Terry Nichols, (Oklahoma Bombing Conspirator) has sued The Colorado Supermax Prison for poor prison food.   He claims that God wants him to protect and feed his body the proper food it needs. More...

County Lifestyles

The cookies are here!

RAYMONDVILLE - Area Girl Scouts are picking up their inventory of delicious Girl Scout cookies to deliver to their customers and prepare for the Cookie Booth Season that kicks off this weekend!   More...

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FRIENDS, FAMILY & CUSTOMERS were on hand Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Pete Castaneda’s 84th birthday at Pete’s Tire Shop. Cake and punch were served. More...

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FRIDA AND GABRIELA SANCHEZ of team Rising Phoenix cleaned out their closets and held a garage sale to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 7 - D.W.L.I. - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   FEBRUARY 8 - P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   911 call/welfare concern - Sarita.   FEBRUARY 9- Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

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 17 - Burglary of a building, FM 490 and Bus. 77.   Civil matter, Eustolio Gonzales Rd.   Criminal mischief, 100 blk San Jose Ave., Lyford.   Execution of warrant, Steven Dale Hommel, W.C. Sheriff Department Jail. More...

VTCI lands $78.5 million in Stimulous Funds to build fiber optic high speed internet & local telephone service in 12 communities

In what is believed to be the first project to be funded in Texas under the USDA's Recovery Act, Valley Telephone Corporation of Raymondville (VTCI) was awarded $78.5 million on March 17. More...

898 cast ballots in Willacy early voting

Despite chilly, wet weather interest in the Democrat and Republican primary election remains high with 898 votes already cast and three days to go in early voting. More...

Homeless man struck and killed by train

A man police have not been able to identify stood on the railroad tracks south of city hall Saturday afternoon and allowed a train to strike him from behind. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“At the end of your day”

Some days go by quickly while others seem to drag on endlessly. Reminds me of a story of a man who had been told by his doctor he had only about six months to live and the doctor asked the man how he intended to live out his remaining months.  More...

STIMULATING PLAN FAILS: After one year, Americans see more waste, no jobs

Are you and your audience prepared to get angry? Like millions of Americans, Former U.S. Congressman Bob Beauprez (R-CO), is standing on the Main-Street sidelines watching his money be spent by a government that says it knows what's best for us. More...

State Capitol Hightlights

Officials unite in resistance to greenhouse gas finding

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Peny, Attorney General Greg Abbott and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on Feb. 16 announced the state had filed legal papers to challenge the EPA's endangerment finding. More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas free of drought for first time since '07

DALLAS (AP) - Drought conditions are officially gone in Texas, ending a brutally dry period that forced millions of residents to limit water use, evaporated waterways and shriveled up crops.   More...

The wettest winter in 20 years in some parts of the state

COLLEGE STATION - - More snow came to parts of Texas, contributing more moisture to already saturated fields, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

February 18, 2010

The combination of strong ongoing demand, upbeat comments at a USDA forum, strength in equities and anticipation of a good export sales report enabled cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to close sharply higher Thursday.   More...

Obituaries

MARY ELIZABETH McGARY

Mary Elizabeth McGary went to her heavenly home on February 17, 2010 at the age of 95.   She was born to Charles and Mary Palmer on March 13, 1914 in Raymondville, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.D. More...

YSAIAS ALFARO

Ysaias Alfaro, 78, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX.   More...

RUBEN GARCIA

HARLINGEN - Ruben Garcia, 62, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2010 at his home in La Feria, TX. A rosary was recited Thursday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Funeral Home Chapel. More...

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