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Willacy Republicans give support to Rick Perry

A total of 99 votes were cast by Willacy County Republ-icans Tuesday in their primary election.   For governor Rick Perry got 60 votes, Kay Bailey Hutchison got 23 votes and Debra Medina got 15 votes. More...

Perry wins without a runoff over Hutchison

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry has won his party's nomination without a runoff. At 2 a.m. today, with 97.63% of the votes counted, Perry led with 748,525 votes. More...

News

Mexican drug kingpin sentenced in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - A drug kingpin who once headed one of Mexico's most notoriously violent cartels was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday and ordered to forfeit $50 million, prosecutors announced after a closed hearing in Houston.   More...

U.S. closes Reynosa consulate after Mexico border gunfights

Mexico (AP) - The United States has temporarily closed its consular office in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, after gunbattles with drug gangs rocked the area this week. More...

Protests, grand jury challenge Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Arizona’s toughest lawman

“JAIL ISN’T A LUXURY HOTEL,” SHERIFF JOE SAYS

PHOENIX (AP) - With a sheriff’s helicopter beating overhead, the man known as “Sheriff Joe” stood behind a line of officers as 10,000 people marched past - but this was not the usual show of affection and support for Joe Arpaio. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

February 25, 2010

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) took a breather Wednesday after rallying for more than two weeks as profit taking pushed prices lower in consolidation. More...

West Texas man indicted for shooting 51 buffalo

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been indicted for allegedly killing 51 buffalo earlier this year after the majestic animals strayed from their ranch. More...

TDA Market Recap Mar. 1, 2010

AUSTIN - (Mar. 1, 2010) For the week ending Feb. 27, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight, with some locations to $10 higher and a few steady to $1 lower. Fed cattle markets were steady.  More...

Obituaries

ROBERTO P. VELA

Roberto P. Vela, 85, of Sebastian, TX, entered into rest Saturday, February 27, 2010 in La Hacienda Nursing Home.   He was born on March 22, 1924 in Willacy County, TX, son of the late Juan Vela and Amada Muno.   More...

MARIA CONCEPCION ALVARADO

Maria Concepcion Alvarado, 68, of Raymondville, entered into rest Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in Harlingen Medical Center.   She was born on December 9, 1941 in San Luis, Mexico, daughter of the late Lorenzo Moncivias and Juana Alvarado. More...

Kenedy County Democrats go for Bud Turcotte III for county judge

Kenedy County may have more cows than voters but that doesn't mean they don't turn out at election time.   Tuesday Democrats gave 127 votes (58.80%) to Louis E. "Bud" Turcotte III for county judge. More...

Candidate’s wife collapses, taken to the hospital

Sandra Cavazos Salinas, wife of candidate for Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Juan Salinas, collapsed while campaigning for her husband Tuesday afternoon in Sebastian. More...

Tara Rios-Ybarra wins big in Willacy but loses race to J.M. Lozano

Tara Rios-Ybarra carried Cameron and Willacy Counties but was beaten badly in Brooks, Jim Hogg and Kleburg counties. In Willacy Rios-Ybarra had 1,947 votes to 1,232 for J. M. Lozano. More...

White is the Democrat nominee for governor

Democrat Bill White, the former mayor of Houston, led the primary race for governor with 513,548 votes with 99.53% of the votes counted. White had 76.20 percent of the votes cast. Second place went to Farouk Shami with 85,560 votes. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

The decisions we make

Have you ever stopped and taken a few minutes to reflect on certain times in your life where you had to make a decision about something and the outcome of that decision? More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

New driver’s license standards for age group effective March 1

AUSTIN - Starting March 1, Texas driver’s license applicants between the ages of 18 and 24 must complete an approved driver education course and a driving skills test. More...

Seeds From the Sower

"Let's be good citizens," said a lady, "and pay our taxes with a smile,"   "I'd like to," answered a girl, "but they want money."   One day our Lord was asked, "Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar?" Taking a coin, He asked, "Whose picture More...

County Lifestyles

Strawberry fields, new Reber Library book of short stories, debuts

Strawberry Fields, a Book of Short Stories, by McAllen, attorney and fiction writer, Chuy Ramirez, illustrated by Raymondville’s own Judee Koester-Soendker, will be to the community at the Reber Memorial Library on Tuesday March 9th, 2010 at 7 More...

Farmer’s Market

Where everything old is new again

Why wait until spring makes its official “march” to begin enjoying the fresh air and sunshine? Experience the ambience of days gone by and take a stroll down memory lane.   More...

A chip off the old block

MIKEY GOMEZ, age 12, is shown here receiving a trophy for 2nd best chicken in the youth category at the Stoney Point FFA cook-off in Round Rock,Texas. Mikey comes from a long line of cooks in the family. His great grandfather, the late Daniel P. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 21 - P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Medical emergency - Sarita. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Wells Fargo Bank vs Sandra Munoz and Julio Munoz and 1016 W. Durham Ave., Raymondville, TX 78580 - foreclosure. More...

Crime of the Week

On Feb. 23 unknown person(s) committed graffiti at the Valley Telephone office located in Raymondville. Graffiti was also committed on nearby office buildings located across the street from said office. Case #10-0310.   More...

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