April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting ends Friday

Tuesday is election day in Willacy County.   By this time next week we will have a new county judge, a new Pct. 4 County Commissioner and a new justice of the Peace in Pct. 1. Early voting ends Friday. More...

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WATERMELONS - Enrique Hernandez of Raymondville has been selling fresh fruit on East Hidalgo for over 8 years. More...

News

Willacy County Disaster Planning Meeting

Willacy County Disaster Preparedness Planning Meeting is set for Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 3rd St., Raymondville. More...

Lady Bulldogs lead District softball race, Lady Bearkats fight for second

LADY BULLDOGS - At the beginning of this week, Lyford High School’s varsity softball team was in first place in District 32-3A with a 7-0 record. More...

Field of dreams -

“Hats off to Little League!”

The Willacy County Little League kicked off their opening ceremony Saturday, March 27, with a bang. The event which drew hundreds of spectators was held at the Eddie Starck “Smiley Face” Park. More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas Farm Bureau’s grocery price watch shows decrease in grocery prices

WACO, TEXAS - Despite some varied price increases in individual food items, Texas grocery prices are generally down a few cents from last year. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

April 1, 2010

Underlying mill fixations, sturdy weekly export sales and brisk shipments offered support as cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rallied this week after prospective U.S. More...

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BUCK BRASWELL, DIRECTOR WITH THE WILLACY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT, congratulates George Reoh (Left), and Victoria Rodriguez (Right) of San Perlita ISD for placing 1st and 2nd respectively in More...

Obituaries

PEDRO CASTANEDA

RAYMONDVILLE - Pedro Castaneda, Sr., 84, of Raymondville, accepted his calling to love and serve the Lord with our heavenly father on April 3, 2010. He was surrounded by his loving family. More...

ANTONIO ORTIZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Antonio Ortiz, 85, of Raymondville, entered into rest Sunday, April 4, 2010 in Valley Baptist Center.   He was born on May 10, 1924 in San Benito, TX, son of the late Encarnacion and Jesusita (Sanchez) Ortiz.   More...

MARIA OLVERA

Maria Olvera, 88, of Raymondville, entered into rest Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Retama Manor Nursing Home.   She was born on January 9, 1922 in Mexico, daughter of the late Jose and Porfiria (Medina) Martinez. More...

Appliance stores hit jackpot with government voucher program for washers, dryers & water heaters

Those who remember Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff from television shows during the 1980's will remember his favorite saying about the United States.   "What a country" he used to say.   What a country indeed!   More...

Grand Jury indicts parents of Lasara teen with manslaughter in her death

The mother and father of a 16-year-old Lasara student who died on November 17, 2009 have been indicted by a Willacy County grand jury as the result of her death.   Amanda Coronado was a sophomore at Lasara High School and was a diabetic. More...

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NEW MYRA GREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPECTED TO BE READY IN SEPTEMBER Students have come and gone from Myra Green Middle School for several decades while wishing for new facilities. More...

Correction

Richard Garcia not arrested, indicted, or jailed, editor learns

In last week's Chronicle/News, in a front page article written by editor & publisher Paul Whitworth, there was a serious error concerning the reputation of Raymondville High School teacher Richard Garcia.   More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Departures and arrivals

This week I’ve been recovering from the sudden absence of Dad’s first born and his son. My oldest, who hasn’t been back in Raymondville for about 21 years, visited us, along with my grandson for about a week and a half. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Officials foresee funding increases to meet growth in health care

AUSTIN - The federal government’s passage of health care reform legislation in late March will have a big impact on Texas, as an estimated 6 million Texans have been going without health care insurance.   More...

Seeds from the Sower

In Philadelphia one Saturday morning, funeral services were held in a church for an old man. Then the procession headed for the cemetery.   More...

County Lifestyles

Trevino-Garcia

Jessica Marie Trevino and Daniel Garcia, Jr. of Raymondville are pleased to announce their upcoming exchange of wedding vows on April 17, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 2 p.m. More...

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AN 8 YEAR OLD CHALLENGES OTHERS!! - Miss Zoe Skye Perkins, granddaughter of Harland and Cissie Watson, is a very determined little 8 year old. More...

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ON MARCH 5, 2010, JOE RAY MARTIN fulfilled a lifelong dream to proudly serve his country and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Lorena Castillo, Maria Isabel Hernandez and Valerie Araiza vs Miguel Angel Medina, Ind. and as Employee of Chema’s Trucking LLC, auto damages.   Juan J. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 4 - Accident, 77 NB S of 3168.   Arrested: Monica Villasana, assault causing bodily injury (FV), 1200 blk N. 6th.   Accident, 400 blk E. Gem. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 31 - Execution of warrant, Apolonio De Los Santos, Willacy County Sheriff Department Jail, aggravated assault habitual count, retaliation with enhancement, possession of controlled substance habitual count.   Accident, minor, U.S. More...

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