April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Parents of injured crash victims file lawsuit in 197th State District Court

Javier and Martha Mendoza, the parents of two young people injured in an August 2009 collision, have filed a law suit againts the father of an unlicensed minor who crashed her father's 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup into their Ford Mustang.   More...

SWORN IN

  Mario Rene Salazar newly elected Constable for Pct.5 for Lasara was sworn in by Rudy Cantu Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 also in Lasara. Salazar was sworn in Thursday but can’t take the position until he receives his certification. More...

News

SAN BENITO MID SEASON TOURNAMENT – SEBASTIAN ROCKIES WIN CONSOLATION

Pictured bottom row: Kevin Kingston, Devon Mendoza, Julio Cantu, Jaime Infante, Mathew Reyna. Middle row: Nicholas Hernandez, Alex Perez, Tony Villarreal, Tristen Garcia, and Jaime Montoya. More...

Two more cartel kidnappers face judge

McALLEN (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced to 20 years in prison a second member of a south Texas kidnapping ring used by a Mexican drug cartel.   But U.S. More...

Photo

PICTURED ABOVE ARE THE L. C. SMITH STUDENTS who recently completed their U. I. L. competitions. We had a lot of our students placing at the U.I.L. More...

Farm & Ranch

Farm Fatality - farmer dies beneath overturned tractor

MONROE, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire State Police say a 62- year-old farmer was killed when he was accidentally pinned under a tractor on his property in Monroe. More...

Man charged with stealing more than 400 cattle

QUANAH, Texas (AP) - An east Texas man is in a West Texas jail after he was charged with sealing 420 head of cattle.   More...

TDA Market Recap April 26, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending April 24, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, from $6 lower per hundredweight to $5 higher. Average prices declined from last week, but remain well above year-ago levels. More...

Obituaries

SIGIFREDO “MOCHO” GONZALEZ

Sigifredo “Mocho” Gonzalez, 67, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Thursday, April 22, 2010 at his residence.   He was born in San Carlos, Tamps, Mexico, son of the late Inocente and Dorotea (Castillo) Gonzalez.   More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

APRIL 21 - Disorderly conduct, N. Alamo St., Sebastian.   Burglary of a habitation, Spence Rd. and San Francisco, Raymondville.   Assault by threat, FM 506, Sebastian.   Harassment by phone, Seminole, San Perlita. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 26 - Arrested: Irma Aguilar, public intoxication, cited and released.   Arrested: Reynaldo Martinez, public intoxication.   Arrested: Erio Gill, public intoxication and failure to identify, 300 blk N. 7th. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   In the matter of marriage of Jose Luis Garza and Belinda Rios Garza - divorce.   In the matter of marriage of Christina R. Torres vs Moises Torres and in the interest of a child - divorce. More...

SUMMER IS COMING

City swimming pool to open May 29th

A sure sign that summer is coming is a discussion of opening the city swimming pool -- an event that will take place this year on May 29, according to city manager, Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia. More...

Contreras sentenced to 11 months for cocaine possession

The possession of small amounts of cocaine on two different occasions has resulted in a sentence of 11 months in jail far Luis Alberto Contreras. More...

NEWLY ELECTED

  Yesenia Rosas Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 is sworn in by Justice of the Peace Juan Silva. Rosas will take over the position immediately. She will be replacing Richard Solis who retired before completing his term. She took her oath Thursday. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

A Sincere Thanks

First of all this week I have to make amends with a certain dispatcher. You may remember last week I wrote about honoring our dispatchers for all that they do to help our department and the public. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Sunset report suggests PUC needs more oversight authority

AUSTIN An April 23 Sunset Advisory Commission report recommends increasing the Public Utility Commission’s authority to oversee the electric industry in Texas. More...

County Lifestyles

National day of prayer - May 6

The annual National Day of Prayer observance will be held on Thursday, May 6, at 12 noon on the Eastside of the County Courthouse. The public is invited to join us in a brief time of prayer for our communities and schools, our state, and our Nation. More...

Article

CISSIE WATSON was chosen 2nd place winner in the pastel division of the 39th International Art Show in Brownsville. The juried exhibition is on display at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art until May 1, 2010. 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...

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