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Booted Texas beauty queen expected in court

SAN ANTONIO ( AP) - A dethroned Texas beauty queen suing for a shot to enter the Miss America pageant had to listen as her former pageant handler told jurors the size- 2 teen gained enough weight to ruin a bikini photo shoot and didn’t follow t More...

Airlines raising domestic fares again

DALLAS ( AP) Airfares at major U.S. airlines are climbing again, continuing a dizzying pace of nearly weekly increases on both penny-pinching vacationers and expenseaccount corporate fliers.  More...

Commodities prices plummet on Japan's crisis

NEW YORK ( AP) - Commodities prices are plummeting as the nuclear crisis in Japan raises more questions about the nation's ongoing demand for such items as grains, metals and oil.  The steepest price declines in Tuesday’s trading included More...

Farm & Ranch

RGV onion season in full swing

The onion season is going full swing in the four-county area of the Rio Grande Valley, but prices aren’t as good as growers and retailers would like to have.  A 50-pound bag is going for $13 at some roadside fruit and vegetable stands like More...

Cotton Market Weekly

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TDA Market Recap March 21, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending March 19, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $7 lower per hundredweight, though early in the week a few locations were $2 to $8 higher. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MARCH 13 - Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  Accident (minor) - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, no injuries.  Criminal trespass - La Parra Rd.  911 call/accident (major) - Armstrong (no injuries).  Found proper More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MARCH 16 - Assault, 6th and Jones, La Sara School.  Accident, FM 490 and CR 2700, La Sara.  Lost property, 100 blk Mansfield, Port Mansfield.  MARCH 17 - Overdose, FM 498, Lyford.  Theft of a motor vehicle, FM 506, Sebastian.  More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:  State of Texas vs David Gutierrez - petition for non-disclosure.  State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. More...

Legals

Legals

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CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: CAUSE # 2006-CV-0297-A IN THE INTEREST OF IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT Rubin Demetri Conde aka OF Rubin Demetri Conde;etal WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS   More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF CAROL ANN SILLINGS, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Carol Ann Sillings, Deceased, were issued on February 23, 2011, in Cause No. More...

Blake Farenthold co-sponsors bill to upgrade VA clinic

Having a full service hospital to serve the Rio Grande Valley veteran population is in the works though it will take sometime, a U.S. congresman said.  That was the message issued Monday by Blake Farenthold, U.S. Rep. More...

Mayoral, commissioner candidates pull out of two city races

Mayoral candidate Joe Alexandre and city commissioner hopeful Cristina Correa withdrew their names from the May election.  The two decided to get out of the races minutes before their names were going into a to cup to pick a place on the May bal More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Welcoming Home South Texas Vietnam Veterans

You see them on the news, you see them at airports, bus stations, and just about everywhere. Who am I talking about? Returning servicemen and women, coming back from their tours of duty around the world, and especially those in harms way. More...

Seeds From The Sower

A nursery rhyme says, " Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been? I've been to London to visit the queen. Pussycat, pussycat, what did you do there? I frightened a mouse under her chair."  More...

Day By Day

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County Lifestyles

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RIBBON CUTTING - Family and friends joined the new cupcake and designer cake shop, Saturdays Cupcakery, at its ribbon cutting on Saturday, March 19. More...

Gateway RV Park Music Show

There will be a performance on Wednesday, March 23, by Bruce and Elaine Nelson from 7- 9 p.m.  Country/western and 50’s and 60’s music.  Admission for each show is $5.00. More...

Obituaries

MARIA CHAVEZ CUELLAR

SAN PERLITA - Maria Chavez Cuellar, 88, went to be with Our Lord Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Maria was born September 22, 1922 in Los Potreros Ranch to Antonio and Catarina (Garcia) Chavez.  More...

ANTHONY “TONY” CANTU, JR.

Anthony “Tony” Cantu, Jr. of San Antonio, TX passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Tony was born in Sarita, TX on March 2, 1936. He lived in Corpus Christi prior to moving to San Antonio in 1961. More...

SAN JUANA TAGLE

RAYMONDVILLE - San Juana Tagle, 77, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. San Juana was born October 18, 1933 in Raymondville, TX to Mauro and Genoveva (Oltivero) Elizondo. More...

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