December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Donations for “Cops for Tots” Christmas toy program slow

Police Chief Uvaldo Zamora stood by a table that had two plastic jars in the middle while people walked by.  Some of them stopped and put money into the jars as Zamora thanked them for their support. More...

News

McCain: Hispanic vote ‘up for grabs’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. More...

Big border drug tunnel highlights seasonal trend

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The investigation into the largest marijuana bust at a Mexico-U.S. cross-border tunnel followed a familiar timeline. It began in May and ended in November.  More...

Correa appointed to state panel

Raymondville Mayor Orlando Correa has been appointed to serve on a newly created Texas Rural Health and Economic Development Advisory Council, it was announced recently.  More...

County Lifestyles

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THE WINTER WONDERLAND MISS BEAUTY PAGEANT was held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 held at the RHS Auditorium. More...

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FOUR SWEET SISTERS BAKERY - Created a replica of the Willacy County Courthouse to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Willacy County. More...

Seeds From the Sower

A little boy stubbed his toes and skinned his knees. They weren't healing. Running to his mother, he asked, "Why?"  " You're picking at your sores," she answered. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 30 - Theft, FM 3142, San Perlita.  Execution of warrant/failure to appear, assault. Arrested: Fernando Castillo, W.C. Sheriff Dept. Jail.  Burglary of a habitation, E. More...

Dog steps on gun, shoots hunter in buttocks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A bird hunter was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat.  Sheriff ’s Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Utah man was duck hunting with a friend when he climbed out More...

Lubbock man rescued after becoming stuck in chimney

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Fire officials say a Texas man who had to be rescued from the chimney of his house wasn’t trying to be Santa Claus. More...

MTC owes $24.3 million to former workers but payment deadline has passed

None of the 1,700 people waiting for the wages they lost while working at the Willacy County Detention Center for the Utah-based Management Training Corp., or MTC, have seen a check even though a contract stipulated they were to get money by Dec. More...

Car show, cookoff highlight centennial celebration

At the centennial celebration Saturday, several teams of cooks kept doing their best competing against each other in the six categories they entered in the Raymondville Police Association 2nd annual cook-off and car and bike show.  More...

Lyford celebrates Christmas

The city of Lyford will celebrate the holidays with “ A Happy Christmas with Happy the Comedian” this Saturday.  The event will start at 11 a. m. More...

Editorial & Columns

“Fun, Food, Foolishness, and Andy Shewmaker”

(Remembering our 100th Birthday)

The past weekend was a very busy one, It started out with our annual Christmas parade which was quite a success. Many entries were presented, along with beautiful floats and lots of children. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A bearish wave moved across the cotton market this week as futures contracts on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) closed mostly lower. More...

High-level bickering continues on redistricting

State Capital Highlights, week of Dec. 5-11, 2011

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week accused the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division of delaying the requisite preclearance of new state House and Senate electoral maps adopted last spring by the state Legislature.  More...

Farm Bureau president hails victories, discusses challenges

Corpus Christi - Texas farm and ranch families face a time of change and great challenges, the president of Texas Farm Bureau said during his address at the organization’s 78th annual meeting.  More...

Obituaries

ROGELIO D. GONZALES

LYFORD -Rogelio D. Gonzales entered into eternal rest with his Lord Jesus Christ on November 30, 2011. Rogelio was born in Raymondville, Texas on July 7, 1952, to Pedro Gonzales and Eloiza DeLaFuente. More...

CESARIO M. MONTEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Cesario M. Montez, 92, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Monday, December 5, 2011 in Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville.  He was born on April 19, 1919 in Mexico, son of Heron and Irenea (Mata) Montez.  More...

RENE RODRIGUEZ

Rene Rodriguez of Redlands, CA entered peacefully into eternal rest on November 25, 2011, in San Bernardino, CA. He was preceded in death by his son, Guy Norris Rodriguez and his sister, Gloria Rodriguez. More...

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