June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Family Pharmacy doing business as usual, CVS sale stalls

Raymondville Family Pharmacy has not been sold to CVS Pharmacy, but the two are in the midst of an ongoing negotiation.  Robert Zamora, a pharmacist and owner of the local store, said they were first contacted by a representative of CVS who said More...

News

Port Mansfield has back up generators to weather a storm

When Mary Rowell and her husband waited for the siren to go off to evacuate Port Mansfield because of the threat of Hurricane Bret in August 1999, they waited and waited and waited.  But since the siren did not go off, they canceled the reservat More...

Texas offers $5.7M in grants for alternative fuel vehicles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is offering $5.7 million in grants to replace diesel vehicles with ones that use hybrid or alternative energy technology.  More...

AAA says three-fourths of Texans plan summer trip

IRVING, Texas (AP) - A travel association survey finds three-fourths of the Texans polled plan to hit the road for at least one summer getaway.  AAA Texas on Wednesday offered results of its fourth annual summer travel survey.  Overall, 75 More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 14, 2012

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) tumbled lower Tuesday on speculative selling following a record high estimate for world cotton ending stocks for the upcoming 2012-13 season. More...

Farm bill divides Midwestern and Southern farmers over crop payments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate passage of a half-trillion dollar farm and food bill depends in part on resolving a dispute over subsidies between Southern rice and peanut growers and Northern corn and soybean producers. More...

Sorghum harvest begins

Harvesting the 2012 sorghum crop has begun in Willacy County, but the threat of rain is casting a cloud on the prospects.  The first combines were sent in the middle of last week cutting the row crop on scattered fields throughout the county.&nb More...

Obituaries

JESUS G. MARTINEZ

LYFORD - Jesus G. Martinez, a World War II veteran, 86, was born August 29, 1925 in Lyford, TX, to the late Amalio and Concepcion Martinez. He passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Rio Grande Regional in McAllen, TX.  More...

FRANCISCA H. VASQUEZ

SAN PERLITA - Francisca H. Vasquez, 82, was welcomed home by the Good Lord on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her residence. She was born on October 4, 1929 in Mexico to Antonio and Maria Jaso Hernandez.  More...

FRANCISCA VELA VASQUEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Francisca Vela Vasquez, 86, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. She was born in Lyford, TX on April 11, 1926 to Juan and Amada P. Vela.  More...

County donates $50,000 to VIDA to train workers

The Willacy County Commissioner’s Court donated $50,000 to a Weslacobased organization that helps people join the work force.  Commissioners Eliberto “Beto” Guerra,” Fred Serrato and Dora Perez voted in favor of making th More...

Skate board park, walking trail taking shape in Lyford

It’s taking less time than anticipated to build a skate board and walking trail in Lyford.  And that is because of the diligent work of local people, politicos, the business community and a new corporate citizen.  More...

Editorial & Columns

What if?

Have you ever asked what if the child’s story about Pinocchio were true? Imagine if every time you told half a lie, your nose grew. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A little girl had the measles. Her infected eyes could not stand the sunlight. It made her squint and turn to the wall. More...

County Lifestyles

SEBASTIAN PONY EXPRESS

SEBASTIAN PONY EXPRESS - 9/10 year old Mustang AllStars win Harlingen National Invitational AllStar Tournament. More...

Chronicle sports writer returns to the World Series of Poker

For the seventh year in a row, Kingsville Record Sports Correspondent Rey Sifuentes Jr. will be competing and covering the annual World Series of Poker which is currently going on at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. More...

AVA GRACE CELEBRATES HER THIRD BIRTHDAY

AVA GRACE celebrated her third birthday recently with a ceramic painting and a swimming party at Sugar Land, TX. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff's Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JUNE 13 - Theft, 400 blk S. Harbor, Port Mansfield.  Unattended death, area of Rancho Alegre, Lyford.  Assault, 100 blk E. 6th St., Sebastian.  Sexual assault, FM 490 and U.S. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 18 - Burglary of habitation (past), 200 blk E. Rodriguez.  Assault by threat, 100 blk S. 13th.  JUNE 17 - Recovered juvenile runaway, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Incident, gas drive off, 400 blk W. More...

Legals

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain/Wetland

To: All interested Agencies including the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, FEMA, and Groups and Individuals   More...

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Publication: June 20, 2012  City of Lyford, Texas 13550 Main Street Lyford, Texas 78569 956-347-3512  These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Lyford More...

NO. 2012-PRB-0010 IN THE ESTATE OF SALVADOR VILLEGAS, JR., DECEASED

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS   More...

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