September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County to hire a deputy and 2 jailers October 1

When Larry Spence was elected sheriff of Willacy County in 1985, he inherited a department of 14 officers from top to bottom.  Nearly three decades later, his department has the number of people.  It also started running with 12 jailers, ev More...

News

32,000 guns stolen in Houston; 7 percent recovered in past 5 years

HOUSTON (AP) - At least 32,000 guns have been stolen in the Houston area over the past five years and only 7 percent have been recovered, according to an analysis of police records published Sunday.  The stolen guns contribute to violent crime a More...

Mexican agents may not have noticed U.S. vehicle’s plates, official claims

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican official said Monday that federal police involved in the shooting of two American agents in August may not have noticed the diplomatic plates on the U.S. More...

Federal prison roof repairs moving at snail’s pace, engineer says

The repair work done on the leak-plagued roof of the countyowned federal prison is a total disappointment.  That’s how Dan Hamilton, a senior project manager with Guzman & Muñoz Engineer and Surveying Inc., described the progress at th More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 13, 2012

USDA’s September supply and demand reports answered some questions for cotton traders and analysts but left others unanswered. Despite a lower estimate of U.S. production in the reports released Sept. More...

USDA slightly reduces nation’s corn yield forecast

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. More...

Obituaries

GABRIELLA “GABY” MARINA RIVERA

LYFORD - Gabriella “Gaby” Marina Rivera, 15, was called home to the Lord on Monday, September 17, 2012. She was born on October 16, 1996 in Harlingen, TX to Juan and Marina (Quilantan) Rivera.  More...

ELVIRA MONTES LOPEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Elvira Montes Lopez, 88, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Elvira was born on April 20, 1924 in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon to Filiberto and Micaela (Cavazos) Montes.  More...

DOLORES “LOLA” DE LA ROSA

SEBASTIAN - Dolores “Lola” De La Rosa, 56, of Sebastian, TX, entered into rest Friday, September 14, 2012 at her residence.  She was born on July 19, 1956 in Harlingen, TX, daughter of Ramon and Ignacia (Allen) De La Rosa.  More...

Thieves hit Precinct 1 barn, drive off with service pickup

Thieves broke into the barn of Precinct 1 Commissioner Eliberto “Beto” Guerra and helped themselves to gasoline and motor oil before driving off with the precinct 1995 service truck.  The truck was recovered at about 3:30 p.m. More...

Laptop computers stolen from Raymondville school district

More than 10 laptop computers were missing from the Raymondville school district and police officials arrested a former staffer from Mission in connection with theft of school equipment.  Rodrigo Baltazar, 27, was arrested last Wednesday after h More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

After his crowning, a king commissioned his artists to hang a silver bell in his tower.  "I'll ring the bell with my hand," he said, "only when I'm happy."  Anxiously the people waited for the ringing of the bell, but it was silent for year More...

Behind the Badge

Sympathy and kindness

Sympathy can only be extended by people who believe the same misfortune could befall them, people who feel that “there but for the grace of God, go I.” Honest sympathy cannot grow out of smug, secure, benevolent feelings. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Dwight Eisenhoweronce said, "I do many things that are urgent but few things that are important."  What a revealing statement from one who successfully served his country as a general and president. More...

County Lifestyles

A LARGE PACK OF HUMMINGBIRDS MIGRATING

A LARGE PACK OF HUMMINGBIRDS MIGRATING have been frequenting the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Guerrero, 1 mi. N. of Raymondville, lately. Mrs. Guerrero says 40-50 hummingbirds drink 64 oz. More...

WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE

WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE issues a call to all artists for “Wild Thing” a juried show. All media are welcome, works must have been completed since Jan. 1, 2012. More...

WILLACY COUNTY BLUE STARS 5-6 AGE DIVISION

WILLACY COUNTY BLUE STARS 5-6 AGE DIVISION completed their 4th season with the Indoor-Soccer House League in Harlingen, TX. The girls had a perfect season with 11 wins and 0 loses. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 17- Harassment, city limits of Raymondville. Burglary of habitation, 300 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Blotter

SEPTEMBER 12 - Public intoxication, arrested: Holly Joanne Butler, 400 blk Bayshore, Port Mansfield. Accident, Campbell St., San Perlita. Execution of warrant/ assault family violence. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, September 24, 2012, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning More...

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