October 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigate suspected arson case

An early Tuesday morning fire broke out inside a house in the 200th block of North 11th Street and police are calling it a case of arson.  The fire was reported shortly after 1:30 a.m. More...

News

First West Nile case reported in Willacy County

The first West Nile virus has been confirmed in this part of the Rio Grande Valley, health officials are stressing the importance of taking precautions against the mosquito-borne viral infection.  Neither the name nor the home town of the affect More...

Bearkats now 1-4 after losing to Bobcats, Lions up next

The Bearkats were ahead 13- 12 with about six minutes left on the clock, but a questionable fumble recovered by Rio Hondo sparked a 12-point run by the Bobcats which Raymondville High School’s varsity football team could not quell, eventually l More...

SAN PERLITA SCHOOL NEWS

AROUND CAMPUS   More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 27, 2012

Five consecutive days of lower closes at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) seemed to be enough for the cotton market as futures contacts managed to end trading Thursday with modest gains. More...

TDA Market Recap October 1, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Sept. 29, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions ranged from $6 lower to $6 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a week earlier, with a few as much as $10 higher. More...

State Capitol Highlights

Appeals court upholds Texas open meetings law

AUSTIN - A case brought by a group of 15 city officials naming the State of Texas and Attorney General Greg Abbott as defendants failed before the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 25.  More...

Obituaries

JULIA T. LOYA

LYFORD - Julia T. Loya, 96, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Retama Manor Nursing Center in Raymondville, TX. More...

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Legals

Public Hearing Notice City of San Perlita

The City of San Perlita will hold a public hearing at 5:00 pm on October 9, 2012 at the City of San Perlita City Hall, 14168, 7th Street, San Perlita, Texas, regardingthe submission of an application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for a Texas More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed: Nicolas Ramirez, Jr. More...

WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS NOTICE TO BIDDERS PURCHASE OF TWO (2) PICK UP TRUCKS

The Willacy County Precinct 4 gives notice of intent to purchase Two (2) pick-up trucks. For specifications on said Vehicle you can contact Administrative Assistant Rebecca Chapa, at the Willacy County Judge's Office located at 576 W. More...

Fire PreventionWeek is October 7 to 13

Matches, throwing cigarette butts, burning trash, cooking and doing something else at the same time are among the main reasons fires get started.  But the key to avoid that is safety.  More...

Kenaf byproduct shows potential for livestock feed supplement

Judging by the reaction of a group of potential buyers of a byproduct made from the seeds of a kenaf plant, agricultural guru Chuck Taylor is facing a dilemma.  And that is: Can he produce enough kenaf cake to satisfy a demand posed by the buyer More...

CORRECTION

CORRECTION: A heading on a front page article in last week’s Chronicle/News incorrectly stated that two women from Lasara had filed “charges” against Pct. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It's always darkest before the fridge door opens

I don't know about you, but when I was growing up! More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

When Marino Marini was a young man, he fashioned in bronze the first in a series of a man on a horse. The rider appears happy and hopeful.  But as Marini grew older, the riders appear less confident and less cheerful.  More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A maid worked for an artist, and every night she was fascinated by the form of a person emerging from the marble.  One night she came in just as the artist was about to leave. For the first time she noticed the fully sculpted form. More...

County Lifestyles

Port Mansfield event to raise money for alzheimers cure

The Alzheimer's Association is inviting everyone to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer's by participating in the annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's" to be held at the Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce Pavilion, 101 East Port Drive on Octob More...

San Antonio haunted house closing after 24 years

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Out with the ghouls and in with the new.  Nightmare on Grayson, which bills itself as San Antonio's longest-running haunted house, will be closing its doors after this Halloween to make room for a mixed-use development.  More...

Deceased veterans files available

Attention any Willacy County Residents who might have had a family member that was a Veteran and had a file in our office. More...

Crime & Courts

Rogers sentenced to 6 months in prison for vehicle theft

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Brian Anthony Rogers, 19, of Raymondville, was convicted of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Theft, both state jail felonies, and was sentenced to serve six months in More...

Shoplifting results in 6 months prison sentence for Oscar Garza

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Oscar Garza, 30, of Raymondville, was convicted of theft with two prior convictions, a State Jail Felony and was sentenced to serve six months, day for day, in a state priso More...

Criminal mischief conviction carries 6-month prison sentence for Mariano Rios

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Mariano Rios, Jr., 31, of Raymondvialle, was convicted of Criminal Mischief, a state jail felony, and was sentenced to serve six months in a state jail facility. More...

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