January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Filing period to run in city elections starts today

The filing period to run for in the May election starts today, Wednesday Jan. More...

News

Texas high school graduation rates at 78.9 percent

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A new federal study says Texas’ four- year high school graduation rate climbed to 78.9 percent for the Class of 2010.  That’s just above the national average, but below recent findings that suggested Texas was am More...

A&M to enroll 25,000 engineering students by 2025

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University is promising to increase its enrollment of students studying engineering from around 11,000 to 25,000 by 2025.  University System Chancellor John Sharp said Wednesday that the school is responding to More...

QB Vince Young says he ‘probably’ signed loan

DALLAS ( AP) - Former NFL quarterback Vince Young has admitted under oath he probably signed at least some of the documents for a $1.9 million loan he claims he shouldn’t have to repay.  More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 24, 2013

There was no stopping the cotton market’s advance this week as the March futures contract at the Intercontinental Exchange ( ICE) settled at 82.89 cents per pound Thursday, up 241 points on the day. More...

Hog-nosed skunk causes stir at Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Desert bighorn sheep, river otters and mountain lions, yes. But a hog-nosed skunk at the Grand Canyon? Hardly.  The striped creatures are usually found in southeastern Arizona, Texas and Mexico. More...

Farmer kills 12,000 chickens before going bankrupt

WAVERLY, Colo. (AP) - Grant Family Farms owner Andy Grant says he was forced to kill 12,000 chickens that he could not afford to feed before he filed for bankruptcy.  More...

Obituaries

BENIGNO HERNANDEZ

Benigno Hernandez, 66, died Friday, January 12, 2013 at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, TX.  A rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E. 6th St.  More...

MARY LOU GARCIA LAZO

Mary Lou Garcia Lazo, 57, of Edinburg/Lyford, was granted her Angel wings on January 28, 2013, at the Comfort House in McAllen, TX.  More...

RAMON S. CASTILLO

LYFORD- Ramon S. Castillo, 83, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born on October 8, 1929 in Corpus Christi to Lazaro and Gertrudes (Silva) Castillo.  More...

Legals

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:  In the matter of the marriage of Rosalinda Rodriguez vs Pedro Enrique Rodriguez and ITIO; child - divorce w/ children.  In the matter of marriage of Juan Gabriel Gonzalez vs Laura Lee Garza and ITIO; children - divorce w/child More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS

HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF  WILLIAM JOHN THOMAS, Deceased  AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 294, TEXAS PROBATE CODE   More...

City of Raymondville

EMW-2008-FO-04299-003 Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The City of Raymondville will receive bids for the Bunker Gear Project until 4:00 PM on February 26, 2013 at City Hall 142 S. 7th Street Raymondville, Texas. More...

Lyford woman missing for a week without a trace

A 41- year- old woman from Lyford has been missing since last Wednesday and her whereabouts are still unknown, police said.  Maria Guadalupe Hernandez went for a walk shortly after 5: 30 p. m. More...

2013 county livestock show entertained the crowds

Youngsters showed off the animals they raised for the occasion.  People ate ribs, fajitas, corn on the cob, beans, carnitas and pan de campo cooked by the teams that participated in the annual cookoff.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Praise can make a difference

The way you praise others tells what you think of yourself. Whether you praise or criticize your fellowman, it is a reflector telling how you evaluate yourself. More...

Lawmaker files bill to openly carry of handguns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow Texans to openly carry handguns in public places.  Texarkana Rep. George Lavender introduced the bill Thursday, the same day that Democratic Sen. More...

Police: Woman moonwalked during sobriety test

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Police say a South Texas woman who is accused of driving drunk did her best Michael Jackson impersonation as she moonwalked during her sobriety test.  Corpus Christi police say Coral Li Rape was stopped after she dro More...

County Lifestyles

2013 WILLACY COUNTY FAIR AND AUCTION LIL' MISS COWGIRL

2013 WILLACY COUNTY FAIR AND AUCTION LIL’ MISS COWGIRL - Haylie N. Garcia received the 2013 Lil’ Miss Cowgirl buckle. Haylie is 8 years old and is the daughter of Roy Jr. and Victoria M. More...

2013 Willacy County Fair and Livestock Auction

THE GRAND CHAMPION STEER shown by Morgan Thomas was bought by Rodriguez Ford, Circle R Electric and Crop Guard Insurance Group. More...

More of 2013 Willacy County Fair

Here piggy, piggy! More...

Crime & Courts

North Carolina man sentenced to 6 years in prison for meth possession

The Willacy County and District Attorneyís Office announced today that Brian Keith McCarty, 26, of Sanford, North Carolina, was sentenced by District Judge Migdalia Lopez, of the 197th Judicial District, to 6 years in prison for possessing methamphet More...

Brownsville man draws 10 years prison sentence for meth

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rogelio Castro Valle, 28, of Brownsville, Texas, was sentenced by District Judge Migdalia Lopez, of the 197th Judicial District, to 10 years in prison for possessing methamp More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 28- Burglary of building, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.  Burglary of vehicle, 300 blk W. Raymond.  Theft, under $50, 700 blk E. Charles.  Criminal mischief, Tenth Haven Apts.  Assault, impede breathing and obstruction, 500 blk W. More...

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