February 18, 2009 RSS feed / News

Harding & Lee to tell of Valley's early days

The Docents of the Raymondvllle Historical Museum are presenting a program Sunday, February 22, at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium on South Seventh Street. There will be a book signing for two new books by Raymondville authors. More...

Perry keeps up bailout criticism

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Gov. Rick Perry is keeping up his criticism of federal bailout programs with a new Web site his campaign launched that asks Texans to join an online petition. More...

2 farmers die while unloading hay bales in Minnesota

WADENA, Minn. (AP) - Two Sebeka men have died in an accident while unloading round hay bales in Wadena County. More...

The Four Chaplains

THEY MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

United In Willacy and The American Legion Post 390 in Raymondville, invites you to our first annual Willacy County Four Chaplains Service. More...

Cat rescued from 6-story highway pillar in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - A lift had to be used to rescue a cat from atop a 6-story concrete support pillar for a Houston elevated freeway. More...

New Mexico woman arrested on terrorism charges in Arizona

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) - A New Mexico woman has been arrested on terrorism charges after police say she rammed her truck into a fuel tanker and tried to ignite it. More...

U.S. farm sales to Cuba rise 61 pct, group says

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba spent a record $710 million on U.S. farm imports last year, a 61 percent increase over 2007, as hurricanes destroyed much of the country's farms, a leading trade research group said Wednesday. More...

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THE LADY 'KAT SOCCER TEAM is in the midst of their district competition. They will visit La Feria on Tuesday followed by a home game on Friday against Mercedes. More...

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"SOUTH TEXAS' HEAT" is not what you think. This is a local motorcycle club which is a branch of the Rio Grande Valley Law Dogs. It is made up of Gateway winter residents and Raymondville law enforcement people. More...

Man suspected of killing border agent arrested

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mexican authorities have arrested a man suspected of running over and killing a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year in southeastern California. More...

Stamp prices to go up 2-cents in May

WASHINGTON (AP) - The post office will get an extra 2- cents worth when you mail a letter starting in May. The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that the price of a first-class stamp will rise to 44 cents on May 11. More...

Grenade attack wounds 1 cop, 5 civilians in Mexico

URUAPAN, Mexico (AP) - Police say assailants hurled a fragmentation grenade at a police patrol in western Mexico, injuring one officer and five civilians. More...

NEW HOME FOR EMS

Many years ago this building housed the Aidridge-Washmon farm implement store. Later it was home to Washmon Oldsmobile auto dealer and most recently it was the home of a video rental store. More...

Ike-damaged Galveston goes on with Mardi Gras fest

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of revelers gathered Saturday to celebrate an annual Mardi Gras tradition in a show of support for this island ravaged by Hurricane Ike's powerful storm surge just five months ago. More...

Border passport deadline looming

PHOENIX (AP) - The State Department is warning Americans that they won't be allowed to enter the country from Mexico without a passport after June 1. Those who are turned away will have to seek emergency documents through a U.S. More...

Even deactivated, grenade a bad show-and-tell idea

EULESS, Texas (AP) Officials cleared out a Dallas-area elementary school briefly Thursday morning after a secondgrade student brought a deactivated hand grenade for show and tell. Euless police Lt. More...

49ers LB Roderick Green arrested in Brenham

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Roderick Green was arrested after he became uncooperative during a traffic stop in his hometown of Brenham. More...

Kuwaiti official: Oil to stay around $40 a barrel

Kuwaiti oil official says crude oil prices are unlikely to rise above $40 per barrel, even if OPEC decides to enact a production cut of as much as 2 million barrels per day at its meeting next month. More...

Horse rescued after falling in well

PRAIRIE FARM, Wis. (AP) - The owners say their horse may have spent a full day in a collapsed well at Prairie Farm in northwestern Wisconsin before being found and rescued by workers who dug a trench to get her out. More...

U.S. farmers expect to plant 8.1 million acres of cotton

An early-season survey of U.S. cotton farmers finds growers intend to plant 8.1 million acres this year. More...

Miss Fundamentals - Adriana "Nana" Barron

Last year at Corpus Christi, the Lady Bearkats' softball team was well on their way to defeating the Lady Bulldogs of Yoakum. The Lady 'Kats had lost to Yoakum in the first game of the doubleheader. More...

Border Patrol building tunnel barrier in Nogales

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says it is building an underground barrier along the U.S.- Mexico border in Nogales in an effort to thwart smugglers from digging tunnels. More...

Mexico finds pickup truck with cocaine panels

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Police at a Mexican seaport say they have found a pickup truck with body panels and a bumper made from fiberglass - and cocaine. More...

Report says Texas electricity rates soar

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - In the decade since Texas deregulated its retail electricity market, rates have skyrocketed higher than any other state with such open competition, according to a report released Monday. More...

Mexican national gets 15 years for laundering cash

DENVER (AP) - A Mexican national was sentenced Friday in federal court in Denver to 15 years in prison and fined $300,000 for laundering money that came from a large-scale drug trafficking operation based near the town of Peyton, northeast of Color More...

Prison invasion leaves 3 inmates dead, 9 free

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Armed men have forced their way into a Mexican prison, beating to death three inmates and freeing nine others. More...

ENJOYING THE VALENTINE'S GALA EVENT

Seen at Willacy County Heritage Gala last Saturday were (left to right) Frank and Virginia Torres and Macario and Lora Lara at the dessert table. The annual event was hosted by Raymondville Chamber of Commerce. More...

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