Black Friday in San Benito


Black Friday pic

Shown is a scene of a San Benito retail store’s Black Friday midnight sale, in which shoppers crowding the electronics section while others attempted to find the best bargain. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

The scene was chaotic.

Inside Wal-Mart in San Benito were hundreds of shoppers standing shoulder to shoulder, basket to basket, waiting for the deals advertised in the inserts found in recent editions of the San Benito News to be unveiled. Cameron County law enforcement authorities were also on-hand to maintain crowd control; apparently a rush was expected.

It was midnight on Nov. 26, and Black Friday had come.

Residents of San Benito and surrounding communities, including Rio Hondo, Los Fresnos, Harlingen and Brownsville, descended upon the recently renovated retail giant to get an early start to their Christmas shopping, this coupled with hopes of finding big sales on what is considered the biggest shopping day of the year.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Nov. 28 edition of the San Benito News. Or view our E-Edition by clicking here.

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