Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Second Annual The Best Tamales in Town contest, the News will feature in preceding editions articles announcing each of the five judges. This is the third of the five-part series.
By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Originality, taste and texture. Shirley Vega, recently announced as the third judge in the Second Annual San Benito News Best Tamales in Town contest, said she’ll consider all when faced with the tough task of helping to select a winner.
But presentation, judging criteria newly added to the contest, is also important, according to Vega. After all, the local business owner and San Benito Economic Development Corporation Board Member said if she’s torn between two or more entries, presentation may be her tiebreaker.
The contest is slated for Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. inside the News office on 356 N. Sam Houston Blvd., and Vega has agreed to be one of five judges in the competition. Thus far, fellow businessowner and San Benito Veterans Advisory Board Chair Victor Garza as well as Place 4 San Benito City Commissioner and San Benito CISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Celeste Z. Sanchez have been named judges also.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 8 edition of the San Benito News. Or view our E-Edition by clicking here.