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Escapee from San Benito still on the loose

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Authorities with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) continue searching for a San Benito man who allegedly escaped from a Three Rivers, Texas federal prison camp in September. According to DOJ Public Affairs Officer Angela Dodge, no new information has been received regarding the whereabouts of alleged …

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AEIS report shows declining dropout rate

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com According to the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Report, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) has increased in value. Financially, the district’s value for the 2009-2010 school year increased to $792,165,445, an increase of $34,287,711 from the 2008-2009 school year which was valued at $757,877,734. The …

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Lady ’Hounds still number one

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS The San Benito Lady ’Hounds rolled to another district win and now stand 5-0 after they won on the road Friday in Brownsville. Riding the defense that caused 28 turnovers the Lady ’Hounds won the game 60-24. “We came out and we took this one,” said …

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D-League showcase wows, offers look at talent

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Teams converged from throughout the country Monday on South Padre Island as the 7th Annual NBA D-League Showcase began with four thrilling games. Played out on the same day that college football was playing their title game the crowds still came out …

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Food For Thought

To the Editor, An important agenda item is scheduled for the City Commission’s Jan. 18 meeting – specifically, the consideration and possible action to select a city attorney. My only interest in submitting this letter is to provide some “food for thought” in this endeavor to the citizens of San Benito. Given the fact that, …

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Preserving Jobs vs. Educating Children

To the Editor, The superintendent finally admitted one of his priorities is “preserving jobs.” He intends to keep adults and education professionals employed in this district. The hard truth is that’s not his job. His job is to educate our children. If he has to fire lazy employees and lousy teachers and counselors … so …

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Dine In San Benito

To the Editor, San Benito’s unique dining venues include some shopping and dining restaurants such as Heartfelt Gifts located on Sam Houston Boulevard. Right next to the city library, this cafe is filled with antiques and knick knacks for those wanting unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. The menu is light dining and during the winter you …

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New Years baby celebrates 40th

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San Benito resident Irene Garcia turned 40 Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. Garcia was featured in the San Benito News back in 1971 when she was announced as the first baby born in the city that year. Garcia has three daughters of her own, Laura Cassandra Gomez, Heather Amanda Garcia, and Erika Lynn Garcia. She is the daughter of Gilbert and Diana Garcia of San Benito. (Courtesy photo)

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Corpse mishandling ‘unending nightmare’ for family

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The David vs. Goliath battle of a local family’s ongoing fight against one of the largest funeral service providers in the nation has taken its toll, but it’s also prompted a closer look at Texas graveyard regulations and even attracted national attention. As previously reported by the News …

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PD: Teen assaulted at trail over iPod

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A 16-year-old girl was attacked by another teenage female at the Heavin Resaca Trail on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by Lieutenant Martin Morales, Jr. of the San Benito Police Department (SBPD). The 16-year-old girl was walking along the trail near Fannin Street when the 15-year-old suspect …

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