David Lopez

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Who Makes the Best Tamales in Town?

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Back by popular demand, the San Benito News is preparing to once again host its annual contest, The Best Tamales in Town. The event celebrated its inaugural year in December 2009, when entries judged by five individuals from throughout the area, and who serve the community in various capacities, selected one winner, …

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Black Friday in San Benito

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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; …

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Being Thankful

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Ahhh … and so now it’s time for the holiday season to drop down upon us. Beginning here with Thanksgiving and running through the new year celebration. Football from every angle, basketball season is here and even winter trade talks of baseball are in the midst. All is well from …

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’Hounds race past Redskins to start bball season

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. DONNA – An 11-0 run out of the gate and the San Benito Greyhound 2010 basketball season was off and running. The ’Hounds took to the road last week and ran past Donna in a 68-40 season opening win. Eleven players scored for the ’Hounds as they led from the …

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Outcome still unclear after Precinct 54 judge recount

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ BROWNSVILLE – The recount of Precinct 54 in the Cameron County Judge’s race came and went Tuesday, but with little certainty as to a winner. Although the recount of the Brownsville precinct did not change its tally, which gave Democrat John Wood 367 votes to Republican incumbent Carlos Cascos’ 299, questions still …

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Stonewall Jackson grand opening set

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ It’s been about a year since Rick Partida of Weslaco purchased Stonewall Jackson, enough time to transform the historic San Benito establishment’s restaurant into a facility reminiscent of its prominent days in the 1930s and 40s. Partida said he purchased the former hotel, the price of which he has yet to disclose, …

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Ortiz concedes, Farenthold transition to begin

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Quoting Robert Frost, Solomon P. Ortiz conceded Monday the race for the 27th District of Texas Congressional seat after serving such capacity for the better part of three decades. Ortiz conceded following the recount of votes from the Nov. 2 election. All of District 27, which spans six counties, was included in …

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A Thanksgiving Feast For All

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The San Benito Police Association provided turkey and all the trimmings to tenants and staff of the San Benito Public Housing Authority (PHA) at Palmville Tuesday at noon, this as part of the union’s annual sponsorship of the PHA’s Thanksgiving luncheon. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez) Officers with the San Benito Police Association are shown …

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From Behind the Camera

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Alas all good things must come to an end. Thus the Greyhound football season came to a halt last Friday against the Harlingen Cardinals. From the perspective of the guy that had a chance to announce very game it sure was a crazy ride. The team out of the gate …

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Lady ‘Hounds peak at the right time

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. All coaches at all sports at all levels work for their team playing at their best in the last game of the year. That’s what Head Coach Ruby Medina got when her Lady ’Hounds took the court for a final time to wrap up the volleyball season this year. Taking …

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