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FBI educates Rotary Club on Mexican drug cartels

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ At the San Benito Rotary Club meeting held inside the Municipal Building on Thursday, guest speaker Miles Hutchinson, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent of the Brownsville Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) office, found himself in a familiar position – discussing the violence in Mexico. Hutchinson gave a presentation on the ongoing drug …

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Pearson could get life for RH sisters’ deaths

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Special to the NEWS BROWNSVILLE –Armando R. Villalobos, County and District Attorney for Cameron County, announced Friday that James Edward Pearson, 53, of Weatherford, Texas, was found guilty on two counts of intoxication manslaughter. Assistant County and District Attorneys Maria DeFord and Brandy Bailey presented evidence, exhibits, and arguments to a jury in the 357th …

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Police captain’s lawyer: ‘Policies aren’t clear’

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ A Civil Service grievance hearing was held Wednesday inside the San Benito Municipal Building for Police Captain Arnold Garcia, who received a three-day suspension and a demotion for allegedly failing to complete a drug test in June of this year, this while he was assistant chief. Garcia and his attorney, Roberto …

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Landrum a true authority on tamales

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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 fourth of the five-part series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ It’s out in the open now, and there’s nothing she can do about it – Jana …

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SBN launches revamped website

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ In an effort to offer its readers the best possible online resources, the San Benito News has launched a revamped version of its website, sbnewspaper.com, designed to offer a plethora of services previously unavailable, such as an E-Edition and more. For the next three months browsers can read the E-Edition, a virtual …

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H-E-B Donates

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H-E-B donated $50,000 toward the expansion of the Boys & Girls Club of San Benito Kids Café and for the purchase of new equipment. Shown at the check presentation Tuesday inside the club are local and regional H-E-B representatives with club members and employees. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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San Benito sweeps B&G Club championships

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. On a cold night that resembled football weather in the north, the Boys & Girls Club of San Benito wrapped up its season with a pair of championship games that thrilled one and all. San Benito would win the first game in a back and forth affair with Raymondville and …

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Lady ’Hounds run through three in a row

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. This year’s San Benito Lady ’Hound basketball team continues to define itself as a season built around defense. This past weekend in McAllen at the Annual Border Bash the team used that defense to take down their final two opponents and bring home a trophy as they beat Los Fresnos …

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Maurietta “Rita” June (Hance) Crabtree

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FLOWER MOUND/HARLINGEN, TX—Mrs. Maurietta “Rita” June (Hance) Crabtree, age 77, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, December 7th, 2010. She was born on July 8, 1933, the youngest of seven children, during the year of the 1933 Hurricane before storms had names and was brought into the world in San Benito, Texas. She is …

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Reynaldo L. Reyna

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SAN BENITO, TX—Reynaldo L. “La Manzana” Reyna, 70, of San Benito passed away on Monday, December 6, 2010 at Harlingen Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Josefina Loya Reyna; his brothers, Heriberto Reyna, Pablo Reyna, Jr. and Israel Reyna. Reynaldo is survived by his children, Reynaldo (Esmeralda) Reyna, Jr.; …

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