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American Military Support serves local troops

American Military Support

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Rio Hondo natives Emma Alvarado and Lupita Martinez saw a problem and did what they could to fix it. No one really knew, however, that by doing so they’ve positively affected the lives of Valley soldiers stationed overseas. Alvarado, 43, and Martinez, 38, are the co-founders of American Military Support, a Harlingen-based …

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Thomas Z. Padilla

Thomas Z Padilla

SAN BENITO, TX—Tomas Z. Padilla, 67, of San Benito passed away on Monday, November 29, 2010 at Harlingen Medical Center. Tomas was a life resident of San Benito and owned and operated Padilla Construction for over 40 years. He retired in 2000. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tomas and Manuela Z. Padilla; …

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Margarita Lopez Jaime

Margarita Lopez Jaime

SAN BENITO, TX—Margarita Lopez Jaime, 49, passed away at her residence on Tuesday morning, surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by two brothers Manuel Jaime, Jr and Fidencio L. Jaime; six sisters Guadalupe Garcia, Juanita Cidrian, Celia Conde, Manuela Garcia, Conchita Garcia and Beatriz Guerrero. Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. to …

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Joel Abrego

Joel Abrego

SAN BENITO, TX—Joel Abrego, 58, of San Benito passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Santiago and Maria Consuelo Abrego; a nephew, John Andrew Galarza; and his mother-in-law, Elvira Estada; two brothers-in-law, Guadalupe Estrada and Ramon Estrada. Joel is survived by his wife, Josefina Estrada Abrego; two …

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Elvira Rodriguez Estrada

Elvira Rodriguez Estrada

SAN BENITO, TX—Elvira Rodriguez Estrada, 91, of San Benito passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi. Elvira is survived by her daughter, Josefina E. Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a holy rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at …

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

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Holiday decor is shown outside the San Benito Municipal Building on Tuesday. Decorations have been put up downtown Sam Houston Boulevard in preparation for the city’s annual Christmas parade. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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Sanchez wields vast knowledge of tamale making

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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 first of the five-part series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Celeste Zepeda Sanchez has an idea of what tamales should taste like. They should have the …

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Winner finally named in county judge’s race

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ BROWNSVILLE – It’s taken a month, but a county judge has finally been named. Four weeks after the Nov. 2 general election, the Cameron County Commissioners Court approved Tuesday morning the canvassing of the vote in the county judge’s race, this after a number of amended reports were filed by county elections …

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Police captain to fight demotion

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Another San Benito police officer has filed an appeal challenging his suspension, this time it’s the former assistant chief. Arnold Garcia, who now serves a captain with the San Benito Police Department (SBPD), was demoted from the assistant chief position following an incident in which he, along with his brother SBPD Lieutenant …

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New Greyhound Helmet Arrives!

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It’s here … finally. The new San Benito Greyhound football helmet and tunnel finally made its way home Thursday, Nov. 18 after being a week late due to a shipping snafu. It was the San Benito Greyhound Quarterback Club that purchased the helmet and tunnel, reportedly for $9,500. Club members said to expect the helmet and tunnel to be put to full use next football season and perhaps during select sporting events this year. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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