Category: News

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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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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City seeks attorney qualifications

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Affordability was one of the reasons she got the job, and now it may be why she could lose it. Less than two years after the San Benito City Commission contracted Jan Cassidy to serve as its attorney, qualifications are once again being sought for the position. The City of San Benito …

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Second suspect in shooting arrested

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ The second suspect allegedly connected to a shooting that occurred in San Benito on Friday, Nov. 12 has been arrested, police confirmed Friday. Detective Arturo Flores of the San Benito Police Department (SBPD) reported that 19-year-old Miguel Tapia was arrested at his place of residence Thursday at 9 a.m. Flores said Tapia …

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Educators, students pitch in to make Special Olympics special

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All smiles
Smiling children was a common sight Wednesday at the Special Olympics, held in Miller Jordan Middle School. (Photo by Francisco E. Jimenez)

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Introducing …And The Hero Prevails

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Their mighty metal mallets will be raised in celebration of the release of “…And the Hero Prevails” – the self-titled debut album of a young rock outfit with local roots. …And the Hero Prevails will be having a free concert on Saturday, Nov. 27 in La Feria to mark the occasion. …

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