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Thousands welcome new year with cool dip

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By RAY QUIROGA Publisher publisher@sbnewspaper.com Okay, so there are many people in agreement: Polar Bear dipping off the gulf waters of South Padre Island may not command the same courage as that mustered by dippers who leap into Lake Michigan on New Years; but, hey, as far as deep South Texas standards are concerned, New …

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Lucio among attorneys to submit qualifications

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito has released a list of attorney applicants who responded to officials’ request for qualifications (RFQs). According to City Secretary Lupita Passement, there were four firms that submitted qualifications. Among those turning in qualifications were former San Benito Mayor Ricardo Morado of Roerig, Olivera, …

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BREAKING NEWS: Man pleads guilty to charges

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David Mares, Jr. convicted of harboring an escaped prisoner Special to the NEWS CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –David Mares, Jr. has been convicted of harboring an escaped prisoner, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno and acting United States Marshal Elizabeth Saenz announced today. Mares, 24, of San Benito, Texas, pleaded guilty today to one count of …

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Lozano man accused of sexual assault

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A Lozano man was arraigned on Tuesday, Dec. 28 after allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. “Basically this happened in July of this past year. He was out there with a 15-year-old and eventually he did commit sexual assault at his mom’s house on top of a trampoline. …

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City may revisit increase in fees

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com City of San Benito officials have announced plans to move the city forward in 2011. “We have a little over 40 projects in the books, but some of them are funded and some of them are unfunded,” said City Manager Manuel Lara. “Come the first of the year, …

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40 city projects pending in 2011

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com City of San Benito officials have announced plans to move the city forward in 2011. “We have a little over 40 projects in the books, but some of them are funded and some of them are unfunded,” said City Manager Manuel Lara. “Come the first of the year, …

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District goals for new year in place

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón announced the district’s upcoming goals, which included the completion of a new elementary school before the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. Limón stated that the school district has three major goals; academics, student and staff safety, and increasing the fund …

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Med-Care promises ‘quality service’

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Special to the NEWS Med-Care EMS, the City of San Benito’s new 911 emergency ambulance provider will deliver quality service, actively participate in local civic events, and conduct public educational and leadership programs, officials of the company have said. Representatives of Med-Care met Wednesday with city officials and area hospital emergency room supervisors in an …

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What made headlines in 2010?

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Much has happened in the city of San Benito since Dec. 30, 2009, when the San Benito News annual Top Ten Stories of the year was last published. The city has witnessed some critical events transpire and help make 2010 a memorable year for San Benito. What follows …

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Deadline for city attorney qualifications nears

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ The deadline for city attorney applicants to submit their qualifications to the City of San Benito is Friday, Dec. 31, said City Secretary Lupita Passement. Passement stated that she only knew of one firm that submitted qualifications thus far but did not know which. The city advertised in the Nov. 21 …

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