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Annual ‘Pride Lights’ contest slated

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ The San Benito Chamber of Commerce Pride Committee is reminding the public to put on their best Christmas lights display as the annual “Pride Lights” contest looms. According to Bertha Wilson, retired Pride Committee member, judging will commence Tuesday, Dec. 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. First, second and third place winners will …

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Garza shares anecdotes on do’s and don’ts 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 second of the five-part series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ A tamal is a tamal, at least that’s according to local businessowner and Veterans Advisory Board …

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Raymondville ISD officer arrested in San Benito

Gabriel Serna Garcia

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ A Raymondville ISD police officer found himself in handcuffs this week when San Benito police arrested him on driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges. Lieutenant Martin Morales of the San Benito Police Department (SBPD) said it was at approximately 10:23 p.m. on Dec. 1 that officers observed a vehicle speeding along the 1200 …

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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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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

Arnold Garcia pic

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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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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