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Sullivan Elementary music presentation a hit

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS Students at Sullivan Elementary School in San Benito displayed their acting and singing talents this week in their annual Christmas Presentation and received rave reviews on the performance. This year, under the direction of Jamie Rodriguez students from third, fourth and fifth grade joined in for …

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Reaching a Milestone

HARLINGEN – Dr. Susan Hunter, Obstetrician-Gynecologist, has performed her 100th gynecology surgery using the da Vinci robotic surgical system at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, resulting in a 38-year-old South Texas woman being able to recover faster and get back to work sooner after having a hysterectomy to relieve pain, abnormal bleeding and discomfort.

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Organizations spread Christmas spirit

Local organizations are trying to do their part in helping to spread the Christmas Spirit.

On Wednesday the San Benito Housing Authority helped deliver toys to families with children ages 12 and under.

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Local boy’s Christmas wish

A child may ask for many things during Christmas time, and more than likely the things that they are asking for are very expensive. Yet, parents (I mean Santa) still manage provide their children with most of their Christmas wishes.

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Limon discusses school board shooting

On Tuesday, December 14 during a regular school board meeting in Panama City, Florida, 56-year-old Clay A. Duke walked to the front of the room and spray-painted a red “V” with a circle around it before pulling out a gun and ordering everyone, with the exception of the male board members, to leave the room. The man then opened fire on the board before being shot by a security guard.

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Christmas cheer for all to hear…

As Buddy the Elf from the movie “Elf” would say, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Nobody seems to agree more than Madelyn Victoria Vallejo.

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Delinquent tax collection contract approved

The legal firm of Goggan, Blair and Sampson, LLP will again collect delinquent taxes for San Benito, contingent upon approval of an agreement by the city’s attorney.

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Commission hears Cultural Heritage/Museums Operations Plan

A comprehensive plan that would pursue economic and community development through tourism continues here in its formative stage.

Consultant Petra Rena, of Reyna & Associates, brief City Commissioners on Dec. 14 on the status of the project, saying two years have been invested by many supporters in the creation of this plan.

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Winner of tamale contest announced

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Oops, she did it again! San Benito resident Irma Gonzalez, 62, was named the winner of the Second Annual San Benito News “The Best Tamales in Town” contest Friday of 17 competitors, making it the second time she’s won. Taking second place was Ramona Montes, and third was a tie between Nubia …

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Superintendent defends spending

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón downplayed on Friday a recent report conducted by the Texas Comptroller’s office, which ranked the district’s spending index as “very high”. Yet, according to Limón and an online source for the report, the website also indicates that the district shows “Strong Relative …

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