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Saldañas launch blanket project

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ What better way to show affection to someone than to embrace them with a nice warm hug?  That seems to be the mindset of Mary Lou Saldaña and her family this year as they initiate the first annual “Christmas Hugs” project, a campaign aimed at collecting coats, jackets, and blankets from …

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Flores plans to croon his way to top

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 By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Eighteen-year-old Hugo Flores, Jr. has a dream. It’s not one that includes the lavish lifestyles of a rock and roll star; instead, this multi-instrumentalist from San Benito wants to use his craft to bring joy to others. Cynics would scoff at such a statement, but not this optimist. Armed with mature vocals …

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New EMS provider named, Pro-Medic out

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ The San Benito City Commission approved the recommendation of a committee specifically appointed to weigh in on the selection of a new ambulance provider. At Tuesday’s regular city commission meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to contract with Med-Care EMS of McAllen, as recommended by the committee, at no cost to the city for …

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City leaders: No league ‘takeover’ planned

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ The San Benito City Commission took no action Tuesday in the matter of the San Benito Youth Baseball/Softball League (SBYBSL) and the use of Stookey Park. During last night’s regular city commission meeting, officials questioned different aspects of the league’s attempts to reorganize following a tumultuous year that saw its president resign …

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San Benito Christmas Parade a hit

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ The 60th Annual San Benito Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade did more than bring joy and entertainment to the citizens of San Benito and the surrounding area, it created memories and traditions. This year’s parade once again attracted hundreds to Sam Houston Boulevard as local families and their Winter Texan friends …

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Family seeks missing teen

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ A San Benito family continues to search for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since Dec. 10, police said. Lieutenant Martin Morales of the San Benito Police Department (SBPD) said that Krystal Garza, 15, was last seen Friday at approximately 10 p.m., which is when she reportedly left her residence located …

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Ybarra won’t discriminate as judge

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Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Second Annual The Best Tamales in Town contest, the News announced each of the five judges in preceding editions. This is the fifth and final part of the series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ To put it simply, Yvette Ybarra just likes to eat. The 24-year-old San Benito News Sales Representative …

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Workforce Solutions Cameron wins award

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Workforce Solutions Cameron has received a state level award at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) 14th Annual Texas Workforce Conference, which was held in Dallas Nov. 17-19. Workforce Solutions Cameron was awarded the Performance Incentive Award for “Lowest Percentage of Childcare Expenditures on Administrative/Operations Costs.”  The award included a $50,000 prize. …

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San Benito Chess Team Wins National Title

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ HARLINGEN – The chess team of the San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy (VMA) Afterschool Program arrived to Valley International Airport in style on Monday as students brought back a national title won in Florida over the weekend. The team, consisting of VMA students Brandon Flores, Jose Luis Urrutia Jr., Jason Daniel Sauceda, Erick …

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Vandals destroy city’s Christmas decorations

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Vandalism currently plagues the W.H. Heavin Amphitheater and Park as new flood lights and Christmas decorations, most of which donated to the City of San Benito by a local retailer, were found destroyed. The holiday decor was recently put on display as part of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and concert held …

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