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San Benito holds Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Christmas tree lighting pic

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The bright lights of the holiday season were brought to life Saturday night at a ceremony held at the W.H Amphitheater in San Benito. Several families attended and special singing helped bring to life the tradition of turning on the lights to celebrate another Christmas. Mayor Jack Garcia was in …

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Piano recital held at First Presbyterian Church

Christmas piano recital pic

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. There was no mistaking that the holiday season is here this past Saturday as everywhere one looked something seemed to have the look, the feel, or the sound that Christmas was right around the corner. The sounds coming from the First Presbyterian Church in San Benito fit right in as …

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Vega to bring eclectic taste to contest

Shirley Vega mug

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 third of the five-part series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Originality, taste and texture. Shirley Vega, recently announced as the third judge in the Second Annual …

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Youth league holds elections, plans 2011 season

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Facing uncertainty stemming from the City of San Benito’s intentions to form its own league as well as the new fees implemented for the use of Stookey Park, the remaining members of the San Benito Youth Baseball/Softball League (SBYBSL) gathered Monday evening to conduct the election of officers for the 2011 season. …

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Lacks to invest $400K into Whalen’s

Whalen's pic

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Representatives of Lacks Furniture confirmed Thursday that approximately $400,000 will go toward the remodeling of Whalen’s Furniture Store in San Benito, this after the former entered into an agreement recently with Whalen’s owner Bill Weekly. Citing several factors that included the national economic downturn and potential ineffectiveness as a competitive store, Weekly …

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Annual ‘Pride Lights’ contest slated

Pride Lights Home pic

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

Victor Garza pic

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

Celeste Sanchez pic

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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