Mark your calendars: Meet the Candidates Forum slated

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito News and the San Benito Chamber of Commerce are hosting a “Meet the Candidates” forum for San Benito Mayor and City Commission next Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at the Lone Star Inn, located at 2340 W. Expressway 83 in San Benito. The purpose of the forum …

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Under testing: Found human remains undergoing lab examination

By Luis Hernandez Special to the NEWS The Harlingen Police Department’s investigation to identify the human remains found last Tuesday near a plaza on Business 77, is continuing at the University of North Texas. According to David Osborne, Criminal investigations commander for the Harlingen Police Department, the human remains are undergoing chromosomal testing at UNT. …

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Biggest little rodeo in Texas: Cameron County livestock show slated for the weekend

By Alan Ramirez Special to the NEWS This year’s Cameron County Fair and Livestock Show is slated for a Valentine’s Day weekend. Cattle judging won’t begin till Valentine’s Day; however, locals can start their rodeo weekend early by attending the Heart of America Carnival on Thursday, February 13 at 6 p.m. The carnival will open …

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Healing and purpose: Bike tour hosts remarkable individuals

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Special to the NEWS For some, it’s about the thrill; for others, it’s about surpassing a goal. But for La Feria’s Jaime Jesus Flores, participating in San Benito’s 4th Resaca City Bike Tour this past Saturday, this was about purpose and gratitude. “I ride for those who can’t,” said Flores, minutes after …

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Headed to Playoffs: Lady ’Cats crush Tarpons in last district game

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO—The fierce Rio Hondo Lady ‘Cats faced-off against the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons on Monday in a home game that was heavily lopsided in favor of Rio Hondo. After the second period, the final score was 65-36, marking a tremendous confident victory for the home team in …

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City Cemetery expansion adds children’s section

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS The expansion of the city cemetery in San Benito is adding a children’s section for families interested in smaller plots to bury their infants there. According to city officials, a survey conducted several months ago at the San Benito Memorial Park Cemetery indicates a total of 1,417 …

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Body remains found near 77

The Harlingen Police Department found human remains today around noon near a plaza on Business 77. David Osborne, Criminal investigations commander for Harlingen PD, said police received an anonymous tip yesterday afternoon stating that there were potential human remains in San Benito. AEP Texas owns the property where the remains were found, located next to …

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Local and state elections nearing

By ALAN RAMIREZ Special to the NEWS Elections are coming up on May 2. Early voting runs from February 18 to the 28th. The last day for candidates to file for a place on the general election ballot is February 14. San Benito – As of February 4, 2020, eight candidates have filed to run …

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A bridge into the past: Rio Hondo receives a historical marker for its iconic yellow bridge

By ALAN RAMIREZ Special to the NEWS Rio Hondo native Pete Castillo, founder of The Rio Hondo City Museum, has worked persistently to assure that the Arroyo Colorado Bridge acquired the recognition that it deserved. The bridge has had an everlasting impact on the lives of countless locals serving as a faster port of entry …

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City deliberates lawsuit for inmate’s death

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Behind closed doors, the City Commission met in executive session with its legal counsel to discuss a possible lawsuit after an inmate died in jail last November. The executive session occurred after a regular City Commission meeting on Tuesday, where the item read, “Consultation with City Attorney …

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