Thousands welcome new year with cool dip

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By RAY QUIROGA Publisher publisher@sbnewspaper.com Okay, so there are many people in agreement: Polar Bear dipping off the gulf waters of South Padre Island may not command the same courage as that mustered by dippers who leap into Lake Michigan on New Years; but, hey, as far as deep South Texas standards are concerned, New …

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Food Pantry Needs Help

To the Editor, I recently chaired a food drive for the San Benito Food Pantry on behalf of the CRABS Motorcycle Club at Fun N’ Sun RV Resort. We collected a very large number of food items to add to the supply at the food pantry. This gave me the opportunity to meet with Lidia …

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Giving Austin Some Comp

By CARLOS CANAS Special to the NEWS The topic of my letter today is one concerning the topic of volunteering for community service. As I visited the city of Hidalgo this past week and viewed the millions of lights placed around the city, I was taken aback by the scope and size of the project …

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Lucio among attorneys to submit qualifications

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito has released a list of attorney applicants who responded to officials’ request for qualifications (RFQs). According to City Secretary Lupita Passement, there were four firms that submitted qualifications. Among those turning in qualifications were former San Benito Mayor Ricardo Morado of Roerig, Olivera, …

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An Auspicious Occasion

To the Editor, The swearing in of Judge Carlos Cascos was quite an auspicious occasion. U.S. Senator John Cornyn took time from his busy schedule to do the officiating. There were many people there to honor our re-elected county judge, including new republican Aaron Peña from Edinburg. Judge Cascos in his acceptance speech mentioned Harlingen …

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Cornyn Swears In Cascos

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn was on-hand Monday evening at the Cameron County Courthouse (Dancy Building) in Brownsville to administer the Oath of Office to re-elected Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos. After swearing in the judge, Cornyn as well as Cascos took a moment to greet the dozens in attendance. (Staff photos by Francisco E. Jimenez)

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Parental Involvement Gets Involved

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San Benito CISD parent volunteers participated in spreading the holiday cheer by caroling at area nursing homes and adult senior centers. (Courtesy photo)

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San Benito NJROTC Pitching In

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San Benito High School NJROTC Cadets Daniela Barrera, Alexis Howell, Joe Martinez (SBHS CIS Director), Cynthia Barragan, and Adriana Mendez display a portion of the donated turkeys from the NJROTC’s “Help Feed the Community” project. (Courtesy photo)

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BREAKING NEWS: Man pleads guilty to charges

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David Mares, Jr. convicted of harboring an escaped prisoner Special to the NEWS CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –David Mares, Jr. has been convicted of harboring an escaped prisoner, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno and acting United States Marshal Elizabeth Saenz announced today. Mares, 24, of San Benito, Texas, pleaded guilty today to one count of …

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I Waited A Year For This?

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS I had a chance to sit back and watch my favorite college football team in action tonight and all I can really say is that this month of waiting just didn’t get it. There have been a lot of writers that have spent good time and …

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