A Grave Ordeal Goes National

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It’s not every day when San Benito is mentioned in the New York Times, but it happened last month when the family of the late Marcos Guerra was featured in the national edition of the Gray Lady, detailing their ordeal in bookish fashion. In 2007, the News covered their …

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48 And Counting

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS My father warned me that once I graduated high school that time would fly so fast that I wouldn’t believe it. As is the case for most words of wisdom bestowed upon me by him, was he ever right. This week I celebrated my 48th year, …

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Stock show slated Jan. 20-23

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Youth Stock Show (SBYSS) is back in 2011 with a four-day event slated Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 20-23. Kathy Rike, Director of Events and Entertainment for the stock show, said, “We’re going to have a full show. We will go all day Friday, Saturday, and …

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Fire marshal outlines precautions in dry season

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Fire Department has reported that no calls were made during the New Year’s weekend regarding fireworks-related blazes; however, officials warn that residents should remain cautious during the dry season. “I think we had a couple of minor calls, but they were all outside the city …

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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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