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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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

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Holiday decor is shown outside the San Benito Municipal Building on Tuesday. Decorations have been put up downtown Sam Houston Boulevard in preparation for the city’s annual Christmas parade. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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Sanchez wields vast knowledge of tamale making

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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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Winner finally named in county judge’s race

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ BROWNSVILLE – It’s taken a month, but a county judge has finally been named. Four weeks after the Nov. 2 general election, the Cameron County Commissioners Court approved Tuesday morning the canvassing of the vote in the county judge’s race, this after a number of amended reports were filed by county elections …

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Police captain to fight demotion

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Another San Benito police officer has filed an appeal challenging his suspension, this time it’s the former assistant chief. Arnold Garcia, who now serves a captain with the San Benito Police Department (SBPD), was demoted from the assistant chief position following an incident in which he, along with his brother SBPD Lieutenant …

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New Greyhound Helmet Arrives!

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It’s here … finally. The new San Benito Greyhound football helmet and tunnel finally made its way home Thursday, Nov. 18 after being a week late due to a shipping snafu. It was the San Benito Greyhound Quarterback Club that purchased the helmet and tunnel, reportedly for $9,500. Club members said to expect the helmet and tunnel to be put to full use next football season and perhaps during select sporting events this year. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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7-9 playoff team? Read this!

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. OK so I am not a Cowboy fan which I have stated before. Yet, as talked about in previous articles, I watch them with interest. Now I find myself looking at something that is very real and that is a chance for this team to get into the playoffs. Maybe …

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Who Makes the Best Tamales in Town?

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Back by popular demand, the San Benito News is preparing to once again host its annual contest, The Best Tamales in Town. The event celebrated its inaugural year in December 2009, when entries judged by five individuals from throughout the area, and who serve the community in various capacities, selected one winner, …

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Black Friday in San Benito

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ The scene was chaotic. Inside Wal-Mart in San Benito were hundreds of shoppers standing shoulder to shoulder, basket to basket, waiting for the deals advertised in the inserts found in recent editions of the San Benito News to be unveiled. Cameron County law enforcement authorities were also on-hand to maintain crowd control; …

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Being Thankful

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Ahhh … and so now it’s time for the holiday season to drop down upon us. Beginning here with Thanksgiving and running through the new year celebration. Football from every angle, basketball season is here and even winter trade talks of baseball are in the midst. All is well from …

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