Family seeks missing teen

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ A San Benito family continues to search for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since Dec. 10, police said. Lieutenant Martin Morales of the San Benito Police Department (SBPD) said that Krystal Garza, 15, was last seen Friday at approximately 10 p.m., which is when she reportedly left her residence located …

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Ybarra won’t discriminate as judge

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Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Second Annual The Best Tamales in Town contest, the News announced each of the five judges in preceding editions. This is the fifth and final part of the series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ To put it simply, Yvette Ybarra just likes to eat. The 24-year-old San Benito News Sales Representative …

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Workforce Solutions Cameron wins award

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Workforce Solutions Cameron has received a state level award at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) 14th Annual Texas Workforce Conference, which was held in Dallas Nov. 17-19. Workforce Solutions Cameron was awarded the Performance Incentive Award for “Lowest Percentage of Childcare Expenditures on Administrative/Operations Costs.”  The award included a $50,000 prize. …

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60th Annual Christmas Parade

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Much was happening Saturday at the San Benito Chamber of Commerce 60th Annual Christmas Parade, where folks took in the festivities and others waited for Santa Claus’ arrival. This year’s theme was 1970’s disco. (Photos by Francisco E. Jimenez)

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Stonewall Jackson Grand Opening

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The Stonewall Jackson Restaurant celebrated its grand opening Friday, Dec. 10 as officials from the San Benito Chamber of Commerce, City of San Benito, San Benito Historical Society and local businessmen and women as well as residents gathered in support of the historic establishment. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the occassion, not to mention entertainment, food and fun. (Photos by Francisco E. Jimenez)

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San Benito Chess Team Wins National Title

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ HARLINGEN – The chess team of the San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy (VMA) Afterschool Program arrived to Valley International Airport in style on Monday as students brought back a national title won in Florida over the weekend. The team, consisting of VMA students Brandon Flores, Jose Luis Urrutia Jr., Jason Daniel Sauceda, Erick …

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An Early Preview

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Standing outside Wednesday night in the cold at Bobby Morrow Stadium in San Benito I am convinced that what I saw is why I love covering sports at the younger levels. Getting the chance to cover the season championships for the Boys & Girls Club of San Benito’s Tackle Football …

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Vandals destroy city’s Christmas decorations

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Vandalism currently plagues the W.H. Heavin Amphitheater and Park as new flood lights and Christmas decorations, most of which donated to the City of San Benito by a local retailer, were found destroyed. The holiday decor was recently put on display as part of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and concert held …

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FBI educates Rotary Club on Mexican drug cartels

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ At the San Benito Rotary Club meeting held inside the Municipal Building on Thursday, guest speaker Miles Hutchinson, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent of the Brownsville Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) office, found himself in a familiar position – discussing the violence in Mexico. Hutchinson gave a presentation on the ongoing drug …

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Pearson could get life for RH sisters’ deaths

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Special to the NEWS BROWNSVILLE –Armando R. Villalobos, County and District Attorney for Cameron County, announced Friday that James Edward Pearson, 53, of Weatherford, Texas, was found guilty on two counts of intoxication manslaughter. Assistant County and District Attorneys Maria DeFord and Brandy Bailey presented evidence, exhibits, and arguments to a jury in the 357th …

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