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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Police captain’s lawyer: ‘Policies aren’t clear’

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ A Civil Service grievance hearing was held Wednesday inside the San Benito Municipal Building for Police Captain Arnold Garcia, who received a three-day suspension and a demotion for allegedly failing to complete a drug test in June of this year, this while he was assistant chief. Garcia and his attorney, Roberto …

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Landrum a true authority on tamales

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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 fourth of the five-part series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ It’s out in the open now, and there’s nothing she can do about it – Jana …

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SBN launches revamped website

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ In an effort to offer its readers the best possible online resources, the San Benito News has launched a revamped version of its website, sbnewspaper.com, designed to offer a plethora of services previously unavailable, such as an E-Edition and more. For the next three months browsers can read the E-Edition, a virtual …

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H-E-B Donates

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H-E-B donated $50,000 toward the expansion of the Boys & Girls Club of San Benito Kids Café and for the purchase of new equipment. Shown at the check presentation Tuesday inside the club are local and regional H-E-B representatives with club members and employees. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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Pre-Posada Dance

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Pictured are scenes from the annual Pre-Posada Dance held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in San Benito on Friday, Dec. 3. (Staff photos by Michael Rodriguez)

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Disco to rise at 60th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ San Benito will be diagnosed with a case of Saturday Night Fever Dec. 11 when its 60th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade is scheduled. The theme: 1970’s Disco. At 6 p.m. over 100 entries will descend upon Sam Houston Boulevard, a procession that will move south toward the Expressway from Business 77, as …

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San Benito holds Christmas tree lighting ceremony

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The bright lights of the holiday season were brought to life Saturday night at a ceremony held at the W.H Amphitheater in San Benito. Several families attended and special singing helped bring to life the tradition of turning on the lights to celebrate another Christmas. Mayor Jack Garcia was in …

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Piano recital held at First Presbyterian Church

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. There was no mistaking that the holiday season is here this past Saturday as everywhere one looked something seemed to have the look, the feel, or the sound that Christmas was right around the corner. The sounds coming from the First Presbyterian Church in San Benito fit right in as …

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