Lunas: ‘Maybe love is like Luck’

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Stories of Love Editor’s Note: In observance of the San Benito News Valentine’s Day promotion, which will run in the Feb. 9 and 13 editions, the following is the third of a seven-part Q&A series featuring local couples. By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Robert Mitchum was once quoted as saying, “Maybe love is …

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Dorothy Huff content in Resaca City

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Community Corner By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the NEWS An elderly couple climbed down from the high truck cab. The wife came around the side to help her husband with his walker. She seemed determined to be with him every step of the way. Using a cane herself, she gave him a helping boost whenever …

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Port Director recalls early days at PISBND

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By RAY QUIRGA Publisher publisher@sbnewspaper.com It’s almost too hard for retired San Benito businessman Lionel Betancourt to fathom. But it has been over 30 years since he first approached Bob Cornelison with the proposition to take the helm of a financially-despondent Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District (PISBND). During a recent Rotary Club meeting in San …

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Taking Pride

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Church’s, located on Business 77, was named the San Benito Chamber of Commerce Pride Committee Pride Business of the Month for January. Seen here is Pride Committee representative Debbie Layton, training manager Ismael Basaldua, employee Mario Ruiz, and Bertha Wilson. (Staff photo by Francisco E. Jimenez)

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The Silent Treatment

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A relationship has been severed, and I don’t know how to mend it. Yet while it would appear that the ties that previously bound us have been broken, I still feel like we have something special. I don’t know … call me a hopeless romantic. Of course I’m talking …

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Going to the Dogs

To the Editor, The times I have used the Heaven Trail Park I have enjoyed the walks and jogging, I do. I think it’s a good venue for the people who want to exercise. The community needs it. But lately the experience has not been good. There is too much dog feces at too many …

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Shop San Benito participation skyrockets by 300%

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has announced a huge improvement in the number of participants in the Shop San Benito campaign. “Our program started in November, but we are just one of many factors in the economy. Our program draws attention to our retailers and our …

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Husband still sings to his wife after over 60 years

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Stories of Love By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com When thinking of some of the greatest love stories of all time, many great stories come to mine, such as Romeo and Juliet, Odysseus and Penelope, Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. It is rare when a story about actual individuals embody just about every trait …

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Commission opts for more time to vet attorney applicants

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission took no action regarding the selection of an attorney at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Item eight on the agenda was the discussion on review of proposals submitted by area law firms in hopes of representing the city. However, citing short …

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Rodriguez twins do everything together at B&G Club

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Community Corner By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the NEWS It’s been said that, “life is two-riffic with twins,” and for two sports-loving boys like Rick and Rodrick Rodriguez, that saying never rings more true than when they’re having fun at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of San Benito. For the past five years, the 10-year-old …

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