PD: Teen assaulted at trail over iPod

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A 16-year-old girl was attacked by another teenage female at the Heavin Resaca Trail on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by Lieutenant Martin Morales, Jr. of the San Benito Police Department (SBPD). The 16-year-old girl was walking along the trail near Fannin Street when the 15-year-old suspect …

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City, police union negotiate contract extension

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito and the San Benito Police Employee Association (SBPEA) negotiated a one-year contract extension on December 20, 2010. According to Michael Galvan, association president, the contract is a “quick three-page extension.” “Basically it’s just an extension contract. We didn’t really get a new contract …

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San Benito couple weds at Polar Dip

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By RAY QUIROGA Publisher publisher@sbnewspaper.com Cupid can strike at the least expected time. Traci Ann and Patrick Helton can vouch for that. They tied the knot after a three-week, whirlwind courtship. These days, that fact unto itself may not raise that many eyebrows, but consider the fact that neither individual was looking for love and …

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Valentine’s Dance to once again feature Noe Pro

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Special to the NEWS The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to present the Annual Valentine’s Dance “Noche de Ronda” featuring Noe Pro and the Band. The dance will take place Saturday, Feb. 12 from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight at the San Benito Knights of Columbus (KC) Hall, 826 E. …

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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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