Lacks to invest $400K into Whalen’s

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Representatives of Lacks Furniture confirmed Thursday that approximately $400,000 will go toward the remodeling of Whalen’s Furniture Store in San Benito, this after the former entered into an agreement recently with Whalen’s owner Bill Weekly. Citing several factors that included the national economic downturn and potential ineffectiveness as a competitive store, Weekly …

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Annual ‘Pride Lights’ contest slated

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ The San Benito Chamber of Commerce Pride Committee is reminding the public to put on their best Christmas lights display as the annual “Pride Lights” contest looms. According to Bertha Wilson, retired Pride Committee member, judging will commence Tuesday, Dec. 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. First, second and third place winners will …

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Garza shares anecdotes on do’s and don’ts 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 second of the five-part series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ A tamal is a tamal, at least that’s according to local businessowner and Veterans Advisory Board …

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Raymondville ISD officer arrested in San Benito

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ A Raymondville ISD police officer found himself in handcuffs this week when San Benito police arrested him on driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges. Lieutenant Martin Morales of the San Benito Police Department (SBPD) said it was at approximately 10:23 p.m. on Dec. 1 that officers observed a vehicle speeding along the 1200 …

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American Military Support serves local troops

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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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