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Woman pronounced dead after minor traffic collision.

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com Evelon Dale, a 63-year old Harlingen woman who was well known throughout Cameron County and beyond for her volunteerism as well as being a champion of a number of political and social causes, was the subject of a chaotic scene Monday afternoon at the intersection of Business 77 and Sam …

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Local man injured after falling into manhole

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito man was transported to a local hospital Wednesday after he fell into a manhole while doing yard work behind his Reagan Street home. Paramedics were called to an alleyway on Otho Street behind 57-year-old John Garcia Sr.’s residence, which is located on the 800 block …

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Body of apparent rollover victim found in canal

NEWS Staff Report A San Benito woman was found dead Tuesday morning after her car was discovered upside down inside a canal. According to Sergeant Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety, it was at approximately 7:42 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, that DPS troopers located the body of 56-year-old Odilia Cortez. Her car …

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SBFD: Elderly man using wood-burning stove to stay warm loses home in fire

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com An elderly San Benito man lost his house to a fire on Sunday night after flames engulfed the home due to what firefighters indicated was an accident with a wood-burning stove. There is little that now remains of the interior of the home, which is located on the 2900 …

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No injuries reported in bus accident

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito Consolidated Independent School District special education bus was involved in an accident Monday afternoon after the driver swerved off the road and into a drainage ditch. It was at approximately 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, when the incident reportedly occurred. According to Texas Department of Public …

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GONE AT 17: SBHS student struck, killed by pickup truck

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com An incoming San Benito High School senior was killed Thursday after being struck by a pickup truck near the Heavin Resaca Trail. Detective Rogelio Banda Jr. of the San Benito Police Department said the teen, 17-year-old Emelia “Emily” Martinez, was hit by the vehicle near the vicinity of Robertson …

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VALVE EXPLODES: Firefighters seriously injured in accident

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Two San Benito firefighters were seriously injured in an accident that occurred during the routine maintenance of one of the fire trucks, city officials confirmed Friday. City Manager Manuel Lara said it was on April 10 that the firefighters in question, who have yet to be identified, were injured …

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No serious injuries reported in Expressway rollover

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Traffic was backed up for approximately 30 minutes after a vehicle rolled over on the northbound lane of Expressway 83 near McCullough Street in San Benito on Monday. According to Detective Rogelio Banda Jr. of the San Benito Police Department, the accident occurred just before 8 a.m. and …

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Man’s cause of death not yet confirmed

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Authorities have yet to confirm the cause of death and identity of a man who died Monday after his pickup truck crashed into a telephone pole in La Paloma. According to Sergeant Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety, troopers were called to the scene of …

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BREAKING: ‘Serious injuries’ sustained in accident involving 18-wheeler

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Traffic on the northbound lanes of Expressway 83 and FM 509 in San Benito had to be diverted Friday evening following an accident involving an 18-wheeler. According to San Benito Police Department Detective Rogelio Banda Jr., a call came in to the department at approximately 6:50 p.m. Friday, …

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