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San Benito, Harlingen Officials Unite to Lobby in Austin

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com “We got to meet with our representatives and talk with them,” said San Benito Mayor Celeste Z. Sanchez of her mid-week trip to Austin. San Benito officials teamed up with the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, as well as Harlingen officials, and made a joint trip to the state capitol …

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Local leaders to visit Austin

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com City officials from San Benito and Harlingen will join forces in making a joint trip to Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to petition legislators at the State Capital. San Benito Mayor Celeste Z. Sanchez said, “This is the first time that San Benito is going to be visible and …

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CASE CLOSED: Jesus Juan Tamez sentenced in murder of wife

By DINA AREVALO  Special to the NEWS Almost a year to the day after the death of Elizabeth Garcia Tamez, her husband Jesus Juan Tamez was been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her murder. Tamez’s trial was originally slated to begin in January, but a plea agreement was reached on Friday, Dec. 12, according …

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Date set in Tamez murder trial

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com AUSTIN – It will have been more than one year since the death of Elizabeth Garcia Tamez of San Benito when the accused is set to stand trial. According to the Austin Police Department, the trial for Jesus Juan Tamez, the victim’s husband, is set for January. Both the victim …

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Review of officer who fired gun at suspect ongoing

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The investigation into a San Benito police officer involved in a shooting incident on the evening of Monday, Jan. 13, remains ongoing. The officer in question, whose name has yet to be released, is facing review after he allegedly discharged his firearm at a juvenile. “Sections of it …

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Cop fires gun at minor, faces review

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito police officer was involved in a shooting incident Monday evening when he discharged his firearm at a juvenile. Operations Chief Martin Morales Jr. of the San Benito Police Department said on Tuesday that the officer, who he did not identify, was in foot pursuit of three …

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Quarterback Club secures chartered bus for fans

Special to the NEWS The San Benito Quarterback Club has contracted a charter bus for Friday’s state semifinal game between the San Benito Lady Greyhounds and Lewisville. The two teams are in the state tournament for the first time and are among the state’s final four Class 5A teams. Tentative departure time is set for …

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