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Rio Hondo still facing acts of rampant arson

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – Another case of arson was reported Thursday in the Rio Hondo area as a storage shed and barn were burned to the ground just outside the city limits. Cameron County Emergency Management Coordinator Humberto Barrera said on Friday that he is uncertain of the exact number …

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Board expects super probe update

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will be presented with a status report on Tuesday regarding the investigation into suspended San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón—this after the probe has entered its eighth month and exceeded nearly $8,000 in legal expenses. Houston-based law firm Guerra …

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Superintendent investigation nears $8,000

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The law firm hired to investigate up to 64 allegations levied against suspended San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón resumed work in the probe during the month of January—this after no reported activity occurred in December 2013. The school district was charged $1,162.50 for investigative work …

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January shooting remains under investigation

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Police Department is still investigating an incident which left a man with a gunshot wound to the neck in mid January. According to SBPD Assistant Chief of Operations Michael Galvan, the investigation has been marred by what he described as “conflicting stories.” The investigation stems …

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Judicial favoritism case goes to DA’s office

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Police Department has concluded its investigation into Municipal Court Judge Benjamin Yudesis regarding allegations that he gave preferential treatment to attorney Monica Solis following her January arrest. According to Assistant City Manager Arturo Rodriguez, the police department has handed its investigation over to the Cameron …

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Police probe break-in at site of SB house fire

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com More questions are being raised about the fire that consumed a house on Franklin Street in San Benito. The fire, which occurred on Sunday, Jan. 19, is being investigated as a possible case of arson. There have also been reports indicating a number of burglaries occurring on the …

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‘Suspicious’ house fire investigated

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of a house fire that occurred Sunday evening. Firefighters responded to the blaze, located on the 500 block of Franklin Street, at 8:31 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. According to SBFD Operations Chief Raul Zuniga, investigators are not ruling …

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Police: Man shot in neck

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito police officers are investigating what they called “conflicting stories” in the shooting of a local man on Thursday, Jan. 9. The circumstances surrounding the incident, however, remain in question, according to San Benito Police Department Operations Chief Martin Morales Jr. Morales said on Friday that investigators are …

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San Benito man accused of killing wife in Austin

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com An Austin Police Department homicide investigation involving the death of a 47-year-old woman has led to the arrest of the victim’s husband, both of whom are from San Benito. Senior Officer Jermaine L. Kilgore of the APD Public Information Office reported via press release on Tuesday the arrest of …

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Over $6K spent on Limón probe thus far

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District spent nearly $4,000 in legal fees for work conducted in November in the investigation into suspended Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón. Guerra and Farah PLLC, the Houston-based law firm the SBCISD Board of Trustees hired to conduct the probe at a …

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