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Walmart increases minimum pay rate by $1.75

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com For years, big companies have been criticized for not paying their employees enough money, raking in billions while paying their workers close to the minimum wage rate. And Wal-Mart has been no exception. Well, starting this week, the largest revenue-earning company in the world is turning over a new …

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Bumpy Ride: Pothole plagued street finally gets repairs

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com It’s been a rough ride, literally, for many San Benito residents over the last couple decades. Well, for some, that ride is about to come to a very smooth and comfortable end in the near future. During a meeting of the San Benito City Commission on Tuesday, City officials presented …

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Man arrested on aggravated sexual assault charge

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A 17-year-old San Benito man was arrested last week for aggravated sexual assault and prohibited sexual contact. According to a press release, Jose Alfonso Torres-Munoz was apprehended on Thursday, March 26th after his victim, a female family member, made an outcry to a school administrator which led to an …

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Two local girls found safe by law enforcement officials

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The search for two local teens, who had been deemed runaways, has come to an end in similar fashion. Alizza Cruz and Lesly Kimberly Marquez, both 16-years-old, were found safe by law enforcement officials after almost a week of searching. Cruz, who had reportedly ran away from the Sunny …

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CONSIDER THIS: We don’t need no miseducation

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com In recent weeks, I’ve been inundated with phone calls, emails and text messages from loyal readers who were offended by comments certain people made about the local media, yours truly included. Since a few of these cases involve minors who were subjected to such comments as a captive audience, …

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