Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Minister, former Stonewall Jackson manager faces child abuse charges

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Federal authorities have joined the San Benito Police Department in searching for a man wanted on multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child – a crime investigators believe was allegedly perpetrated by a minister who was also the former manager of the now-defunct Stonewall Jackson Hotel in …

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Sixth Annual Autism Awareness Walk

Pictured are scenes from the Sixth Annual Autism Awareness Walk on the evening of Friday, April 12, at the Heavin Resaca Trail and Memorial Park in San Benito. (Staff photos by Francisco E. Jimenez)

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JUST CAUSE: Widow seeks justice for slain Marine

By CHRISTINA R. GARZA Special to the NEWS LOS FRESNOS – A Marine Corps Meritorious Mast award to Edoardo “Eddie” Polanco is on display at his home in Los Fresnos. Among the many achievements listed is Eddie Polanco’s participation in 25 tactical convoys covering over 6,000 miles in Iraq, where he served two tours before …

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3 kids charged with falsely pulling fire alarm

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Three middle school students face state jail felony charges after pulling a fire alarm for non-emergency reasons in two separate incidents. Both incidents occurred at Miller Jordan Middle School on Wednesday, April 10, according to San Benito CISD Police Chief Santiago R. Garcia. “There were three girls who …

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Housing Authority has big plans for Stonewall

Stonewall Jackson

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Housing Authority has decided to purchase the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel building following weeks of testing to determine the physical status of the building, an SBHA official confirmed Tuesday. According to SBHA Executive Director Arnold Padilla, the decision to purchase the building was made in …

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East Rio Hondo Water Supply seeks grant to address drought

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Cameron County Courthouse in Brownsville to discuss a Texas Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief Fund grant application on behalf of the East Rio Hondo Water Supply Corporation. The $350,000 grant will be submitted …

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UPDATE: Controversial Santa Muerte statue found destroyed at cemetery

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com It appears as though someone may have taken the removal of a controversial statue of the Santa Muerte at the San Benito Municipal Cemetery into their own hands. The remains of the destroyed statue were discovered early Wednesday morning approximately 30 feet from its previous location. Also found …

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EVIL WAYS? Author shares different theory about Santa Muerte statue

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut, author of Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint, has offered another opinion on a mysterious Santa Muerte statue that still resides on the grounds of the San Benito Municipal Cemetery. In response to Dr. Antonio N. Zavaleta’s comments in a Jan. 20 San …

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Occult expert: Santa Muerte statue at cemetery designed to kill

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ & MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ San Benito News Shrouded in a veil of secrecy as murky as its signature black cloak, the identity of the owner of an oddly-placed 3-feet-high statue of the Santisima Muerte in the middle of the San Benito Municipal Cemetery has become somewhat of a mystery. On Thursday, two …

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