Tag: terroristic threat

Constable: Suspect in standoff was unarmed

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Authorities confirmed on Friday that the man accused of threatening to shoot police officers at a San Benito motel was not armed. The incident occurred around noon on Tuesday, Aug. 26, when deputies with the Precinct 5 Cameron County Constable’s Office – accompanied by Pct. 3 Constable’s deputies – …

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NOT GUILTY: Jury dismisses terroristic threat charge against Mayor

Mayor Joe H. Hernandez

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A jury found San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez not guilty Tuesday of making a terroristic threat against a former city commissioner. Following three trial postponements, testimony was heard on Monday, Nov. 4, and Tuesday, Nov. 5, before the jurors announced the not guilty verdict, which dismisses the …

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Trial in mayor’s case delayed until Nov. 4

Mayor Joe H. Hernandez

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The jury selection for San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez’ trial has been delayed yet again. According to Melissa Zamora, Public Information Officer for the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, cause for the delay was due to a court reporter having a death in the family. This marks …

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Mayor’s trial pushed back to Oct. 21

Mayor Joe H. Hernandez

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The jury selection for San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez’ upcoming trial has been postponed… again. Melissa Zamora, the Public Information Officer for the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office confirmed on Monday that Hernandez’ case had been rescheduled. “It has been reset again for October,” said Zamora. “There …

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Jury selection in mayor’s case postponed

Mayor Joe H. Hernandez

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The jury selection for San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez’ upcoming trial was postponed on Monday due to the inclement weather brought on by Tropical Storm Ingrid. “Jury duty was canceled today (Monday, Sept. 16) due to the weather, so everything was moved,” said Melissa Zamora, Public Information …

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BACK IN COURT: Mayor’s arraignment set in terroristic threat case

Mayor Joe H. Hernandez

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on the terroristic threat charges filed last year by a former city commissioner. Hernandez’ case is the 81st listed on a criminal docket for hearings slated Wednesday, July 31 in Cameron County Court at Law No. 1. The …

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QUESTIONS RAISED: Cases against mayor intertwine

Mayor Joe H. Hernandez

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com More questions have surfaced regarding the terroristic threat charge pursued by the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office against San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez and its relation to his 2012 grand jury indictment for abuse of official capacity. Official abuse allegations were brought to light when Alfonso Benavides – …

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