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Feb 27 2015

LONE RANGER: Indian Lake police force cut to one

By JACOB LOPEZ  Editor [email protected] Only one officer remains with Indian Lake Police department. Sgt. Alfredo “Freddy” Avalos is the lone law enforcement official working for the department after the police chief’s arrest. Avalos spoke to the News about his new duties, quoting French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte, he said, “Ability is nothing without opportunity.” “I …

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Feb 27 2015

Chamber has a home, city support

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] The City of San Benito’s newly chartered Chamber of Commerce has a home, as of Monday, Feb. 23. The Chamber had been defunct for several years. According to individuals formerly associated with the entity, the dissolution was multifaceted and reportedly stemmed from a combination of declining membership, dwindling participation …

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Feb 27 2015

Police seek robbery suspect

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX  Staff Writer [email protected] It’s been over a week, and local authorities are still trying to apprehend 18-year-old Eric Gonzalez of San Benito, who is wanted in connection to two aggravated robberies in Cameron County. At approximately 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 17 at a San Benito convenience store located on the intersection of …

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Feb 25 2015

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Feb 25 2015

Limón ‘s last day with district nears

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] After 26 years of service with San Benito Consolidated Independent School District, former Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón will officially retire on Feb. 27, and he will be heading out in style. SBCISD has made plans to host a Retirement Recognition Ceremony in Limón’s honor at 6 p.m. …

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Feb 25 2015

Mayor: ‘Rio Hondo is Blooming’

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] “Rio Hondo is blooming at this time,” said Rio Hondo Mayor Gus Olivares of recent changes being implemented throughout the community by William Bilokury, the new Public Safety Director in charge of the Rio Hondo Fire Department and Rio Hondo Police Department. One area in which Bilokury is making …

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Feb 25 2015

Super, board president on education reform

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] According to statistics provided by Teach for America, only 12 percent of students in the Rio Grande Valley will obtain any type of degree within six years of their high school graduation. Teach for America is an American nonprofit organization whose mission is to “eliminate educational inequity by enlisting …

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Feb 24 2015

City issues press release regarding Water Plant No. 2 lawsuit

  Special to the News PRESS RELEASE                                                             February 23, 2015 The lawsuit filed by the City of San Benito against various parties involved in the design, construction or operation of its new water treatment plant remains pending in District Court.   The parties are in the midst of the discovery process, which is typical at …

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Feb 20 2015

GAG Order: Officials mum on Plant No. 2

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] It has been weeks, yet residents of the City of San Benito must remain without an official update regarding the operational status of Water Treatment Plant No. 2 and the litigation currently ensuing with regards to the plant and San Benito City Manager Manuel Lara. For months, Water Treatment …

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Feb 20 2015

Church volunteers, Habitat RGV aid La Paloma family

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] LA PALOMA – On Feb. 17, members of Greendale Community Church UCC Mission Group (Greendale, WI) and Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries (Los Fresnos) teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley (Habitat RGV) to construct a new home for a family in need. “We’re partnering with …

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