Tag: San Benito

Two dead in a single vehicle accident Friday morning in San Benito

In San Benito two people are dead after the driver lost control of their car and crashed. According to authorities, the vehicle to flip over several times on Highway 510. The driver was declared dead at the scene while one of the two passengers died hours later in a hospital and a third passenger continues hospitalized in critical condition.  Authorities speculate that alcohol could have been a factor in this fatal...

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Gas pipe leak causes San Benito School to evacuate

Hundreds of students and staff were evacuated at a San Benito campus due to a gas leak on Friday at Ed Downs Elementary. Authorities had to take precautionary measures and transfer students to Dr. Cash Elementary.  Emergency Coordinator, Micheal Galvan, of San Benito says a gas line was punctured as city employees were working nearby. Parents were notified of the situation, meanwhile San Benito Police and Fire Department are evaluating the...

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San Benito Authorities in a multi-city car pursuit

Early this morning a man led authorities in San Benito in a car pursuit that ran thru several cities.The chase beginning after the unidentified suspect failed to stop for a traffic violation. DPS and Harlingen PD also following the suspect on Highway 77 eventually coming to an end on Washington Palm Drive in Harlingen. It is unknown whether the suspect will be charged. We will keep you informed as more information becomes...

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Sandbags, School Closing and additional preparation information

Anyone in Cameron County who still need to pick up sandbags, you may do so at the following locations. In most cases, an id or utility bill is required. In Harlingen, you can pick up sandbags between 8am and 5pm, weather permitting, at public works warehouse. Limit is 6. In San Benito, you can pick up up to six bags starting at 7 am at the public works shop on Stegner. Classes for tomorrow Friday will be cancelled in the following school districts: La Joya ISD Mission CISD (closed at noon) Harlingen CISD Brownsville ISD Hidalgo ISD Los Fresnos...

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CBP Agents in Brownsville Seize $270k in Cocaine

Agents at Matamoros International Bridge made of cocaine seizure valued at more than $270,000. According to us customs officials, a 22-year-old american female from San Benito, attempted to cross 15 packages containing more than 36 lb of cocaine hidden inside her vehicle as she re-entered the country. Agents discovered the narcotics and arrested her, seized the vehicle, and handed the case over to Homeland Security for further...

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