Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
BROWNSVILLE (December 20, 2012)—San Benito Mayor Joe Hernandez will serve a year of probation to resolve charges of a snow cone stand allegedly operating on his property in violation of city rules.
On Wednesday Hernandez agreed to join a pretrial diversion program for dismissal of a felony charge of tampering with evidence.
He wasn't required to enter a plea but must pay the $500 program fee.
Hernandez still faces a misdemeanor charge of abuse of official capacity if he fails to complete probation.
A grand jury in indicted Hernandez in October on charges he put an ordinance revision on a 2011 city council agenda that would benefit him.
He was also accused of trying to obscure evidence of the snow cone stand illegally operating on his property.