Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: The drier of the two days with sunshine and warm conditions in store Saturday. An increase in storm clouds Sunday with the potential for more heavy rain late in the day and evening.
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.