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Ribbon cutting to be held for Bence county building

November 28, 2018

HARLINGEN — The plan is for all Cameron County Precinct 4 employees to clock in to work at the same place they always have over the years on Thursday.

But that afternoon they can clock out at the new Leon and Linda Bence Warehouse and Cameron County office.

Tomorrow morning, Cameron County Commissioner Gus Ruiz will host the grand opening of the county building.

"We are inviting the public to come witness this historical achievement for Cameron County Precinct 4 as we officially celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of our new Leon and Linda Bence Public Works Building and Commissioners Office,” Ruiz said.

The Leon and Linda Bence Revocable Trust donated five acres of land off White Ranch Road and Expressway 83 in La Feria for the site of the new precinct facility.

One of the requirements was for the building to be named the Leon and Linda Bence County Building.

The land was valued at $100,000 and came at no expense to the tax payers.

Currently, the Precinct 4 warehouse sits on less than an acre of land in Harlingen.

Ruiz said this facility will play a key role for the daily operations throughout Precinct 4.

“We want to thank the Bence Family for their generous land donation upon which this facility was built on,” Ruiz said.

rgarcia@valleystar.com

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