Bound for ‘Walk of Fame’: San Benito’s Betancourt a contributor to community success

SAN BENITO — A selfless volunteer and leader, Lionel Betancourt, 83, is the City of San Benito’s selection for the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame for 2016.

He will be inducted as part of BorderFest on March 4 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo as part of the event entitled, “Celebrating Brazil.”

People from all walks of life are inducted into the Walk which celebrates the life, achievements and significant civic contributions of outstanding men and women to communities in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.

Betancourt was a unanimous selection of the San Benito City Commission in February for his efforts toward enhancing the business climate and humanitarian efforts in the city.

He has contributed thousands of hours of his time and talent to reach out to help those in need and will be the first to tell everyone that major accomplishments are not reached by one person alone.

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