Jul 03 2015

Castillo Signs to Huston Tillotson

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] Crystal Castillo, the cornerstone of the San Benito Lady ‘Hounds amazing run to the final four this year, will be continuing her softball career next year at Huston Tillotson University. Just one day after her 18th birthday, the 2- time All-Valley Player of the Year signed her …

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Jul 03 2015

Montalvo set to fight for championship belt

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] He’s trained with MMA legend Wanderlei Silva, currently training with 4-time boxing world champion Joel “Cepillo” Casamay, and has even traveled to Amsterdam to work on his craft. Although he is from San Benito, he currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and, oh yeah… he’s fighting for a …

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Jul 01 2015

What’s Next?- Martinez looks to head to Harlingen South

By Pete Banda   Staff Writer [email protected] After 18 years, seven Sweet-16 appearances, three trips to the Elite 8 and two state tournament visits, it is now being reported that San Benito Lady Hound Head Softball Coach Elias Martinez will officially be parting ways this summer. “We had a school board meeting last night and …

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Jul 01 2015

Local Man Dies After Bee Attack

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer [email protected] A bee attack in between the San Benito and Rio Hondo city limits ended tragically Sunday afternoon. According to family members, Rogelio Zuniga, 53, died after he was attacked by a swarm of bees while out on his tractor. This was the 3rd fatal bee attack in the …

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Jul 01 2015

Doctors: Officer’s condition ‘50/50’

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer [email protected] San Benito warrant officer Arturo Palos, who suffered a heart attack a couple weeks ago, continues to fight for his life in a Houston hospital with doctors saying he has a “50/50” chance of survival. Doctors are attempting to get Palos an artificial heart while he awaits a heart …

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Jul 01 2015

Citizen: ‘City responsible for my medical expenses’

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] A San Benito man has been left with nearly $1,000 in medical bills after the City of San Benito refused his request for them to cover the costs of his medical attention that he says they are responsible for paying. John Garcia Sr. alleges he fell into a manhole …

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Jun 30 2015

Juvenile steals mom’s car, nearly crashes into family outside firework stand

By Steven Ray Hernandez Editor [email protected] A local juvenile was hospitalized after stealing his mother’s SUV and then nearly crashing into a family outside a firework stand early Monday.  According to police, after getting reports of a stolen SUV. a pursuit ensued around San Jose Ranch Rd. around 5 a.m. Monday, eventually ending with a …

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Jun 26 2015

DENIED- Peña loses appeal, life sentence holds up

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] The 13th Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a San Benito man who murdered 84-year-old Ramon Piñon during an attempted burglary over six years ago. Manuel Pena, 26, was sentenced in February 2014 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the April 2009 …

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Jun 26 2015

Police: Store clerk stole $3,000 in lottery tickets

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] The manager at one of the local Stripes convenience stores had to call police when he realized over $3,200 of lottery tickets had been stolen by an employee, police said. According to a police report, Victor Bernabe had been stealing the lottery tickets over a two week span with …

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Jun 26 2015

SB police officer fights for his life

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] The San Benito Police Department is praying for one of their own after 49-year-old San Benito warrant officer Arturo Palos suffered a massive heart attack a few weeks ago, putting him in a medically induced coma. Palos, who has been with the SBPD since August of 2002, is currently …

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