Feb 23 2017

$5,000 reward offered for leads in hit-and-run case

At Approximately 6 p.m. on February 06, 2017, on FM 803 near the Iowa Gardens residential area a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe struck a 2008 Hyundia Accent. Riding in the 2008 Hyundai Accent, among others, was 8 year old Steven Pena.  The accident caused Steven to sustain life threatening injuries. After being rescued from the scene, …

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Feb 23 2017

Under a watchful eye: Updated policies aimed at keeping up with changes

By PETE BANDA Managing Ediitor [email protected] By 5:30 in the morning, he’s already sifting through a pile of e-mails, text messages, and phone calls. As the Chief of Police for the San Benito Police Department, as well as the Emergency Management Coordinator for San Benito, Micheal Galvan oversees two of the biggest divisions within the …

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Feb 21 2017


By Joe F. Rodriguez Special to the News I was, as the saying goes, “on the fence” in regards to whether to officially file for a City Commissioner ballot position to serve on the City Commission. When I opt to write an OP ED on the San Benito News, it is to make the citizens …

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Feb 20 2017

A Blind Date for the Ages: Three decades of love began with blind date

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Larry Longoria was never a fan of blind dates. Just a few years after graduating high school, however, his cousin convinced him that there was this one girl he had to meet. A reluctant Larry agreed to go and after seeing his date at the varsity football game they …

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Feb 17 2017

With Bi-District title wrapped up, ’Lady Hounds have sights set on Area Championship

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] After barley escaping District 32-6A with the fourth and final playoff spot, the San Benito Lady Greyhounds weren’t given much of a chance in their first round playoff bout with 31-6A Champions Edinburg. But, as they say, that’s why they play the game on the court. In what seemed …

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Feb 16 2017

A STRONG tradition of dominance: Nearly entire girls Powerlifting team set to qualify for Regionals

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] While the football and softball teams grab all the headlines when it comes to San Benito sports, there is another quiet dynasty building inside the halls of SBHS. With one more meet to go, the San Benito Girls Powerlifting team has already qualified two girls for the Regional competition, …

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Feb 13 2017


The intersection of FM 509 at the Railroad tracks in San Benito will be closed off on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to a press release from the Texas Department of Transportation, all traffic will be detoured to IH 69E Expressway,  (Oscar Williams), and Business 77. Advanced detours will …

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Feb 07 2017

San Benito Man Behind Bars AfterPosing as Nurse

Special to the News A San Benito man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Juan Manuel Perez, 36, pleaded guilty Nov. 3, 2016. United States District Judge Micaela Alvarez handed Perez a mandatory 24-month sentence imprisonment in connection with his misappropriation of the …

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Feb 06 2017

Mud and Drag Racing to start up before Spring Break

Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Almost nine months from initially presenting the idea to the San Benito City Commission, it looks like South Texas Raceway is finally about to get started up. The mud and drag racing track is fully equipped and ready to go, with the exception of a few extra bleachers and minor …

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Jan 27 2017

Texas Historic Independence Celebration just weeks away

By Sierra Flores Special to the News Proud members of the Texas Historic Independence Celebration Association, or THICA, gathered Wednesday morning to enjoy coffee and to help bring life to Texas history. Jack Ayoub and Wayne Powell, dressed with straw sweaters, cowboy hats, and deer skinned pouches; told the heroic stories of the 1836 Battle …

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