May 19 2017

Police forced to break down door to save woman from boyfriend

By Houston Van Nest Special to the News On Monday, May 15, San Benito officers responded to a call at the apartments on Wild Olive Circle regarding a verbal dispute. According to the police report, when officers arrived on the scene they spoke to the victim’s mother, who disclosed to them alarming text messages she …

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May 18 2017

Gomez sworn in as Mayor, Sanchez as youngest Mayor Pro Tem

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] On Tuesday, a major shift in power took place in San Benito. At a regular board meeting, Ben Gomez was sworn in as the Mayor of the City while Carol Lynn Sanchez took the oath to officially become a commissioner. Both Gomez and Sanchez won their races in impressive …

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May 12 2017

Viva Las Vegas! Rio Hondo Cheer squads to compete at National event in Nevada

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] The City of Rio Hondo may be one of the smallest in all of Cameron County, but that has not stopped its citizens from achieving some of the greatest honors in sports. From producing one of the few Hispanic athletes to win a starting job in the NFL to …

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May 12 2017

The start of a new era: Ben Gomez to take over as Mayor on Tuesday

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] In what would qualify as a bit of a political surprise, citizens here voted for a change, electing San Benito native and SBCISD Parent Educator Ben Gomez as their new Mayor in the latest election. The vote, which resulted in Gomez garnering 1,108 votes to current Mayor Celeste Sanchez’s …

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May 05 2017

On to the next one… Lady ‘Hounds looking to get back to Sweet 16

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] There has simply been no team in the Valley better than the Lady ’Hounds softball team over the last five years. They’ve been to the State Final Four twice and haven’t lost more than six games in a single season over that time span. Despite switching coaches for the …

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May 05 2017

Kayak Races a success for the Resaca City

By Sierra Flores Special to the News It was a warm and early Saturday morning as over 2,000 spectators and 28 competitors came out to attend the first annual Resaca City Kayak Regatta held at the Heavin Resaca Trail Park. Racers and visitors came from all areas including Austin, Laredo, South Padre Island, and more …

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May 02 2017

NJROTC cadets surpass fundraising goals

Special to the News The San Benito Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) represented San Benito High School and San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy at the 2017 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event held the La Feria Lions Stadium. Since the beginning of April, the NJROTC cadets had been collecting donations at the …

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May 01 2017

Lady ‘Hounds thrash Edinburg Vela in first round playoff action

By Luis Arreola III Special to the News   The Lady Hounds took on the Edinburg Vela Lady Sabercats in a best of 3 series over the weekend for a spot at in the second round of the playoffs. On Friday, the Lady Hounds opened the series with a home game. At the end of …

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Apr 28 2017

Parents making mark on District again – District hold first parent conference in over a decade

By Sierra Flores Special to the NEWS This past weekend, SBCISD hosted their first District Parent Conference in over 12 years at San Benito High School. Over a hundred parents from across the school district gathered to receive important tools and resources that would help their children to “Aim, Acquire, and Achieve” all of their …

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Apr 28 2017

Board tables compensation plan, moves forward with search for new Super

By Houston Van Nest Special to the News Discussions on San Benito CISD’s 2017-2018 Compensation Plan and Superintendent Search firm went underway Wednesday afternoon, but more time may be needed to analyze these items on the agenda. Arnold Padilla, a board trustee, congratulated the board and Dr. Adrian Vega, Superintendent of Schools, for the work …

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