Feb 05 2016

SKATE-BORED- Local skaters eagerly await new skate park

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer [email protected] On the corner of Travis and Heywood Street is an empty lot with a makeshift ramp and an old parking lot block set up as a rail. At one time, this lot was the place to go for skateboarders in San Benito; or as one rider put it, …

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Feb 05 2016

25-year old woman killed in morning accident off FM 2520

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ  Editor [email protected] An accident involving a tractor trailer claimed the life of a 25-year old woman this morning off FM 2520 and Espinosa Road. According to DPS Spokesperson Johnny Hernandez, the woman was a passenger in a SUV that collided with the tractor trailer at approximately 8:12 a.m. this morning.  A …

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Feb 03 2016

Back In Action- New coach looks to continue winning tradition

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] Over the last two decades, the Lady ’Hounds have been one of the most successful sports programs in the entire Rio Grande Valley. Team tradition has carried them to eighteen playoff appearances, seven Sweet 16 births, three visits to the Elite Eight, two trips to the State …

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Feb 03 2016

Students return to class after early morning bomb threat

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] There was a brief scare this morning at Riverside Middle School after a Code Black (bomb threat) was issued. San Benito CISD school and police personnel evacuated the school before classes started, roughly around 7:45 a.m., when reports regarding the bomb threat began to circulate. According to the …

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Feb 02 2016

‘Don’t believe everything you read in the papers’

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ Editor [email protected] One time I wrote a story about a 52-year old man that went to jail for robbery, however what I reported was false. The man was not 52-years old, but instead he was 51. Another time I wrote a story about this football player that scored five touchdowns in …

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Feb 01 2016

DEADLY CONDUCT- Man arrested after shot fired at apartment complex

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ    Editor [email protected] A 24-year old San Benito man was arrested Saturday night after injuring another man during a dispute involving a handgun. According to San Benito police, officers were called to an apartment complex around midnight Saturday, where Sammy Saldivar was arrested for deadly conduct after he fired a shot …

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Jan 29 2016

Yzaguirre indicted on 23 counts

By Dina Arevalo   Special to the NEWS A Cameron County Grand Jury has indicted Cameron County Tax Assessor – Collector Tony Yzaguirre on 23 counts including bribery, abuse of official capacity, official oppression and engaging in organized criminal activity. Tax office employees Jose Mireles and Pedro Garza were also named as defendants in some …

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Jan 29 2016

Chambers sentenced 5 years probation, still runs for Sheriff

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] Many people are surprised to see John Chambers’ name still on the ballot for Cameron County Sheriff. That’s because Chambers, the former Chief of Police of Indian Lake, was found guilty on 14 counts of tampering with government records earlier this month and at his sentencing hearing …

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Jan 29 2016

City Manager addresses citizen’s questions/concerns

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] The San Benito Chamber of Commerce continued their public forum series on Wednesday, hosting a “Coffee with the City Manager,” event. Manuel De La Rosa, who took over as the new City Manager of San Benito on January 19, answered several questions from a room filled with …

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Jan 29 2016

#EXCLUSIVE: Man found dead in El Ranchito identified

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] A San Benito man found dead in his truck Thursday afternoon near the Mexico border has been identified. According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, 58-year old Alberto Garza Jr., a business man from the El Ranchito area, was found dead in his Ford Super Duty truck from an …

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