Sep 23 2016

FIGHTING FOR A DREAM: 2007 SBHS graduate notches first win in MMA debut

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Some people can wait their entire lives before realizing their dreams. It took just two minutes and eight seconds for a dream to become reality for San Benito native Armando Villarreal. That’s how long it took for the 2007 San Benito graduate, and former baseball standout, to secure his …

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Sep 23 2016

Greyhounds face toughest test of the season with visit to Los Fresnos

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] We’re less than halfway through the football season and both San Benito and Los Fresnos are already preparing for arguably the toughest matchup of their seasons. The Falcons are coming off a tough loss, one in which they gave up the lead in the final minutes of the game. …

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Sep 23 2016

First case of travel related Zika Virus confirmed in San Benito: 26-year-old pregnant woman contracts virus after trips to Mexico

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] The community went into somewhat of a panic earlier this week when it was confirmed that the first case of travel related Zika had been confirmed in Cameron County. According to a press release from the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services, a 26-year-old pregnant woman from …

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Sep 19 2016

History in the Making: Seven cadets graduate with GED’s from Boot Camp

By Xavier De La Fuente Special to the NEWS On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Amador R. Rodriguez Juvenile Boot Camp and Educational Center held its very first graduation ceremony for seven of its’ cadets. The ceremony was attended by family, friends, SBCISD administrators, and Cameron County dignitaries. After the opening prayer, Napthali Gonzalez, educator …

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Sep 16 2016

21-year-old charged with felony sexual assault of a child

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] A San Benito man is currently behind bars after being issued bonds totaling $700,000 for three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Two Charges of Indecency with a Child. Jorge Alberto Herrera Martinez, 21, turned himself in to police last week after being informed that five …

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Sep 16 2016

Former NMCAC Director earns top spot at Guadalupe Cultural Art Center in San Antonio

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] The former director of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, Cristina Balli, was just named the Executive Director of the prestigious Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio. Balli, who also served as the Tourism/ Fund Development Coordinator, was instrumental in the building of the NMCAC museum in San …

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Sep 14 2016

Junior receiver runs wild against memorial, earns Player of the Week honors

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Last year, San Benito had one of their best quarterback/receiver duos in recent memory. Now that both of those players are gone, San Benito seems to have found the perfect replacements. While quarterback Erick Retta has been lighting up every team on the schedule so far, his favorite receiver …

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Sep 12 2016

‘Hounds breeze by Mustangs, remain undefeated

By Luis Arreloa III Special to the News   The San Benito Greyhounds hosted the McAllen Memorial Mustangs last Friday with revenge on their minds after falling short last year in a 63-44 thriller. This year, the outcome was different. San Benito’s daunting defense was nothing short-of-spectacular allowing the Mustangs to see the end-zone once. …

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Sep 09 2016

A Quick Breakdown: Mustangs vs. Greyhounds… San Benito seeks revenge

By Pete Banda Managing Editor Last year, the San Benito Greyhounds traveled to McAllen to finish off their non-district schedule against the Memorial Mustangs in a battle of unbeaten teams. From start to finish, that was one of the most exciting games of the season for both teams. The ’Hounds ultimately fell to the Mustangs …

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Sep 09 2016

Second September raid in Santa Rosa leads to five arrests

By Pete Banda and Mary Escobedo [email protected]   On September 8th, 2016 at approximately 9 p.m., The Santa Rosa Police Department received an anonymous call from a concerned citizens  stating that  a strong odor of Marijuana  was coming from a  residence  located at 409 San Roman Street. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Derek Moses Gallegos of Santa Rosa. According …

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