Jul 29 2014

Sisters of La Posada named SBN 2014 Citizens of the Year

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Twenty-five years ago, the Sisters of Divine Providence in St. Louis, Missouri, established La Posada Providencia—a hospitality house in San Benito which serves as a safe harbor and fresh beginning for immigrants and asylees currently seeking legal recourse for gaining residency in the United States. During this time, …

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Jul 29 2014

Woman jailed for writing $12k hot check

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Local police have arrested a San Benito woman accused of writing hot checks for approximately $12,000. Lorena Mendiola Treviño, 27, of San Benito was arrested on July 28, when she was charged with forgery, felony theft and fraud. On July 17, officers with the San Benito Police Department …

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Jul 29 2014

Man arrested for dragging officer in car

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito man has been arrested for allegedly dragging an officer in his car while attempting to elude authorities. On Saturday, July 26, the San Benito Police Department responded to a call on Russell Lane in reference to an unwanted male yelling profane language at a homeowner …

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Jul 29 2014

Cortez promoted to lieutenant at SBPD

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Michael Cortez continues to climb up the ranks at the San Benito Police Department. On Monday, July 29, Cortez was promoted from SBPD Sergeant to Lieutenant. Eager to step into his new role, Cortez, 31, elaborated on what he may be able to expect going forward in the …

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Jul 29 2014

Studio to hold back-to-school Zumbathon

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com On Saturday, August 9, Wild Z Fitness Studio in San Benito will host its inaugural “Fill the Bus” Zumbathon to collect school supplies and monetary donations for needy children within the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District. Studio owner and Assistant Coach at Angela Leal Elementary, Jennifer Villafranca, …

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Jul 29 2014

Church donates WhiteWings tickets to SBCISD

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com Harlingen-based church Faith Pleases God has partnered with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings to donate to San Benito families 500 tickets to the Wing’s season-ending game on Sunday, Aug. 10. FPG Senior Pastor Kevin Ortiz met with San Benito CISD officials Tuesday to present the tickets. On-hand to accept …

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Jul 29 2014

Greyhound Football Camp kicks off

NEWS Staff Report Although it’s summer, there is still plenty of teaching and learning going on in San Benito. The annual Greyhound Football Camp kicked off Monday morning at Bobby Morrow Stadium and has been a success thus far. The four-day event, put on by the Greyhound athletic department, is aimed at incoming players in …

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Jul 25 2014

IN DEPTH ON THE INFLUX: Congressman speaks on immigration crisis, recaps efforts

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com In an exclusive interview with the San Benito News to discuss safety along the American-Mexican borders, United States Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Texas, 34) expressed significant developments in potential immigration reform and proposed amendments to longstanding federal policies. Vela, who has met with federal officials in Washington several times …

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Jul 25 2014

REMEMBERING RAMIRO: Family recalls celebrated life of beloved Greyhound fan

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com It was nearly one year ago when 14,275 votes were cast in favor of Ramiro Sauceda being named the San Benito News Hooked on ’Hounds fan contest winner – a bid that earned him second place in a hotly-contested online poll at Sbnewspaper.com. After expressing appreciation for the overwhelming …

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Jul 25 2014

Study shows water plant almost ‘never operated efficiently’

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com A recent study of the membrane filtration plant process performance at the City of San Benito’s Water Treatment Plant No. 2 reports that the $17 million facility “has never operated efficiently except in the early months of operation.” Due to the current incapacitation of Plant No. 2, which …

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