Aug 22 2016

Idea San Benito awarded $10,000 for “Most Improved”

By Luis Arreola III Special to the NEWS Michael Jordan once said, “I want to be the bridge to the next generation.” At IDEA Academy San Benito, that advice has been taken to heart as the school continues assembling a bridge for future generations to come. Founded in 2008, IDEA Academy San Benito Dragons are …

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Aug 19 2016

Family of missing teen still looking after over a month

By PETE BANDA Managing editor [email protected] In the early morning hours of July 16, Nahomi Rodriguez, a 19-year-old San Benito native, got out of work at a McDonalds in Harlingen and called her parents to let them know she had a ride home. Rodriguez has not been heard from since. Despite the long span without …

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Aug 19 2016

Idea Academy undergoes makeover inside and out

By PETE BANDA Managing editor [email protected] Over the last half decade, Idea Academy in San Benito has grown exponentially in both size and quality. In addition to the school earning a $10,000 check for being the most improved campus, the Idea Academy has added Pre-K classes this year and is one of the only STEM …

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Aug 15 2016

San Benito Man Arrested for Posing as LVN

McALLEN, Texas ‐ A San Benito man falsely holding himself out as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) has been charged and arrested for aggravated identity theft and making false statements, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Juan Manuel Perez, 35, turned himself in to authorities today. He is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. …

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Aug 12 2016

Resaca City Hero: Local artist gaining national attention, hopes to put hometown on the map

By PETE BANDA Managing editor [email protected] If you’ve been listening to the radio lately, chances are you’ve heard the song “Resaca City Gold” at least a few times over the last few weeks. The song, which proudly boasts about every unique and special aspect of San Benito, has seemingly gained acclaim from music listeners all …

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Aug 12 2016

Heavy Hitters: Girls volleyball team looks to continue decade of success

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor [email protected] As sports fans in San Benito are eagerly awaiting the start of football season, there’s another group of athletes putting in countless hours of work that are seemingly flying under the radar. The Lady ’Hounds volleyball team has been battling through their own set of two-a-days during these last …

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Aug 11 2016

Housing Executive Director to make $29,000 in 3 months

By PETE BANDA Managing editor [email protected] During the first week of May, the San Benito Housing Authority fired then Executive Director Tony Hasbargen “without cause.” The decision came a little more than a year after initially hiring the Illinois native to a multi-year contract. Just one month later, on June 13, the housing authority offered …

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Aug 05 2016

District receives second audit results

By PETE BANDA Managing editor [email protected] After nearly four months of waiting, the San Benito school board received the findings of the curriculum audit performed by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA.) The audit, which was aimed at finding any weaknesses with how the district teaches their students, showed several key areas where San …

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Aug 05 2016

Fatality in Los Fresnos

By PETE BANDA Managing editor [email protected] A one vehicle crash claimed the life of 56-year-old Los Fresnos resident Ruben Garcia-Rios on Wednesday evening. Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident; they say Alcohol and the driver not being secured by safety belt were most likely contributing factors.  According to DPS officials, a Black …

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Aug 05 2016

Mud racing set to return to San Benito

By PETE BANDA Managing editor [email protected] Two months after it looked like the City of San Benito was set to miss out on another big business opportunity, it appears a certainty that mud racing, courtesy of South Texas Raceway LLC, will be coming to the Resaca City. At a city meeting this past Tuesday, Henry …

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