Jul 29 2015

Burning Bandits- Investigators look into 2nd possible arson case this month

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ    Editor [email protected] A little over two weeks after San Benito firefighters responded to an apartment complex fire that was reportedly started by arsonists, another fire broke out early Tuesday morning and is also being treated as a case of arson. According to Operations Fire Chief Raul Zuniga, firefighters and police …

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Jul 29 2015

SBCISD UPDATE- School Board offers Leo 3-month contract

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer [email protected] One week after naming an acting superintendent, the San Benito CISD has officially offered a 3-month contract to Dr. Maria Filomena Leo to become the interim superintendent for the district. According to school board president Anna Cruz, the contract has not t been signed by Dr. Leo as …

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Jul 29 2015

Police: Mother faces charges after showing up drunk to pick up baby

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] A San Benito woman was arrested early Monday morning after reportedly trying to pick up her baby from her ex-mother-in-law while intoxicated. Linda LeeAnn Martinez, 24, is currently in Cameron County jail after failing to post the $29,000 bond for charges of Burglary of Habitation, Child Endangerment, and …

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Jul 29 2015

U.S. Marshals Nab Wanted SB Man

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] A San Benito man wanted for sexual assault for nearly three weeks was apprehended by United States Marshals this past weekend. Robert Mollish, who had originally contacted police stating he would turn himself in, was reportedly picked in Harlingen. The 45-year-old San Benito resident was wanted for …

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Jul 29 2015

Citizens of the Year- The Lady ‘Hounds

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] After one of the most inspiring seasons in recent memory, one in which they came two runs away from playing in the state championship game, the San Benito Lady ’Hounds can now add 2015 San Benito News Citizens of the Year to their seemingly endless list of …

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Jul 28 2015

EXCLUSIVE- Former school board member arrested after fight with brother

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] A former SBCISD school board member and her older brother found themselves behind bars this weekend after allegedly being involved in a “physical altercation” at a family residence. According to San Benito Police, officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Lantana Circle at around 11:39 …

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Jul 24 2015

ARSONISTS AT LARGE- At least 2 suspects expected to have started fire

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] Two weeks ago, the San Benito Fire Department responded to a building that caught fire. It turned out to be one of the more dangerous fires they have responded to as two firefighters ended up falling through the roof.  Now, that fire is being investigated as arson with …

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Jul 24 2015

Armed citizens stand in defense at recruiting stations

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] As the country mourns the deaths of five service members gunned down last Thursday in Tennessee, military members from all over the nation are finding their way of paying their respects to the fallen soldiers. Michael Vandergriff of San Benito and J.D. “Pick” Pickering from Mercedes have taken …

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Jul 24 2015

Fire Dept. To Get $100,000 In Gear

By MONICA FONSECA Special to the NEWS The San Benito Fire Department will soon be purchasing the latest Air-Pak including a Personal Alert Safety System Device (PASS Device). According to Scott2013firefighter.com, this new Air-Pak is able to contain a higher pressure of air while simultaneously making it more light weight. In addition to carrying less …

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Jul 24 2015

Police: Man choked wife until she was unconcious

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] Almost three weeks after originally having an assault charge filed against him, a San Benito man has finally been arrested for allegedly abusing his wife. Lorenzo C. Gonzalez, 22, was arrested Sunday night at his apartment complex down South McCullough after a warrant was issued for an …

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