May 22 2015

Ready, Set, Go!- SBCISD hosts first annual Special Olympics Event

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] The hot south Texas humidity was out in full effect Friday morning, but that didn’t stop a determined group of athletes from shining at the first ever San Benito Special Olympic Games. With middle school and high school students competing in events such as the softball throw, standing broad …

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May 22 2015

Musician records hit song originally made for Freddy Fender

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] From Wasted Days and Wasted Nights to Before the Next Teardrop falls, San Benito legend Freddy Fender had his fair share of top hits on his way to a Hall of Fame career. According to a friend and fellow Hispanic country music star, however, there was one song that Fender …

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May 22 2015

World War II vet recalls Navy Days

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] After talking with 92-year old Reynaldo Escobedo, it was clear he had been through more experiences than the average person. Escobedo is a veteran of World War II, the most widespread war in history, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. It was also the …

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May 20 2015

Concerned Citizen- Local woman rescues animals that were tossed from car window

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] Local concerned citizen Jaclynn Dawnn Pope’s reaction to the event that she witnessed last week told it all. “I thought to myself, Wow! Did that really just happen! I was in shock and appalled that at 1:30 in the afternoon, this lady had the audacity to throw her animals …

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May 20 2015

Local daycare burglarized of nearly all electronic devices

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] FSA Learning Center Director Guadalupe Herrera didn’t have the heart to tell her students what happened to their television set last week. “When they came in, they were like, what happened to the TV? You should have seen their little faces,” Herrera explained with a heartbroken look on …

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May 20 2015

Local author recalls Alaskan adventures

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer [email protected] For some folks, even thinking about making a transition from San Benito to Alaska might seem unbearable. For 74-year old George Short, who moved to the “Last Frontier” back in 1961 with his family, the shift brought out the best in him, to say the least. “It was the …

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May 20 2015

Whose street is it anyways? SBCISD fixes city street amid potholes

By PETE BANDA  AND STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ SAN BENITO NEWS Street conditions are undoubtedly one of the most talked about issues within the local community. Debates over which streets need more attention than others can constantly be found across message boards all over the internet. Well, now there’s another street causing some well-deserved debate.  Utex Drive, …

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May 15 2015

SWEET DEAL- Lady ‘Hounds earn return trip to Sweet 16

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer [email protected] Behind another stellar outing from Senior Crystal Castillo, the San Benito Lady ’Hounds ousted Laredo LBJ to move on to the sweet 16 yet again. Castillo struck out 12 batters to lead San Benito to a 3-1 victory and they will now await the winner of the San Antonio O’Conner/Corpus …

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May 15 2015

Jailer arrested in La Feria, arraigned in SB after assaulting officer

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] A La Feria man is being held on a $100,000 bond after being charged with three separate offenses stemming from an altercation with his girlfriend. Santos Montes was originally arrested for domestic violence in La Feria, but upon being detained, picked up a resisting arrest charge as well as an …

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May 15 2015

Former SB News editor to be honored at reception

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] When the majority of people speak of the most influential citizens in San Benito history, there are two names that unfailingly come up: Freddy Fender and Bobby Morrow. While those two icons have more than earned their place among San Benito lore, a third man has undoubtedly compiled enough …

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