Sep 01 2015

New Fitness/Skatepark projects underway

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] The San Benito Parks and Recreation department finished setting up the outdoor fitness zone at Heavin Park this week. The brand new exercise post includes five stations that can service up to eight people at once. The workout station includes a single ski machine, a 2-person sit …

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Sep 01 2015

Business and Fitness- Local entrepreneur helps others fight obesity/poverty

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] His initials might spell out R & R, but I guarantee you there’s no Rest or Relaxation for 25-year old CEO Ruben Rodriguez Jr. of San Benito. When the 2008 San Benito High School graduate moved back to the Valley in November of last year, he had two things …

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Sep 01 2015

2nd annual Punt, Pass, and Kick competition scheduled

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] The San Benito Parks and Recreation department will be hosting their second annual Punt, Pass, and Kick competition this Saturday at 9 a.m. Boys and girls ages 6-15 are invited to participate in the free event, with has registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The competition will be held at …

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Aug 29 2015

Hope For Liam- 6-month old baby fights rare disease

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] Six months ago, Julissa Cerda went home after giving birth to her second child and first son. Earlier this week, that child came home for the first time. Due to a very rare genetic syndrome, Liam Garza had to spend the first six months of his life …

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Aug 29 2015

Local vet returns home after 20-years of service, takes on new roll as school instructor

By PETE BANDA      Staff Writer [email protected] For most people, retiring before 40 seems like nothing more than wishful thinking – extreme wishful thinking. David Satterfield might be one of the few that did that and still went out and got a full-time job. The former Air Force Master Sergeant recently got hired to …

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Aug 27 2015

BREAKING: Students temporarily relocated after gas leak at Rangerville Elementary

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ EDITOR [email protected] There was a mid-morning scare today at Rangerville Elementary after an unexpected gas leak due to a pierced gas line caused by Cameron County workers. According to a press release from the San Benito School District, landscaping employees with the county accidentally hit a gas pipe while mowing the grass …

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Aug 26 2015

WAITING GAMES- Berta Cabaza traffic issues expected all year

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] Driving down Shafer Road around 7:00 a.m. might seem like any other day, but give it few minutes and it turns into a bumper to bumper nightmare. Construction on the busy school street has turned the usually mundane task of dropping off your child at school into …

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Aug 26 2015

City violates TCEQ guidelines, no fines expected

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] On August 11, the City of San Benito was notified that they were in violation of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) guidelines. The violations stem from a failure to submit water quality reports for the months of March, April, and May. Although there was no …

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Aug 26 2015

Elk’s Lodge Helps Local Youth Kickoff School Year Right

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] Although Christmas is still four months away, you’d never know that by walking in to the Elks Lodge on Saturday morning. It almost seemed like the final scene of a Disney movie, with kids laughing and smiling while feasting on a seemingly endless supply of pizza. The …

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Aug 21 2015

San Benito named “Mexican Food Capitol of Texas”

By PETE BANDA                                                              Staff Writer [email protected] With both Mexico’s Independence Day and National Guacamole Day taking place in less than a month on September 16, …

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