Author's details

Name: Pete Banda
Date registered: November 17, 2010

Latest posts

  1. SBCISD leaders mulling compensation plan — March 24, 2017
  2. Unstoppable: Junior Powerlifter ready to shatter State records after breezing through Regionals in record fashion — March 9, 2017
  3. Bringing History to Life: MJMS Living museum teaches history in a new way — March 2, 2017
  4. Farewell to a hero: Family, Community remember the life of Judge Ayala — March 2, 2017
  5. The Pentecostal Church to hold a dedication service On March 3 — March 1, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Limón returns to work; tackles staffing, insurance at SBCISD — 122 comments
  2. No one is safe: All school departments subject to staff reductions according to policy — 105 comments
  3. CHEER DRAMA: T-shirt controversy leads to physical altercation reported at SBHS pep rally — 92 comments
  4. BREAKING: Trustees recommend reinstating Janie Gonzalez — 89 comments
  5. City, SBCISD hopefuls file for candidacy — 73 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 16 2017

A STRONG tradition of dominance: Nearly entire girls Powerlifting team set to qualify for Regionals

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] While the football and softball teams grab all the headlines when it comes to San Benito sports, there is another quiet dynasty building inside the halls of SBHS. With one more meet to go, the San Benito Girls Powerlifting team has already qualified two girls for the Regional competition, …

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Feb 13 2017


The intersection of FM 509 at the Railroad tracks in San Benito will be closed off on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to a press release from the Texas Department of Transportation, all traffic will be detoured to IH 69E Expressway,  (Oscar Williams), and Business 77. Advanced detours will …

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Feb 07 2017

San Benito Man Behind Bars AfterPosing as Nurse

Special to the News A San Benito man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Juan Manuel Perez, 36, pleaded guilty Nov. 3, 2016. United States District Judge Micaela Alvarez handed Perez a mandatory 24-month sentence imprisonment in connection with his misappropriation of the …

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Feb 06 2017

Mud and Drag Racing to start up before Spring Break

Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Almost nine months from initially presenting the idea to the San Benito City Commission, it looks like South Texas Raceway is finally about to get started up. The mud and drag racing track is fully equipped and ready to go, with the exception of a few extra bleachers and minor …

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Jan 27 2017

Texas Historic Independence Celebration just weeks away

By Sierra Flores Special to the News Proud members of the Texas Historic Independence Celebration Association, or THICA, gathered Wednesday morning to enjoy coffee and to help bring life to Texas history. Jack Ayoub and Wayne Powell, dressed with straw sweaters, cowboy hats, and deer skinned pouches; told the heroic stories of the 1836 Battle …

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Jan 24 2017

Site selected for new AEP Texas service center in San Benito

Special to the News AEP Texas has selected the City of San Benito as the site of its new service center that will serve the east end of the company’s Rio Grande Valley District. The new service center, which will be located off of US Highway Business 77 near the former municipal airport, will house …

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Jan 24 2017

Over a dozen former MLB players to hold training camp in San Benito

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected]   The City of San Benito may be known for many things, both favorable and unfavorable, but as for the citizens of San Benito, there is no debating they are some of the most genuine and caring people in the entire State of Texas. Perhaps no action has warranted …

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Jan 20 2017

Joe D.Gonzalez resigns from City Commission, plans to run for School Board

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Another seat on the City Commission has just opened up. San Benito City Commissioner Joe D. Gonzalez has officially submitted his letter of resignation to the City of San Benito, effective at the end of today, Friday January 20. According to Gonzalez, the reason for his resignation is his …

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Jan 16 2017

Texas Board of Nursing to close TSC ADN program

The Texas Board of Nursing (TBN) will close the Texas Southmost College (TSC) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at the conclusion of the spring 2017 semester. “Nursing programs are required to maintain a state nursing exam pass rate of 80 percent, and TSC has failed to meet the 80 percent standard since reopening as an …

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Jan 12 2017

Art Rodriguez chosen as new City Manager of Eagle Pass

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] After serving more than six years as the Assistant City Manager of San Benito, it appears Art Rodriguez is on his way out of the Resaca City. On January 3, the City Council of Eagle Pass approved Rodriguez, by a 4-1 vote, to be the new City Manager for …

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