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Name: Pete Banda
Date registered: November 17, 2010

Latest posts

  1. A Hero’s Tale: World War II Vet recalls an unforgettable life — April 25, 2017
  2. A Visit from the County Clerk: Sylvia Garza-Perez the latest speaker at “Coffee With” — April 21, 2017
  3. Student scholarship numbers continue to increase — April 21, 2017
  4. After another dominating regular season, Lady Hounds prepare for playoffs — April 19, 2017
  5. Kona Ice to Give Out Free Shaved Ice on Tax Day in San Benito — April 14, 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

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Apr 07 2017

Unknown remains found in Rio Hondo canal

Staff Report Authorities are still sifting through a presumed crime scene this afternoon after human remains were found in a canal late Thursday evening in Rio Hond. According to Sheriff Omar Lucio, the remains are several months old and the bones have been sent off to be examined by a lab and results will not …

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Apr 07 2017

The Heart of a Champion: Riverside student battling cerebral palsy gets surprise of a lifetime

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] When Tristan Shafer was born, doctors told his parents that he would most likely never be able to run or play any kind of sport. In fact, doctors informed the parents to prepare for the possibility that Shafer would never be able to walk due to his cerebral palsy. …

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Apr 06 2017

Winning the battle against fire: Rio Hondo VFD converts military vehicle into a firefighting machine

Special to the News The Rio Hondo Volunteer Fire Department received an excess military Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) through the Department of Defense Firefighter Property Program administered by Texas A&M Forest Service. Rio Hondo VFD protects the third largest citrus and vegetable producers in the United States. This truck will help increase their …

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Apr 06 2017

Betancourt resigns as Chamber President

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] After four years of working up the Chamber of Commerce from scratch, Lionel Betancourt has resigned as the President of the group’s board. The decision comes after a talk with several members of the Chamber led Betancourt to believe others were not satisfied with his approach, preferring a more …

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Apr 04 2017

Update: Missing children located in Mexico

Staff Report On March 31, San Benito Police were assisted by the United States Consulate located in Matamores Mexico and with their help, were able to contact Matamoros police officers. Through an investigation inside the city, officers were able to locate the family at a relative’s house. The children were found to be in good …

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Mar 31 2017

Scoreboard repairs highlight SBCISD Re-Imagine 2021 update: Electrical work estimated around $100,000

Special to the NEWS Plans to repair or replace the Bobby Morrow Stadium scoreboard were among the items presented to the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees on Tuesday, March 21, during a status report on the facilities component of the Re-Imagine 2021 strategic plan. According to David Garcia of the plan’s facilities committee, the …

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Mar 30 2017

South Texas Raceway to kick off April 1 in San Benito

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] After what seems like an eternity, South Texas Raceway Mud and Drag racing is finally set to kick off this Saturday, April 1 and continue through the weekend. A few setbacks have pushed the start date back over the course of the last two months, but owner of South …

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Mar 29 2017

District to begin pre-kindergarten pre-registration

Special to the News   The district will be working cooperatively and in partnership with NINOS, Inc. (Neighbors in Need of Services, Incorporated) Head Start/Early Start Program in providing a high-quality full-day pre-kindergarten education for early learners. As a child’s first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children, pre-kindergarten provides early learners a …

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Mar 28 2017

Boost in local receipts a growing trend in San Benito: Sales tax revenues show signs of life in Resaca City

Special to the News San Benito may be on track toward generating its largest annual sales tax revenues in the last 23 years, Texas Comptroller figures show. The city has already recorded more than $1.1 million in receipts between January and March, accounting for a 3 percent year-to-date increase over 2016. January saw $336,264.67 generated …

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Mar 24 2017

SBCISD leaders mulling compensation plan

Special to the News Questions over a new compensation plan for San Benito CISD may soon be answered. The matter was scheduled to be discussed by the Board of Trustees at a workshop on Thursday. The last time board members met, concerns were expressed over previous studies’ comparative analyses incorporating market values from upstate districts, …

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