Category Archive: Features

May 02 2017

NJROTC cadets surpass fundraising goals

Special to the News The San Benito Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) represented San Benito High School and San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy at the 2017 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event held the La Feria Lions Stadium. Since the beginning of April, the NJROTC cadets had been collecting donations at the …

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Apr 25 2017

A Hero’s Tale: World War II Vet recalls an unforgettable life

By Sierra Flores Special to the News Born and raised in San Benito, Enrique Lucio, has always been widely known throughout the city as the jokester and a friend. His service in World War II has also made him a hero to many. Lucio, now 93 years old, has seen and accomplished much throughout his …

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Apr 14 2017

SBHS High-5 members honored

Special to the News San Benito High School Class of 2017 Superintendent’s High Five Award recipients include, bottom row, from left, Erika Evelyn Mendez, Ileen Jade Montemayor, Evelyn Prado Serrato, Daniela Isabel Lopez, Angela Rose Nuñez, Yvonne Salinas; middle row, Juan Carlos Sosa Hernandez, Bryan Manzanares, Pricsilla Esquivel, Rene Garcia Jr., Jose Luis Rivera Jr.; …

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Apr 13 2017

Search for Nahomi Rodriguez shifts to murder investigation

By Houston Van Nest Special to the News A long search concluded in an emotional press conference Monday, April 10 as the remains of a young woman found near Rio Hondo have been identified and confirmed by local authorities. The Harlingen Police Department, headed by Police Chief Jeffry Adickes, confirmed April 10 that the remains …

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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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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 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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