Category Archive: Features

Dec 15 2016

Welcome to the HI-5 Club! 13 students presented Hi-5 Letterman jackets on Tuesday

Staff Report After four years of hard work and dedication, 13 students received recognition for one of the most prestigious academic honors possible. As members of the Superintendants Hi-5 list, these students ranked in the top five percent of their class for every semester since their freshman year. Priscilla Esquivel, Rene Garcia, Christopher Guerrero, Elizabeth …

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Dec 09 2016

Four Additional Locally Transmitted Zika Cases Confirmed in Cameron County

Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services announced today four additional locally transmitted Zika virus disease cases have been confirmed. All of the cases were identified as a result of the door-to-door surveillance activities conducted by the department last week as a response to the first locally transmitted Zika virus disease case in Brownsville. …

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Dec 09 2016

A little Home Cooking: MJMS club bringing Christmas to San Benito soldier

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] For Jeremiah Maldonado, the plan wasn’t always to join the military. In fact, up until the last few months of senior year, his family believed their son was destined for college. “When he was younger, he always talked about wanting to join the military, but we didn’t think it …

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Dec 01 2016

Swing for the fences… SBHS sophomore looking to raise money with home runs

By Mark Madrio Special to the NEWS Nathaniel Garcia is not your typical 16-year-old high school student. In fact, according to his trainer and former professional baseball player Alejandro Martinez, Garcia is one of the most gifted athletes in the entire Valley. Garcia’s talents are so immense; he has been chosen to represent Texas in …

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Nov 22 2016

Galvan nabbed as first tamale contest judge

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Well, believe it or not it’s finally that time of the year again. No, I’m not talking Thanksgiving or Christmas time, but something much bigger… Tamale contest time. That’s right, the eight annual “San Benito News Best Tamale in Town” contest has been scheduled for Friday, December 16 and …

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Nov 08 2016

New inflatable helmet makes debut after generous donation from fan

By Alfredo Moreno Special to the News After weeks of desperation in trying to find a replacement helmet and trying to come up with the funds to afford a new one, it appears the prayers of the San Benito Quarterback club have been answered. The brand new San Benito Greyhound Inflatable Helmet made its debut …

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Oct 27 2016

In need of a Miracle: Family of 10 loses everything in fire, asking for community help

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor [email protected] Another tragedy struck a San Benito family last week when their house caught on fire. Over half of the house was eventually engulfed in the flames, causing the family of 10 to lose the house they have had for over four years. Adilene Manzano, her husband, three kids, Mother, …

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Oct 19 2016

Top of her class: 20-year-old Los Fresnos native is youngest certified k-9 handler in the nation

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] While other 20-year-olds are still deciding what their future will look like, Los Fresnos native Samantha Neri has been taking steps towards her future for years and is already the youngest person in the nation to do what she does. Neri is the youngest certified K-9 handler in all …

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Oct 06 2016

From Hospitals to Hollywood: After beating cancer, San Benito native makes television debut with stint on American Horror Story

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Imagine being told your 6-year-old son wouldn’t make it another 48 hours because of a fast growing tumor in his stomach. Now imagine eleven years later, you’re seeing that same son on one of the most popular television shows in America. That’s exactly what happened to San Benito native …

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Oct 04 2016

When Disaster Strikes: Family loses everything in house fire, asks for community help

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] It started off like any other day for the Sandoval family. Rebecca, a mother of five children, was making hamburgers on the stove after a morning of painting outside. It was a knock on the door from a neighboring child that turned their world upside down. “The kid was …

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