Category Archive: Features

Mar 02 2017

Farewell to a hero: Family, Community remember the life of Judge Ayala

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] There is definitely no shortage of stories when it comes to the life of the Honorable Jude Lupe Ayala. From his heroics as a police officer, which include jumping into a Resaca to save a drowning man and running into a burning building to save a young child, to serving …

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Feb 23 2017

Under a watchful eye: Updated policies aimed at keeping up with changes

By PETE BANDA Managing Ediitor [email protected] By 5:30 in the morning, he’s already sifting through a pile of e-mails, text messages, and phone calls. As the Chief of Police for the San Benito Police Department, as well as the Emergency Management Coordinator for San Benito, Micheal Galvan oversees two of the biggest divisions within the …

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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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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 06 2017

The Guru behind the glasses: After just three years, Gomez has turned SB into the premier athletic department in the Valley

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] You can see the pride in his eyes as he speaks about the program he took control of nearly three full years ago – of course, that’s assuming you’re able to catch him without his trusty sunglasses. Either way, there is no denying that Greyhound Head Coach and Athletic …

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Jan 05 2017

That’s the Spirit! 2009 SBHS graduate leads three All-American cheerleaders to perform at Citrus Bowl in Florida

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Even before she was hired, Monika Longoria had a vision for the cheer team at Idea Brownville College Prep. There was just one problem – Idea Brownville didn’t have a cheer team. “That was definitely one of the things I talked about wanting to do when I first interviewed …

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Jan 04 2017

PLAY BALL: SBYBSL regristration kicks off

By Luis Arreole III Special to the NEWS The San Benito Youth Baseball/Softball League is bringing is eager to kick off their 2017 season. Just two days into the new year, President of the SBYBSL, Omar Gonzales, began holding open registration for the 2017 Spring league. With last year’s season drawing in over 550 kids, …

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Dec 28 2016

Vela Vaults to House Democratic Leadership

Special to the News WASHINGTON — U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed third-term Congressman Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, to the chamber’s leadership team. Vela’s appointment comes as Leader Pelosi seeks to refocus Congressional Democratic efforts in Washington. In tapping Vela, Pelosi expressed his role in efforts to reshape the House of Representatives Democratic …

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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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