Category Archive: News

May 23 2016

San Benito man dies after falling off cliff in Brewster County

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] A San Benito man was found dead Sunday morning after falling off a 50-foot cliff in South Brewster County, Texas. Errol Zane Trinkley, 31, was discovered by a cadaver dog after reportedly leaving his vehicle running on the side of the road and walking to the edge of the cliff …

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May 20 2016

HEARTBREAK HOTEL- Marriot backs out of hotel deal

By PETE BANDA   Editor [email protected] Marriot International Inc. announced to City officials Thursday that they will no longer be going through with plans to construct a $19 million hotel and conference center here in San Benito. The announcement comes one year and two weeks from the day that the City and the Economic Development …

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May 20 2016

Three teens nabbed for multiple felony charges

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] Three local teens are behind bars today after police say they broke into a residence off the 600 block of Resaca Shores Drive Thursday morning.  The home owner first called police after she arrived home to find a number of items missing. Jewelry, electronics, and cash were amongst …

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May 20 2016

Police: Suspects beat man for $12

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] An 18-year-old San Benito woman is behind bars and facing a first degree felony charge for her role in an aggravated robbery that took place in Harlingen on May 15. Demi J. Cruz was arrested, along with three other Harlingen residents, after the group allegedly strangled a man and …

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May 18 2016

2016 San Benito News Scholarship Winner- Valeria Anne Serna

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer [email protected] At the age of five, most kids don’t have a care in the world as they prepare to start school for the first time. As for SBHS senior Valeria Serna, she was merely worried about how she would fit in after coming to the United States without knowing a …

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May 18 2016

2016 San Benito News Scholarship Winner- Valeria Anne Serna

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer [email protected] At the age of five, most kids don’t have a care in the world as they prepare to start school for the first time. As for SBHS senior Valeria Serna, she was merely worried about how she would fit in after coming to the United States without knowing a …

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May 17 2016

RISING STAR- SBHS senior makes semi-finals in Dallas Cowboys cheerleader tryouts

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer [email protected] On most Sundays, you could probably find Marissa Nicole Maldonado and her family huddled around the television to watch the Dallas Cowboys play. But if Maldonado has it her way, the family will soon be watching Cowboy games for an entirely different reason. Maldonado, an 18-year-old San Benito …

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May 17 2016

BEE-WARE- Fire Department warns citizens after man viciously attacked by bees

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] Firefighters are warning citizens about the recent rise in bee calls after a 76-year old San Benito man was viciously attacked while working outside this week. Firefighters were dispatched to a home on the 2700 block of Shafer Road Monday afternoon at approximately 1:09 p.m. When firefighters arrived, …

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May 17 2016

Police arrest father in baby’s death

By PETE BANDA  Editor [email protected] Less than two weeks after a local mother was charged with a first degree felony in connection with the death of her infant son, the father of that baby has now been arrested and charged with the same crime. Gavino Acuna was arrested by the San Benito Police Department on …

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May 17 2016

City mulls plans for local t.v. station

By PETE BANDA Editor [email protected] The San Benito City Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon in front of a packed crowd at the San Benito Municipal Building. Several noteworthy items were addressed at the meeting, which started off by the Commission officially naming May as Older Citizens Month in San Benito.  The first …

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