Category Archive: News

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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Mar 09 2017

Unstoppable: Junior Powerlifter ready to shatter State records after breezing through Regionals in record fashion

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Over the past decade or so, the San Benito athletic program has become one of the most well-rounded and consistent in all of South Texas. While the Greyhounds have excelled in major sports like football, softball, and track and field, one of their most dominant athletes has flown mostly …

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Mar 02 2017

Bringing History to Life: MJMS Living museum teaches history in a new way

By Sierra Flores Special to the NEWS This past Tuesday evening, February 28, students, parents, and teacher gathered for Miller Jordan Middle School’s 2nd Annual Texas History Living Museum. The museum highlights Texas history from the 1600’s to the 1900’s as history literally comes to life before your eyes. Texan heroes such as Stephen F. …

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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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Mar 01 2017

The Pentecostal Church to hold a dedication service On March 3

Pastor JC and Diana Milligan and the entire congregation of the Pentecostal Church in San Benito invite the community to join in them as they dedicate their New Sanctuary. The service will be held on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 P.m. State and local officials are expected to be in attendance, but the entire community …

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Feb 23 2017

$5,000 reward offered for leads in hit-and-run case

At Approximately 6 p.m. on February 06, 2017, on FM 803 near the Iowa Gardens residential area a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe struck a 2008 Hyundia Accent. Riding in the 2008 Hyundai Accent, among others, was 8 year old Steven Pena.  The accident caused Steven to sustain life threatening injuries. After being rescued from the scene, …

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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 20 2017

A Blind Date for the Ages: Three decades of love began with blind date

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Larry Longoria was never a fan of blind dates. Just a few years after graduating high school, however, his cousin convinced him that there was this one girl he had to meet. A reluctant Larry agreed to go and after seeing his date at the varsity football game they …

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Feb 17 2017

With Bi-District title wrapped up, ’Lady Hounds have sights set on Area Championship

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] After barley escaping District 32-6A with the fourth and final playoff spot, the San Benito Lady Greyhounds weren’t given much of a chance in their first round playoff bout with 31-6A Champions Edinburg. But, as they say, that’s why they play the game on the court. In what seemed …

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Feb 16 2017

A STRONG tradition of dominance: Nearly entire girls Powerlifting team set to qualify for Regionals

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] While the football and softball teams grab all the headlines when it comes to San Benito sports, there is another quiet dynasty building inside the halls of SBHS. With one more meet to go, the San Benito Girls Powerlifting team has already qualified two girls for the Regional competition, …

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