Category Archive: News

Apr 29 2016

UPDATE: Investigation launched after baby taken to ICU

By PETE BANDA and STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ San Benito News Police confirmed Tuesday that the baby that was taken to ICU last week died several days later.  The investigation is ongoing. (Original Story) – A San Benito mother is being investigated by local authorities after a nurse at Valley Baptist Medical Center reported what she believed …

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Apr 29 2016

Teen arrested on multiple assault charges

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] A San Benito man accused of several charges from both the SBPD and the Cameron County Sherriff’s Office was apprehended this past Monday after picking up yet another charge. Emiliano Velez is currently in Cameron County Jail where he is awaiting trial on two separate assault charges filed …

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Apr 29 2016

City, District talk aquatic center, other joint projects

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] Over 18 members of the San Benito CISD and San Benito City Commission came together for a special joint meeting on Wednesday night to begin preliminary talks on a number of different issues. Led by SBCISD Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega and San Benito Mayor Celeste Sanchez, the two …

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Apr 26 2016

MURDER CASE UPDATE- Four men now charged in connection with 2015 murder

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] Four teens are now facing murder charges for their alleged involvement in the 2015 stabbing-death of 19-year old Christopher Gallegos, according to a voicemail left from the District Attorney’s Office on the cellphone of the victim’s mother. Originally, 18-year olds Blas Villasana and Marco Daz Alaniz were arrested …

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Apr 26 2016

CLOSE CALL- Man could face charges following near-fatal accident

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] A near-fatal accident this weekend left one local woman in critical condition after escaping the accident with a broken wrist, a broken neck and severe internal bleeding. The woman, later identified as 23-year old Sarah Lopez of San Benito, is currently hooked up to a ventilator in …

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Apr 26 2016

City, District to maul joint project plans

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] The City of San Benito and the San Benito CISD will be holding a joint meeting this Wednesday night to begin preliminary discussions on several significant issues and project proposals. While most of the topics are expected to just be discussed in a broad manner, items such as …

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Apr 26 2016

RH taxpayers to vote on $20 million bond

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] For the first time in the town’s history, the City of Rio Hondo is looking at the possibility of a brand new building for their junior high school students. Starting with early voting this past Monday, Rio Hondo residents are now able to vote on a $20 million bond …

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Apr 21 2016

Pilot burned in Los Fresnos helicopter crash

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ                                                        (Photo Courtesy of Erasmo Castro) Editor [email protected] A helicopter pilot was transported to a hospital in Corpus Christi earlier today after crashing in a …

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Apr 20 2016

WHO’S NEXT?- City says streets with most traffic are priority

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer [email protected] It was over a year ago when Eddie Santiago decided to take some action to try to get his street fixed. After years of having to maneuver through one of the most pothole infested streets in the entire city and enduring an estimated $2,000 of damage to his …

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Apr 20 2016

RORY’S STORY- Infant defies odds against rare birth disorder

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] Autism reportedly affects one in 68 children at birth.  The statistics are so alarming that awareness events can be seen throughout cities across the Nation during April, which is Autism Awareness Month.  But there’s another birth disorder that doesn’t get as much attention and awareness, and according to …

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