Category Archive: News

Mar 27 2015

Authorities search for two local teens

By Pete Banda Staff Writer [email protected]   Two local teens have been reported as runaways/welfare concerns this week by local authorities. According to two separate press releases, Lesly Kymberly Marquez, a 16-year-old Los Fresnos High school student and Alizza Cruz, a 16-year-old mother from Hidalgo County have been missing since Sunday, March 22nd and Wednesday, March …

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Mar 27 2015

Local business gives back to community

By Pete Banda Staff Writer   [email protected]                                                                 As children from Angela Gerusa Leal Elementary school in San Benito eagerly waited in line for their …

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Mar 27 2015

Future of City’s pool uncertain

By Pete Banda Staff Writer [email protected] As the sun slowly starts to reemerge from the lingering clouds, warming up the residents of San Benito, the topic of finding a way to cool off will undoubtedly arise to the surface of most conversations. But while the municipal swimming pool would most likely be the usual response in …

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Mar 27 2015

1st annual STEM day held at SBHS

By Pete Banda Staff Writer [email protected] Drones, robots, and gadgets were on full display for students Wednesday, making the San Benito High school gym look like the set to a new sci-fi movie. The presentation was for the first annual Gear-Up Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) day, showing students the different aspects and opportunities of …

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Mar 25 2015

Gonzalez’s three-run blast pushes Lady ‘Hounds past South

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS HARLINGEN — Every so often, someone has to step up. Someone has to come through with a play. And in a 2-0 ballgame on Tuesday night on the road, San Benito’s Mel Gonzalez did exactly that. In the top of the 7th inning, Gonzalez took an 0-2 pitch …

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Mar 25 2015

WEB EXCLUSIVE: ‘Hounds fall in 2-1 heartbreaker at Brownsville Veterans

By Armando Garza Special to the NEWS BROWNSVILLE — It’s often said there are no moral victories in sports. And the San Benito Greyhounds are certainly not happy with their 2-1 loss to Brownsville Veterans Memorial on Tuesday night. However, there is something to be said for going toe-to-toe with one of the teams pegged …

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Mar 25 2015

Only The Strong- Los Fresnos and San Benito place 1st and 2nd in state

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] Maybe it’s something in the resaca. Whatever it is, the high school powerlifting squads down here in the lower valley are destroying competition up state. And the Girls Varsity teams at Los Fresnos and San Benito High School are no exception. Both teams traveled to the 6A State Championship …

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Mar 25 2015

Housing Authority hires new director

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] After going several months without an executive director of housing following the resignation of Arnold Padilla, the San Benito Public Housing Authority (SBPHA) Board of Directors named their new successor this past Monday with the hiring of Tony Hasbargen. Hasbargen, who came from Illinois where he held a similar …

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Mar 25 2015

School District mourns loss of longtime teacher

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] The San Benito School District has lost a longtime beloved kindergarten teacher.  Dr. C.M. Cash Elementary Teacher Patsy Moore dies this past weekend after serving with the district for over 15 years. According to San Benito School District Director of Communications Celia Longoria, Moore was a veteran teacher at …

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Mar 23 2015

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Greyhounds thump Cardinals, grab first district victory

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS After dropping their first two district games to Brownsville Hanna and Los Fresnos, the San Benito Greyhounds were understandably in a bit of a lull. That all changed on this past Friday afternoon. The ’Hounds broke open a tie game and surged ahead to take down Harlingen 5-2 …

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