Category Archive: News

Jul 14 2017

Little Champions: ‘Lil Lady Hounds preparing for World Series

    By SIerra Flores Special to the NEWS The countdown begins to July 18th as the Lil’ Lady Hounds prepare to make an appearance at the World Series for the 6U Softball All Star Team. The five and six year old girls have worked and practiced diligently all season long. After the season, their …

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Jul 13 2017

Superintendent interviews set for July 21

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] The search for a new superintendent of SBCISD is inching closer and closer to the finish line. After switching consulting firms, the board of trustees now has close to 50 applications to look over. With the help of JG consulting, that number will be lowered as those who do …

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Jul 13 2017

City Manager evaluation pushed back till November

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] According to the contract he signed when he was hired, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa must adhere to annual evaluations. De La Rosa is required to put his evaluation on city agendas, but the Commission can choose to postpone the evaluations at their own discretion. While they have …

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Jul 10 2017

Grappling with the future: Youth grappling team dominates San Antonio tournament

          By Sierra Flores Special to the NEWS Dedication, hard work, and perseverance are just a few ways to describe the students of the South Texas Grappling Team. The athletes spent countless hours preparing for the North American Grappling Association Tournament that recently took place in San Antonio, Texas. Every student …

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Jun 30 2017

Teen driving community project earns trio a gold

                    Special to the News   Preventing teenagers from texting while driving – and spreading the word about those dangers in the hopes of saving lives, three San Benito High School students, Melony Baltazar, April Guerrero and Randy Merida, set their sights on raising awareness on …

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Jun 30 2017

For the love of the game: Women’s semi-pro football team preparing for playoffs

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Greyhound football season may be a full three months away, but one San Benito football team is already preparing for their first ever playoff run. The RGV Clovers, a women’s semi-pro football team based out of the Resaca City, just finished their inaugural regular season with a 4-3 record, …

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Jun 23 2017

“Shop with a little bit of everything” turning heads in San Benito

By Xavier De La Fuente Special to the News It was a pomp and circumstance evening last Thursday, June fifteenth at The Shop.with a little bit of everything. Every third Thursday of the month, The Shop hosts “Ladies Night Out.” However, this past Thursday, a special invitation was extended to the men of the San …

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Jun 23 2017

City sticking with Morado… for now

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Despite reports that the City was expecting to move on from City attorney Ricardo Morado, Mayor Ben Gomez has stated that he would prefer more time to evaluate his personnel before making any changes. The topic, which was originally introduced into the agenda by Commissioner Steve Rodriguez, was ultimately …

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Jun 23 2017

At the top of his game: Zepeda named to All-state squad for second time

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Add another high profile sports accomplishment to the long list created by Rio Hondo. Troy Zepeda, who plays second base and shortstop for the Bobcats baseball team, was chosen as a member of the AP All-State team for the second time in his high school career. Despite Rio Hondo …

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Jun 16 2017

AEP begins work on $23 million facility

By MARTHA McCLAIN Public Relations Director- City of San Benito City of San Benito and AEP Texas Inc. leaders gathered with other civic representatives on Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking of this new $23 million AEP Texas  —  Service Center at 1501 E. Business 77. “This is the starting point of a new era of growth …

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