Category Archive: News

Apr 24 2015

TRAGEDY- Second horse dies this month from bee attack

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ EDITOR [email protected]   It was a very tough scene to watch Wednesday morning at a rural residence on Los Amigos Street off of North Sam Houston Blvd., where a 7-year old horse named “Donkey” laid desperately fighting for his life.  As you arrived to the scene, it seemed like just another …

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Apr 24 2015

Lady ‘Hounds win 5th straight District Title

By ARMANDO GARZA   SPECIAL TO THE NEWS “Tradition doesn’t graduate” has long been the slogan for San Benito Lady ’Hound softball and with good reason. If anyone needed a little reminder, they got it on Thursday night. San Benito got some early offense and did its thing defensively in a 6-1 victory over Harlingen …

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Apr 24 2015

SBCISD removes all Blue Bell items amid recall

By Pete Banda Staff Writer [email protected]   Blue Bell Ice Cream has announced a voluntary recall on all items, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, and frozen snacks because of “the potential to be contaminated with Listeria  monocytogenes,” a bacteria that causes the sometimes fatal infection, listeria. While no students at SBCISD have been reported infected, …

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Apr 24 2015

Two suspects arrested in connection with burglary

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected]   Two San Benito residents were arrested and charged with Burglary of Habitation on Wednesday after committing what police called a “crime of opportunity.” According to a press release from the SBPD, 25-year-old David Ignacio Garza, broke into a garage located on the 100 Block of Resaca Shores and stole …

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Apr 22 2015

WEB EXCLUSIVE UPDATE- (Warning Graphic Content)- Bee Attack in San Benito

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] It was a very tough scene to watch Wednesday morning at a rural residence on Los Amigos Street off of North Sam Houston Blvd., where a 7-year old horse named “Donkey” laid desperately fighting for his life.  As you arrived to the scene, it seemed like just another …

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Apr 22 2015

Police: Runaway girl most likely in Mexico

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer [email protected] A 15-year-old girl from San Benito has been declared a runaway and is expected to be in Mexico with her boyfriend, officials say. According to a press release from the San Benito Police Department, Antonia Juana Manzano has been missing since April 16 and the SBPD along with her family …

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Apr 22 2015

On The Right Track- Greyhounds sending large group to area track meet

By ARMANDO GARZA   Special to the NEWS   Anyone who’s followed San Benito Greyhound sports this year knows that every sport has boasted an abundance of something very important: Speed. The ’Hounds used that swiftness on the track this season as well, faring well at last weekend’s District 32-6A meet and notching 10 qualifiers for …

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Apr 22 2015

SBHS Alumni making a name for himself

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer [email protected] He’s been on the Dean’s list 3 times at Texas State University, was Mr. Bobcat 2012, and is the current Head Cheerleader at Texas State, and a recipient of the 2015 Libero of the Year award for the Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Jonathan Ray Garcia has built up a rather …

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Apr 22 2015

Baseball is life for young sports prospect

By Monica Fonseca Special to the NEWS Early mornings and late nights are a daily routine for 14-year old sports phenom Nathaniel Garcia. Garcia, an 8th-grader at Berta Cabaza Middle School who stands a whopping 6’ 1,” has been seen out on the playing fields ever since age five, always sporting his favorite number, “Number 6.”  …

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Apr 22 2015

SBPD employee fired/arrested

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer [email protected] A former communications officer for the city of San Benito is facing felony charges for allegedly passing contraband to a female prisoner inside of San Benito City Jail. According to a press release by the SBPD,  Mario Alberto Villars Jr., an employee of the city for over three years was …

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