Category Archive: News

May 27 2015

Man arrested on Aggravated Assault charge

By PETE BANDA      Staff Writer [email protected] On Friday May 22, at around 9:50 pm., San Benito police officers responded to a call at a trailer park located on the 300 block of South Oscar Williams Rd. in reference to a domestic disturbance. According to police, when officers arrived, they made contact with a female …

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May 27 2015

3rd annual Charles M. Robinson lll Day held this past weekend

By Monica Fonseca   Special to the NEWS The third annual Charles M. Robison lll Day took place this past Saturday, May 23 at the San Benito Public Library. The event was held in memory and celebration of the life and legacy of Charles “Buzz” Robinson, as he was more commonly known by friends. Event …

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May 27 2015

Memorial Day event big success for City

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer [email protected] Veterans filled the streets of San Benito on Monday for the annual Memorial Day veterans’ silent march. The event started in front of City Hall with veterans and survivors carrying photos of deceased veterans marching silently down Sam Houston Blvd. to the Veterans War Memorial site for a …

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May 26 2015

NUMBER 1- Lady ‘Hounds make history, head to Elite 8 ranked #1 in the State

By Armando Garza Special to the NEWS   Up until yesterday, if you said the Lady ‘Hounds were the best team in the state, it would have to be considered an opinion. Well, now it’s a fact. The Texas Girls Coaches Association released the latest high school softball rankings on Tuesday morning, listing San Benito …

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May 26 2015

HISTORY IN THE MAKING- San Benito Ranked #1 in State!

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ EDITOR [email protected] The Texas Coaches Association has released their latest softball rankings and the San Benito Lady ‘Hounds are now ranked as the top team in the state. History has just been made as this ranking is the highest ever by a Rio Grande Valley Squad. The Lady ‘Hounds will now …

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May 24 2015

Payback- Lady ‘Hounds defeat O Connor, earn trip back to Elite 8!

By ARMANDO GARZA SPECIAL to the NEWS After suffering their first loss in at least three months, the Lady ‘Hounds came back with a vengeance on Saturday, defeating San Antonio O’ Connor in two games to win a best of three series and advance to the Elite 8 round of the state playoffs. In the …

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May 22 2015

Ready, Set, Go!- SBCISD hosts first annual Special Olympics Event

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] The hot south Texas humidity was out in full effect Friday morning, but that didn’t stop a determined group of athletes from shining at the first ever San Benito Special Olympic Games. With middle school and high school students competing in events such as the softball throw, standing broad …

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May 22 2015

Musician records hit song originally made for Freddy Fender

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer [email protected] From Wasted Days and Wasted Nights to Before the Next Teardrop falls, San Benito legend Freddy Fender had his fair share of top hits on his way to a Hall of Fame career. According to a friend and fellow Hispanic country music star, however, there was one song that …

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May 22 2015

World War II vet recalls Navy Days

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] After talking with 92-year old Reynaldo Escobedo, it was clear he had been through more experiences than the average person. Escobedo is a veteran of World War II, the most widespread war in history, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. It was also the …

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May 20 2015

Concerned Citizen- Local woman rescues animals that were tossed from car window

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] Local concerned citizen Jaclynn Dawnn Pope’s reaction to the event that she witnessed last week told it all. “I thought to myself, Wow! Did that really just happen! I was in shock and appalled that at 1:30 in the afternoon, this lady had the audacity to throw her animals …

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