Category Archive: News

Sep 28 2014

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Hounds begin district with 39-14 win over Hanna

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS BROWNSVILLE — 1-0. That’s all that matters to the San Benito Greyhounds after earning their first district win. And they looked mighty fine doing it. The ’Hounds put up nearly 600 yards offensively and capitalized on Hanna miscues as they downed the Golden Eagles 39-14 in the 32-6A …

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Sep 26 2014

Bobcats, Garate brutalize Gators in rushing onslaught

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO — Marco Garate seems to have this 200-yard rushing thing down pat. And he’s showing no signs of slowing down, either. The Rio Hondo running back turned in his second-straight game over two bills, rumbling for 247 yards and two touchdowns as the Bobcats cruised past …

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Sep 26 2014

Lawsuit alleging conspiracy in federal court

NEWS Staff Report Now it’s in the hands of a federal court. Though originally filed in the 357th State District Court in Brownsville, San Benito resident Alfonso Benavides’ lawsuit alleging local police of false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and conspiracy will now be heard in U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s courtroom, according to representatives of …

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Sep 26 2014

Blue Bell throws ice cream party for educator named Teacher of the Year

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Free Blue Bell ice cream for every student and staff member at your campus is just one of the perks of being teacher of the year. Laura Taylor, a first-grade teacher at Angela Gerusa Leal Elementary School, learned as much earlier this week. Taylor was awarded as the 2015 Regional …

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Sep 26 2014

Retired educator celebrates 104th birthday

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com There are not many people who can say they’ve “seen it all,” but Ernestine Neely may indeed be one such person. Neely is celebrating her 104th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 28. The former San Benito resident spent most of her adult life in the Resaca City. Neely has two daughters: …

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Sep 26 2014

Mayor announces winners of annual humanitarianism awards

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com The four recipients of the Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards were announced Wednesday, Sept. 24. San Benito Mayor Celeste Sanchez fittingly made the announcement inside the Freddy Fender Museum at 210 E. Heywood St. The 2014 recipients are as follows: José Luis Ayala, Pedro R. Garza, Rogelio T. Nuñez and Blanca …

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Sep 26 2014

FFHA to posthumously recognize Vela with honor at ceremony

Special to the NEWS Blanca Sanchez Vela will be posthumously honored as a recipient of the 2014 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards – this because of her outstanding service record and lifelong dedication to public service. Vela died on Feb. 19 of this year. She was a certified teacher and began her career with the San …

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Sep 26 2014

Beef recall not affecting local grocery chains

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Caviness Beef Packers, LTD., a meat packing firm based in Hereford, Texas, is recalling approximately 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings, according to a press release issued by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The affected beef is contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7, according …

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Sep 26 2014

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick this weekend

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is happening tomorrow, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m. at Stookey Park in San Benito.

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Sep 23 2014

OVER THE MOON: Officials revel in SpaceX groundbreaking; economic boon anticipated locally

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com BROWNSVILLE – Visitors to the Rio Grande Valley have long described the culture shock experienced at the border communities within as an out of this world experience. It’s a statement that can now be taken literally as Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) broke ground Monday, Sept. 22, for its future commercial …

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