Category Archive: News

Jun 02 2017

Commission to launch investigation into leaked tapes

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Less than a month after naming a new, the City of San Benito is already facing their first major scandal. Commissioners gathered at an emergency meeting Wednesday night, where they sought legal advice from City Attorney Ricardo Morado regarding the leaked recordings of Police Chief Michael Galvan. Commissioners referred …

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Jun 01 2017

Los Fresnos man given 100 years in prison

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] A Los Fresnos man is set to be in prison until next century after a seven-day trial pertaining to multiple charges of child abuse. Fabiano Mayorga, 46, was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child as well as Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child. The same jury …

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May 31 2017

Commission to hold Special Meeting tonight for consultation with attorney about leaked police tapes

Staff Report The City Commission has scheduled a Special City Meeting Wednesday night where they could address the leaked recordings of Police Chief Michael Galvan. Commissioners will meet in closed session with Attorney Ricardo Morado “to seek legal advice” about the recordings. Galvan confirmed on May 25 that recordings of his had been downloaded from …

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May 29 2017

2010 SBHS Graduate pronounced dead in Harlingen crash

News Staff Report A single vehicle accident took the life of a former San Benito High School graduate over this past weekend. Ashley Marie Nava, a 24-year-old San Benito native, was pronounced dead on the scene after crashing into a utility pole in Harlingen early Saturday morning. According to a press release from the Harlingen …

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May 26 2017

Hilda Rendon named acting Superintendent

Special to the News Hilda G. Rendon has been unanimously appointed by the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees to serve as the district’s Acting Superintendent effective Friday, June 9. Trustees appointed Rendon to serve in that capacity during a Special Board Meeting held on the evening of Wednesday, May 24. “I am very humbled …

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May 19 2017

Police forced to break down door to save woman from boyfriend

By Houston Van Nest Special to the News On Monday, May 15, San Benito officers responded to a call at the apartments on Wild Olive Circle regarding a verbal dispute. According to the police report, when officers arrived on the scene they spoke to the victim’s mother, who disclosed to them alarming text messages she …

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May 18 2017

Gomez sworn in as Mayor, Sanchez as youngest Mayor Pro Tem

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] On Tuesday, a major shift in power took place in San Benito. At a regular board meeting, Ben Gomez was sworn in as the Mayor of the City while Carol Lynn Sanchez took the oath to officially become a commissioner. Both Gomez and Sanchez won their races in impressive …

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May 12 2017

Viva Las Vegas! Rio Hondo Cheer squads to compete at National event in Nevada

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] The City of Rio Hondo may be one of the smallest in all of Cameron County, but that has not stopped its citizens from achieving some of the greatest honors in sports. From producing one of the few Hispanic athletes to win a starting job in the NFL to …

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May 12 2017

The start of a new era: Ben Gomez to take over as Mayor on Tuesday

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] In what would qualify as a bit of a political surprise, citizens here voted for a change, electing San Benito native and SBCISD Parent Educator Ben Gomez as their new Mayor in the latest election. The vote, which resulted in Gomez garnering 1,108 votes to current Mayor Celeste Sanchez’s …

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May 05 2017

On to the next one… Lady ‘Hounds looking to get back to Sweet 16

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] There has simply been no team in the Valley better than the Lady ’Hounds softball team over the last five years. They’ve been to the State Final Four twice and haven’t lost more than six games in a single season over that time span. Despite switching coaches for the …

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