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Oct 14 2016

San Benito looking to continue 32-6A dominance with visit to Harlingen South

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor [email protected] The San Benito Greyhounds collected another impressive win in their homecoming game against the Brownsville Rivera Raiders last Friday, October 7, at Bobby Morrow Stadium. While normally beating a team with one victory to their name wouldn’t qualify as impressive, the ’Hounds earned some style points, blasting the Raiders …

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Jul 27 2016

Are you happy with the current city commission?

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Jul 07 2016

City hosting Valle Hermoso Mayor-elect

Staff Report According to a press release from San Benito Public Relations Director Martha McClain, San Benito spent most of the day on Thursday hosting Daniel Torres Espinoza, Mayor-elect of the City of Valle Hermoso. Other representatives of the office are expected to accompany him. Mr. Torres apparently asked to meet with City of San Benito officials to discuss …

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Jul 01 2016

LAND OF THE FREE– Community set to celebrate Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. As a result, every Fourth of July, Americans around the Country celebrate this historic event and nationally recognized holiday with family cookouts and massive firework displays. Some local citizens gave a little …

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Jan 29 2016

Yzaguirre indicted on 23 counts

By Dina Arevalo   Special to the NEWS A Cameron County Grand Jury has indicted Cameron County Tax Assessor – Collector Tony Yzaguirre on 23 counts including bribery, abuse of official capacity, official oppression and engaging in organized criminal activity. Tax office employees Jose Mireles and Pedro Garza were also named as defendants in some …

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Dec 02 2015

#EXCLUSIVE: Rosie’s Drive-Thru robbed at gun point by ‘masked men’

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor [email protected] Two men are on the loose after robbing Rosie’s Grocery Store at gun point last night in San Benito. According to police, just before midnight Tuesday, two Hispanic males wearing masks and gloves ran in and pointed a gun at a store clerk and demanded money. They were …

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Oct 28 2015

DENIED- Conviction upheld in 2005 murder case

By PETE BANDA    STAFF WRITER [email protected] On March 1, 2005, the body of San Benito resident Alex Villarreal was found in a canal on the outskirts of town.Villarreal had been a witness to the murder of Juan Hernandez that occurred on October 1, 2004. He was scheduled to testify against Rene Garcia, who faced …

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Oct 07 2015

E-waste and paint recycling event scheduled for Saturday

Special to the NEWS   The City of San Benito’s Stormwater Department is hosting in a free Household Paint Recycling Collection Event on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at McCoy’s Building Supply, 1901 Industrial Way. “This is an outreach program to collect surplus paint products and electronics that can be recycled and refurbished,” according to Interim …

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Jul 03 2015

Montalvo set to fight for championship belt

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer [email protected] He’s trained with MMA legend Wanderlei Silva, currently training with 4-time boxing world champion Joel “Cepillo” Casamay, and has even traveled to Amsterdam to work on his craft. Although he is from San Benito, he currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and, oh yeah… he’s fighting for a …

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May 31 2015

Petra San Pedro

SAN BENITO—Petra Manzano San Pedro, born on September 17, 1920 in Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, died on  Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. She was 94. Petra was also known as Doña Petra by her neighbors and “Ma” Petra by her grandchildren. She was a faithful and devoted …

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