’Hounds run over Mercedes Tigers

STAFF REPORT On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the San Benito Greyhound boys’ soccer team defeated the Mercedes Tigers with a score of 6-1. The leading scorers for the ‘Hounds were Axel Rivera and Obed Diaz who both scored two goals. Juan Ortiz and Cristian Castillo each scored one goal. Ortiz’s and Castillo’s goals marked their first …

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SBCISD School Board holds regular meeting

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Jan. 19, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held a regular board meeting and discussed amendments to the District Innovation Plan and extension of time to use emergency paid sick leave. An amendment to the District of Innovation Plan seeks to allow middle school teachers in math, science, and …

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Vaccines rolling out across county

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Starting Jan.11, large COVID-19 vaccination hubs opened across Texas, including in Cameron County. On Thursday Jan. 21, a vaccination clinic will be held at the Los Fresnos Fire Department, located at 100 Rodeo Drive, for people 65 or older only. A second clinic will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 22 also …

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SBCISD elementary student completes Blanket Donation Drive

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Wednesday, Jan. 20, seven-year-old, Victor Gonzalez III, completed his blanket donation drive at the San Benito Food Pantry. Gonzalez III, a first-grade student at Ed Downs Fine Arts Academy, formulated the idea of donating blankets to the elderly. “I heard on the news that the elderly needed blankets to stay …

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City Commission discusses amendments to San Benito EDC

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Jan. 5, the San Benito City Commission held a regular commission meeting in which they discussed changes to the San Benito Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and expansion of the EDC Small Business Investment Program. Rebecca Castillo, Executive Director of the San Benito EDC, came forth to seek approval for an …

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SBCISD indoor multi-purpose facility nearing completion

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD revealed photos of the current construction of the new school district indoor multi-purpose facility recently. The groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-purpose facility happened on Aug. 15, 2019. According to the school district, the indoor facilities will be used to accommodate various extracurricular groups and sports. SBCISD students such …

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San Benito Fire Chief dies of COVID-19

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com City staff, elected officials and fellow firefighters are mourning the loss of San Benito Fire Department Chief Danny Watkins, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 12, due to complications related to COVID-19. According to a City of San Benito press release, Watkins’ wife, Debbie Watkins stated that her husband contracted COVID-19 …

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Boca Chica: The People’s Beach Outings to the seashore in the 1950s

  Special to the NEWS/PRESS With the widespread development of Padre Island and the most recent visitor to the area, Space X, Boca Chica Beach has lost its luster, for many. For many years, Boca Chica Beach afforded Valley folks the nearest and most accessible beach before the building of the Queen Isabella Causeway at …

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HI-SPEED Spectrum offers internet services to Los Indios

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Citizens of The City of Los Indios have started connecting to internet service from Spectrum giving them access to high-speed internet. Former Alderwoman Adelina Nunez contacted the CEO of Spectrum in April 2020. According to Nunez, she was contacted within two days by a representative of Spectrum in Texas. “I emailed …

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SB native becomes Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of Rio Grande Valley

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The U.S. Customs and Border Protection assigned Joel Martinez, a San Benito native, as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent to the U.S Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector. Martinez began his career with the Border Patrol in 1992 at the Laredo South Station in the Laredo Sector. According to a press release …

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