Jul 19 2019

Citizen of the Year: Boland awarded for continuous and widespread community involvement

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Anywhere the News covers community events, we can be sure to find Norma Boland present, volunteering and/or displaying her friendly smile. It was for her consistent involvement in local events that the News chose Boland as 2019’s Citizen of the Year. She has lived in San Benito most of her life …

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Jul 16 2019

SBCISD Board President Arrested on DWI Charge

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Nearly two months after being re-elected president of the San Benito Consolidated Board of Trustees, Michael A. Vargas was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in Harlingen. A police report obtained by the News indicates that Vargas, 32, was found “sleeping behind the wheel of a …

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Jul 12 2019

Historic legislation to stimulate city growth

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Recently enacted legislation has city leaders excited over the possibilities it presents in bringing economic growth to San Benito. “Two newly enacted pieces of legislation resulting from the 86th Legislative Session, House Bills 4377 and 2199, will facilitate financial mechanisms to bring about a variety of retail, sporting, dining, lodging, entertainment, …

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Jul 12 2019

Family Reunited: Resendez clan comes together in hometown

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A family is the foundation of society, and due to the modern world’s facilitated travel, families can be spread across the country. Or in the case of Latinos, spread across the continent. But how many families can say they reunite every so often, coming from places east and west of the …

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Jun 28 2019

Habitat for Humanity offers family new home

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On a humid morning following a night of thunderstorms, a family was afforded a brand new home. Habitat for Humanity’s New Home Construction program affords low-income families a home built from scratch with the help of volunteers, and this past Tuesday, a new family was welcomed to San Benito. For the …

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Jun 28 2019

Police Officer killed in Mission: Espericueta had worked for SBPD

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Before heading to Mission in 2005, Cpl. Jose “Speedy” Espericueta, a police officer killed in the line of duty last week, worked at the San Benito Police Department during his early days as a police officer. Sandra Ramirez, an administrative assistant in the San Benito Police Department, …

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Jun 28 2019

Close call: Flash floods impact Valley, mostly miss resaca city

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Monday night’s surprise thunderstorms and heavy lightning showers resulted in flash floods across the Valley, affecting areas in Willacy, Cameron, and Hidalgo county. Harlingen and La Feria were most affected in Cameron County according to weather reports, but San Benito was almost untouched save for a few rural homes. City Manager …

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Jun 28 2019

Lone Star Motors Owner Free From State Jail: won’t be deported, most vehicles returned

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS  The family of the San Benito owner of Lone Star Motors says apparently he will not be deported after spending about a year in jail for allegations of money laundering and links to a terrorist organization in the Middle East. George Rafidi, the owner of Lone Star …

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Jun 21 2019

Non-Profits plead for funding, some money allocated

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS During a regular city commission meeting Tuesday, representatives and supporters of non-profit organizations in San Benito pleaded for help to fund their activities. Liz Chavez, Boys’ & Girls’ Club of San Benito Board Chair, said she decided to speak after receiving calls from the community about the …

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Jun 21 2019

Celebrating 100 Years : Local woman credits faith for long life

By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Centenarians are part of a growing population within the United States. On June 20th, Elma Rodriguez Perez will be joining this minority by celebrating her 100th birthday. Perez was born in 1919 in San Benito, Texas. By 1946, she went on to earn the equivalent of a high …

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