THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

By HOMAR HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS After last week’s thrilling loss against the Cardinals, the Greyhounds hosted the Harlingen Hawks at the Bobby Marrow Stadium this past Friday and cemented a spot in the postseason with a 42-7 victory over their other Harlingen rivals. The Hawks were first to receive the ball to kick …

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DOUBLE MURDER SUICIDE

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com Authorities confirmed a double murder and suicide early last Tuesday morning on the outskirts of San Benito. The suspect was identified as 83-year-old Jesus Villareal, who also took his own life, according to authorities. The victims are identified as 74-year-old Maria Alaniz Villareal, the wife of the suspect and their daughter, …

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Five people dead, baby hospitalized

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com Six San Benito residents were involved in a catastrophic accident which resulted in the death of five of those individuals. One, the sole infant involved in the accident, is hospitalized. According to the Wharton Police Department (WPD), in Wharton, TX, at approximately 3:56 a.m., a driver in a black Cadillac SUV …

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Centenarian; for Mares, experience beats youth

  By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito resident was born Nov. 28, 1918, which made him just an infant when one of the deadliest pandemics the world has ever witnessed, the Spanish Flu (H1N1), claimed an estimated 50 million lives worldwide. According to Mares, at that time, the Spanish flu was similar to today’s COVID-19 …

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’Hounds fall in overtime thriller

By HOMAR HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS HARLINGEN—The San Benito Greyhounds faced the Cardinals in the annual Battle of the Arroyo this past Friday at Boggus Stadium in what proved to be one of the most memorable games in BOTA history. This year’s edition was quite different as there was limited seating due to COVID-19, …

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SBCISD to commence two-week transition period

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) recently received the approval from Texas Education Agency (TEA) to proceed with its two-week phase-in preparing to the return of Pre K – fifth grade classes as part of its elementary phase-in for face-to-face schooling and fifth-eighth as part of their middle school …

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District mourns loss

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com   The San Benito CISD is mourning the loss of an esteemed colleague and friend to many, Assistant Superintendent Hilda Garcia-Rendon; who had been with the SBCISD since May 2016, according to previous reports, and passed away Sunday evening. Rendon’s formal title was Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations. In a …

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Schools nominate, Rotarians donate

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com   On the heels of hosting a monumental Halloween trick-or-treat drive-thru event alongside the San Benito Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of San Benito is gearing up for another community event to help families in San Benito have a memorable Thanksgiving. “We contacted the principals and counselors of 10 elementary …

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‘The secret to living is giving’

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com   David A. Perez and his wife have been feeding families on Thanksgiving for eight consecutive years now, and what started as a handful of volunteers has evolved into a community-based effort on all fronts. Volunteer, donate and nominate are the three calls of actions that Perez calls for at Free …

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New seats filled at school board meeting

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com                             The San Benito CISD held its Regular Board of  Trustee Meeting  on November 16, at the Administrative Building spotlighting Miller Jordan Middle School received the Texas Education Agency’s Purple Star. This is an acknowledgement of the school’s …

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