School board hears presentation of third-party child nutrition Program

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Following the passing of former Child Nutrition Director Jana Kay Landrum, the SBCISD Board of Trustees is considering replacing her direction with a third-party. At a finance committee meeting last week, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman said they want the school board to consider a third-party …

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Children’s Advocacy Center welcomes new director

By ALAN RAMIREZ Special to the NEWS The Children’s Advocacy Center of Cameron and Willacy Counties have announced Rio Grande native, Laura Lyles Regan, as their new Executive Director. Regan holds an impressive resume, having graduated with a Master’s Degree in sociology from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and acquiring 25 years of experience …

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Early voting commences: candidates and propositions on ballot

By FREDDY JIMENEZ San Benito News The long-awaited 2020 election is finally underway. Early voting for the Texas primary began this past Tuesday, Feb. 18 and will continue until Friday, Feb. 28. Election Day is slated for Tuesday, March 3. During early voting, one can vote at any polling location in Cameron County. Come Election …

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Mark your calendars: Meet the Candidates Forum slated

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito News and the San Benito Chamber of Commerce are hosting a “Meet the Candidates” forum for San Benito Mayor and City Commission next Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at the Lone Star Inn, located at 2340 W. Expressway 83 in San Benito. The purpose of the forum …

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Under testing: Found human remains undergoing lab examination

By Luis Hernandez Special to the NEWS The Harlingen Police Department’s investigation to identify the human remains found last Tuesday near a plaza on Business 77, is continuing at the University of North Texas. According to David Osborne, Criminal investigations commander for the Harlingen Police Department, the human remains are undergoing chromosomal testing at UNT. …

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Biggest little rodeo in Texas: Cameron County livestock show slated for the weekend

By Alan Ramirez Special to the NEWS This year’s Cameron County Fair and Livestock Show is slated for a Valentine’s Day weekend. Cattle judging won’t begin till Valentine’s Day; however, locals can start their rodeo weekend early by attending the Heart of America Carnival on Thursday, February 13 at 6 p.m. The carnival will open …

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Healing and purpose: Bike tour hosts remarkable individuals

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Special to the NEWS For some, it’s about the thrill; for others, it’s about surpassing a goal. But for La Feria’s Jaime Jesus Flores, participating in San Benito’s 4th Resaca City Bike Tour this past Saturday, this was about purpose and gratitude. “I ride for those who can’t,” said Flores, minutes after …

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Headed to Playoffs: Lady ’Cats crush Tarpons in last district game

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO—The fierce Rio Hondo Lady ‘Cats faced-off against the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons on Monday in a home game that was heavily lopsided in favor of Rio Hondo. After the second period, the final score was 65-36, marking a tremendous confident victory for the home team in …

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City Cemetery expansion adds children’s section

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS The expansion of the city cemetery in San Benito is adding a children’s section for families interested in smaller plots to bury their infants there. According to city officials, a survey conducted several months ago at the San Benito Memorial Park Cemetery indicates a total of 1,417 …

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Body remains found near 77

The Harlingen Police Department found human remains today around noon near a plaza on Business 77. David Osborne, Criminal investigations commander for Harlingen PD, said police received an anonymous tip yesterday afternoon stating that there were potential human remains in San Benito. AEP Texas owns the property where the remains were found, located next to …

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