Jun 18 2018

Leader of the pack: Rangerville teacher named President of statewide Teacher’s Association

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.comb Albert Mosqueda, a fourth-grade teacher at Rangerville Elementary School in San Benito CISD, took office June 1 as president-elect of the Texas Classroom Teacher’s Association. Mosqueda was elected in February during the 2018 TCTA Annual Meeting in Austin. He will serve as president-elect and chair of the Communications/Public Relations …

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Jun 18 2018

Charles “Buzz” Robinson Day scheduled for June 23

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The late Charles Robinson’s work will be celebrated this month at the San Benito Library during the sixth annual Charles “Buzz’ Robinson Day Celebration on June 23. Robinson, who died in 2012, wrote 33 books and had his first book published at the young age of 14. He also …

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Jun 18 2018

Alvarez given 50 years after sexual abuse of 12-year-old family member

By Sierra Flores Special to the New A Cameron County man will spend the next 50 years behind bars for his role in a child sexual abuse case. Valentin Torres Alvarez, a Mexican citizen, was found guilty by the jury in the 103rd District Court for sexually abusing an underage family member. The abuse started …

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May 31 2018

San Benito native among 16 awarded prestigious scholarship

  Sixteen UTRGV students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarshipsthat will take them to diverse parts of the world for their Study Abroad courses this summer. The 16 students, from across the Rio Grande Valley – to include McAllen, Mission, La Grulla, Weslaco, Edinburg, Donna, San Juan, Palmview, San Benito and Roma – will travel in …

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May 31 2018

*Throw Back Thursday* San Benito legend Bobby Morrow has a chat with a young fan

  A Champ and a Young Fan Olympic Champion Bobby Morrow, while training for the Texas Meet of Champions in Houston, takes time out for a chat with young Joe Teddy Watson, son of J.T. Watson, Bobby’s High School coach while at San Benito. Morrow competed with the ACC track squad in Houston. Morrow won …

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May 31 2018

Medrano earns scholarship to Schreiner University

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com After leading the Greyhound basketball team the last few years, point guard Aaron Medrano is ready to take his talents to the next level. Last week, Medrano officially signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Schreiner University in Kerrville.  The senior will join a wide range of …

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May 31 2018

Martinez charged in teen’s shooting

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A 24-year-old is in custody after being charged with the shooting of teenager last week. According to Sherriff Omar Lucio, Brownsville Police arrested Josue Martinez on a separate warrant, but they eventually turned him over to the Sherriff’s office where he was then charged with assault with a deadly …

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May 31 2018

One dead after crash

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com One person is dead and another suffered serious injuries after an early morning crash last weekend. According to a press release from Police Chief Michael Galvan, the accident happened off the 2100 block of North Oscar Williams rd. early Saturday morning when a car rolled over and leveled a …

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May 25 2018

Ramirez sets new national record

  San Benito High School senior and honor student Leann M. Ramirez participated in the USA Powerlifting Meet on May 19, 2018 and brought home the Gold, winning first place with a total of 1,119 pounds (507.5 kg). 429.9 lbs (195 kg) Squat 281 lbs (127.5 kg ) Bench Press 407.8 lbs (507.5 kg) Deadlift Leann also set a new American Record …

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May 25 2018

17-year-old gunshot victim still in recovery

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A 17-year-old San Benito native is still recovering in the hospital, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Alejandro Dominguez was dropped off at Valley Baptist Hospital at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Monday, according to police. Cameron County Sherriff Omar Lucio noted that the shooting …

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