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Name: Pete Banda
Date registered: November 17, 2010

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  1. New County animal shelter holds grand opening: Facility more than doubles capacity of former shelter — December 1, 2017
  2. Falcons looking for 3rd round win — December 1, 2017
  3. Is this THE year? Greyhounds looking for historic win against O’Connor — December 1, 2017
  4. Ed Downs Elementary given an all clear after gas leak — November 17, 2017
  5. Two dead after early morning crash — November 17, 2017

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  1. Limón returns to work; tackles staffing, insurance at SBCISD — 122 comments
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  3. CHEER DRAMA: T-shirt controversy leads to physical altercation reported at SBHS pep rally — 92 comments
  4. BREAKING: Trustees recommend reinstating Janie Gonzalez — 89 comments
  5. City, SBCISD hopefuls file for candidacy — 73 comments

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Dec 01 2017

New County animal shelter holds grand opening: Facility more than doubles capacity of former shelter

  Special to the NEWS After a committed investment of $ 1.3 million towards the construction of a new animal shelter in May of 2016, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court, in conjunction with the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Cameron County Animal …

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Dec 01 2017

Falcons looking for 3rd round win

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The Los Fresnos Falcons won their fifth straight game last week, shocking San Antonio Southwest in a 47-35 shootout. Now, the Falcons will be looking for their first Regional championship when they take on perennial 6A powerhouse Lake Travis on Friday. The Cavaliers, standing at 10-2, are currently ranked …

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Dec 01 2017

Is this THE year? Greyhounds looking for historic win against O’Connor

    By PETE BANDA Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com For the second time in three years, the San Benito Greyhounds are set to play for a Regional championship. After coming away with a hard fought victory over fellow Valley powerhouse McAllen Memorial, the ’Hounds will continue their perfect season in Corpus Christi Friday night when they …

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Nov 17 2017

Ed Downs Elementary given an all clear after gas leak

Special to the NEWS   It proved to be a busy day today because of a nearby gas line break at Ed Downs Elementary around mid-morning. As a result, students and staff were asked to relocate to Dr. Cash Elementary as a precautionary measure. Both the city and school district’s first responders took swift action …

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Nov 17 2017

Two dead after early morning crash

Police Chief Michael Galvan has confirmed an early morning crash claimed the lives of two while sending another to the hospital. According to Galvan, a call came in at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday morning. A 2015 Nissan Sentra lost control of the wheel while traveling near FM 510 and flipped over several times. Police are …

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Nov 13 2017

Town Hall meeting focuses on facility use

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Rumors have been swirling around the city for years at the Veterans Memorial Ninth Grade Academy (VMA) would eventually be utilized as something more than just a campus for Freshmen. That idea seems closer than ever to becoming a reality after Trustees held a town hall meeting last week …

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Nov 06 2017

Class of ’57 and guests enjoy 60th class reunion

    By Jackie De Hon Special to the News In July my husband René and I enjoyed two mini-60TH Reunions with small groups of close friends. I sent our story to the San Benito News, where it was subsequently published. This past week the Class of ‘57 had a full-blown Reunion, and it was …

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Nov 06 2017

City finalizes water plant settlement

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com More than three years after the City filed a lawsuit against companies that constructed the $17 million water plant No. 2, officials have confirmed the finalization of a settlement between the two sides. Despite Plant No.2 having never been operational, the goal of the City is to eventually get …

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Oct 31 2017

District plans town hall meetings

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com In continuing with their practice of transparency and availability, the San Benito CISD will be hosting two separate town hall meetings in the coming weeks. According to a statement from SBCISD Director of Public relations Celia Longoria, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman and the San Benito CISD Board …

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Oct 27 2017

San Benito High School Belles host dance clinic

The San Benito High School Belles – the “Pride of San Benito” – recently hosted a dance clinic for students in Pre-Kindergarten through the eighth grade. Participants learned trendy kick and dance routines that they performed for family and friends at the conclusion of the clinic. Each participant received a certificate, and two dancers from …

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