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Name: Pete Banda
Date registered: November 17, 2010

Latest posts

  1. So Sweet! Lady Hounds roll into Sweet 16 — May 14, 2018
  2. SBCISD Trustee López recognized as “Friend of Education” — May 4, 2018
  3. Early Voting numbers down from 2017: Election Day slated for May 5 — May 4, 2018
  4. Middle schools shine at city-wide golf tournament — May 4, 2018
  5. A wild day in the field: Border patrol agents recover abandoned tiger — May 3, 2018

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  1. Limón returns to work; tackles staffing, insurance at SBCISD — 122 comments
  2. No one is safe: All school departments subject to staff reductions according to policy — 105 comments
  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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May 14 2018

So Sweet! Lady Hounds roll into Sweet 16

      By: Pete Banda Managing Editor For nearly two decades, the Lady Hounds softball team was the premier program in all of South Texas. They captured countless district titles and were a mainstay in the playoffs. At point, they were even ranked as the number one team in the country by MaxPreps. They …

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May 04 2018

SBCISD Trustee López recognized as “Friend of Education”

    Last week, San Benito CISD Board Trustee Member Orlando López was recognized as one of seven recipients of the prestigious “Friend of Education” award by the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) – Region 6. San Benito TSTA President Aracely Correa stated that López was selected as a recipient of the award due to …

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May 04 2018

Early Voting numbers down from 2017: Election Day slated for May 5

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Early Voting is done and all attention has turned to Election Day on May 5. While hundreds are expected to turn out on Saturday, the totals for Early Voting took a significant dip from a year ago. After two weeks, Elections Administrator Remi Garza said a total of 1,075 …

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May 04 2018

Middle schools shine at city-wide golf tournament

Special to the NEWS The San Benito CISD Golf program hosted the Middle School City Championship tournament on Saturday, April 28 at Cottonwood Creek Country Club. The tournament field was comprised of players from SBCISD’s three middle schools. Battling rainy conditions and a very competitive field, the players put their best efforts in order to …

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May 03 2018

A wild day in the field: Border patrol agents recover abandoned tiger

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Brownsville agents working near the Rio Grande got a wild surprise while patrolling the border this past week. After kicking the day off with an alligator blocking their boat ramp, agents finished a crazy day in the field by recovering an abandoned baby tiger. According to a press release …

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May 01 2018

Early Voting picks numbers spike over last few days

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Apr 27 2018

Accusers fire back at Vargas: Hernandez says she plans to file charges against Board President

After seeing her allegations against current SBCISD Board President Michael Vargas described as nothing more than lies, former Arizona State Representative Lydia Hernandez has responded by claiming she has documents and witnesses to prove her account. Hernandez, who maintains she was assaulted by Vargas at a “social event,” says she plans to return to San …

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Apr 24 2018

Congratulations, young percussionists!

San Benito CISD Director of Bands Dayri Mendoza proudly announces that the San Benito High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble recently won third place for their performance of “DoorWays” at the Texas Educational Colorguard Association (TECA) State Championships in Laredo, Texas.  Throughout the school year, the ensemble also earned top honors at the following TECA competitions …

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Apr 24 2018

District announces Pre-K and Kinder registration schedule

    The “Spring Roundup” pre-registration for students who will attend full-day Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten at San Benito CISD during the upcoming school year will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 8 AM until 12 noon at the San Benito High School library. Pre-registration will also be held at each elementary campus from Monday, …

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Apr 19 2018

Early Voting set to kick off Monday, April 23

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It’s that time of year again! Election Day is right around the corner and it all kicks off on Monday as early voting will begin at the Community Center. Up for vote will be multiple positions on the school and City boards. Early voting will run from April 23-29 …

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