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Valley skies covered with Chocolate

  By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS In the decades between 1920 and 1930, the population of the Lower Rio Grande Valley more than doubled. It was a period of growth imagined only by our founding fathers and it was coming into reality. The 1930 census gave the Valley a population of 176,074—more than …

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Hawks edge out ’Hounds in ‘Battle of the Unbeaten’

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds fell to the Harlingen South Hawks, 28-21 during a district football game on Friday, Oct. 8. The ’Hounds suffered their first loss of the season. The Greyhounds now boast a 5-1 overall record and a 2-1 record in the district. The Hawks remain undefeated. On the ground, …

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Board discusses non-budgeted projects

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees discussed board-initiated projects not approved for in the 2021-2022 budget during a regular board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Board member Dr. Ariel Cruz raised concerns about the projects and questioned when is the best time to plan for non-budgeted items. “For example, the …

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Housing board fires executive director

Staff Report The San Benito Housing Authority (SBHA) Board of Directors terminated the housing authority’s executive director during a special meeting on Sept. 29. After spending 45 minutes in executive session, the board voted to terminate, Yvette Nieto, now former SBHA Executive Director. The housing board appointed Arturo Rodriguez as the interim executive director. A …

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SBPD investigates string of burglaries

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Police Department is currently investigating a series of burglaries that have happened over the past two months. According to a press release from the SBPD, the burglaries happened over the past two months and occurred during early morning hours between 1-6 a.m. Surveillance cameras from the burglary scenes …

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County disburses funds for groups, projects

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE—The Cameron County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners approved various agenda items including a few after the executive session. Commissioners first approved a motion to accept the South Texas Ecotourism Center located at 501 West State Highway in Laguna Vista as substantially complete, stating that …

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’Hounds rout the Hanna Eagles

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds defeated the Brownsville Hanna Eagles 49-21 during a district football game on Saturday, Oct. 2. With this win, the ’Hounds extended their win streak to five in a row giving them a 5-0 overall record and a 2-0 record in district play. The ’Hounds took a commanding …

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School board discusses street repairs and forensic audit matters

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Oct. 6, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held a special board meeting and passed a resolution for a formal request for street repairs and discussed the creation of a subcommittee relating to an external forensic audit. Street Repair Resolution Board President Ramiro Moreno asked why a resolution needed …

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Hard rain causes citywide flooding

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Last Friday, San Benito experienced a flurry of rain that caused flooding in the city and throughout the Valley. Areas around the city experienced massive amounts of flooding. The National Weather Service Station in Brownsville reported that San Benito experienced over six inches of rain. The rain caused many delays and …

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San Benito hosts annual National Night Out

Staff Report On Monday, Oct. 4. San Benito celebrated its 14th annual National Night Out for the first time since 2019. Community members went down to Heavin Memorial Park at 705 N. Bowie St. to enjoy the festivities. Pony and train rides were available for children to enjoy. Attendees also enjoyed free food and drink. …

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