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Name: Pete Banda
Date registered: November 17, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Buzzkill: City plans for second wave of mosquito spraying — July 9, 2018
  2. Making their voices heard: Hundreds attend ACLU rally to protest immigration laws — July 9, 2018
  3. Abundiz charged with murder of 2-year-old — July 9, 2018
  4. SBHS class of 1998 to hold 20 yr. class reunion — June 28, 2018
  5. Sol charged with Capital Murder — June 25, 2018

Most commented posts

  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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Jul 09 2018

Buzzkill: City plans for second wave of mosquito spraying

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com While the recent rain was much needed for the San Benito area, there are plenty of negative effects that are still being felt, literally. As is always the case, the persistent rain has brought an uprising of mosquitoes that seem to get bigger by the day. Despite many in …

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Jul 09 2018

Making their voices heard: Hundreds attend ACLU rally to protest immigration laws

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The recent discussion on immigration laws has shifted national attention to the Valley as senators, state representatives, and organizations voiced their opinions on the immigration detention centers. This past Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas, along with several pro-immigrant organizations from around Texas, partnered …

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Jul 09 2018

Abundiz charged with murder of 2-year-old

It was more than a year ago when Harlingen Police first responded to the death of a two-year-old little girl, but prosecutors finally announced they charged someone in connection with the death. Jorge Abundiz, a 29-year-old Harlingen native, was picked up at his residence early Tuesday morning and indicted on Capital Murder charges. According to …

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Jun 28 2018

SBHS class of 1998 to hold 20 yr. class reunion

Attention San Benito High School Class of 1998 It’s been 20 years and we’re celebrating!  We have planned dinner and dancing at the Oak Hill Event Center July 6th and a fun get together for July 7th.  All events will take place locally.  If interested in attending our SBHS Class of 1998 20 Year Reunion, please contact Blanca Ordaz on Facebook, …

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Jun 25 2018

Sol charged with Capital Murder

Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.comb An unusually eventful month continues in San Benito after yet another body was found – this time in a shallow grave on a property on outskirts of San Benito. The Cameron County Sheriff’s office confirmed Monday that Border Patrol agents were able to locate the body using cadaver dogs after a tip …

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Jun 25 2018

Busted: 8-liners inside City home caught

Special to the News The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office conducted a raid on an 8 liner establishment this past Tuesday in San Benito, Texas. The 8 Liner was located just outside of a residential neighborhood off of FM 732 in a converted house. Thirty machines were confiscated, and two arrests were made. Homeland Security …

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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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