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SB Friends of the Library holds back to school fundraiser

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Friends of the Library is currently holding their annual fundraiser, during the month of July. Due to the pandemic, the organization was limited in the number of fundraisers they could hold. The fundraiser will serve as their first fundraiser of the year. Dr. Enriqueta Ramos, the President of …

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Sandy Romeros scholarship funds local students for a decade

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Sandy Romeros Memorial Scholarship has rewarded some of San Benito High School’s seniors for its 10th year in a row. Sandy Romeros was a longtime nurse in San Benito, at Dolly Vinsant Hospital, and a pillar of the community, her daughter, Norma Romeros said. Sandy Romeros died on March 11, …

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River Bend Golf Course: A slice of heaven on the “Military Highway”

By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS/PRESS Before I dwell into the local golf scene—allow me to take you back in time to the reign of King James of Scotland. It was in 1491, the king signed into law, which would have been a death stroke to golf in England, but you’ll be surprised as …

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Harlingen shooting suspect killed in confrontation with Tamaulipas Police

News Staff Report The Rio Hondo resident who was involved in the shooting of a female and two males was killed in a shootout with the Mexican State Police on Sunday, July 4. On Friday, July 2 at 10:42 a.m., Harlingen police responded to shots fired at a Stripes parking lot at the 1800 block …

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City experiences heavy rainfall

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Heavy rains have found their way into San Benito, and the rest of the Valley, once again this past week. The National Weather Service of Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley (NWS) predicted about two to three inches of rain for the San Benito-Harlingen area. On July 7, flash flood warnings were issued across …

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Commission discusses CARES Act funds

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission discussed the allocation of CARES Act funding to the San Benito EDC. Rebecca Castillo, the director of the San Benito EDC, requested that EDC staff be considered for COVID Hazard Compensation from CARES Act funding. The request was for $2800 toward EDC employees. San Benito Mayor …

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SB Chamber of Commerce to host scholarship golf tournament

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Chamber of Commerce will host its first annual golf tournament on Saturday, July 31 at River Bend Resort and Golf Club in Brownsville. According to Daphne Maldonado, Executive Director of the San Benito Chamber of Commerce, the chamber has been planning on hosting a golf tournament for a …

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’Hounds Linebacker recognized as 2021 Sportsman of the Year

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito High School Greyhound linebacker, Aaron Reyes, has been chosen to be the San Benito News 2021 Sportsman of the Year. Even though the season was shortened, the ‘Hounds linebacker managed to stand out. In the six game season, Reyes recorded 52 tackles—10 of those tackles were for a loss—five …

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Cities host Independence Day Celebrations

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Upcoming Fourth of July celebrations in San Benito and Los Fresnos are scheduled to happen on July 3. San Benito will host its annual Resaca Fest on Saturday, July 3, once again. The festival was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with restrictions becoming looser and the development …

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Drive-thru tax lanes open for operation

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The grand opening of the new drive-thru tax lanes, located at 199 S. Sam Houston Blvd., happened on Friday, June 25. At the event Tony Yzaguirre, the Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector presented the renovated building in front of a crowd filled with city, county, and state officials. In attendance was State …

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