Alexandrea Bailey

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Morales graduates from Cornell

  By CHRISTINA R. GARZA Special to the NEWS Jessica Ann Morales is familiar with the statistics of Latinas in higher education. Only 4.6 percent of Latinas hold a Master’s degree, and she wants to increase those numbers. Jessica’s parents Jose and Deborah Morales were joined by family and friends at the Live Oak Event …

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Trainers were heading to convention at time of crash

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS The San Benito CISD community lost two of its members last Friday morning after athletic trainers Robert Garza and Raul Ramos, both 32 years old, were tragically killed in an auto collision. At about 7:30 a.m., a delivery truck traveling northbound struck the car in which Garza and …

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Castillo leaving SB EDC

  By CHRISTINA R. GARZA Special to the NEWS When Stacey Garcia  and her husband  David decided to take a leap of faith and open Vida Nueva Creations, a home décor and furnishing business in 2019, the San Benito Economic Development Corporation (EDC) helped give them a hand. Now after serving as the Director of …

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Sheriff’s office has busy week in San Benito

  Cameron County Sheriff ’s Deputies had a busy week in San Benito as they executed a number of unrelated arrests in the area. On June 10, 2022, CCSO Deputies alongside CCSO SWAT, executed  a narcotics search warrant at 100 Elena St, in San Benito. The residence was suspected of being used to house and …

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Flores flips congressional seat

  By DAVID LOPEZ The June 14 Runoff Elections saw spectators shocked at the special election for U.S. Representative District 34, where Republican Mayra Flores defeated leading Democrat Dan Sanchez by over 2,000 votes. Flores garnered 50.98 percent of the vote, flipping a seat long held by Democrat Filemon Vela, who resigned in March. Vela …

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Rotary completes two projects

Special to the NEWS The San Benito Rotary Club is completing two major projects at the conclusion of the two-year term of current club president, Dr. Olivia Rivas. The first project matched a grant from the Rotary District to beautify Rotary Park, which is located on the grounds of the Callendret Black History Museum. For …

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First Brownsville veteran returned from overseas cemetery laid to rest

By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS Pfc. Marcos M. Rodriguez of Brownsville, left the friendly confines of home to join the war effort, similar to hundreds of Valley boys after the attack on Pearl Harbor during the onset of World War II. Within weeks, he found himself facing the darkest moments of the war. …

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Freddy Fender would have turned 85 last week

By THE SAN BENITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY Special to the NEWS On June 2, 2022, San Benito native son and famed country music star, Freddy Fender would have turned 85-years-old. In commemoration of his birthday last week, award-winning Tejano singer and Valley native Veronique Medrano penned an article entitled, “Freddy Fender Made History and Inspired a …

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Trevino named interim superintendent

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS An interim superintendent for the Rio Hondo Independent School District has been named by the board of trustees. Raul Trevino is the district acting boss who is taking the seat vacated by Roger Ellis, who announced his retirement in May, citing health issues. Ellis will be on board …

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EDC Downtown Committee public meeting slated

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS The San Benito Economic Development Corporation Downtown Committee will be hosting a public meeting regarding their downtown development plan on June 15 at 701 N. Bowie Street from 6 to 8 p.m. The EDC is inviting the public to voice their opinions, concerns, and visions about the downtown …

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