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Noe and Amelia: A hometown hero and his wartime sweetheart

By RENE TORRES Special to the PRESS/NEWS After Pearl Harbor, many of our local boys did not hesitate at the opportunity to join the war effort. In fact, according to Valley-wide selective service records—Cameron and Hidalgo counties revealed that over 27,000 of our boys were registered to serve. That did not include the numbers from …

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’Hounds runover Falcons in district opener

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds defeated the Los Fresnos Falcons in their first district game of the season on Friday, Sept. 24. The ’Hounds earned their fourth win in a row with the 38-7 win over the Falcons, improving their record to 4-0. This win also puts them 1-0 in district play. …

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Motorcycle Cannonball Run ends trek in SPI

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The 10th annual Motorcycle Cannonball Run ended on South Padre Island this past weekend, with nearly a hundred riders cruising their 100-year-old machines through the Queen Isabella Causeway to victory. Starting in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, on the Canadian border, 88 riders, some dressed in early 1900s garb, departed to Texas …

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Rio Hondo offers free internet access to citizens

film shoot in Rio Hondo

Staff Report Free internet service at the City/County Park at 801 S. Reynolds Road in Rio Hondo is now available. According to a press release from the City of Rio Hondo, the internet service is made free through a grant from the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA-RC), Bridging the Digital Divide Initiative. “The service is …

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SBPD to celebrate National Night Out

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com After last year’s National Night Out was cancelled due to the pandemic, the San Benito Police Department will host its 14th annual National Night Out on Monday, Oct. 4. San Benito’s National Night Out will be located at Heavin Memorial Park at 705 N. Bowie St. and takes place from 7-9 …

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Los Fresnos to hold elections

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The slate of candidates for the City of Los Fresnos’ upcoming election held in November has been released. On the ballot are seats for Los Fresnos City Council Members Place 3 and Place 4. A series of seven amendments to the Los Fresnos City Charter are also on the ballot. In …

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A memorable day for the citizens of PI & SB

By RENE TORRES Special to the PRESS/NEWS On April 19, 1933, Port Isabel and the Rio Grande Valley witnessed one of the most glorious days in the history of this region. The occurrence: the celebration of the beginning of the work of a dream come true. The establishment of a port at the seaside city …

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Lady ’Hounds suffer a tough loss against the Lady Cardinals

News Staff Report The San Benito Lady ‘Hounds fell to the Harlingen High School Lady Cardinals during a district volleyball game on Saturday, Sept. 18. The Lady ‘Cards beat the Lady Hounds in four straight sets to defeat San Benito. The Lady ’Hounds next home game will be against the Brownsville Rivera Lady Raiders on …

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’Hounds take on Los Fresnos Falcons

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds take on the Los Fresnos Falcons for their first district matchup of the season on Friday. Currently, the ’Hounds are undefeated in non-district play, the ’Hounds defeated the Schertz-Clemens Buffaloes 13-7 during their game on Friday, Sept. 10. On offense, the ’Hounds will look toward dual-threat quarterback …

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‘Arte de la Casa’ exhibit opens at SB Cultural Heritage Museum

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Cultural History Museum held the grand opening of the “Arte De La Casa” exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 16. The exhibit features artwork from Sam Rawls and Monica Lugo and photographs, a dance film short, and a performance from the Frontera Dance Project. The artists spent two months in …

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