David Lopez

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B&G Club receives $65K donation, will assist virtual learning

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com After receiving an anonymous donation of $65,000, the Boys & Girls Club of San Benito will be assisting students with virtual learning beginning September 8. Liz Chavez, Board Chair for the Boys & Girls Club, said she received a call from their national office last week with some good news. “They …

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Victim’s family disputes City’s version of shooting

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The family of 21-year-old Samuel Mata, who was fatally shot by San Benito Police Officer Oscar Lara last Wednesday, contest the events as told by the City. Members of Mata’s family spoke to reporters during a press conference Monday, held at the offices of their attorney Kenny Perez. The family spoke …

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City approves $9M sewer system overhaul

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Last Tuesday, the San Benito City Commission unanimously voted to approve two $9 million certificates of obligation to fund a sewer system upgrade and refinance old debt. The move will not raise property taxes or the City’s water rate this year, as previously proposed by San Benito City Manager Manuel De …

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’Hounds take the field in 7on7

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Editor’s note: Puro Greyhounds Baby was present at the games in partnership with the NEWS. They contributed game stats and information for this story. Players of the San Benito Varsity Greyhounds battled on the field this past weekend at the Sparc League 7on7 tournament in Edinburg. A total of 14 teams …

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Cameron County ranks 5th in COVID deaths

STAFF REPORT Cameron County ranks 5th in the state for COVID-19 deaths, according to Cameron County Health Authority Dr. James Castillo, who spoke on the county’s COVID-19 situation at a press conference on Aug. 24. “That has either happened because our population has health problems, because of our demographics, because of poverty, because of access …

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Salvador Salazar

Salvador Salazar, 83, peacefully passed from this life August 18, 2020 in Harlingen, Texas. He was born November 22, 1936 to the late Arturo Salazar and Guadalupe De la Garza in Matamoros, Tamps., Mexico. After attending school in Matamoros, Salvador continued his education at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service where he received a Type 1 …

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María Natividad Meza

María Natividad Meza, peacefully passed from this life on August 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. María was born in La Paloma, Texas to Guillermo Cruz and Dominga Ramírez Cruz on March 21, 1936. She loved to crochet, to do word search puzzles, and to work in her garden and was a faithful member …

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TRAGEDY ON POWERS: Man shot by police following disturbance

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito neighborhood was shaken by a police-involved shooting late Wednesday night. At 11 p.m. on August 19, San Benito Police officers responded to an alleged domestic disturbance on East Powers Street near its intersection with South Bonham. According to an updated SBPD press release,  Officer Oscar Lara arrived to …

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Pride of the Town: Elida Villarreal passes

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By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito lost a community figure this week after Elida Salinas Villareal, 99, passed away Tuesday. She was easy to spot at any Greyhound football game or Lady’ Hound softball game, where many referred to her as “grandma.” San Benito CISD School Board President Orlando “Papas” Lopez is Villareal’s grandson. He …

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SB woman killed San Marcos collision

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By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in San Marcos on August 13.  The San Marcos Police Department identified the woman as Maria D. Villegas, 70, who was not wearing a seat belt at the collision’s time. According to media reports, the collision occurred at 2 a.m. after …

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