David Lopez

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Rotary steps up this holiday season with charity donations

  By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Rotary Club completed two drives this December, a sock drive for children and a toy drive for children in Mexico. Both exceeded club goals. On Dec. 11, the San Benito Rotary Club finished its toy drive donated toys, clothes, treats, and sanitary masks, and more to a …

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Sanchez, Guerra square off for mayor

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com With the upcoming runoff election on Saturday Dec. 19, San Benito mayoral candidates Celeste Sanchez and Ricardo Guerra are preparing to wrap up their campaigns, each hoping to represent the people of San Benito for the next term. Ricardo Guerra was born and raised in San Benito. He graduated from San …

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PLAYOFF TIME ’Hounds ready for 4-1 Mission Eagles in postseason

By HOMER HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS After a dominant performance against the Harlingen Hawks, the San Benito Greyhounds clinched a spot in the 6A Region IV District 32 playoffs. The Greyhounds finished the regular season 3-2 overall and 2-2 in district. This week, the Greyhounds are set to take on the Mission Eagles which …

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Maintenance worker injured in fall

NEWS STAFF REPORT A San Benito CISD maintenance worker suffered multiple lower extremity injuries after a fall from a ladder which occurred at San Benito High School just before Thanksgiving, according to the school district. On Nov. 24, 2020, a San Benito CISD Energy Management and HVAC Department employee, fell off a ladder at San …

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Trustees discuss COVID testing

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Dec. 1, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held its regular meeting through zoom. Among the items discussed was the implementation of COVID-19 Rapid Testing. The implantation of COVID-19 Rapid Testing would include four phases with each phase building upon the previous, as explained during the meeting, meaning that …

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City to spend $158K on police SUVs

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Dec. 1, 2020 a San Benito City Commission meeting took place at city hall where the commission approved the purchase of new police SUVs and emergency equipment. The commission passed three considerations concerning to purchase emergency equipment for $54,094.40, including $158,275 for five utility SUVs, and five car radios for …

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Early voting continues for run-off elections

Photo of street with campaigners on each side

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com With the upcoming runoff election day held on Saturday, Dec. 19, candidates from San Benito and Rio Hondo continue to campaign fiercely for a seat at the table. In the mayoral race for the City of San Benito, the candidates are Rick Guerra, a former city commissioner and Celeste Sanchez, a …

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

By HOMAR HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS After last week’s thrilling loss against the Cardinals, the Greyhounds hosted the Harlingen Hawks at the Bobby Marrow Stadium this past Friday and cemented a spot in the postseason with a 42-7 victory over their other Harlingen rivals. The Hawks were first to receive the ball to kick …

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DOUBLE MURDER SUICIDE

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com Authorities confirmed a double murder and suicide early last Tuesday morning on the outskirts of San Benito. The suspect was identified as 83-year-old Jesus Villareal, who also took his own life, according to authorities. The victims are identified as 74-year-old Maria Alaniz Villareal, the wife of the suspect and their daughter, …

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Five people dead, baby hospitalized

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com Six San Benito residents were involved in a catastrophic accident which resulted in the death of five of those individuals. One, the sole infant involved in the accident, is hospitalized. According to the Wharton Police Department (WPD), in Wharton, TX, at approximately 3:56 a.m., a driver in a black Cadillac SUV …

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