Alexandrea Bailey

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Trustees address salary concerns

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS San Benito CISD Interim Superintendent Theresa Servellon is earning $800 per day, a pay rate that has raised some concerns among other board members, who said they had not been informed clearly about the decision. “Personally, I was surprised that the amount was significantly different than what was …

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Voters to decide fate of Cameron County Arena

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS The fate of a proposed multipurpose arena/convention center to be constructed within the county will be known this Saturday when all the votes of a special election are in and counted. The project, expected to cost around $100 million, was on the ballot under Proposition A “authorizing Cameron …

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Search continues for new superintendent

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS The search for San Benito CISD’s new superintendent is at a standstill, according to some district board members. Trustee Ariel Cruz said the board has already hosted a presentation from TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) but has yet to decide on the search firm to hire. Trustee …

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Deputies make two arrests locally

Special to the NEWS On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Cameron County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Montalvo Dr. in San Benito in reference to a family disturbance. The Sheriff’s patrol division learned that Carlos Ernesto Castro allegedly used his motor vehicle to crash into the victim’s vehicle and threatened to kill the victim and his …

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Zoo mourns the loss of Western Lowland Gorilla

Special to the NEWS Gladys Porter Zoo staff are shocked and devastated to relay the news that Martha, a beloved member of the Zoo’s Western lowland gorilla troop, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday night. She was 32 years old. “Martha loved to interact with the public. I remember she’d put her ear to the glass, tap …

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Lady ’Hounds prepping for playoff bout with PSJA North

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS After a successful first season back in San Benito, one that saw the Lady ’Hounds compile their most wins since the 2018 season, Head Coach Elias Martinez is now preparing his team for a one-game playoff with district 31-6A champion PSJA North. The Lady Raiders have been the …

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Bodies of 49 men exhumed at Isabella

Editor’s note: Moments in Time is a collection of published briefs that highlight the history of the Rio Grande Valley. Steve Hathcock is a local historian. By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the NEWS Bodies of 49 men exhumed at Isabella The work of exhuming the bones of soldiers buried here during the Mexican war, in …

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County marks start of park projects

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS A new pavilion and shoreline restoration are the latest projects at the Adolph Thomae Jr Park in Arroyo City. The two plans were announced during a ground breaking ceremony held Monday, April 25, along the bank of the Arroyo Colorado. The 40-by-48-feet pavilion will cost about $200,000, while …

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SB resident among gold medalists

Special to the NEWS The Resaca City’s own, Isela Munoz will advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference to be held later this summer. He is among a number of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) students who, as SkillsUSA gold medalists, will advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference that will …

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Ret. officers hope to make gathering annual event

By RAY QUIROGA publisher@sbnewspaper.com Current and former San Benito Police Officers reunited at San Benito’s El Gallito Restaurant last Wednesdays in an effort to not only reconnect but to also honor those SBPD officers who have passed over the years. The reunion brought together SBPD alum dating back to the 1970s and was primarily the …

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