David Lopez

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From Lady ’Hound to Lady Panther: Kari Cisneros signs with Prairie View

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Four-year softball varsity player and hitter Karina Cisneros signed her letter of intent to play with Prairie View A&M University Monday at the San Benito High School gym. Cisneros said she chose Prairie View after she first visited their campus in November of last year. “I felt like I was part …

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Preoccupations: An exhibit on DIY valley culture

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Driving through any city in the Rio Grande Valley, one will see countless signs of Mexican restaurants, Mexican or Tex-Mex food at corner stores, or Mexican food trucks cruising through neighborhoods. This is the culture that Paul Valadez, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, wished to …

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Grievance Denied: Residents demand fraud investigation

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito residents on Wednesday attempted to meet with local law enforcement officials to discuss multiple cases they allegedly suffered of housing fraud. However, officials refused to meet with residents after 12 people showed up to City Hall. Public Relations Director Martha McClain told the crowd and reporters present that a …

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County cases near 1,000

STAFF REPORT According to media reports, COVID-19 cases across Texas, including Cameron County, have been increasing. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., held his first press conference in three weeks to address the rising cases.  Treviño said new daily cases had been in the “low teens” before the state’s first phase of reopening, on May …

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Number of Texans hospitalized with coronavirus hits all-time high

By SHANNON NAJMABADI The Texas Tribune texastribune.org For the third day in a row, Texas has reported a record number of patients hospitalized with the new coronavirus, a metric Gov. Greg Abbott has said he’s watching as businesses continue reopening and limits on their operations are loosened. Data released Wednesday by the Texas Department of …

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Lady ’Cat signs with Schreiner

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO—Softball Lady Bobcat Nayeli Garcia signed to play for Schreiner University in Kerrville at her high school campus Wednesday afternoon. Garcia played Varsity softball since her freshman year when she started at third base. She started at second base her junior year, and finally pitched her senior year. “Being able …

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EDC offers aid to businesses hit by pandemic

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Economic Development Corporation is offering loans and rent subsidies to local businesses negatively impacted by the current pandemic. According to an EDC press release issued last Friday, the EDC is setting aside $100,000 to fund zero-interest loans to qualifying businesses. Another program is setting aside $100,000 to fund …

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SBCISD settles Treviño lawsuit

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com SAN BENITO—The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District recently settled a lawsuit filed by Mary Julia Treviño on June 29, 2018. According to the lawsuit, Treviño claims she was “constructively discharged,” meaning the worker resigned as a result of the employer creating a hostile work environment. Treviño was Executive Director of …

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Larger Than Life: San Benito legend, Bobby Morrow, dies at 84

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Three-time Olympic gold medalist and San Benito native Bobby Joe Morrow died Saturday at the age of 84 at his home in Harlingen. Born on October 15, 1935, Morrow achieved world recognition when he competed in the 1956 Melbourne, Australia Olympics and brought home the gold. He was the first American …

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Morales wins 2020 SBN Scholarship

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A legacy of immigration and hard work on the part of his parents has solidified senior Edwin Morales as a standout student at San Benito High School. Morales is this year’s recipient of the San Benito News Scholarship. As the oldest of three children, Morales is naturally a role-model for his …

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