Pete Banda

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Police captain to fight demotion

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Another San Benito police officer has filed an appeal challenging his suspension, this time it’s the former assistant chief. Arnold Garcia, who now serves a captain with the San Benito Police Department (SBPD), was demoted from the assistant chief position following an incident in which he, along with his brother SBPD Lieutenant …

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New Greyhound Helmet Arrives!

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It’s here … finally. The new San Benito Greyhound football helmet and tunnel finally made its way home Thursday, Nov. 18 after being a week late due to a shipping snafu. It was the San Benito Greyhound Quarterback Club that purchased the helmet and tunnel, reportedly for $9,500. Club members said to expect the helmet and tunnel to be put to full use next football season and perhaps during select sporting events this year. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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7-9 playoff team? Read this!

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. OK so I am not a Cowboy fan which I have stated before. Yet, as talked about in previous articles, I watch them with interest. Now I find myself looking at something that is very real and that is a chance for this team to get into the playoffs. Maybe …

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Volleyball star Garza an all-around athlete

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.  As volleyball season ended there were a lot of players that simply put on another uniform within a day and moved on to basketball. Thus was the case for Amanda Garza for the San Benito Lady Greyhounds. Garza, 17, finished off her high school volleyball career and may have suited …

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Who Makes the Best Tamales in Town?

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Back by popular demand, the San Benito News is preparing to once again host its annual contest, The Best Tamales in Town. The event celebrated its inaugural year in December 2009, when entries judged by five individuals from throughout the area, and who serve the community in various capacities, selected one winner, …

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Black Friday in San Benito

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ The scene was chaotic. Inside Wal-Mart in San Benito were hundreds of shoppers standing shoulder to shoulder, basket to basket, waiting for the deals advertised in the inserts found in recent editions of the San Benito News to be unveiled. Cameron County law enforcement authorities were also on-hand to maintain crowd control; …

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Being Thankful

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Ahhh … and so now it’s time for the holiday season to drop down upon us. Beginning here with Thanksgiving and running through the new year celebration. Football from every angle, basketball season is here and even winter trade talks of baseball are in the midst. All is well from …

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’Hounds race past Redskins to start bball season

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. DONNA – An 11-0 run out of the gate and the San Benito Greyhound 2010 basketball season was off and running. The ’Hounds took to the road last week and ran past Donna in a 68-40 season opening win. Eleven players scored for the ’Hounds as they led from the …

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Outcome still unclear after Precinct 54 judge recount

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ BROWNSVILLE – The recount of Precinct 54 in the Cameron County Judge’s race came and went Tuesday, but with little certainty as to a winner. Although the recount of the Brownsville precinct did not change its tally, which gave Democrat John Wood 367 votes to Republican incumbent Carlos Cascos’ 299, questions still …

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Stonewall Jackson grand opening set

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ It’s been about a year since Rick Partida of Weslaco purchased Stonewall Jackson, enough time to transform the historic San Benito establishment’s restaurant into a facility reminiscent of its prominent days in the 1930s and 40s. Partida said he purchased the former hotel, the price of which he has yet to disclose, …

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