David Lopez

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New school named Angela Gerusa Leal Elementary

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Special to the NEWS After Naming Selection Committee members held a public hearing Monday, Jan. 10 inside the John F. Barron Administration Building regarding the slate of names for the new San Benito CISD elementary school currently under construction on FM 732, and following a 5-2 vote by the district’s school board, Angela Gerusa Leal …

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Local leaders address Giffords shooting

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Hinojosa, Farenthold and Oliveira examine heated political rhetoric By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The assassination attempt on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona Saturday has left federal and state officials whose districts cover the Cameron County area on “heightened alert,” not to mention contemplating the recent notion that hostile rhetoric levied at …

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Wrecks leave 2 in coma, horse killed

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Separate accidents that occurred during the New Year’s holiday has left two men in a coma and a horse killed. On Dec. 31 at approximately 6:06 p.m., a woman and her four children were driving northbound on FM 732 in a white Dodge Caravan. According to police reports, …

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Local businessman lived like ‘Opie’ as a child

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Community Corner By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the NEWS There have been many people from many walks of life who have been able to enjoy the Heaven Resaca Trail in San Benito, and 51-year-old Leo Ramirez is one of them. Since he was a child he was around the area now home of the trail. …

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Escapee from San Benito still on the loose

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Authorities with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) continue searching for a San Benito man who allegedly escaped from a Three Rivers, Texas federal prison camp in September. According to DOJ Public Affairs Officer Angela Dodge, no new information has been received regarding the whereabouts of alleged …

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AEIS report shows declining dropout rate

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com According to the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Report, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) has increased in value. Financially, the district’s value for the 2009-2010 school year increased to $792,165,445, an increase of $34,287,711 from the 2008-2009 school year which was valued at $757,877,734. The …

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Lady ’Hounds still number one

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS The San Benito Lady ’Hounds rolled to another district win and now stand 5-0 after they won on the road Friday in Brownsville. Riding the defense that caused 28 turnovers the Lady ’Hounds won the game 60-24. “We came out and we took this one,” said …

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D-League showcase wows, offers look at talent

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Teams converged from throughout the country Monday on South Padre Island as the 7th Annual NBA D-League Showcase began with four thrilling games. Played out on the same day that college football was playing their title game the crowds still came out …

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Food For Thought

To the Editor, An important agenda item is scheduled for the City Commission’s Jan. 18 meeting – specifically, the consideration and possible action to select a city attorney. My only interest in submitting this letter is to provide some “food for thought” in this endeavor to the citizens of San Benito. Given the fact that, …

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Preserving Jobs vs. Educating Children

To the Editor, The superintendent finally admitted one of his priorities is “preserving jobs.” He intends to keep adults and education professionals employed in this district. The hard truth is that’s not his job. His job is to educate our children. If he has to fire lazy employees and lousy teachers and counselors … so …

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