David Lopez

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Tackle football championships slated at Bobby Morrow

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ The Boys & Girls Club of San Benito is wrapping up its annual football program Wednesday with championship games slated Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Bobby Morrow Stadium. According to Elias Villarreal, sports coordinator for the club, tackle football champions in the 9-10 year old and 11-12 year old divisions will be crowned …

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Disco to rise at 60th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ San Benito will be diagnosed with a case of Saturday Night Fever Dec. 11 when its 60th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade is scheduled. The theme: 1970’s Disco. At 6 p.m. over 100 entries will descend upon Sam Houston Boulevard, a procession that will move south toward the Expressway from Business 77, as …

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San Benito holds Christmas tree lighting ceremony

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The bright lights of the holiday season were brought to life Saturday night at a ceremony held at the W.H Amphitheater in San Benito. Several families attended and special singing helped bring to life the tradition of turning on the lights to celebrate another Christmas. Mayor Jack Garcia was in …

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Piano recital held at First Presbyterian Church

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. There was no mistaking that the holiday season is here this past Saturday as everywhere one looked something seemed to have the look, the feel, or the sound that Christmas was right around the corner. The sounds coming from the First Presbyterian Church in San Benito fit right in as …

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Vega to bring eclectic taste to contest

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Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Second Annual The Best Tamales in Town contest, the News will feature in preceding editions articles announcing each of the five judges. This is the third of the five-part series. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Originality, taste and texture. Shirley Vega, recently announced as the third judge in the Second Annual …

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Youth league holds elections, plans 2011 season

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Facing uncertainty stemming from the City of San Benito’s intentions to form its own league as well as the new fees implemented for the use of Stookey Park, the remaining members of the San Benito Youth Baseball/Softball League (SBYBSL) gathered Monday evening to conduct the election of officers for the 2011 season. …

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Girls place third at tourney, boys improve

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The San Benito Lady Greyhound wrestling team tasted defeat for the first time in nine tries this season as they fell in their own tournament on Saturday. The team still had another strong day overall as they finished third place with a 4-1 record. The team easily dispatched of PSJA …

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’Hounds lose two, win one at Edinburg tourney

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. EDINBURG – The San Benito Greyhound basketball team lost a pair of games midway through the Edinburg tournament this weekend then finished with a win over Sharyland in the consolation finals. The team had advanced to a game with the host school to take on Edinburg, hanging in early with …

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Rangerville Elementary

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Rangerville Elementary School students and staff along with CIS (Communities in Schools) donated turkey/sides baskets to parents. Seen here is student council president Arturo Escobedo, a fifth grader and the donator, with parent-winner Sonia Olmeda. (Courtesy photo)

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Elite teams rare indeed

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Got a chance to take in a few basketball games this week and intend on sitting court-side for a bunch over the weekend. Basketball season has a special place in my heart with some truly great memories not only as a member of the media but as a player and …

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