Category Archive: Features

Aug 16 2019

From Cornell to the Capitol: SB graduate interns in ATX

By CELESTE LOPEZ Special to the NEWS After graduating from IDEA San Benito in 2018 and making her way to Cornell in Ithaca, New York, Jessica Morales has continued her notable journey toward a career in politics as one of the inaugural members of the IDEA Policy Fellowship. As part of the fellowship, she spent …

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Jul 26 2019

The life and contributions of Rey Avila

By CELESTE LOPEZ Special to the NEWS His passion for conjunto music and his dedication to preserving the history of the genre have made Rey Avila, Sr. a well-known and widely loved member of the community. Avila was born and raised in San Benito, Texas. He and Aurora, his wife of 54 years, have five …

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Jul 19 2019

Citizen of the Year: Boland awarded for continuous and widespread community involvement

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Anywhere the News covers community events, we can be sure to find Norma Boland present, volunteering and/or displaying her friendly smile. It was for her consistent involvement in local events that the News chose Boland as 2019’s Citizen of the Year. She has lived in San Benito most of her life …

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Jul 12 2019

Family Reunited: Resendez clan comes together in hometown

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A family is the foundation of society, and due to the modern world’s facilitated travel, families can be spread across the country. Or in the case of Latinos, spread across the continent. But how many families can say they reunite every so often, coming from places east and west of the …

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Jun 21 2019

Celebrating 100 Years : Local woman credits faith for long life

By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Centenarians are part of a growing population within the United States. On June 20th, Elma Rodriguez Perez will be joining this minority by celebrating her 100th birthday. Perez was born in 1919 in San Benito, Texas. By 1946, she went on to earn the equivalent of a high …

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Jun 21 2019

San Benito News 2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Eliana Carrizales

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Eliana “Nana” Carrizales has been playing softball since she was six, coached by her father and continuing to play throughout her youth until she began pitching for the San Benito Varsity Lady Greyhounds. Carrizales found her calling for pitching when she was just eight-years-old. “I’ve always liked being the leader, it’s …

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Jun 14 2019

Ivy Acceptance: First generation student attends Cornell University

By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Jessica Morales always dreamed of attending an Ivy league school. From a young age, she told her parents that she was going to get accepted into a top-tier school and experience life outside of Texas. The San Benito native made her dreams a reality when she was accepted …

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Jun 07 2019

Celebrating Life: Cancer survivor graduates from SBHS

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito News Mid-way through his Junior year, as other students concerned themselves with mid-terms and end-of-the-year dances, Bruce Maxwell received life-altering news. Maxwell was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that directly targets the immune system, after he began noticing issues with his lymph nodes. “I had noticed …

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May 31 2019

100 Years Young: Cowgill reflects on a century of life

By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Robert Miles Cowgill has lived quite an eventful life. He will be celebrating his 100th birthday on June 2nd, a milestone not met by many. The Cowgill family were Quaker Dairy Farmers from Yorkshire, England who migrated to the United States of America on one of several ships …

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May 31 2019

Top of the Class: Honor grads seek stake in medical field

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Two very different approaches to academic excellence were pursued by Maverick Raven Reza and Ariel Raine Garcia, the San Benito High School 2019 graduating class Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Maverick Reza, Valedictorian, admits he was not the best student his first two years of high school, when he dedicated more attention to …

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