Category: Features

4th ROUND BOUND?- ‘Hounds looking for first 3rd round victory since 1961

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com One more win and the 2015 San Benito Greyhounds will etch themselves into the memories of the entire community for decades to come. After defeating Laredo Alexander in the area round of the playoffs on Friday, the Greyhounds have already established themselves as the most successful group since …

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Family violence seminar held for District personnel

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com In an effort to help raise awareness for domestic abuse, the San Benito CISD held a training seminar on family violence at Dr. Raul Garza Elementary Tuesday morning. Nora Montalvo, an assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Nursing, gave the presentation in front of SBCISD security officers in …

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Breaking Ground- Counseling center to be built near Sunny Glen

By PETE BANDA   STAFF WRITER REPORTER@SBNEWSPAPER.COM The official groundbreaking for construction on a new counseling building on the Sunny Glenn Children’s Home property has officially begun, with a projected finish time of next summer. The 2,625 sq. foot building will be used for multiple purposes and will even be open to the public for …

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TO THE RESCUE- Local firefighters aid in Harlingen kayak rescue

By PETE BANDA      STAFF WRITER REPORTER@SBNEWSPAPER.COM A near tragedy was avoided in Harlingen Sunday evening when the San Benito Fire Department had to be called in to rescue a couple after their kayak capsized while floating down the Arroyo Colorado. The accident left one man stranded on a small island in the middle …

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San Benito native wins Colorado Teacher of the Year award

By PETE BANDA   STAFF WRITER REPORTER@SBNEWSPAPER.COM A former San Benito graduate has just been named the Colorado State Teacher of the Year. Leticia Ingram, a 1984 graduate of San Benito High School, was one of three finalists for the state-wide award and is the first Roaring Fork School District teacher to receive the state’s …

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Families await news after ‘strongest hurricane ever’ hits loved one’s homes across border

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   EDITOR EDITOR@SBNEWSPAPER.COM When Vanessa Balli asked her cousin Juanita Cruz to take a picture of the weather conditions at her home in Jamay Jalisco, Cruz’s brief reply described it all. “I can’t. It’s too windy and dark. I can’t see anything,” she responded through text late Friday evening. Balli, who …

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Greyhound Band earns 9th straight Division 1 ranking on stormy night at Bobby Morrow Stadium

By MONICA FONSECA   Special to the NEWS A torrential down pour blanketed Bobby Morrow field during the Pigskin Jubilee this past Saturday night, but that didn’t necessarily put a damper on things. The rain marched in heavily, canceling the ceremonial presentation, but not before the Mighty Greyhound Band was able to pull off a …

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Local man wins $1,000 grant for Boys and Girls Club

By PETE BANDA     STAFF WRITER REPORTER@SBNEWSPAPER.COM Twenty-year-old Jesus Muniz of San Benito spends about as much time as he can volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club in San Benito. Everything from helping kids with their homework, to maintenance around the building, Muniz has been one of the more reliable volunteers at the …

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A League Of Their Own- Training program plays major role in Greyhound athletics

By PETE BANDA   STAFF WRITER REPORTER@SBNEWSPAPER.COM Every Friday night during football season, thousands of people fill the stands of Bobby Morrow Stadium to see their beloved Greyhounds go to battle on the football field. During basketball season, the gymnasium will routinely be sold out, and we all know how fans travel in packs to …

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Math instructor wins Teacher of the Year award

By PETE BANDA    Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com One day, San Benito High School math teacher Alejandra Trevino was in her room grading papers while on her conference period, as she usually does. Only that day, Trevino got an unexpected visit from SBHS Principal Henry Sanchez, who had some rather surprising news for the eight year …

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