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Local author recalls Alaskan adventures

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com For some folks, even thinking about making a transition from San Benito to Alaska might seem unbearable. For 74-year old George Short, who moved to the “Last Frontier” back in 1961 with his family, the shift brought out the best in him, to say the least. “It was the …

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For Pete’s Sake- Lady ‘Hounds honor longtime local fan

By ARMANDO GARZA SPECIAL to the NEWS Everyone in San Benito knows how big a fan Pete Galvan is. He’s been a fixture around the community, namely sporting events, for decades. However, perhaps he has been most prevalent at Lady ‘Hound softball games as his custom purple Harley Davidson can be seen parked at stadiums …

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Local drummer makes waves in SA

By PETE BANDA   Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com Joseph Briones discovered a long time ago that music “There was never really a point in my life that I decided I wanted to pursue music. It has always been something that I needed in my life, something that I’ve always kept up with and pursued.” The former Miller …

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Musician recalls days with Freddy Fender

By JACOB LOPEZ Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com James Marvéll, an entertainer out of Tampa, Florida who frequents the Valley with his wife Faye, remembers the late musician and hometown hero Freddy Fender fondly. “He was my hero,” Marvéll said of the San Benito-born singer. Back then, according to Marvéll, there weren’t many Spanish speakers in country music. He …

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