Category: Features

Local man up for $25,000 prize with product

By PETE BANDA     Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com H-E-B is in search of their next big winner for the second annual “Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best” contest. From cities all over Texas, individuals have submitted their new product to the competition with 25 finalists selected. Bill Crawford of San Benito is one of the …

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Bright future ahead for Sea Turtle Inc. Intern

By Monica Fonseca   Special to the NEWS While most of us were in between dreams Sunday night, 20-year old Brianda Montoya was assisting in the release of 70 sea turtle hatchlings. After volunteering for one year at the Sea Turtle Inc. in South Padre Island, the proud San Benito native is now their youngest …

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Positively Beautiful- PRC students build gazebo for Heavin Resaca Trail

By PETE BANDA      Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com If you’ve taken a walk down the Heavin Resaca trail lately, you might have seen a brand new gazebo being built over by the butterfly garden. Well, on Monday, city and school officials validated the display with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the hard work put in by …

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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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