Category: Features

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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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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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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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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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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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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Brothers in arms, blood and glory

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News Although both Luis and Samuel Flores were drafted to go to Vietnam, the brothers did not mind going to war at all. They were both drafted at the age of 18. Luis Flores, the younger of the two brothers, said he felt there was nothing in the …

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Sharp competitors: SB barbers compete in IRONMAN race

By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS A daunting task lies ahead: First, one must swim 2.4 miles in Lake Woodlands, ride 112 miles on bike, and finally, run 26.2 miles to the finish line. Participants from all over the world train for months to compete in this day-long race. Chris Hernandez, Fabian Rico, and …

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Faith Based Aid: Judah’s House helps women in need

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Such were the words of Jesus of Nazareth, providing an example of how to serve those in need. Currently, following such an example is Judah’s House, a fairly new women’s shelter in San Benito, …

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Rodriguez Grocery up for sale

By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Red paneling and beige brick walls are what you see when you stop by Rodriguez Grocery & Fruit Market. Inside there are numerous shelves piled high with snacks and drinks. If you are in the mood for a beer or want to buy a lottery ticket, Rodriguez Grocery …

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