Category: Features

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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Boys & Girls Club turns the page

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Boys & Girls Club is back under new management and operations, ready to service the community and children in the most inclusive and wide-ranging way possible. With funds secure and new programs at the helm, the Club hopes to create a revamped version of the facility and the …

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SBCISD Trustee López recognized as “Friend of Education”

    Last week, San Benito CISD Board Trustee Member Orlando López was recognized as one of seven recipients of the prestigious “Friend of Education” award by the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) – Region 6. San Benito TSTA President Aracely Correa stated that López was selected as a recipient of the award due to …

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Two teens charged in Burglary case

Special to the NEWS On Tuesday, March 06, 2018, at approximately 2 p.m., officers from the San Benito Police Department were at the 100 block of Wild Olive assisting at a call when they spotted 3 young males walking north in an empty field adjacent to Wild Olive. One of the males was reportedly carrying …

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Greyhound Defensive Coordinator Michael Mull accepts job at San Antonio Taft

  By Pete Banda Managing Editor   After more than 10 years in the Greyhound coaching system, current Greyhound Varsity Defensive Coordinator Micheal Mull will be adding to his coaching profile by accepting a job as the Defensive Coordinator at Taft High school for the upcoming season. Mull, who first made a name for himself …

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Conjunto Fest to move to Los Fresnos

After a 26 year run in San Benito, the annual Narcisco Martinez Conjunto Fest will be changing venuses this November. : According to Rogelio Nunez, director of the NMCAC: “To preserve, develop, and promote the Conjunto musical genre born on the Texas Mexican Border and to insure Los Fresnos, Texas is a major cultural tourist …

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Boot Camp Scholars Building Higher Expectations

By Xavier De La Fuente   As San Benito CISD is evolving to become a district of choice, so is the Amador R. Rodriguez Boot Camp by offering its’ scholars a rigorous instruction by connecting a trade which is the benchmark to the achievement of the camp’s math instruction in collaboration with the effectiveness and …

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