Category: Features

Teen driving community project earns trio a gold

                    Special to the News   Preventing teenagers from texting while driving – and spreading the word about those dangers in the hopes of saving lives, three San Benito High School students, Melony Baltazar, April Guerrero and Randy Merida, set their sights on raising awareness on …

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“Shop with a little bit of everything” turning heads in San Benito

By Xavier De La Fuente Special to the News It was a pomp and circumstance evening last Thursday, June fifteenth at The Shop.with a little bit of everything. Every third Thursday of the month, The Shop hosts “Ladies Night Out.” However, this past Thursday, a special invitation was extended to the men of the San …

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City demanding restitution payments

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com More than a decade after one of the biggest scandals in San Benito’s history, City officials are now demanding that a former municipal judge pay back the money she stole. Frances Martinez Flores was found guilty of theft by public servant 13 years ago. As part of her punishment, …

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District helps students explore post-secondary goals

The San Benito CISD Special Services Department held their eighth annual Transition Fair for parents of students with disabilities. According to Sylvia Garcia, Special Education Coordinator, the term “transition” is used when students turn into adults. “It’s our job as Special Education educators to help assist them along the way to make sure they are …

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Los Fresnos man given 100 years in prison

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A Los Fresnos man is set to be in prison until next century after a seven-day trial pertaining to multiple charges of child abuse. Fabiano Mayorga, 46, was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child as well as Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child. The same jury …

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2010 SBHS Graduate pronounced dead in Harlingen crash

News Staff Report A single vehicle accident took the life of a former San Benito High School graduate over this past weekend. Ashley Marie Nava, a 24-year-old San Benito native, was pronounced dead on the scene after crashing into a utility pole in Harlingen early Saturday morning. According to a press release from the Harlingen …

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Hilda Rendon named acting Superintendent

Special to the News Hilda G. Rendon has been unanimously appointed by the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees to serve as the district’s Acting Superintendent effective Friday, June 9. Trustees appointed Rendon to serve in that capacity during a Special Board Meeting held on the evening of Wednesday, May 24. “I am very humbled …

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NJROTC cadets surpass fundraising goals

Special to the News The San Benito Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) represented San Benito High School and San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy at the 2017 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event held the La Feria Lions Stadium. Since the beginning of April, the NJROTC cadets had been collecting donations at the …

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A Hero’s Tale: World War II Vet recalls an unforgettable life

By Sierra Flores Special to the News Born and raised in San Benito, Enrique Lucio, has always been widely known throughout the city as the jokester and a friend. His service in World War II has also made him a hero to many. Lucio, now 93 years old, has seen and accomplished much throughout his …

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SBHS High-5 members honored

Special to the News San Benito High School Class of 2017 Superintendent’s High Five Award recipients include, bottom row, from left, Erika Evelyn Mendez, Ileen Jade Montemayor, Evelyn Prado Serrato, Daniela Isabel Lopez, Angela Rose Nuñez, Yvonne Salinas; middle row, Juan Carlos Sosa Hernandez, Bryan Manzanares, Pricsilla Esquivel, Rene Garcia Jr., Jose Luis Rivera Jr.; …

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