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Sabercats best ’Hounds in playoffs

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Edinburg Vela Sabercats defeated the San Benito Greyhounds, 17-7 during their bi-district playoff football game on Thursday, Nov. 11. The ’Hounds scored during the first quarter but had trouble getting into the endzone the remainder of the game. Near the end of the first quarter, the ’Hounds scored a touchdown …

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Communities host Thanksgiving events

NEWS Staff Report This week and next week, communities will host events for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The Los Indios Police Department will host a Senior Citizen Appreciation Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The dinner will take place at the Diamantina Community Building at 109 E. Sixth St. from 5-7 p.m. The San Benito …

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EDC examines VARCO agreement and grant guidelines

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito EDC Board of Directors discussed the VARCO agreement and changes to its grant guidelines during a regular board meeting on Monday, Nov. 1. VARCO Agreement The EDC Board discussed changes to the agreement between the San Benito EDC and VARCO. Board member Deborah Morales questioned if a penalty …

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Commission discuss EDC changes and RGV Epicenter tax zone

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission discussed changes to the San Benito EDC grant guidelines and the epicenter tax zone during a regular commission meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16. EDC Grant Revisions City commissioners discussed changes to the two EDC grant guidelines. Commissioner Rene Garcia said that he would like to see …

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Latinas Del Valle: Uncle Sam Wants You!

By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS In March of 1944, Women’s Army Corps (WAC) officials came to the Valley to conduct a recruiting campaign for a specific squadron to be composed of Latin-American girls and woman for the U.S. Army’s Air WAC. Captain John V. Deuel, of the Army Air Forces (AAF), who had …

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Playoff Bound: ’Hounds runover Panthers, 28-

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds defeated the Weslaco Panthers and punched in their ticket to the playoffs on Friday, Nov. 5. The ’Hounds defeated the Panthers 26-3. They ended the regular season with an 8-2 overall record and a 5-2 record in district play. On offense, ’Hounds’ sophomore Atticus De Leon lined …

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Rotary Club to donate Thanksgiving boxes to families

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Rotary Club of San Benito will donate thanksgiving boxes to in-need families with children attending elementary school at San Benito CISD. The club partnered with SBCISD to donate three turkeys to three families at each of the eleven elementary schools. The box of donations will include a turkey and other …

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Board discusses pay raises and policy revisions

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees discussed board policy revisions, pay raises, and forensic audit matters during a regular board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Pay raises The school board approved changes to the 2021-2022 compensation plan. Trustee Orlando Lopez questioned if the district has conducted surveys to see if …

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Chamber to host Casino Night

NEWS Staff Report The San Benito Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Resaca City Casino Night on Thursday, Nov. 18. Games such as roulette, craps, and blackjack will be played at the event. According to the chamber of commerce website, the event is strictly for entertainment purposes. All playing chips will be able to …

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City to hold Veterans Day Celebration

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito will host a Veterans Day Celebration including a march and ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 13. A march from the San Benito Public Library to W.H. Heavin Memorial Park will kick off the event. The march begins at 4 p.m. The march is for veterans, but anyone …

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