Category Archive: News

Jun 14 2019

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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Jun 14 2019

Man sentenced to 18 years for sexual abuse of child

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS A San Benito man with a lengthy criminal record will spend nearly two decades behind bars after being convicted in relation to sexual abuse of a child. Authorities identified the man as Ruben Corona who was sentenced May 30 in the 138th Cameron County District Court. Cameron …

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Jun 07 2019

Cultural Arts Museum pays tribute to late artist

By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Carlos G. Gomez was a Mexican painter raised in Brownsville. His artwork is internationally known and has been exhibited around the world in countries like Spain, China, and Australia. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Pan-American University and his Master’s in Fine Arts from Washington …

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Jun 07 2019

Amigos del Valle still looking for a place to call their own

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Almost two months after requesting help from the city commissioners for a permanent home in the Resaca City, Amigos del Valle is still searching for a haven in San Benito. Accompanied by several residents supporting Amigos del Valle, a non-profit organization serving low-income families since 1974 in …

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Jun 07 2019

Two officers addressed, one suspended in end of internal investigation

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito’s internal affairs investigation, launched to determine whether policy and procedures were violated during the shooting by police of Ricardo Trevino III, came to a close on June 5, 180 days since the police-involved shooting occurred. The city issued a press release Wednesday evening in which Interim …

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Jun 07 2019

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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May 31 2019

SBCISD approves to extend charter bus services subject to safety checks

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS After the misfortune experienced by students attending a chess competition to Houston that concluded in them being stranded in Refugio last March, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees decided to approve a measure to extend charter bus services for the 2019-2020 school year. …

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May 31 2019

New vendor permit worries few non-profits

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS With the passage of a new ordinance requiring all food vendors to apply for a “Vendor Permit,” some entities are waiting to see how it will affect their organizations when they raise funds to help others. On May 7, at a regular city meeting, commissioners voted to …

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May 31 2019

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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May 24 2019

Hog Wild: Hogwaddle fest brings community, tourists together

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News No pigs ran the roads of the Resaca City during Hogwaddle Fest on Saturday, but hundreds of residents and tourists took the streets to celebrate the historical event. Located at the San Benito Fairgrounds, officials said they hope Hogwaddle Fest becomes a part of San Benito’s annual …

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