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FDR kept baseball alive during the war

By RENE TORRES The attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into World War II. Soon after, rationing was a way of life and Americans had to learn to live with less of everything that made up their daily lives. Although America’s game took a back seat during the conflict, it did not go …

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Library hosts Healthy Heroes

Special to the NEWS The San Benito Public Library, in cooperation with the EFNEP of Cameron County and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, is currently presenting the Healthy Heroes Program. Lessons, which began July 25, 2022, are held every Monday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The program will run for six lessons, each lasting 30 minutes …

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday slated for Aug. 5-7

Special to the NEWS Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding Texas shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-7. State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100, …

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Surgical Tech student explores new reality

Special to the NEWS As the health care field introduces the latest advancements in medical technologies, Texas State Technical College implements similar resources to prepare its students for real-world careers. One of these students is San Benito’s own Abigail Rafael. The Surgical Technology program at TSTC’s Harlingen campus recently introduced a new PeriopSim surgical simulator …

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SBYBSL closes season

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS The San Benito Youth Baseball and Softball League (SBYBSL) held its closing ceremonies this past weekend, completing another successful season by the league. In total, over 750 players encompassing 59 teams were awarded for their play during the season. With four teams from the league advancing to the …

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Davis honored at birthday bash, recalls family history

By SANDRA TUMBERLINSON San Benito Historical Society Family means everything to Lonnie Davis, who grew up in the El Jardin neighborhood of San Benito. So, when it was time to plan his birthday celebration, he chose the Callandret Black History Museum, which focuses on the black families of San Benito, including his, as the highlight …

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City commission approves money for Valley Transit

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS The City of San Benito’s share to provide public transportation at no cost to residents was approved by the city council. The council voted during a July 19 meeting to allocate $22,223 to the Lower Rio Grande Development Council, which is the city’s annual contribution to this transportation …

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Anonymous donation helps Salvation Army host shoe giveaway

By PETE BANDA Special to the News As community leaders and families gathered in the back of the local Walmart, the eagerness and excitement was clear to see. Dozens of children were ready to race through the aisles in search of the perfect pair of shoes as soon as the word was given. Thanks to …

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New school year ready to roll in

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS A new school year is just around the corner for students enrolled in the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District. Theresa Servellon, the acting superintendent for the district told a crowd at the most recent school board meeting that everybody is excited for the students to come back …

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SBYBSL wrapping up another successful season

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS As the San Benito softball and baseball varsity programs continue to be two of the most promising programs in the Valley, their success can easily be traced back to where most of those athletes get their start- the San Benito Youth Baseball and Softball League. After another successful …

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