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Los Fresnos native serves at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

By ALVIN PLEXICO Navy Office of Community Outreach OAK HARBOR, WASH. – Petty Officer 2nd Class Angelica Casas, a native of Los Fresnos, Texas, is serving with the U.S. Navy’s cutting-edge maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft squadron in Oak Harbor, Washington. “I was interested in cybersecurity and was looking for on-the-job experience,” said Casas. “The …

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Commission discusses new residential subdivision

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission discussed a new home subdivision during a regular commission meeting on Tuesday, Oct 19. David Floodman, a representative of UR Home Texas, proposed a new residential subdivision in the city. The subdivision would be located at the intersection of Russel Lane and Lovett Road. Floodman explained …

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’Hounds suffer third straight BOTA loss

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds fell to the Harlingen Cardinals in the annual Battle of the Arroyo on Friday, Oct. 15. The ’Cards shut out the ’Hounds with a 17-0 win to give them a 5-2 overall record and a 3-1 district record. The ’Hounds are also 5-2 overall and have a …

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City to host RGV Epicenter groundbreaking ceremony

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito will host the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rio Grande Valley Epicenter on Saturday, Oct. 23. The groundbreaking ceremony will mark the beginning of phase one of the 115-acre project. The project is estimated to cost over $200 million. In July 2020, the City of San Benito …

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Hawks edge out ’Hounds in ‘Battle of the Unbeaten’

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds fell to the Harlingen South Hawks, 28-21 during a district football game on Friday, Oct. 8. The ’Hounds suffered their first loss of the season. The Greyhounds now boast a 5-1 overall record and a 2-1 record in the district. The Hawks remain undefeated. On the ground, …

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Board discusses non-budgeted projects

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees discussed board-initiated projects not approved for in the 2021-2022 budget during a regular board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Board member Dr. Ariel Cruz raised concerns about the projects and questioned when is the best time to plan for non-budgeted items. “For example, the …

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Housing board fires executive director

Staff Report The San Benito Housing Authority (SBHA) Board of Directors terminated the housing authority’s executive director during a special meeting on Sept. 29. After spending 45 minutes in executive session, the board voted to terminate, Yvette Nieto, now former SBHA Executive Director. The housing board appointed Arturo Rodriguez as the interim executive director. A …

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SBPD investigates string of burglaries

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Police Department is currently investigating a series of burglaries that have happened over the past two months. According to a press release from the SBPD, the burglaries happened over the past two months and occurred during early morning hours between 1-6 a.m. Surveillance cameras from the burglary scenes …

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County disburses funds for groups, projects

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE—The Cameron County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners approved various agenda items including a few after the executive session. Commissioners first approved a motion to accept the South Texas Ecotourism Center located at 501 West State Highway in Laguna Vista as substantially complete, stating that …

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’Hounds rout the Hanna Eagles

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds defeated the Brownsville Hanna Eagles 49-21 during a district football game on Saturday, Oct. 2. With this win, the ’Hounds extended their win streak to five in a row giving them a 5-0 overall record and a 2-0 record in district play. The ’Hounds took a commanding …

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