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Hospitals on alert as COVID cases surge

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Cameron County is on high alert after the latest increase in COVID-19 infections, almost 100 new cases every day, according to Cameron County Public Health. County Judge Eddie Treviño, accompanied by local hospital administrators, held a press conference last Friday where he said the surge in coronavirus cases is overwhelming local …

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SBCISD school year set to begin in the fall

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com During a special meeting held on Monday, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District board members approved the 2020-2021 school calendar. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman proposed adding two weeks in make-up days during June 2021 so that, in case classes must be suspended in the 2020-21 school year, the district …

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Early voting begins

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Early voting for the Texas primary runoff election began this past Monday. Early voting will run until July 10, with primary election day on July 14. The Cameron County Department of Elections and Voter Registration Elections Administrator Remi Garza said that all workers at voting locations are wearing masks and have …

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Cerdan joins teammate at Dallas Christian

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Former varsity soccer midfielder Senovio Cerdan was recently selected as Offensive Player of the Year by District 32-6A coaches for all-district team. With admirable recognition under his belt, Cerdan felt ready to take the next step, signing his letter of intent last Wednesday to play soccer with Dallas Christian College. Cerdan …

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H-E-B limits toilet paper, eggs, disinfectant purchasing

STAFF REPORT H-E-B is placing purchasing limits on more items as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Texas. Some of the items with purchasing limits are unique to stores in the “Border Region” area, such as H-E-B stores in Port Isabel and San Benito. H-E-B is limiting the purchase of the following items per shopping …

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Comic relief: Arkham store first of its kind

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Comic books have proved to be an unmovable pillar of American culture, whose influence can be witnessed in the mammoth sales of superhero movies and comic conventions. Comic book connoisseur Andy Alexander, co-owner of Arkham Comics, said he’s been in the business since 1986, when the shop’s original location opened in …

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Officer Flores issued suspension, media comments basis of disciplinary action

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By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com According to a notice of disciplinary suspension from San Benito Interim Chief of Police Fred Bell, police officer Art Flores is to be suspended for three days due to comments Flores made to a local newspaper in October 2019. According to the notice issued on Thursday, June 18, Flores’s comments negatively …

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“We didn’t even have our first wave yet”: County warns residents as COVID-19 cases increase

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Texas continues to see its COVID-19 cases rise, with 12 consecutive days of record-high hospitalizations since June 12. Cameron County’s cases are rising right along with the rest of the state. Over the weekend, Cameron County Public Health confirmed 175 cases of COVID-19, with the county’s daily case rate rising. Then, …

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Police try new scheduling system, Commissioners approve other items

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Last Tuesday, City Commissioners approved various items on their agenda, including granting the San Benito Police Department a 12-week trial of 12-hour shifts where officers may have every other weekend free. Commissioners unanimously approved the San Benito Economic Development Corporation’s Commercial Facade Improvement Grant Award to Uniforms, Etc., in the amount …

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Human remains found in La Feria, Gonzales believed to be victim

STAFF REPORT LA FERIA—Human remains found by Harlingen Police are believed to be the remains of attorney Ernesto Gonzales, who has been reported missing since 2017. On Tuesday, the HPD Major Crimes unit and Texas Rangers conducted a search warrant on a property along Kansas City Road in La Feria, north of Expressway 83. During …

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