Category Archive: News

Aug 04 2019

SBCISD unlikely to address Vargas’ DWI charge

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS After the fallout of SBCISD Board of Trustees President Michael Vargas, it’s unlikely SBCISD’s administration or board members will address his driving while intoxicated arrest at a public meeting. The News recently inquired with SBCISD Public Relations Director Isabel Gonzalez whether there were any plans for a …

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Aug 01 2019

Driver of fatal accident arraigned on manslaughter, released on bail

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The driver involved in a car accident in La Paloma that resulted in the death of 21-year-old Emma Danielle Ybarra was arraigned before a judge in the late afternoon of July 31. According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, 21-year old Martin Zamorano was charged with involuntary intoxicated manslaughter with vehicle …

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Jul 26 2019

The life and contributions of Rey Avila

By CELESTE LOPEZ Special to the NEWS His passion for conjunto music and his dedication to preserving the history of the genre have made Rey Avila, Sr. a well-known and widely loved member of the community. Avila was born and raised in San Benito, Texas. He and Aurora, his wife of 54 years, have five …

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Jul 26 2019

Vargas’ Attorney: Absolutely Not Guilty

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Although his client refused to perform a sobriety test when arrested, the lawyer representing Board of Trustees President Michael A. Vargas said he will plead not guilty at his arraignment. A police report obtained by the News indicates that Vargas, 32, was found “sleeping behind the wheel …

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Jul 26 2019

Video Shows Vargas Incoherent during night of arrest

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS A dashcam video released by the Harlingen Police Department shows San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees President Michael A. Vargas incoherent the night of his arrest for driving while intoxicated. The video begins when officer Arnoldo Maldonado approaches Vargas’ black vehicle in the Taco …

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Jul 19 2019

Citizen of the Year: Boland awarded for continuous and widespread community involvement

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Anywhere the News covers community events, we can be sure to find Norma Boland present, volunteering and/or displaying her friendly smile. It was for her consistent involvement in local events that the News chose Boland as 2019’s Citizen of the Year. She has lived in San Benito most of her life …

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Jul 16 2019

SBCISD Board President Arrested on DWI Charge

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Nearly two months after being re-elected president of the San Benito Consolidated Board of Trustees, Michael A. Vargas was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in Harlingen. A police report obtained by the News indicates that Vargas, 32, was found “sleeping behind the wheel of a …

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Jul 12 2019

Historic legislation to stimulate city growth

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Recently enacted legislation has city leaders excited over the possibilities it presents in bringing economic growth to San Benito. “Two newly enacted pieces of legislation resulting from the 86th Legislative Session, House Bills 4377 and 2199, will facilitate financial mechanisms to bring about a variety of retail, sporting, dining, lodging, entertainment, …

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Jul 12 2019

Family Reunited: Resendez clan comes together in hometown

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A family is the foundation of society, and due to the modern world’s facilitated travel, families can be spread across the country. Or in the case of Latinos, spread across the continent. But how many families can say they reunite every so often, coming from places east and west of the …

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Jun 28 2019

Habitat for Humanity offers family new home

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On a humid morning following a night of thunderstorms, a family was afforded a brand new home. Habitat for Humanity’s New Home Construction program affords low-income families a home built from scratch with the help of volunteers, and this past Tuesday, a new family was welcomed to San Benito. For the …

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