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Track luminary finally sees record broken

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS For years, former Lady Greyhound luminary Patsy Sanchez has been the gold standard of success for girls track in the Valley. To say she was dominant on the track would be an understatement as Sanchez reigned supreme in several different events from a young age. As a senior, …

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SBCISD discusses employee pay increase

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS During San Benito CISD’s last budget workshop on May 26, board members invited Jennifer Barton from TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) to discuss employee pay and how to remain competitive in the market. In theory, Barton said, there is a correlation between pay and staffing. “We tell …

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Residents to see increases in water and sewer rates

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS Come August 1, residents from San Benito and its surrounding area will pay higher water rates but the increases will be based on consumption. The city council approved a first reading of Ordinance No. 2409-J, which amended a previous one and water and sanitary rates. Some of the …

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County awarded state grant

Special to the NEWS Cameron County will be enjoying the windfall from a grant awarded by the state. During last Thursday’s meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $4.8 million dollars in grants funding 17 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state. In Cameron County, the Cameron County Parks and …

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Delinquent tax notices mailed

Special to the PRESS A total of 22,962 delinquent tax notices for tax year 2021 have been mailed out for real estate accounts which have not been paid. In light of the economic hardships faced by many, Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre, Jr. informed the public this week that taxpayers who have not paid …

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Carrizales’ passion for manufacturing leads him to precision machining

Special to the NEWS There are many life lessons that a father can teach his son. For Jesse Carrizales, some of those lessons included instruction about the use of firearms. “My father educated me about the importance of hunting to provide a meal for the family,” he said. “The other was how to ensure your …

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City to host rabies vaccination clinic

Special to the NEWS The City of San Benito is inviting the general public to join city staff and the San Benito Animal Hospital this Saturday, June, 4, 2022, at the San Benito Fairgrounds for a pet vaccination event, slated between 11 a.m.—1 p.m. Officials stress that this will be a cash only event that …

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Bakery opens doors downtown

  By CHRISTINA R. GARZA Special to the NEWS San Benito’s newest bakery reaches for the sky and lands among the stars. Reach for the Sky BakeShop, owned by couple Gabriel and Nancy Herrera, opened in February and has given locals a taste of gourmet pastries. Gabriel, a homegrown San Benito High School graduate and …

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Early voting kicks off for special election

By CHRISTINA R. GARZA Special to the NEWS Early voting began Tuesday, May 31, for the June 14 Congressional District 34 Special Election and includes runoff elections for the cities of Harlingen, Port Isabel and Santa Rosa. Early voting continues through Friday, June 10. San Benito residents can cast their ballots at the San Benito …

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Valley wrestling pioneer Rudy “Coach Q” Quilantan retires after 49 years

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS For years, high school wrestling was considered a novice sport in the Rio Grande Valley. Only a handful of schools in all of South Texas had wrestling programs before 1990. Today, 40 high schools in the Valley boast a boys’ and girls’ wrestling program and that can be …

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