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Trustees discuss COVID testing

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Dec. 1, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held its regular meeting through zoom. Among the items discussed was the implementation of COVID-19 Rapid Testing. The implantation of COVID-19 Rapid Testing would include four phases with each phase building upon the previous, as explained during the meeting, meaning that …

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City to spend $158K on police SUVs

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Dec. 1, 2020 a San Benito City Commission meeting took place at city hall where the commission approved the purchase of new police SUVs and emergency equipment. The commission passed three considerations concerning to purchase emergency equipment for $54,094.40, including $158,275 for five utility SUVs, and five car radios for …

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Early voting continues for run-off elections

Photo of street with campaigners on each side

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com With the upcoming runoff election day held on Saturday, Dec. 19, candidates from San Benito and Rio Hondo continue to campaign fiercely for a seat at the table. In the mayoral race for the City of San Benito, the candidates are Rick Guerra, a former city commissioner and Celeste Sanchez, a …

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

By HOMAR HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS After last week’s thrilling loss against the Cardinals, the Greyhounds hosted the Harlingen Hawks at the Bobby Marrow Stadium this past Friday and cemented a spot in the postseason with a 42-7 victory over their other Harlingen rivals. The Hawks were first to receive the ball to kick …

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DOUBLE MURDER SUICIDE

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com Authorities confirmed a double murder and suicide early last Tuesday morning on the outskirts of San Benito. The suspect was identified as 83-year-old Jesus Villareal, who also took his own life, according to authorities. The victims are identified as 74-year-old Maria Alaniz Villareal, the wife of the suspect and their daughter, …

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Five people dead, baby hospitalized

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com Six San Benito residents were involved in a catastrophic accident which resulted in the death of five of those individuals. One, the sole infant involved in the accident, is hospitalized. According to the Wharton Police Department (WPD), in Wharton, TX, at approximately 3:56 a.m., a driver in a black Cadillac SUV …

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Centenarian; for Mares, experience beats youth

  By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito resident was born Nov. 28, 1918, which made him just an infant when one of the deadliest pandemics the world has ever witnessed, the Spanish Flu (H1N1), claimed an estimated 50 million lives worldwide. According to Mares, at that time, the Spanish flu was similar to today’s COVID-19 …

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’Hounds fall in overtime thriller

By HOMAR HERNANDEZ Special to the NEWS HARLINGEN—The San Benito Greyhounds faced the Cardinals in the annual Battle of the Arroyo this past Friday at Boggus Stadium in what proved to be one of the most memorable games in BOTA history. This year’s edition was quite different as there was limited seating due to COVID-19, …

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SBCISD to commence two-week transition period

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) recently received the approval from Texas Education Agency (TEA) to proceed with its two-week phase-in preparing to the return of Pre K – fifth grade classes as part of its elementary phase-in for face-to-face schooling and fifth-eighth as part of their middle school …

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District mourns loss

By JONATHAN LEIJA editor@sbnewspaper.com   The San Benito CISD is mourning the loss of an esteemed colleague and friend to many, Assistant Superintendent Hilda Garcia-Rendon; who had been with the SBCISD since May 2016, according to previous reports, and passed away Sunday evening. Rendon’s formal title was Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations. In a …

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