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’Hounds defeat Schertz-Clemens

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds defeated the Schertz-Clemens Buffaloes during a non-district football game on Friday, Sept. 10. In a close game, the ’Hounds outscored the Buffaloes 13-7. The ’Hounds defense put on a strong showing. The ’Hounds’ totaled three interceptions and three sacks. Two of the interceptions were by linebacker Mariano …

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SB woman competes in bodybuilding competition after 176-pound weight loss

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Saturday, Sept. 11, Jennifer White stepped onto the bodybuilding stage to show off the four years of dedication she put into the gym. White, 32, began her weight loss journey four years ago after a doctor’s appointment left her discouraged. In November 2017, White was informed at a doctor’s appointment …

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SBCISD issues mask mandate

News Staff Report The San Benito CISD issued a mask mandate that went into effect on Friday, Sept. 10. The resolution to approve the mask mandate was passed by the SBCISD Board of Trustees during a special board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7. According to the resolution, all students, staff, and visitors are required to …

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City shows little growth in 10 years

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Census data for the 2020 U.S. Census has been released and shows that San Benito experienced little growth over the past 10 years. According to the 2020 census data, San Benito’s population increased to 24,861 from 24,250 In the 2010 census—an increase of 611 residents. San Benito’s neighboring city, Harlingen, has …

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School board discusses tax rates for 2021-2022

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss school district’s proposed tax rate for the 2021-2022 school year. Vicky Perez, SBCISD Assistant Superintendent of Finance Services, presented the tax rate information from the current tax year and the proposed rate. Trustee Orlando Lopez asked when the …

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’Hounds dominate Mission Vets

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds shut out the Mission Veterans Memorial Patriots during a non-district game on Friday, Sept. 3. In the game, the ‘Hounds displayed a powerful offense and defense. The ’Hounds outscored the Patriots 51-0 to get the win. Jermaine Corbin led the team in points with three touchdowns under …

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Los Indios to host National Night Out

News Staff Report The City of Los Indios and Los Indios Police Department hosts its annual National Night Out on Friday, Sept. 10 at Renee Sanchez Park in Los Indios. The event will feature different activities for children including bouncers, pony rides, face painting, rock climbing, and more are free to enjoy. Food and drinks …

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Giving Back: SB Historical Society and ViVa provides school supplies to local elementary school

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Historical Society and Village in the Valley (ViVa) donated school supplies to Frank Roberts Elementary on Friday, Sept. 3. Representatives from the historical society and the Viva traveled to Frank Roberts and presented bins filled with school supplies such as notebooks, folders, pens, colored pencils, markers, and more. …

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Commission discusses street improvement projects

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission discussed a legal services contract between City Attorney Mark Sossi and street improvements during a regular commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Street Improvements Updates on the current roadway rehabilitation project were presented by Moises Martinez, the San Benito Public Works Coordinator. During a March meeting, …

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SB woman arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon

News Staff Report On Saturday, Aug. 21, Cameron County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an assault in San Benito. According to the sheriff’s report, the suspect, 26-year-old Marelyn Anel Banda, fled the scene but was later found. Banda was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was booked into Carrizalez-Rucker Cameron County …

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