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Abrego a hometown staple on and off the court

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Community Corner By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the NEWS Bringing the love of basketball to San Benito is Eddie Abrego’s mission at San Benito High School (SBHS). At the age of 38, Abrego has been coaching varsity basketball at SBHS for 15 years. “I always tell my friends and fellow coaches that I ‘bleed gold …

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Rio Hondo ISD closed Thursday and Friday

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Special to the NEWS Because of freezing temperatures and forecasted icy conditions, Rio Hondo ISD will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3rd and Friday, Feb. 4.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Jan. 16 edition of the San Benito News. Or view our E-Edition by clicking here. Tweet

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UTPA to close campus Friday, Feb. 4

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Special to the NEWS The University of Texas Pan American is officially closing the Edinburg campus and all other facilities throughout the Valley as of 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, to ensure the safety of its students, faculty and staff during this inclement weather. The University will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 4. During this …

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IDEA Public Schools to close Friday

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Special to the NEWS Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, all IDEA Public Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 4. Classes will resume at regular start times on Monday, Feb. 7, according to Yvonne Chamblin, Communications Manager. For more information, call (956) 377-8204, or email yvonne.chamblin@ideapublicschools.org, or visit www.ideapublicschools.org. Tweet

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Tips and updates on freeze

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From the State of Texas, State Operations Center (SOC): As the temperatures struggle to go above freezing this afternoon…and again on Thursday…we are reminding everbody about the 3 Ps…Pipes…Plants…and Pets. This prolonged time frame of temperatures below freezing…maybe nearly 72 hours for some locations in South Central Texas…will cause some pipes to burst. Wrapping the …

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UTB/TSC to reopen Saturday, Feb. 5

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Special to the NEWS The UTB/TSC campus will re-open for classes on Saturday, Feb. 5. The campus will be back to a regular class and business schedule on Monday, Feb. 7. The Master Chorale’s concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4 at The Arts Center will go on as scheduled. The English Graduate Advancement and …

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SBCISD cancels school Thursday and Friday

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Special to the NEWS San Benito CISD officials have announced that in light of the frigid temperatures and anticipated ice-covered roadways that might pose unsafe road conditions for buses and vehicles, there will be no school for students and staff members on Thursday, Feb. 3. Classes will also be cancelled for Friday, Feb. 4. School …

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LFCISD schools close Thursday and Friday

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Special to the NEWS The Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District (LFCISD) announces school closure for all its schools for Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4 2011, due to the weather and its effects on roads and electrical power. For more information, call Dr. Birdie Rodriguez at (956) 254-5013. Tweet

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Forecasters: 30 percent chance of snow

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! These are the sentiments of Valley residents, many of whom are welcoming news that there may be a chance of snow as a result of the arctic blast moving into the Valley this week. The last time snow fell …

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Agents seize $150K in Los Indios

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NEWS Staff Report LOS INDIOS – Over $150,000 was seized at the Los Indios Free Trade Bridge on Monday when a San Benito man with ties to Mexico was allegedly found with the cash inside the vehicle he was driving. According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release, authorities conducting outbound enforcement …

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