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Garza cancer free going on two years

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com On March 3, 2009, former San Benito City Commissioner, businessowner and current Veterans Advisory Board Chair Victor Garza was diagnosed with prostate cancer, charting at number seven out of nine on a Gleason scale. He was 51-years-old at the time. Today, he is cancer-free and making the most …

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Garcia enjoys country life, rodeo and agriculture

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Community Corner By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the NEWS How many people can say they have attended the Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo consecutively for the past 22 years? Juan Garcia is one man who can say so. Born and raised on a farm outside the city limits of San Benito, Garcia, 53, remembers his love …

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Lady Greyhounds to play at home in playoff game

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NEWS Staff Report The District 32-5A champion San Benito Lady Greyhounds are scheduled to take on Edinburg North at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. The game will be held inside the San Benito High School Gymnasium.  On Tuesday, San Benito clinched the 32-5A title for the first time in the history of the varsity girls’ basketball …

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Girls claim first outright district hoops title in school history

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By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS Last December Clarisse Arredondo took a look at the San Benito High School girls’ basketball program and thought to herself. Watching them run up and down the floor she could see that they were ready to take a step into a place the program had never …

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Trail grows cold on deadly hit and run

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Police Department (SBPD) and the Harlingen Area Crime Stoppers are asking the public for help locating the person responsible for a deadly hit and run that occurred on Oct. 10, 2010. “A gentleman was walking northbound on FM 2520 against traffic when he was struck …

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Saldañas share epic tale of romance, forbidden love

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Stories of Love By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – Romance, forbidden love, adversity, and triumph – the Saldañas’ tale is not unlike a movie one would see on the silver screen. And if there was such a film chronicling the marriage of Santiago Saldaña, Sr., 88, and Maria Saldaña, 85, a …

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Cotillion Club held annual ball Saturday

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Special to the NEWS BROWNSVILLE – The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. The Cotillion Club was founded 57 years ago in September 1954, by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville, as a social organization designed to bring together …

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Greyhound to don water tower against gold background

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The water tower on Williams Road in San Benito is facing a makeover. As previously reported by the News, the water tower is to be repainted and will feature a new and larger extended Greyhound with a gold background on one side and the words “San Benito” and …

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Bonnell an avid stamp collector

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Community Corner By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the NEWS When most people look at a used envelope, they think it is trash. Gary Bonnell sees a possible treasure chest. Since 2005, 70 year old Bonnell has been collecting stamps. “I got invited to the Magic Valley Stamp Club in 2005, bought some stamps and have …

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San Benito wakes up under layer of ice Friday

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It’s been over 100 years in the making. Friday’s 29 degree low tied a 1883 and a 1912 record for the Harlingen, San Benito and Brownsville area, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Straub. What’s more, the multi-day freeze experienced in the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday and …

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