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Sandy Romeros scholarship funds local students for a decade

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Sandy Romeros Memorial Scholarship has rewarded some of San Benito High School’s seniors for its 10th year in a row. Sandy Romeros was a longtime nurse in San Benito, at Dolly Vinsant Hospital, and a pillar of the community, her daughter, Norma Romeros said. Sandy Romeros died on March 11, …

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Harlingen shooting suspect killed in confrontation with Tamaulipas Police

News Staff Report The Rio Hondo resident who was involved in the shooting of a female and two males was killed in a shootout with the Mexican State Police on Sunday, July 4. On Friday, July 2 at 10:42 a.m., Harlingen police responded to shots fired at a Stripes parking lot at the 1800 block …

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City experiences heavy rainfall

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Heavy rains have found their way into San Benito, and the rest of the Valley, once again this past week. The National Weather Service of Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley (NWS) predicted about two to three inches of rain for the San Benito-Harlingen area. On July 7, flash flood warnings were issued across …

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Commission discusses CARES Act funds

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission discussed the allocation of CARES Act funding to the San Benito EDC. Rebecca Castillo, the director of the San Benito EDC, requested that EDC staff be considered for COVID Hazard Compensation from CARES Act funding. The request was for $2800 toward EDC employees. San Benito Mayor …

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SB Chamber of Commerce to host scholarship golf tournament

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Chamber of Commerce will host its first annual golf tournament on Saturday, July 31 at River Bend Resort and Golf Club in Brownsville. According to Daphne Maldonado, Executive Director of the San Benito Chamber of Commerce, the chamber has been planning on hosting a golf tournament for a …

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Cities host Independence Day Celebrations

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Upcoming Fourth of July celebrations in San Benito and Los Fresnos are scheduled to happen on July 3. San Benito will host its annual Resaca Fest on Saturday, July 3, once again. The festival was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with restrictions becoming looser and the development …

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Drive-thru tax lanes open for operation

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The grand opening of the new drive-thru tax lanes, located at 199 S. Sam Houston Blvd., happened on Friday, June 25. At the event Tony Yzaguirre, the Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector presented the renovated building in front of a crowd filled with city, county, and state officials. In attendance was State …

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SB resident turns home into an Elon Musk and SpaceX mural

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Lifelong San Benito resident, Willie Rosales Jr., had his home painted into a mural of Elon Musk and SpaceX. Inspiration for the mural struck Rosales while he was stargazing during a trip to Big Bend National Park. Along the way, he visited Marfa, Texas, a town known for its art, and …

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School Board amends employment policy

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Tuesday, June 22, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees made changes to the hiring policy and discussed the proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year, during a special board meeting. The school board discussed changes to the DC (LOCAL) policy which deals with employment practices. The change to the …

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Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian

                  By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The COVID-19 pandemic hampered the San Benito High School Class of 2021’s senior year, but it did not stop valedictorian, Liam Matthew Gore, and salutatorian, Naydalin Nahomi Garza Jimenez, from reaching the top of their class. “COVID made everything harder for everyone, …

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