Amigos Del Valle holds first open house in new facility

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS For nearly 50 years, Amigos Del Valle has been serving elderly residents throughout the Valley with everything from daily meals to health education and weekly “excursions.” With a whopping 33 locations from Alton to Raymondville to Brownsville, and everywhere in between, the organization is one of the most …

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The NFL comes to the Valley

By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS In December of 1926, the Valley made plans for three big holiday football games. While high school football took the limelight during the regular season, semipro football was just as popular. The best of the semi-pros collided in Weslaco on Christmas Day for the Valley title. The Mercedes …

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Karate program promotes community service

By AMANDA SOTELO Special to the NEWS Mia Escamilla recently spent a Saturday morning at South Padre Island for more than just fun in the sun. The 12-year-old brown belt joined her martial arts team from Metamorphix Martial Arts in Harlingen for an Earth Day Adopt-a-Beach cleanup. “This was my way, our way, to help …

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County receives $750K in park grants

Special to the NEWS The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $12.5 million in grants to help create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities. The competitive grants are allocated to local government entities on a 50/50 reimbursement match basis, and once funded, the sites must remain parkland in perpetuity, properly maintained and open to …

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HARP applications being accepted

Special to the NEWS The City of San Benito announced that help is still available to homeowners who were affected by flooding or natural disasters that took place in 2018 and 2019. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is accepting applications for the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) to assist homeowners in Cameron, Hidalgo …

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Greyhounds come up short in first round bout

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS While the Greyhound baseball team was able to put together their best season in over 15 years, they ultimately came up short in their Bi-district championship bout this past weekend. San Benito dropped the first two games of their best-of-three series against the Edinburg Vela Sabercats, bringing their …

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School board touts Top 10 amongst other students

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS The 10 top students of the Class of 2022 have been recognized by the Board of Trustees of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District. The 10 seniors plus scores of other students who excelled themselves received applause from the staff, their parents, and members of the audience …

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TSC recognizes San Benito Chamber Executive Director

Special to the NEWS Texas Southmost College Business student Phoebe Paz was recently named Executive Director of the San Benito Chamber of Commerce, a career that stemmed from an internship she received as a new student at the college. “It really is an honor to have been chosen for this position, it’s a huge step,” …

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SBCISD plans first-ever band alumni reunion

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS San Benito CISD is planning and preparing its first-ever alumni band reunion to gather past band members from all decades of the Greyhound Band, dating back to the 1940s. The event will be held on Friday, September 23, during a home game against Edinburg High School. The event’s …

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Former UTRGV SGA president, Rio Hondo native set to graduate

By AMANDA A. TAYLOR-UCHOA UTRGV Overcoming a traumatic life event can sometimes change people for the worse. But Victoria (Tori) Lozano used hardship as a tool to refocus her future. The former UTRGV Student Government Association (SGA) president and resident assistant (RA) at UTRGV U Central was in a devastating car accident in 2018, during …

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