’Hounds earn second shutout win in a row

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds earned their second shutout victory in a row against the Brownsville Rivera Raiders on Thursday, Oct. 28. The ’Hounds defeated the Raiders 50-0 in their penultimate game of the regular season. On offense, the ’Hounds experimented with their passing attack in this game. Sophomore Atticus De Leon, …

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Board hires special counsel, discusses forensic audit

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD discussed the hiring of outside legal counsel and forensic audit procedures during a special board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Forensic Audit Board members Oscar Medrano, Ariel Cruz, and Rudy Corona were in favor of in-person interviews. Vice-president Janie Lopez argued that the questionnaire would be more …

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Commission discusses RGV Epicenter tax zone and street repairs

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission held a regular commission meeting and voted on a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) for the RGV Epicenter and street repairs on Tuesday, Nov. 2. TIRZ Issues During the public hearing regarding the TIRZ for the RGV Epicenter, San Benito resident Adan Oceguera said that he …

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SB emergency management to conduct non-internet communications

By AL WASIELEWSKI Special to the NEWS Operating as Emergency Communications via Amateur Radio for the City of San Benito Office of Emergency Management (SBEOC) will participate in a statewide drill, testing the capabilities of effective communications without the use of the internet, cell phones, landlines and all other forms of communication. Messages will be …

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San Benito man arrested for shooting at girlfriend in McAllen

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Oct. 28, McAllen police arrested a San Benito man who allegedly shot at his girlfriend at a restaurant in McAllen. Ivan Hernandez, 33, was arrested inside an irrigation ditch in the city. He was charged with aggravated assault and received a $120,000 bond. A Facebook post by the McAllen Professional …

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November election results

NEWS Staff Report Election results for the November 2021 elections are in after polls closed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. In the Cameron County election, electors voted against the proposed Cameron County Venue Project. With an estimated 50.39% of the vote, 4,829 people voted against the project proposition while 4,754 people voted for the proposition. …

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’Hounds shut out Donna North Chiefs

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds bounced back with a shutout victory against the Donna North Chiefs after suffering two losses in a row. The ’Hounds defeated the Chiefs 56-0. The Greyhounds now sport a 6-2 overall record and a 3-2 record in district play. The Greyhound offense centered around running the ball. …

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Communities host annual Halloween events

NEWS Staff Report Halloween celebrations were held this week by San Benito, Rio Hondo, and Los Indios for families to enjoy. The City of Los Indios and Los Indios Police Department celebrates its Halloween event Trunk or Treat this Friday, Oct. 29. The event will take place at the Diamantina Community Center on 309 E. …

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Nov. 2 Election Day rundown

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Voters will decide the fate of a potential event center in Cameron County in this upcoming election. Cameron County citizens can vote on the Cameron County Venue Project and several state constitutional amendments. Eight constitutional propositions are up for a vote. One of the amendments includes Prop. 2 which, if voted …

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City holds groundbreaking ceremony for RGV Epicenter

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito held the groundbreaking ceremony for the RGV Epicenter on Saturday, Oct. 23 signifying the start of phase one of the project. Due to inclement weather, the ceremony was held at the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum. Many community and project leaders were in attendance. “Not only …

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