Sep 05 2017

Leading by example: Veteran’s Advisory Board Vice Chairman donates $5k to new project

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Veteran’s Advisory Board has started their first ever KIA/MIA Memorial project fundraiser. The project is looking for at least 10 people to donate $5,000 to reach their goal of $50,000. Once the goal is reached, construction will begin on five new granite monuments to built at …

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Sep 01 2017

Man arrested in connection with Dr. Cash Cheerleader theft

A man who allegedly stole over $2,000 from cheerleader coaches at Dr. Cash was arrested this morning. Enrique Machuca was picked up by officers and eventually given a $25,000 bond by Judge David Garza. According to the arresting officer, numerous tips led to the apprehension of Machuca off school grounds. Because of the amount of …

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Sep 01 2017

City to host new music festival

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com At a board meeting on Tuesday, City officials decided to move forward with their plans to host the first ever Resaca City Music Festival. While the festival will have no connection to the cancelled Conjunto Festival, the City described it as, “celebrating the City’s musical heritage by promoting the …

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Aug 29 2017

Police confirm the identity of body found in Resaca

San Benito Police have confirmed the body they found in the Resaca early Tuesday morning was that of missing San Benito native Augustine Andrade. The elderly man had been reportedly missing since Saturday, August 26. Police Chief Michal Galvan said officers and firefighters were sent to check in the Resaca off the frontage road near …

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Aug 28 2017

District staff to assist displaced families

Special to the NEWS   San Benito CISD stands ready and is prepared to assist students and families that have been displaced due to Hurricane Harvey. Students in grades Pre-K to 12th that have relocated to the San Benito area are being encouraged to register to continue their public education. The Family and Community Engagement …

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Aug 28 2017

City to discuss hosting “Resaca City Musical Festival”

The City of San Benito has called for a Special City Meeting to discuss, among other things, the possibility of hosting a Resaca City Music Festival on October 21, 2017. The festival would have no connection to the cancelled Conjunto Festival or the Narcisco Martinez Cultural Arts Center. According to an agenda posted on the …

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Aug 28 2017

Police identify pair killed in Brownsville crash

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Two people were pronounced dead after a tragic car crash in Brownsville this past Monday. Authorities were later able to identify those two as a father and daughter from San Benito and Harlingen respectively. Santiago Zarate, 84, of San Benito, and Maria del Carmen Mares, 59, of Harlingen were …

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Aug 24 2017

Preparing for the Storm: Harvey regains strength, expected to hit on Friday

      By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com As details on Tropical Storm Harvey continue to trickle in, residents of South Texas continue to take steps to ensure their safety. The City of San Benito is set to provide sandbags to citizens on Thursday and Friday and Governor Gregg Abbott preemptively declared a State …

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Aug 18 2017

San Benito man killed in Kentucky crash

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com   A San Benito native died this past Monday after a major tractor-trailer crash in Kentucky. Ruben Omar Jimenez, a 28-year-old who was living in Kentucky at the time, was reportedly struck just before 5 in the morning on I-75 in Rockcastle County. According to reports, it is not …

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Aug 18 2017

Culture Shock: Museum delays could lead to legal action

  By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com   After months of building and promoting of the new Cultural Heritage Museum, the City now finds themselves in a peculiar position. Several delays by Jones Construction have caused the project to fall two to three weeks behind schedule. Initially slated to be completed by the end of …

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