More charges brought against contractor

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Oscar Hernandez, the owner of Vita Moderna, turned himself in to the Cameron County Precinct 4 authorities after they charged Hernandez with two counts of theft, according to the Cameron County Sheriff’s office. Hernandez surrendered himself on July 13 and was given a $10,000 bond on each count but was released …

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State of sports: UIL releases athletic schedules

By DAVID LOPEZ & GAIGE DAVILA editor@sbnewspaper.com editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After several weeks of will they or won’t they, football, volleyball, tennis, and cross country practices and games are slated to begin in August and September. For 1A-4A school districts, volleyball and football practices can begin August 3, with their first games on August 10 and August …

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More cemetery issues: Resident denied burial in paid plot

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Jesse Garcia’s father, Jesus Garcia, passed away two Saturdays ago, unfortunately. His family was prepared to bury the elder Garcia in the old cemetery, where they say he purchased a plot in 2015. Sadly, he claims the City of San Benito has not allowed the burial and, to this day, has …

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SBYBSL mourns trailblazer

Special to the PRESS/NEWS Editor’s note: This article is based on accomplishments of Natividad Ontiveros, written by the late Ray Avila. Natividad “Tivo” Ontiveros passed away last Friday; he ran the San Benito Youth Baseball League as president for 20 plus years along with his wife. In 1975, there was only one baseball league in …

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SBCISD approves hotspots for fall

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD held a regular board meeting Monday that discussed it’s investment report and saw the approval of all items on its consent agenda, from business and finance to administration. Board members Angel Mendez and M.L. Garcia were absent from the meeting. The consent agenda on administration likewise saw all …

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Commissioners approve City updates

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito City Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss reviews and updates within the City mostly. Community Development Block Grant coordinator Elvira Cavazos held a public hearing to gather citizen input on the CDBG Annual Action Plan, the second of two required public hearings. “We will present the final action plan for …

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Garcia remembered: Former district chief passes at 72

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Santiago Raul “La Rola” Garcia, Jr. passed away Tuesday morning at his San Benito home at the age of 72. A well-known community member, Garcia was most known for his long career of 48 years in law enforcement, especially as Chief of the San Benito CISD Police. He also worked for …

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Heavily armed man stopped

STAFF REPORT On July 7, a Cameron County Sheriff’s patrol deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle clocked by radar as allegedly exceeding 100 mph. The driver of the vehicle, Daniel Carrera, was allegedly in possession of an SKS rifle, a shot-gun, and a .40 Caliber handgun. Carrera was arrested for Reckless Driving and …

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Chamber welcomes new director

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Chamber of Commerce welcomed its new executive director, Dafne Melissa Maldonado, last week. Maldonado graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2008, soon after marrying and leaving for San Antonio. In 2016, she returned to Brownsville to spend time with …

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No pressure: Water break causes residential woes

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Last Friday, the night before July 4th, San Benito residents noticed low water pressure in their homes, making it challenging to flush toilets, shower, and wash dishes. The low water pressure lasted throughout the holiday weekend. The City of San Benito issued a statement on its social media pages the following …

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