’Hounds take on Los Fresnos Falcons

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds take on the Los Fresnos Falcons for their first district matchup of the season on Friday. Currently, the ’Hounds are undefeated in non-district play, the ’Hounds defeated the Schertz-Clemens Buffaloes 13-7 during their game on Friday, Sept. 10. On offense, the ’Hounds will look toward dual-threat quarterback …

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‘Arte de la Casa’ exhibit opens at SB Cultural Heritage Museum

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Cultural History Museum held the grand opening of the “Arte De La Casa” exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 16. The exhibit features artwork from Sam Rawls and Monica Lugo and photographs, a dance film short, and a performance from the Frontera Dance Project. The artists spent two months in …

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City commission adopts $14.9 million budget

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission adopted ordinances for the 2021-2022 city budget and property tax rate during a regular city commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21. City Budget The commission adopted an ordinance for the city’s general fund, debt service fund, community development grant, economic development fund, waterworks enterprise fund, and …

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Card skimmers found at local Stripes locations

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Credit card skimmers were found at two Stripes convenience stores in San Benito. In a press release from the San Benito Police Department, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, SBPD responded to reports of card skimming at two Stripes locations at 304 S. Sam Houston St. and 2195 W. Business Highway 77 for …

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’Hounds defeat Schertz-Clemens

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds defeated the Schertz-Clemens Buffaloes during a non-district football game on Friday, Sept. 10. In a close game, the ’Hounds outscored the Buffaloes 13-7. The ’Hounds defense put on a strong showing. The ’Hounds’ totaled three interceptions and three sacks. Two of the interceptions were by linebacker Mariano …

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SB woman competes in bodybuilding competition after 176-pound weight loss

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Saturday, Sept. 11, Jennifer White stepped onto the bodybuilding stage to show off the four years of dedication she put into the gym. White, 32, began her weight loss journey four years ago after a doctor’s appointment left her discouraged. In November 2017, White was informed at a doctor’s appointment …

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SBCISD issues mask mandate

News Staff Report The San Benito CISD issued a mask mandate that went into effect on Friday, Sept. 10. The resolution to approve the mask mandate was passed by the SBCISD Board of Trustees during a special board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7. According to the resolution, all students, staff, and visitors are required to …

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City shows little growth in 10 years

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Census data for the 2020 U.S. Census has been released and shows that San Benito experienced little growth over the past 10 years. According to the 2020 census data, San Benito’s population increased to 24,861 from 24,250 In the 2010 census—an increase of 611 residents. San Benito’s neighboring city, Harlingen, has …

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School board discusses tax rates for 2021-2022

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss school district’s proposed tax rate for the 2021-2022 school year. Vicky Perez, SBCISD Assistant Superintendent of Finance Services, presented the tax rate information from the current tax year and the proposed rate. Trustee Orlando Lopez asked when the …

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’Hounds dominate Mission Vets

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds shut out the Mission Veterans Memorial Patriots during a non-district game on Friday, Sept. 3. In the game, the ‘Hounds displayed a powerful offense and defense. The ’Hounds outscored the Patriots 51-0 to get the win. Jermaine Corbin led the team in points with three touchdowns under …

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