Nursing student inspires next generation at San Benito High School

Special to the NEWS Aaron Cantu, of Harlingen, knew he had to choose a career pathway when he was a student at San Benito High School. His decision to choose health care led him to future success in the health care field. Not only is he a nursing assistant teacher at his former high school, …

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Trash pick-up schedule changes

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS A new trash pickup schedule has been approved by the San Benito City Council. Council members voted on the change after representatives of BFI Waste Services gave a presentation during a May 3 meeting of the administrative body. Ray Thomas, the company’s operations manager, said they proposed to …

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Cameron County voters strike down venue project

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS The May 7 Election in Cameron County featured two State Propositions, a vote on the Cameron County Venue Project, and various campaigns for city and school district offices. Both State of Texas Propositions passed by a landslide, each garnering more than 70 percent of the total vote within …

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Unauthorized access to Cameron County election personnel information reported

Special to the NEWS Cameron County Election personnel and poll workers are receiving letters from Easy Vote, a company that provides poll worker management software to the Cameron County Election Office, notifying them that an unauthorized actor accessed certain files that may have contained their personal identification information. The letter explains that after an investigation …

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Hog Waddle Concert set for this weekend

Special to the NEWS After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the Annual Hog Waddle Concert returns Saturday, May 14, 2022, to the San Benito Fairgrounds. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the gate, but can be purchased ahead of the event at the San Benito Public Library, located at 101 …

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Region One board names executive director

Special to the NEWS The Region One ESC Board of Directors voted unanimously to select Dr. Daniel P. King as the new Executive Director of the Region One Education Service Center in a regular called Board Meeting in late April; his first day will be May 2, 2022. Dr. King has served 42 years in …

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May 7 election for San Benito, Rio Hondo, Los Indios nears

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS The May 7 Constitutional Amendment election takes place this weekend for San Benito and its surrounding communities of Rio Hondo and Los Indios. On the ballots are two state constitutional amendments, another vote on the Cameron County Venue Project, and various candidates for the cities of Rio Hondo …

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Greyhounds set for Bi-district clash with Edinburg Vela

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS The San Benito Greyhounds are headed to the playoffs for the second straight year after compiling their most total wins in over a decade. The team ended with a 9-5 district mark; good enough for third place in District 32-6A and sets up a best-of-three- playoff series with …

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Hurtado learns from EMS recruitment team

Special to the NEWS Emergency Medical Services students from Texas State Technical College recently learned about some of the career paths available to them during a visit by members of the City of Pharr’s Emergency Medical Services recruitment team, some of whom are also TSTC alumni. The EMS professionals from Pharr discussed new equipment that …

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Olmito Lake Regatta attracts thousands

By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS The talk around the Valley in 1927 was about the First Annual Regatta at Olmito Lake. It was advertised as a spectacular water show by the fastest boats of the era. John Rutledge, who was in charge of the event said, “Citizens who are planning to turn out …

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