Drum and Bugle Corps camp held at SBHS

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps camp is currently being held at San Benito High School. “We’re starting up work on getting members organized so we can start our 2011 summer production,” said Ana Sandoval, membership coordinator. “What we do is we take high school and college students …

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Wilsons committed to each other, community for over 60 years

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Stories of Love By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com There isn’t an empty space on the walls of 82-year-old Charlie and 85-year-old Bertha Wilson’s home due to the abundant amount of plaques, photographs, and awards they have collected over the years for outstanding service and commitment to the community of San Benito. The Wilsons …

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From the NFL to the Resaca Trail, Pietrogallo preaches fitness

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Community Corner By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the NEWS St. Augustine once said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Rich Pietrogallo, 64, has read quite a bit. Pietrogallo has been a personal trainer in the Valley for three years and in that time has gathered clientele …

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NJROTC celebrates 11th Annual Military Ball

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Pinned-up hair, long gowns, pressed suits and shiny shoes was the scene on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Rancho Viejo Country Club as the San Benito NJROTC celebrated its 11th Annual Military Ball. A formal military program, dinner and dancing was held as the cadets learned while participating in a Navy ceremony rich in customs and traditions a topic taught to cadets as part of the NJROTC curriculum. (Courtesy photo)

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Soap 4 Hope

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Pictured is San Benito Rotarian Ros Salmeron and Brenda Heredia, a member of the Harlingen Rotary Club and Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center, Inc. Salmeron presented to Heredia on behalf of the club donations for the Soap 4 Hope project. The Family Crisis Center is a local United Way agency with a 30-year presence in the area, providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and abuse. Information about the agency can be found at www.familycrisisctr.org. The agency may also be contacted at (956) 423-9305 or toll free at (866) 423-9384, or by email at familycrisisctr@sbcglobal.net. (Courtesy photo)

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Century’s Worth of Memories

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Candelario Lopez of Harlingen will turn 100 years old on Feb. 2, 2011. He has nine living children, 32 grandchildren, and 60 great grandchildren. (Courtesy photo)

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Disabled man rescued from fire

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – An investigation is ongoing regarding a fire that ignited Saturday at the Casa Del Valle Apartments, a housing complex in Rio Hondo for the elderly located on the 200 block of Morning Glory Street. According to officers with the Rio Hondo Police Department, at about …

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Limón: Gantt’s job is safe in 2011

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Although questions surfaced in late 2010 as to San Benito High School Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Spencer Gantt’s future as a Greyhound, school district officials were quick to dispel as much on Monday. San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón said Gantt will stay …

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No plastic bag ban planned in San Benito

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A plastic bag ban has already manifested in several cities throughout the United States, and more recently the Valley has seen two of its own initiate the ban. Brownsville spearheaded the ban by becoming the first city in the state of Texas to adopt the measure on January …

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Limóns believe ‘amazing’ marriage was preordained

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Stories of Love By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com For Antonio G. and Linda Marie Limón, their love for each other was instantaneous. Antonio, or Tony as he is more commonly known, is the Superintendant of Schools for San Benito CISD, and his wife Linda currently serves as principal at the Darrell Hester Juvenile …

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