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From Hospitals to Hollywood: After beating cancer, San Benito native makes television debut with stint on American Horror Story

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Imagine being told your 6-year-old son wouldn’t make it another 48 hours because of a fast growing tumor in his stomach. Now imagine eleven years later, you’re seeing that same son on one of the most popular television shows in America. That’s exactly what happened to San Benito native …

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CSM Vela to be honored at MMA Saturday

NEWS Staff Report HARLINGEN – Command Sergeant Major Ruben Vela will be posthumously honored Saturday, Sept. 6, at a special ceremony here. The event will be held at 2 p.m. inside the Col. Philip J. Yeckel Memorial Auditorium at the Marine Military Academy, located at 320 Iwo Jima Blvd. in Harlingen. Scheduled at the event …

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Family remembers highest-ranking Sergeant Major from San Benito

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com While Command Sergeant Major Ruben Vela is being laid to rest at Rio Grande Valley State Veteran Cemetery, his friends, family and fellow U.S. Military personnel are taking the time to remember the high-ranking serviceman. “I’m a proud son,” says Emilio Vela of his father, a San Benito native. “It’s …

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CANCER FREE: Retired officer credits miracle for sudden healing

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Guadalupe Ayala walked into the San Benito News office on Tuesday, Feb. 12, prepared for an interview about where he was supposed to be that day had events that transpired four days prior not occurred. Consider first that Ayala was supposed to be in Houston on Feb. 12 to …

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