Tag: fire

HE SAID, SHE SAID- Family displeased with handling of house fire

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com For most of Mother’s Day morning, 56-year old Jorge Gonzalez of San Benito spent time hanging out on his porch with his mother Reyes Gonzalez and his three brothers, who were visiting from out of town that day. It was a day that started off with smiles and …

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Burning Bandits- Investigators look into 2nd possible arson case this month

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ    Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com A little over two weeks after San Benito firefighters responded to an apartment complex fire that was reportedly started by arsonists, another fire broke out early Tuesday morning and is also being treated as a case of arson. According to Operations Fire Chief Raul Zuniga, firefighters and police …

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STARTING OVER: Owner of fire-ravaged home postpones retirement to rebuild

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Rosie Cavazos had a plan: Retire at the age of 62 from the Plano Independent School District, where she worked for 28 years as a bilingual paraprofessional; move back to her hometown of San Benito and live in the house where she and her six siblings were raised. Unfortunately …

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Semi-truck catches fire

Members of the San Benito Fire Department are seen Tuesday spraying a cluster of bees at a plaza located on the 300 block of Sam Houston Boulevard. Firefighters on the scene said the bees were located in between the Texan Credit and Electronic Tax Credit signs. A soapy solution is normally used to spray the bees with, which firefighters have previously said is effective in killing them. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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