Tag: Freddy Fender

Resaca City Hero: Local artist gaining national attention, hopes to put hometown on the map

By PETE BANDA Managing editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com If you’ve been listening to the radio lately, chances are you’ve heard the song “Resaca City Gold” at least a few times over the last few weeks. The song, which proudly boasts about every unique and special aspect of San Benito, has seemingly gained acclaim from music listeners all …

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Musician recalls days with Freddy Fender

By JACOB LOPEZ Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com James Marvéll, an entertainer out of Tampa, Florida who frequents the Valley with his wife Faye, remembers the late musician and hometown hero Freddy Fender fondly. “He was my hero,” Marvéll said of the San Benito-born singer. Back then, according to Marvéll, there weren’t many Spanish speakers in country music. He …

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CONTINUING A LEGACY: Honorees shine at Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com HARLINGEN – Four individuals with roots in the Rio Grande Valley received recognition for their exemplary efforts in serving South Texas citizens at the Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards ceremony on Thursday. At each ceremony, the event honors persons and entities that have dedicated their time to help ensure the well-being …

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CONSIDER THIS: ‘Only in San Benito’

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com If there’s one phrase I’m sick of hearing, it’s the oft-uttered cliché, “Only in San Benito.” Well, maybe not so much the phrase but its level of contempt is what has recently earned my scorn. Know that the source of my frustration stems not from the cynical, pseudo-intellectual types …

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SBHS’s Flamenco Ensemble to perform at ceremony

Flamenco band

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito High School Flamenco Ensemble is slated to perform at the Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9. “We are very happy,” Flamenco Ensemble Director Jorge Mascorro said of his students. Speaking in Spanish, Mascorro noted, “They considered them [the band] and invited us. Every year, …

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