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SBHS cheerleader pleads no contest in assault case

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Alexandria Hernandez’ municipal court case is all but closed as the 17-year-old San Benito High School cheerleader accused of assault has been placed on deferred adjudication. Assistant Operations Chief Michael Galvan of the San Benito Police Department said that Hernandez plead no contest during a court hearing presided over …

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BUILDING A CASE: Attorney considers insanity defense for cheerleader

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Cheergate is likely to continue well into the new year. At the pretrial hearing in the case of a San Benito High School varsity cheerleader with disabilities accused of assaulting the parent of a fellow cheerleader, a trial date was tentatively set for 10 a.m. on Jan. 28—this to …

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‘CHEERGATE’ GOES TO COURT: Cheerleader hearing rescheduled for Dec. 4

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A hearing in federal court into an injunction filed by Noe Treviño on behalf of his niece Alexandria Hernandez, the San Benito High School cheerleader with disabilities who accused fellow squad members of bullying and discrimination, has been rescheduled to Dec. 4. Originally set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. …

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INJUNCTION FILED: TRO overturns cheerleader’s removal for final game

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com This one’s a twist. The San Benito High School varsity cheerleading controversy reached the courts on Friday when a judge signed a temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by an attorney representing Noe Treviño and his niece Alexandria Hernandez, the 17-year-old disabled member of the cheer squad who accused fellow …

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Cheerleader who claimed bullying kicked off squad

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Another chapter in the saga of the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading controversy was written on Monday when Alexandria Hernandez, the disabled 17-year-old senior cheerleader who accused her teammates of bullying and discrimination, was kicked off the squad for allegedly violating the cheer constitution. In response to a …

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Obregón candid on cheer controversy; steps up school security

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com If you’ve already surmised that the increase in security at San Benito High School has a little something to do with the varsity cheerleading controversy, consider it a good guess. In an exclusive interview with the San Benito News on Thursday, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Interim Superintendent …

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UPDATE: Cheerleader who accused teammates of bullying pleads ‘not guilty’ to misdemeanor assault

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The handicapped San Benito High School varsity cheerleader who accused fellow members of the cheer squad of bullying and discrimination was arrested Thursday morning for misdemeanor assault, authorities with the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Police Department reported. According to district police, 17-year-old Alexandria Hernandez, an SBHS cheerleader …

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BREAKING: SBCISD dismisses cheerleader bullying allegations as ‘unsubstantiated’

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A probe conducted by San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Special Education attorneys Buechler and Associates into allegations that members of the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading squad bullied and discriminated against a handicapped teammate were dismissed as “unsubstantiated,” SBCISD Community Relations Director Celia Longoria announced via a …

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Cheerleaders get security due to controversy

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Public outrage in the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading controversy, in which seniors have been accused of bullying and discriminating against a handicapped cheerleader, prompted local officials to assign the girls protection for Friday evening’s matchup between the Greyhounds and McAllen Bulldogs. Authorities with the San Benito Consolidated …

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CHEER DRAMA: T-shirt controversy leads to physical altercation reported at SBHS pep rally

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Controversy stemming from a dispute over a t-shirt erupted into a physical altercation at the San Benito High School pep rally on Friday between a varsity cheerleader and a parent. Colleen Duncan, 52, confirmed on Tuesday that she has filed a report with the San Benito Consolidated Independent School …

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