Tag: Ruby Ramirez

Zavala recognized for acts of kindness

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Sometimes the best way to inspire acts of kindness is with acts of kindness, and that is exactly what Noe Zavala has done. Zavala was the latest person to receive the Pay It 4ward cash prize on Thursday, February 21, in the parking lot of Jack in the …

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No balloon ban for San Benito, Los Fresnos districts

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The Rio Hondo Independent School District has implemented a balloon ban for all its campuses in the wake of 7-year-old Ruby Ramirez’ tragic death over a week ago due to what authorities, citing a preliminary autopsy report, believe was asphyxiation due to choking on a balloon. But what …

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TRANSCENDING TRAGEDY: Local Samaritans come to grieving family’s aid

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It appeared as though nothing, not even the law, could discourage the efforts of Noe Zavala, his family, friends and colleagues in raising money Thursday for the family of a young girl who died two days prior. Since the death of 7-year-old Ruby Ramirez on Tuesday, the community has …

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Probe into girl’s death ongoing

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito police continue to investigate the death of 7-year-old Ruby Ramirez despite authorities, citing preliminary autopsy results, indicating that she may have succumbed to asphyxiation by choking on a balloon. When asked about developments in the investigation, San Benito Police Department Assistant Operations Chief Michael Galvan deferred …

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CONSIDER THIS: Nothing mightier than the meek

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I’ve grown quite fond of one particular Twilight Zone episode that, unlike many of the series’ eerie themes, showcases a rather uplifting message. In “Night of the Meek,” Art Carney plays Henry Corwin, a down-on-his-luck department store Santa Claus who never met a bottle of liquor he didn’t like. …

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Ruby Ramirez

SAN BENITO—Ruby Ramirez, 7, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. She is survived by her mother Maria Refugia Ramirez; two brothers Estuard Ramirez and Jesus Ramirez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Chapel services were held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Henry Thomae Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at …

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UPDATE: Police say evidence in first grader’s case points to accidental death

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The investigation into the death of 7-year-old Ruby Ramirez has thus far uncovered that she may have accidentally choked on a balloon, at least according to San Benito police citing preliminary autopsy results. Ramirez, a first grade student at Sullivan Elementary School in San Benito, collapsed while on …

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YOUNG LIFE LOST: Police investigating first grader’s death

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Local police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-year-old San Benito girl, a Sullivan Elementary School first grader, after she reportedly collapsed on campus Monday. The student was identified as Ruby Ramirez early Tuesday evening by Pastor Jay De La Cruz of Iglesia Cristiana …

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