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Early voting for elections begins

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Voters began heading to the polls as early voting for this year’s election started on Monday, April 19. The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees has three spots on the ballot, Place 1, Place 2, and Place 3. For the San Benito City Commission election, two spots are open—Place 3 and …

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’Hounds run over Mercedes Tigers

STAFF REPORT On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the San Benito Greyhound boys’ soccer team defeated the Mercedes Tigers with a score of 6-1. The leading scorers for the ‘Hounds were Axel Rivera and Obed Diaz who both scored two goals. Juan Ortiz and Cristian Castillo each scored one goal. Ortiz’s and Castillo’s goals marked their first …

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SBCISD elementary student completes Blanket Donation Drive

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Wednesday, Jan. 20, seven-year-old, Victor Gonzalez III, completed his blanket donation drive at the San Benito Food Pantry. Gonzalez III, a first-grade student at Ed Downs Fine Arts Academy, formulated the idea of donating blankets to the elderly. “I heard on the news that the elderly needed blankets to stay …

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Ramirez sets new national record

  San Benito High School senior and honor student Leann M. Ramirez participated in the USA Powerlifting Meet on May 19, 2018 and brought home the Gold, winning first place with a total of 1,119 pounds (507.5 kg). 429.9 lbs (195 kg) Squat 281 lbs (127.5 kg ) Bench Press 407.8 lbs (507.5 kg) Deadlift Leann also set a new American Record …

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Unstoppable: Junior Powerlifter ready to shatter State records after breezing through Regionals in record fashion

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Over the past decade or so, the San Benito athletic program has become one of the most well-rounded and consistent in all of South Texas. While the Greyhounds have excelled in major sports like football, softball, and track and field, one of their most dominant athletes has flown mostly …

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A STRONG tradition of dominance: Nearly entire girls Powerlifting team set to qualify for Regionals

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com While the football and softball teams grab all the headlines when it comes to San Benito sports, there is another quiet dynasty building inside the halls of SBHS. With one more meet to go, the San Benito Girls Powerlifting team has already qualified two girls for the Regional competition, …

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Mud and Drag Racing to start up before Spring Break

Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Almost nine months from initially presenting the idea to the San Benito City Commission, it looks like South Texas Raceway is finally about to get started up. The mud and drag racing track is fully equipped and ready to go, with the exception of a few extra bleachers and minor …

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Solving the water dilemma in the Resaca City

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Although the debacle has ended, the stress and worries that were brought to light by the recent malfunction of water plant 1 in San Benito still persist. As with most major issues, there are more questions than answers floating around, but it seems city officials have been impacted enough …

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The Guru behind the glasses: After just three years, Gomez has turned SB into the premier athletic department in the Valley

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com You can see the pride in his eyes as he speaks about the program he took control of nearly three full years ago – of course, that’s assuming you’re able to catch him without his trusty sunglasses. Either way, there is no denying that Greyhound Head Coach and Athletic …

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Harlingen vs San Benito Featured in 2016 Great American Rivalry Series

Special to the News – The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to be featuring the annual battle between the Harlingen Cardinals and the San Benito Greyhounds in the Rivalry Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2016. In their 2015 meeting the Greyhounds defeated the Cardinals 22-21. This year the game is presented by the …

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