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Second September raid in Santa Rosa leads to five arrests

By Pete Banda and Mary Escobedo Editor@sbnewspaper.com   On September 8th, 2016 at approximately 9 p.m., The Santa Rosa Police Department received an anonymous call from a concerned citizens  stating that  a strong odor of Marijuana  was coming from a  residence  located at 409 San Roman Street. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Derek Moses Gallegos of Santa Rosa. According …

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Tragedy in San Benito: 17-year-old fatally shot


Staff Report Just a week after being devastated by the shooting death of a 17-year-old, the local community is experiencing another similar tragedy. According to the Cameron County Sheriff’s office, Francisco Cortina, a 17-year-old SBHS senior, was fatally shot at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday night. Ramon Saldivar, 18, is in custody and being charged …

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Junior Quarterback named offensive player of the week

By Pete Banda Managing Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com With the graduation of All-Valley quarterback J.R. Gaitan, many questioned if San Benito would be able to fill the void at quarterback. Well, if the last two games are any indication, Erick Retta is more than capable of carrying this Greyhound offense. For his performance against San Antonio East …

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Vigil scheduled for Missing San Benito teen

Staff Report A vigil has been scheduled for 19-year-old Nahomi Rodriguez of San Benito, who went missing more than a month ago. The public is invited to the Amphitheater at the Heavin trail on Saturday at 6 p.m. Tweet

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More than a Club: Friends Aiming to Pay Funeral Costs of Nino

By: Pete Banda Managing Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com The local community was devastated by the weekend death of 26-year-old San Benito native Jose Guadalupe Nino III, who was killed in a car crash just outside Rio Hondo on Sunday morning. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of Chevy Blazer lost control while traveling …

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’Hounds dominate in opener, expect another tough matchup

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com If there were any questions about the 2016 version of the San Benito Greyhounds, they were at least partially answered last Thursday night in their week one game against regional powerhouse Laredo United. Despite losing all but one offensive starter from a year ago, the ’Hounds managed to put …

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Brothers celebrating 12 years of success

  By Arnie Gonzalez Jr. Special to the NEWS King Kuts owners and brothers Xavier and Sergio Izaguirre, both lifetime residents of San Benito, have taken people, from all walks of life, and used their hair for their own personal canvases. The style created in that barbershop, on a daily basis, is truly an experience …

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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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Heavy Hitters: Girls volleyball team looks to continue decade of success

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com As sports fans in San Benito are eagerly awaiting the start of football season, there’s another group of athletes putting in countless hours of work that are seemingly flying under the radar. The Lady ’Hounds volleyball team has been battling through their own set of two-a-days during these last …

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District receives second audit results

By PETE BANDA Managing editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com After nearly four months of waiting, the San Benito school board received the findings of the curriculum audit performed by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA.) The audit, which was aimed at finding any weaknesses with how the district teaches their students, showed several key areas where San …

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