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By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS During a regular city commission meeting Tuesday, representatives and supporters of non-profit organizations in San Benito pleaded for help to fund their activities. Liz Chavez, Boys’ & Girls’ Club of San Benito Board Chair, said she decided to speak after receiving calls from the community about the …

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By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Centenarians are part of a growing population within the United States. On June 20th, Elma Rodriguez Perez will be joining this minority by celebrating her 100th birthday. Perez was born in 1919 in San Benito, Texas. By 1946, she went on to earn the equivalent of a high …

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By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS After deliberating two scenarios to fund major capital improvements to an aging sewer system, San Benito opted for a third option at the last minute at Tuesday’s regular city commission meeting. Donald Gonzalez, the city’s financial advisor with the firm Estrada & Hinojosa, presented a preliminary project …

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By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Eliana “Nana” Carrizales has been playing softball since she was six, coached by her father and continuing to play throughout her youth until she began pitching for the San Benito Varsity Lady Greyhounds. Carrizales found her calling for pitching when she was just eight-years-old. “I’ve always liked being the leader, it’s …

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By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Jessica Morales always dreamed of attending an Ivy league school. From a young age, she told her parents that she was going to get accepted into a top-tier school and experience life outside of Texas. The San Benito native made her dreams a reality when she was accepted …

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By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS A San Benito man with a lengthy criminal record will spend nearly two decades behind bars after being convicted in relation to sexual abuse of a child. Authorities identified the man as Ruben Corona who was sentenced May 30 in the 138th Cameron County District Court. Cameron …

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By ASHLEY MATHEW Special to the NEWS Carlos G. Gomez was a Mexican painter raised in Brownsville. His artwork is internationally known and has been exhibited around the world in countries like Spain, China, and Australia. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Pan-American University and his Master’s in Fine Arts from Washington …

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By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Almost two months after requesting help from the city commissioners for a permanent home in the Resaca City, Amigos del Valle is still searching for a haven in San Benito. Accompanied by several residents supporting Amigos del Valle, a non-profit organization serving low-income families since 1974 in …

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By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito’s internal affairs investigation, launched to determine whether policy and procedures were violated during the shooting by police of Ricardo Trevino III, came to a close on June 5, 180 days since the police-involved shooting occurred. The city issued a press release Wednesday evening in which Interim …

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By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito News Mid-way through his Junior year, as other students concerned themselves with mid-terms and end-of-the-year dances, Bruce Maxwell received life-altering news. Maxwell was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that directly targets the immune system, after he began noticing issues with his lymph nodes. “I had noticed …

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