Tag: San Benito

San Benito CISD to offer new Culinary Arts Program

SAN BENITO — From cooking and baking methods to service operations, students of this school district will be able to learn the ins and...

Uncertainty remains for East Valley 6A football programs

LYFORD — The University Interscholastic League granted Class 6A and 5A athletic programs something very valuable when it pushed back the fall calendar one...

New Guidelines San Benito police implement COVID-19 measures

SAN BENITO — In-person contact protocols have changed since COVID-19, especially for law enforcement. According to a press release by the San Benito Police Department,...

State to move mobile COVID-19 testing center to San Benito

SAN BENITO — State health officials are ready to give residents here a chance to test for the coronavirus. Next week, a state mobile testing...

Hanna’s winds wreak damage, heavy rains spur little flooding

PORT MANSFIELD — Residents Monday continued to dig out of soggy wreckage after Hurricane Hanna tore into this tiny fishing village late Saturday afternoon,...

Cameron County, area cities handing out sandbags

Cameron County officials will be handing out sandbags today in preparation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna. The sandbags are available at each county...

SB CISD releases return-to-school plan, purchases hotspots

SAN BENITO — Although the coronavirus pandemic continues to remain active and the start of in-person instruction is left up in the air, school...

SB CISD releases return-to-school plan, purchases hotspots

SAN BENITO — Although the coronavirus pandemic continues to remain active and the start of in-person instruction is left up in the air, school...

San Benito approves plan for convention center, hotel

SAN BENITO — It appears this city is continuing to make progress on one of its economic projects that’s been in the works for...

Special needs families struggle with unique pandemic concerns

By Denise Cathey, Staff Photographer Translation by Nubia Reyna Two weeks into shelter-in-place, Annette Sankowski’s 5-year-old son Tristan eloped from the family’s house on a busy...

Senior class ready to lead Lady Greyhounds softball

HARLINGEN — Playing varsity softball for San Benito high school is a privilege, and the girls in the program don’t take it lightly. The Lady...

East Valley districts continue to react to virus

LYFORD — After a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, San Benito CISD announced Wednesday evening its decision to suspend summer extracurricular activities...

Los Fresnos shuts down in-person summer workouts

BROWNSVILLE — The Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District opted “out of an abundance of caution” Wednesday to pause its summer strength and conditioning...

San Benito CISD suspends all summer activities over virus concern

The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District has suspended all extracurricular activities over concern about the coronavirus. In a letter posted on Facebook Wednesday evening,...

Petition calls for H-E-B to require facial masks

A petition out of San Antonio signed by thousands of Texas residents is calling on H-E-B supermarkets across the state to require customers to...

Spiking COVID-19 cases cause some programs to hit pause

HARLINGEN — School districts across the Rio Grande Valley and the state have announced they will be postponing summer strength and conditioning and sport-specific...

COVID-19 testing continues throughout the county

Testing for COVID-19 is becoming more widely available in the Rio Grande Valley. Those without primary care doctors have access to a series of...

BISD student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Independent School District confirmed Tuesday in a statement that a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19, coming after the district decided Monday to...

H-E-B employees test positive for COVID-19

H-E-B workers in Brownsville, Harlingen and San Benito have tested positive for coronavirus, according to statements posted by the grocery chain online. The company posted...

San Benito commission reopens resaca trail

SAN BENITO — After weeks of debate, the city’s walking trails have reopened after a shutdown aimed at limiting exposure to the coronavirus. Earlier this...

David Lee Hernandez rejects plea bargain agreement

BROWNSVILLE — A judge has reset the trial for the father of San Benito City Commissioner Carol Lynn Sanchez’s children, accused of shooting at...

9-year-old girl killed in car accident

SAN BENITO — Police are investigating a one-car accident that killed a 9-year-old girl. Investigators believe the girl was ejected from a Ford Expedition after...

9-year-old girl killed in car accident

SAN BENITO — Police are investigating a one-car accident that killed a 9-year-old girl. Investigators believe the girl was ejected from a Ford Expedition after...

Police: San Benito man charged with sexual assault

A San Benito man was arrested by Harlingen police and charged with sexual assault. Harlingen Police say they received a report of a sexual assault...

San Benito Rotary Club donates masks to nonprofits

SAN BENITO — After a few weeks of organizing, San Benito Rotary Club members delivered face  masks to local nonprofits Monday morning. Dr. Olivia Rivas, incoming president...

San Benito CISD announces graduation date

SAN BENITO — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ability of having in-person graduation ceremonies was in a bit of a limbo. However, on Tuesday,...

COVID-19 takes toll on San Benito PONY softball

HARLINGEN — The lights are staying off at diamonds across the Rio Grande Valley as the COVID-19 pandemic has spring youth softball seasons in...

Some leaders concerned virus cases could rise

HARLINGEN — Some local leaders are concerned the expiration of Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-home order could lead to a spike in Cameron County’s coronavirus...

San Benito NJROTC named Distinguished Unit for 2019-2020 school year

SAN BENITO — From completing school work and training for competitions to lending a helping hand with community events and volunteer work, these students’...

VMS All-STAR Boys Soccer: Greyhounds’ Huerta named top coach

HARLINGEN — San Benito coach William Huerta knew at the start of the 2020 season he had an experienced group of players hungry to...