Tag Archive: San Benito

Sep 25 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: SpaceX – To the Future… And Beyond

Seen are various images from festivities and events surrounding the ground breaking ceremony of SpaceX, the commercial launch site to be constructed at Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville. The impact of SpaceX is expected to benefit the surrounding communities, including the Laguna Madre and Harlingen-San Benito-Brownsville metropolitan areas. Pictured in this gallery are an artist’s …

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Sep 25 2014

Officials revel in SpaceX groundbreaking; economic boon anticipated locally

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com BROWNSVILLE – Visitors to the Rio Grande Valley have long described the culture shock experienced at the border communities within as an out of this world experience. It’s a statement that can now be taken literally as Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) broke ground Monday, Sept. 22, for its …

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Sep 11 2014

PISBND experiences influx of activity; port director cites job growth

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District is growing every day, and with it the opportunity for new jobs in the area. On Monday, PISBND Port Director Steven Bearden said that the district, which was once largely responsible for shipping produce via rail line before that industry eventually integrated …

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Jun 07 2013

Remembering Nora Walk-A-Thon is Saturday

The Remembering Nora Walk-a-thon will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday at Heavin Memorial Park, San Benito. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Family Crisis Center, Inc., the Crime Victims Compensation Program and scholarships in the memory of Nora L. Saucedo. For more information, call (254) 548-4918. Tweet

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May 22 2013

Conjunto legend to perform in San Benito

Ricardo Mejia, considered a conjunto and bajo sexto legend, is slated to perform Thursday, May 30, at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito. Scheduled from 7-9 p.m., Mejia, accompanied by Juan Tovar on bass and Juan Lugo on accordion, will hit the stage at the center, located at 225 E. Stenger St. …

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Apr 10 2013

Authors’ Night to showcase prose and poetry

Special to the Parade The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum will showcase original writings at their third annual public event at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in San Benito. Typically included in the evening’s venue are home-grown and produced songs, poetry and short stories, all composed by area residents who will be present …

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Apr 04 2013

6th Annual Autism Walk set for April 12

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ South Padre Parade The Sixth Annual Autism Walk/5K and Family Fun Event is scheduled for Friday, April 12, at the Heavin Resaca Trail. “April is Autism Awareness Month, so we put together a walk,” said organizer Lupita Hernandez. “It’s a fun evening for families who have kids with autism. Some of these …

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Mar 27 2013

Easter Parade in San Benito Saturday

Here comes Peter Cottontail. The first annual San Benito Easter Parade will be held at the Heavin Resaca Trail on Saturday, March 30. The parade will feature music from the San Benito High School Jazz Band as well as local singer Carlos Cañas. Among the events planned for the parade is an Easter bonnet competition …

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Mar 27 2013

FROM THE PAST: San Benito girls blank Sebastian

By RENE TORRES Special to the Parade In the summer of 1941, Valley girls’ softball was attracting thousands of fans to the ball park. The girls from throughout the region were playing a good brand of softball. One of the best pitching performances of that summer came when San Benito’s Kiwanis blanked the Sebastian 10. …

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Mar 21 2013

Big Squeeze winner to perform at cultural arts center

Special to the Parade The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center will soon host accordionist Peter Anzaldua from Brownsville at its next monthly program. Scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 28, inside the center, located at 225 E. Stenger St. in San Benito, is Anzaldua in an evening of unplugged accordion-driven conjunto music from the 2012 …

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