Oct 12 2018

Bright as gold, tough as bronze: Ramirez wins world championship

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com   For Leann Ramirez, it was more than about just breaking a record; it was about overcoming any and all opposition presented unto her. Taking up power-lifting in high school, and now a freshman at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Ramirez has recently placed first overall on September …

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Oct 12 2018

Second bond election town hall to be held Monday

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com   A town hall pertaining to the upcoming bond election and hosted by the San Benito school district is scheduled to be held Monday at6:30 p.m. at San Benito High School. The town hall is open to the public. As previously reported, San Benito CISD is scheduled to host a bond …

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Oct 12 2018

Rio Hondo family loses home to fire

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   RIO HONDO — The Salinas family of Rio Hondo are beginning the process of rebuilding their lives after their place of residence was engulfed in flames earlier this weeks. At approximately 9:37 a.m. on Monday, October 8, the Rio Hondo Fire Department was dispatched by the Cameron …

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Oct 12 2018

San Benito police enter new union agreement, increasing pay

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   The San Benito Police Department has entered a new three-year contract with the City that will increase police salaries. After 10 years of collective bargaining efforts, SBPD and the City of San Benito finally came to an agreement, with the pay package totaling $132,000. This package will …

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Oct 05 2018

Law enforcement interacts with community at annual event

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   The San Benito Police Department held its 12th annual National Night Out this past Tuesday evening at Stookey Park. The event featured local vendors and businesses as well as first responders, including the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, and Law Enforcement from across the state such as …

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Oct 05 2018

Boys & Girls Club turns the page

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Boys & Girls Club is back under new management and operations, ready to service the community and children in the most inclusive and wide-ranging way possible. With funds secure and new programs at the helm, the Club hopes to create a revamped version of the facility and the …

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Status update

High school students learning about potential colleges.

By David Lopez

Special to the NEWS

San Benito High School held its annual college fair on Friday, September 28 at the varsity gym. The higher education fair featured around 60 different schools from throughout the state, among them the major universities like UT Austin and Texas A&M as well as local colleges like UTRGV and TSTC. Information presented to the 650 seniors in attendance included admission requirements, scholarship opportunities, financial aid, and study programs offered by each university.

The continuing college fair is a district initiative aimed at encouraging graduating seniors to attend college by getting to know the faces of the different universities in the state.

San Benito CISD Higher Education Coordinator Alex Salinas, one of the main organizers behind the event, said this is not the only college event he has in mind. “We are going to have college nights where colleges come in the evenings to speak to parents and families and also have financial aid nights where universities come and speak to seniors personally,” he said.

 

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Sep 28 2018

Reflections on Hispanic Heritage: Dr. Olivia Rivas shares insight

By David Lopez   The Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame hosted a film screening of the documentary “Songs of the Homeland” narrated by San Benito’s own Freddy Fender that examines the history of Conjunto music and the Mexican-American experience. The event featured guest speaker Dr. Olivia Rivas, a now retired Vice-President of Student Affairs at …

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Sep 28 2018

Community deliberates bond election

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com   The San Benito CISD held a Town Hall at Riverside Middle School with the purpose of presenting and receiving community feedback regarding the upcoming bond election for proposed amenities, which include a performing arts center, an indoor multipurpose athletic facility, and an aquatic center. The district says the proposed amenities …

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Sep 28 2018

District responds to clash at VMA

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com   It was reported last week that a fight had taken place at the ninth grade Veterans Memorial Academy (VMA) on Wednesday, September 19. The conflict resulted in two students being transported for medical attention, 50 other students faced suspension, and an increase in police personnel, security, and administrative assistance, according …

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