Rotary Club presents discount cards to San Benito school employees

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com This week, the San Benito Rotary Club awarded over 1,600 discount cards to all San Benito school personnel as a part of its ‘Hometown Heroes’ project. The Rotary Club coordinated with restaurants across San Benito to create a discount for all San Benito school employees including those at San Benito CISD, …

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Rio Hondo ISD and City of Los Indios wrap up elections

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Rio Hondo ISD Board of Trustees and the City of Los Indios elections came to an end on Saturday, May 1. Four seats—Place 1, Place 2, Place 3, and Place 4—were all open on the RHISD school board. Billie D. Simpson defeated Hoss Lozano for Place 1 on the Rio …

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San Benito sees election night results

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The end of the 2021 election season brought some changes to the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees, however, the San Benito City Commission remains the same. In the SBCISD school board race, three seats were open — Place 1, Place 2, and Place 3. In Place 1, Ariel Cruz narrowly …

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Chamber of Commerce hosts ‘Meet the Candidates’

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Chamber of Commerce held its ‘Meet the Candidates’ event on Friday, April 23. Four candidates in the San Benito City Commissioner’s race were in attendance including: incumbents Pete Galvan and Carol Lynn Sanchez and challengers Victor Rosas and Jesus Loperena. Not in attendance was Benjamin Gomez. In attendance …

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San Benito public parks reopen

News Staff Report Parks in San Benito have reopened after over a year of being closed. During a regular commission meeting, the San Benito City Commission discussed and unanimously passed the Sixth Supplemental Order 2020-04 which opens all public parks. The order also mandates all people to wear masks while doing business inside city buildings. …

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Rundown of candidate financial reports for the SBCISD and City Commission Elections

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The NEWS acquired the campaign finance reports via open records request for all candidates in the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees election and the San Benito City Commissioners race. In the SBCISD school board election, for Place 1, Anna Llanes seeks to defend her spot against challenger Ariel Cruz. For …

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Commission discusses possible improvements to community center

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com During a San Benito City Commission meeting, which occurred on April 20, the commission discussed possible improvements to the San Benito Community Building located at 210 E Heywood St., adjacent to the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum. Aleida Garcia, the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum Coordinator, presented the item. The improvements …

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Rotary Club honors school employees with upcoming project

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Rotary Club of San Benito is developing what it calls the “Hometown Heroes Project,” to celebrate all San Benito school employees, including those from San Benito CISD, IDEA San Benito, and the South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy. The club decided to develop this project after a March meeting. During …

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Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Meet the Candidates’ event

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com In conjunction with the San Benito school district, the San Benito Chamber of Commerce will host its “Meet the Candidates” event on Friday, April 23. The chamber sent out an open invitation to all candidates running for the San Benito CISD school board and San Benito City Commission. The event is …

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Early voting for elections begins

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Voters began heading to the polls as early voting for this year’s election started on Monday, April 19. The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees has three spots on the ballot, Place 1, Place 2, and Place 3. For the San Benito City Commission election, two spots are open—Place 3 and …

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