County awarded NACCHO grant

Special to the NEWS The National Association of County and City Health Officials recently awarded $2.3 million in funding to prevent outbreaks of Infectious diseases in healthcare settings and two Cameron County entities were among the recipients. A total of 24 local health department awardees will address spread of COVID-19, healthcare-associated infections, and antibiotic resistant …

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South Texas ISD superintendent receives top honor

Special to the NEWS Dr. Marco Antonio Lara, Jr., Superintendent of the South Texas Independent School District has been selected as the Region One 2022 Regional Superintendent of the Year. As a regional winner, Dr. Lara will represent the Region One area in the statewide Superintendent of the Year Award Program. Under the direction of …

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CAF hosts free July 4 weekend event

Special to the NEWS The Rio Grande Valley Chapter of The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will host an Independence Day Weekend CAF Open House and Fly-In on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to the public but donations are appreciated. The event will feature music, family fun, museum tours, and vintage …

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Trustees approve leaner budget

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS A $117.2 million plus budget has been approved for the San Benito Consolidated School District 2022-23 School Year as well as a salary increase for teachers and staff. Although the budget figure is substantial, it’s $11 million less than the 2021-22 budget, which amounts to a decrease of …

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County meeting stirs discussion over SpaceX

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS A Cameron County Commissioners meeting was held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. At the start of the meeting, various residents provided public comments all regarding SpaceX in Boca Chica Beach and the issues of land ownership and road closures. Representative Alex Dominguez began by saying he is …

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City council okays rates

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS The new City of San Benito water and sewer rates have been approved by the city council. Some of the new rates will take effect on October 1 of this year for commercial and multi-family dwellings in and outside city limits, while residential and single family tenants will …

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Downtown committee searching for artists for mural program

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS As the San Benito Downtown committee continues its work to revitalize the once thriving downtown area, committee members have focused their efforts on a new project – a mural program. According to Pct. 3 Constable and Downtown committee chairman Adrian Gonzalez, who helped to conceive the idea, the …

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SBCISD board pays respect to staffers who died in vehicle accident

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS The two San Benito CISD athletic trainers who died in an accident were remembered by the school district board of trustees. Robert Garza and Raul Ramos were killed Friday, June 10, after the vehicle they were riding in was struck by a delivery truck while making a U-turn …

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Resaca Shores residents voice concern over new subdivision

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS Whenever a new subdivision is on the horizon, it brings a sign of progress, growth and revenues to a city or municipality. But for the residents of a decades old San Benito neighborhood, this could mean trouble. That is how some dwellers from Resaca Shores are viewing a …

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Greyhounds set for return to State tournament for first time in 15 years

        By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS After 12 long years, the San Benito Greyhounds are heading back to the 7-on-7 tournament in College Station later this month. While the Greyhound football team has been one of the most consistently successful programs in the Valley since Head Coach Dan Gomez was …

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