Nov 17 2017

Ed Downs Elementary given an all clear after gas leak

Special to the NEWS   It proved to be a busy day today because of a nearby gas line break at Ed Downs Elementary around mid-morning. As a result, students and staff were asked to relocate to Dr. Cash Elementary as a precautionary measure. Both the city and school district’s first responders took swift action …

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Nov 17 2017

Two dead after early morning crash

Police Chief Michael Galvan has confirmed an early morning crash claimed the lives of two while sending another to the hospital. According to Galvan, a call came in at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday morning. A 2015 Nissan Sentra lost control of the wheel while traveling near FM 510 and flipped over several times. Police are …

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Nov 13 2017

Town Hall meeting focuses on facility use

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Rumors have been swirling around the city for years at the Veterans Memorial Ninth Grade Academy (VMA) would eventually be utilized as something more than just a campus for Freshmen. That idea seems closer than ever to becoming a reality after Trustees held a town hall meeting last week …

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Nov 06 2017

Class of ’57 and guests enjoy 60th class reunion

    By Jackie De Hon Special to the News In July my husband René and I enjoyed two mini-60TH Reunions with small groups of close friends. I sent our story to the San Benito News, where it was subsequently published. This past week the Class of ‘57 had a full-blown Reunion, and it was …

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Nov 06 2017

City finalizes water plant settlement

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com More than three years after the City filed a lawsuit against companies that constructed the $17 million water plant No. 2, officials have confirmed the finalization of a settlement between the two sides. Despite Plant No.2 having never been operational, the goal of the City is to eventually get …

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Oct 31 2017

District plans town hall meetings

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com In continuing with their practice of transparency and availability, the San Benito CISD will be hosting two separate town hall meetings in the coming weeks. According to a statement from SBCISD Director of Public relations Celia Longoria, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman and the San Benito CISD Board …

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Oct 27 2017

San Benito High School Belles host dance clinic

The San Benito High School Belles – the “Pride of San Benito” – recently hosted a dance clinic for students in Pre-Kindergarten through the eighth grade. Participants learned trendy kick and dance routines that they performed for family and friends at the conclusion of the clinic. Each participant received a certificate, and two dancers from …

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Oct 23 2017

SBHS teacher earns HESTEC Teacher of the Year Award

Ricardo Ramirez, a Science teacher at San Benito High School, received the Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology (HESTEC) Teacher of the Year Award during the recent HESTEC Educator Day Reception at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Edinburg. Ramirez was nominated by San Benito High School (SBHS) Principal Henry Sanchez and GEAR UP …

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Oct 23 2017

Commissioners vote down proposed aquatic center

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It was at a town hall meeting a few weeks back when Commissioners first announced their desire to bring a state-of-the-art aquatic center to San Benito. At the time, the project was expected to cost over $11 million to complete and nearly $130,000 a year to maintain. While many …

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Oct 17 2017

City continues to post positive sales tax numbers

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Continuing the upward trend in sales tax the Resaca City has had all years, the month of September proved to be another good month. San Benito saw a 4.86 percent increase in total sales tax revenue. That percentage jump represents the difference in the roughly $347,000 collected during last …

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