Apr 19 2019

The tale of the comfortable bus: What Jack has in store for us this week

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com   The question is, “Why?” Why did Superintendent Nate Carman, after supporting air travel for the chess program last year, decide it wasn’t in the students’ best interest this year? What changed? It wasn’t so much the $17 grand in airfare. Of course we know now that students K-12 …

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Apr 19 2019

Dedicated to Prevailing: Ayssa Mercado receives commemorative day

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com     During Tuesday’s Regular City Commission meeting, Mayor Ben Gomez announced a proclamation declaring April 16 as Ayssa Abygail Mercado day. “Now therefore, I, Mayor Benjamin Gomez, on behalf of the entire City Commission, declare today, April 16, 2019, Ayssa Abygail Mercado Day in the City of San Benito, and …

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Apr 19 2019

Public hearing unlikely for Garcia

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS     It seems improbable that San Benito Consolidated Independent School District administrators will conduct a public hearing for Jack Garcia, the former After School Program director, recently fired after purchasing $17,000 for airfare to Houston where he was taking more than 50 students to a chess …

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Apr 19 2019

High school student takes his own life

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS   In an effort to help students and staff suffering distress, San Benito High School added additional counselors late last week after learning the passing of a student who took his own life, the San Benito School District confirmed this week. SBCISD Interim Public Relations Director Isabel …

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Apr 19 2019

Million Dollar Bond, shooting suspect arraigned

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com     San Benito Police officers took custody of 36-year old Jose Luis Garcia Jr. Thursday morning, April 11, after an extensive pursuit the previous day. Garcia was sought in connection to the shooting of a woman in his residence that left her hospitalized and in need of surgery. Weslaco police …

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Apr 12 2019

‘Cleanup on isle 13, please’: How Jack’s In It to Win It

by RAY QUIROGA I won’t pretend to understand the thought process of the top SBCISD administrator and certain members of the school board. Their actions often defy logic, and border on recklessness, to say the least. My only guess is that Dr. (Nate) Carman, the district’s current superintendent, waltzed into town less than two years …

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Apr 12 2019

Parents censure board members at meeting, file grievance with administrative office

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Surrounded by her kids to give her strength, Oralia Elorza stood up at a Tuesday meeting in front of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees to speak her mind about the chess program and a recent tournament held in Houston. Following the dismissal …

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Apr 12 2019

Garcia files appeal with SBCISD

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Nearly two weeks after his termination as director of the After School Program for the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District, Jack Garcia has filed a Level III appeal with the Board of Trustees and requested a public hearing. In a letter to the school board on …

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Apr 12 2019

Caught in Weslaco: Police capture Jay Street shooting suspect

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Thursday morning, authorities captured 36-year-old Jose Luis Garcia, Jr. who shot a woman in his residence, presumably his partner, leaving her in immediate need of emergency medical assistance. Weslaco police responded to a suspicious person call and made contact with Garcia, who was arrested without further incident. The shooting took place …

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Apr 05 2019

You Don’t Know Jack: Inside Garcia’s Termination

By RAY QUIROGA publisher@sanbenitonewspaper.com The Inside Scoop There are a number of interesting details surrounding the events leading to last week’s termination of Jack Garcia — the now-former San Benito CISD After School Program Director. To review, Garcia, who had been employed by the district for 22 years — 20 with the afterschool program,16 years …

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