Open Letter from SBCISD Board President Ramiro M. Moreno

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Community of San Benito, San Benito CISD is committed to providing our students educational opportunities that support their post-secondary goals.  As a school board, we pledge that our complete and utter focus will remain student-centered.  Additionally, being conscientious stewards of the District’s finances ensures that instructional programming and extracurricular activities are …

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Open Letter from the SBCISD Superintendent Of Schools Theresa Servellon

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Community of San Benito, During the special-called board meeting of Tuesday, September 20, 2022, San Benito CISD’s forensic audit report was presented to the Board of Trustees and subsequently released in its entirety to the community. The audit report can be found on our District’s website (www.sbcisd.net/forensic-audit-report/) along with the PowerPoint …

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The Germans are coming

By RENE TORRES In order to prevent another “Pearl Harbor,” every Valley citizen, especially along the coast, became a plane spotter. They were the eyes and ears of the force that protected the continental United States. Airplane spotters were scattered over the Valley doing a vital war job. Cameron County had three such observation posts …

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STISD campuses rank among best in schools

Special to the NEWS Niche, earlier this week, released its 2023 Best Schools K-12 School & District Rankings, and for the ninth year in a row, South Texas Independent School District (STISD), with a campus in San Benito (Rising Scholars) and its campuses ranked among the best in the state and nation. With an A+ …

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Airport welcomes wildlife fence

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS A fence to keep the native wildlife out of the perimeter of the Cameron County Airport is up and is keeping the unwanted critters out. The 5.1-mile game fence was built with county and state funds from the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division. County and state and …

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Student line workers conquer fear with football

Special to the NEWS For many first-semester Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology students at Texas State Technical College, trusting their safety equipment and overcoming a fear of heights are important fundamentals for success in the program. Two of those students are San Benito’s own Michael Chis and Jose Lucio. “The importance of safety is always …

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SBCISD greets new fiscal year

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS Oct. 1 kicks off the new fiscal year for the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District, and with it, a number of changes have been made for the district of some 9,000-plus students. First and foremost, residents will be getting a break in their next property taxes as …

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Native earns top directing honors at film fest

By PETE BANDA Special to the NEWS By the time he was seven-years-old, Dylan Hensley was making a habit of filming most family events with his parents’ handheld video camera. With a supportive family whose only demand was not to tape over any previous recordings, Hensley’s passion for filmmaking grew each year and eventually evolved …

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County readies for election

TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS Election Day is less than 40 days away and voter turnout is expected to be high. Remi Garza, the elections administrator in Cameron County, said more than 206,000 people have registered to vote and the last day to do so is Oct. 11. He also said early voting will …

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Trevino responds to sheriff

By TONY VINDELL Special to the NEWS Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. is responding to County Sheriff Eric Garza’s claims that his department has been cut from funding because of politics. “We have the responsibility to respond to the sheriff comments about reducing his office resources,” Trevino said during a press conference held Tuesday, …

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