Sep 14 2018

Superintendent responds to allegations in letter

By Freddy Jimenez reporter@sbnewspaper.com Dr. Nate Carman, San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools responded to an article published in last week’s edition of the News, which referenced documents contained in a packet by this publication citing issues and concerns relating to staff and the overall agreement the district had with the Southwest Key Program. The …

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Sep 14 2018

Missing woman’s body found

By Tamara Longoria On Saturday, September 8, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call  to respond to a residence located in San Benito in response to a welfare concern on a female, identified as Christina Carrizales, who was missing at the time. In a press conference, Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio stated …

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Sep 14 2018

‘Hounds narrowly conquer Warriors

  By David Lopez Victory for the San Benito Greyhounds came by way of a defeat of the Victoria West Warriors by a narrow margin of 43-41. The ‘Hounds now stand at 1-1. Trick hand-offs appear to work excellently for QB Jacob Cavazos, who, in the first quarter, faked a hand-off it to Keith Guajardo …

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Sep 14 2018

First responders honored by Ed Downs Elementary

  By David Lopez Ed Downs Elementary hosted a September 11 commemoration on campus grounds Tuesday to honor the 17 years since the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Titled “Never Forget, Always Honor,” the event recognized San Benito’s First Responders, including the police department, the …

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Sep 07 2018

School district and SWK partnership under scrutiny

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   SBCISD is allegedly facing accusations of unethical practices regarding their MOU (memorandum of understanding) signed with Southwest Key Programs. The alleged unethical practices include consciously ignoring federal and state policies in order to qualify for state and federal funds disbursed to education programs for refugee children seeking …

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Sep 07 2018

‘Hounds fall to Calallen

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   San Benito Greyhounds held their heads lower than expected at their first official game of the season against the Calallen Wildcats in Corpus Christi. The final score was 21 to 28, so not a far shot for the ‘Hounds, but ultimately the Home team held down their …

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Sep 07 2018

Local boxers recognized for dedication community

    By Tamara Longoria Special to the NEWS At a city hall meeting held on September 4th, Mayor Ben Gomez recognized and congratulated Omar Figueroa Sr. and his wife, Judith Figueroa on their success in training and motivating their sons, along with their service to the San Benito community. While the Figueroa family is …

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Aug 31 2018

Downtown revitalization: grant initiatives show progress

  By Tamara Longoria San Benito has been in the process of revitalizing its downtown area for quite some time now; the Downtown Revitalization Plan, adopted on August 16th, 2016, is now reaping results. With the help of grants by The San Benito Economic Development Corporation, businesses have had the opportunity to improve on the …

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Aug 31 2018

SBHS holds Back-To-School Fair

By David Lopez San Benito High School held a Back-To-School Community Fair on campus grounds this week.  Inside the school gym were tables from local businesses, public institutions such as colleges and hospitals, and San Benito District departments. Those tabling gave out a variety of free items, including school supplies, goodie bags, and promotional items… …

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Aug 31 2018

Local non-profit aims to revamp downtown city life

by Freddy Jimenez reporter@sbnewspaper.com It was August 18, the sun was setting, and the roads of San Benito carried a lazy hue, but a particular block on Robertson Street was lingering with cheerful residents. It was the sight of the first ever San Benito Historic Downtown Robertson St. Association’s cultural event to refurbish community life …

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