Aug 23 2019

Commissioners considering curfew

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Special to the NEWS City leaders were faced with the option to reinstate a curfew earlier this week, and while the motion was meant to be a quick one, it appears further deliberation on the matter will be held. At a city commission meeting hosted on Tuesday, August 20, agenda number nine …

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Aug 23 2019

Liquid woes: Water worries community at San Benito Schools

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Anielou Garcia harbors fears about the water students are drinking at San Benito High School. Garcia, a resident and a parent in San Benito, requested the school board to provide the basic needs for the students like water, food, and bus transportation, during a regular board meeting …

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Aug 23 2019

Insurance Company Investigating SBCISD: Garcia’s firing under scrutiny

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District is under investigation as a result of the firing of former after school program director Jack Garcia and a purchase of $17,214 for airline tickets to take students to a chess competition last March in Houston. Garcia was fired in …

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Aug 16 2019

Money moves: County leaders considering tax increases, salary raises for officials

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Special to the NEWS According to public notices, County commissioners will deliberate over a proposed tax increase as well as a pay raise for a variety of the county’s elected officials. On Tuesday, August 20, a public hearing for the two aforementioned topics will take place at 9 a.m. in the County …

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Aug 16 2019

Economic Engine: City seeks, finds commercial growth projects

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com With a hotel, convention center, sports complex, and additional retail stores and restaurants, the City of San Benito is expecting massive growth to take place over the coming years. The recent passing of House Bills 4347 and 2199 in the 86th legislative session and the currently under-construction Resaca Village show projected …

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Aug 16 2019

SBCISD cancels public meeting: No word on proposal to reorganize School Board

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Without offering reasons, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District canceled a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, supposedly to discuss a tax rate that will be adopted. The unexpected cancellation was revealed on Friday, Aug. 9, but the same email did not address whether the …

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Aug 16 2019

Treviño case in DA’s hands, awaits grand jury

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Texas Rangers’ investigation into the fatal police-involved shooting of 21-year-old Ricardo Treviño III is nearing its conclusion. According to Treviño’s family attorney John Blaylock, the Texas Rangers have turned in their paperwork to the District Attorney’s office, where it remains until its presentation to a grand jury. “I’m waiting to …

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Aug 09 2019

Public sounds off on Vargas’ arrest through social media

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Special to the NEWS While some residents deemed themselves understanding of the situation, others said it is time for accountability. After the NEWS published multiple stories on its Facebook page regarding the arrest of San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees President, Michael A. Vargas, 32, the public took to …

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Aug 09 2019

We’re Better Than Michael Vargas, Right?

By RAY QUIROGA publisher@sbnewspaper.com I wonder if the apologists of embattled SBCISD School Board President Michael Vargas would be so laissez-faire regarding the board president’s recent DWI arrest if someone they know or love fell victim of Vargas’ actions and decision on that early fateful morning of July 5th when, according to Harlingen Police, Vargas …

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Aug 09 2019

Potential shuffle: Proposal may reorganize School Board of Trustees

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS In an effort to give the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees a new face to its leadership, some board members have introduced an initiative to replace Michael A. Vargas as president. Spearheaded by board member Angel Mendez, the proposal is to reorganize the …

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