February 2011 archive

The Big Chill of 2011

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Seen are various scenes from Friday’s freeze in San Benito and Rio Hondo. Residents took to the streets to get snapshots of the historic moment in Valley history as there were many impacted areas. (Staff photos by Michael Rodriguez and Maria Luisa Juarez)

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Marathon Kids

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The Marathon Kids event was held Saturday, Jan. 29 at Bobby Morrow Stadium in San Benito. Each child who crossed the finish line earned a Marathon Kids Reward Water Bottle. Parents/guardians or teachers were required to run or walk with kinder, first and second grade students. (SBCISD photos)

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Funny San Benito

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I want to take the time to laugh. Not to share something of vital significance to the community or to overload you with inane rambling about how this can be a better town. We all know what needs to be done … it’s just a matter of doing it. …

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Rio Hondo ISD closed Thursday and Friday

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Special to the NEWS Because of freezing temperatures and forecasted icy conditions, Rio Hondo ISD will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3rd and Friday, Feb. 4.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Jan. 16 edition of the San Benito News. Or view our E-Edition by clicking here. Tweet

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UTPA to close campus Friday, Feb. 4

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Special to the NEWS The University of Texas Pan American is officially closing the Edinburg campus and all other facilities throughout the Valley as of 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, to ensure the safety of its students, faculty and staff during this inclement weather. The University will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 4. During this …

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IDEA Public Schools to close Friday

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Special to the NEWS Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, all IDEA Public Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 4. Classes will resume at regular start times on Monday, Feb. 7, according to Yvonne Chamblin, Communications Manager. For more information, call (956) 377-8204, or email yvonne.chamblin@ideapublicschools.org, or visit www.ideapublicschools.org. Tweet

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Tips and updates on freeze

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From the State of Texas, State Operations Center (SOC): As the temperatures struggle to go above freezing this afternoon…and again on Thursday…we are reminding everbody about the 3 Ps…Pipes…Plants…and Pets. This prolonged time frame of temperatures below freezing…maybe nearly 72 hours for some locations in South Central Texas…will cause some pipes to burst. Wrapping the …

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UTB/TSC to reopen Saturday, Feb. 5

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Special to the NEWS The UTB/TSC campus will re-open for classes on Saturday, Feb. 5. The campus will be back to a regular class and business schedule on Monday, Feb. 7. The Master Chorale’s concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4 at The Arts Center will go on as scheduled. The English Graduate Advancement and …

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SBCISD cancels school Thursday and Friday


Special to the NEWS San Benito CISD officials have announced that in light of the frigid temperatures and anticipated ice-covered roadways that might pose unsafe road conditions for buses and vehicles, there will be no school for students and staff members on Thursday, Feb. 3. Classes will also be cancelled for Friday, Feb. 4. School …

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LFCISD schools close Thursday and Friday


Special to the NEWS The Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District (LFCISD) announces school closure for all its schools for Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4 2011, due to the weather and its effects on roads and electrical power. For more information, call Dr. Birdie Rodriguez at (956) 254-5013. Tweet

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