Three challengers file for Pl. 7 trustee

Staff Writer

ElectionsThe upcoming races for the San Benito CISD and Cities of San Benito and Rio Hondo May general elections are becoming clearer as more candidates filed before the Feb. 28 deadline.

As the deadline draws nearer, the incumbents for the San Benito municipal elections remain unopposed. Since the opening day for filing on Wednesday, Jan. 29, the only candidates that have filed are incumbents: Mayor Joe H. Hernandez, Place 1 City Commissioner Tony Gonzales and Pl. 2 Commissioner Rene Villafranco.

In the general election for the SBCISD Board of Trustees, incumbents June Aguilera, Place 4; Hector Leal, Place 5; Oscar Medrano, Place 6; and Julian Huerta, Place 7, face reelection bids.

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    • Stephanie X. on February 17, 2014 at 9:40 pm
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    If we could only keep it classy then we would not be having this conversation. It is unfortunate that this community cannot come together. Is it something in the water? Is it the quality of our schools? Is it the lack of concern from the voters? I am not sure what it is but I want to change the image of this city. However, the political fractions of this community will stomp this plan so that only THEY can lead. So very very sad!

    • rumors on February 17, 2014 at 9:08 am
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    It seems to me that people have nothing else better to do than to bash one another. Well here’s one for you, you mentioned that all Huerta has done is spend the district’s money. I remember when Medrano, Tumberlinson, and De La Fuente were all buddy buddy once they were elected and they too spent the districts money. Mr. Rodriguez was fired then he came back and sued the district, then the school board turns around and hires his son. Then we had Mr. Gonzales the superintendant who they did they samething, they bought out his contract. Then we have Mr. Benavides who they accused him for stealing and they went to court several times and found him not guilty then Mr. Benavides turns around and sues the school district. Then they hire Mr. Limon as interm superintendant and HR director paying him not one but two salaries. Tax payers money has always been an issue so why start pointing out the wrong NOW… In a nutshell, Medrano has always been involved with all the decisions that school board has made for the past several years. Instead of cutting people down we should come together and better the city of San Benito. All this negativity is nonsense! What are we showing the children?

    Keep it classy not trashy!

    • Sell It Elsewhere on February 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm
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    Wow! So you are back, Jade. Mr. Huerta has done nothing but spend this district’s money along with those other board members. Go tell your story somewhere else because the people are not buying what you are selling… Or is that what CHUY is selling? Accessible Leadership? You have got to be kidding.
    He is a Band parent and when it came time to help out the band program during the marching season, he was not there. Maybe he only picks and chooses what students he wants to help??
    Last time I checked, ALL STUDENTS are to receive a QUALITY EDUCATION!

    We will be looking at that May Ballot very carefully.

    • jade robertson on February 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm
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    Mr.Huerta is blessed to come from a humble family and they are known and respected for their strong family unity, however, it is his dedication to special needs Children that says much of his character. Each semester he is present at the MATP school functions, talking to Parents and supporting our Children by promoting awareness. It is this type of support that our Children need and this type of accessible leadership that parents trust to ensure the success of our Children education.

    Mr. Huerta continue to lead our Children to achieve academic goals and you will achieve closeness with the voters.

    • TR on February 15, 2014 at 12:27 am
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    This is a good ole case of Mexican crab syndrome!!!

    • richard on February 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm
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    Three have announced and two more may. That means 5 people may be running against J. Huerta. That means J. Huerta will be reelected. The size of his family and friends will pretty much guarantee his reelection with the rest of the vote being split 5 ways.

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