Early voting ends with record turnout

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ
Staff Writer
reporter@sbnewspaper.com

Elections graphicEarly voting is officially over in San Benito but not before producing what may be a record turnout, according to local officials.

San Benito CISD Business Manager Emma McCall reported approximately 1,741 ballots were cast for the school board elections during early voting. In comparison to the 2012 school board election, a total of 1,321 ballots were cast.

“That’s the most we’ve ever had,” said McCall, who recalled that the nearest significant turnout being 1,608 in 2006. “We’ve never hit 1,700.”
According to City Secretary Lupita Passement of the City of San Benito, as of presstime approximately 1,287 ballots were cast in the municipal elections during early voting. There were 761 early votes cast in the 2012 City Commission election.

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    • Kickbacks on May 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm
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    Hidden Truth you sound like an uneducated person! LoL

      • WeThePeople on May 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm
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      …and a BULLY! And that’s not even funny.

    • Rosalinda G. Garcia on May 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm
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    To Hidden Truth:

    No I am not going to put a lid on it. I am so disappointed that teacher’s/employees can’t speak up for fear of retaliation. I am tired that people get upset because you don’t choose to support their candidate. I am tired of the waste of taxpayers monies, I want to know the allegations against Mr. Limon and know if their was justification for suspension and payment for all attny. fees into investigation, I am wanting to find out more about the insurance letter. I want to know if the clinic is operating soundly. I am tired about a board president not cooperating with media and continually giving a “no comment” about issues. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    Even though I am tired about several issues with SBCISD; I am staying here in San Benito and I hope and pray that Medrano, Leal, Padilla, and Mendez win. And if Mendez doesn’t win; hope it’s Salinas, Weaver, or Rodriguez.

    Like I said before; I struggle like everyone else; I want fairness and for board members to make decisions in the best interest of the district, the administrators, the teachers, paraprofessionals, maintenance/transportation workers, taxpayers, and of course, our students.

    Go Lady Greyhounds!

    Thank you for reading my long blog.

    Go Lady

    • Rosalinda G. Garcia on May 9, 2014 at 11:10 am
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    Thank you Bob/Sandra Tumberlinson for all your support that you have given to the community, to the countless hrs. in committees such as the historical society, the Kiwanis, the veteran’s committee, etc.

    With this said, does that mean I am not thankful to other persons that do the same? Of course I am thankful! Persons like Rene Garcia, Lionel Bentancourt, Zeke Luna, Joe/Ana Ruiz, Celeste Sanchez, Mario Medrano, Pete Claudio, Josie Cantu, Mila Salinas, etc. etc. etc.

    My point is that in Sandra/Bob Tumberlinson’s letter they are stating that they support Medrano, Mendez, Padilla, Leal because they have attained a degree or have some college, have jobs, do community service, financially stable. They are not stating that the other candidates don’t qualify to be school board members what so ever. She is stating that her candidates of choice make the best candidates and why.

    When there is a position posted and one of the qualifications is to have a college degree. Applicants will apply and the interviewer will pick the best candidate. That is how I look at it; Sandra/Bob are supporting the best candidates that they feel will do a good job as school board member.

    Having attained a degree is very rewarding and was glad to read that some of the other candidates that filed to run for school board have a college degree,

    And to Hidden Truth: Michael Rodriguez with SB News is not on anybody’s side. What he stated about other side saying the same thing is accurate. Keep reporting SB News! Great Job!

    Thank you for reading my long Blog.

      • Hidden truth on May 9, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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      Rosalinda, put a lid on it. Everyone’s tired of hearing from you!

      • The Negotiator on May 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm
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      At this point there is nothing you can say that can reverse the message that this letter implied. I can’t believe that you along with whomever is involved condone what this letter says. First, not all that was written by Bob and Sandra Tumberlinson is true, but yet you still allow yourself to be used by these people who have no respect for the citizens of San Benito. You all should be ashamed of yourselves for trying to justify what was written, but if you want continue to ridicule yourself on this blog go right ahead. Everyone who read the letter knows what you and your party stand for, and it is not good for SBCISD.

      Thank You Mr. Editor for always reporting the news as it is.

    • Rosalinda G. Garcia on May 9, 2014 at 1:07 am
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    I read the letter that was addressed to Fun and Sun Neighbors. In that letter there is absolutely no bashing, malicious dialog toward another board member what so ever. From what I read in the letter she is promoting candidates that have a higher education, have good jobs, own their homes, and are not struggling financially that she knows of.

    Thank you for reading my blog. Go Lady Greyhounds!

    • Yoli on May 8, 2014 at 7:57 pm
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    Great job, mr. Rodriguez!

    • WeThePeople on May 8, 2014 at 6:42 pm
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    Great job, Mr. Editor!

    ~~~~

    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

    • ReformSanBenito2 on May 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm
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    Thank you, Mr. Editor!

    • Hidden Truth on May 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm
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    After having read the letter circulating by Mr. Tumberlinson and Sandra (who is an employee of SBCISD and thinks its ok to bash a board member) I am confident I made the right choice. That letter brought to surface what they stand for, I was blinded by them, but no more. All of you the ones stated on the letter have stable jobs?, I beg to differ, where is Oscar currently employed?

    To Mr. Editor, If you want to change the perception that citizens have for you being with the minority board members, then I challenge you to write an article regarding this letter. (Or are they telling you not to jeopordize their election by exposing them?) I am certain a more reputable media source will do a report on this. Sure it got on the SBN, but only as a letter to the editor. It’s all over facebook!
    I am sure you are going to come up with some cantankerous or sarcastic remark (as you usually do), but I’ve stated my 2 cents and will not entertain your reply.

    Make the right choce San Benito! Don’t vote for candidates who think it is ok to social profile or sterotype people.

    1. Members of the faction you oppose have said the same thing about this newspaper and its employees, myself included, for years. Hearing it from the likes of you (and the “citizens” whose “perception” you represented here) has served only as validation that we’re doing our job now that the people you support are in office and are also being held accountable. But before you take that last sip of Kool-Aid, consider my response to your request for an article about the letter you’re referring to:

      According to your warped logic:
      If I accept your challenge, then “Hidden Truth” dictates what we print.

      If I don’t accept your challenge, then your “perception” is correct.

      Decisions, decisions. How about this: The San Benito News will continue to determine what we print regardless of misguided political pressure from a nameless lackey. After all, the truth, in your case, is not so hidden.

      • SBCISD Employee on May 9, 2014 at 9:27 am
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      “(who is an employee of SBCISD and thinks its ok to bash a board member)” -Hidden Truth

      Whether an employee of the district or not:
      I have the right to praise someone for the great work they do (ex Teachers of the year).
      I have the right to do the opposite for the lack of great/good/procutive work they do (ex SBCISD School Board President).

      Good people to some, perhaps many, but in reference to the SBCISD – Mr. T, Chuy, Yliana are all one in the same – out to benefit themselves and the circle they associate with, with no moral/ethical regard to the SBCISD the SBCISD students, or the city/community of San Benito.

    • Greyhound24 on May 8, 2014 at 12:02 am
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    Change is Coming San Benito!!!

    • Bad Dog on May 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm
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    Looking good San Bene….now lets see if you all can get that same amount of votes on Saturday.

    Time for a change at ALL the positions up for election. A friend of mine did not vote for the incumbents but voted.

    • P. on May 7, 2014 at 11:47 am
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    You gotta be a fool to vote for Huerta, Aguilera, and Lopez.

    -P.

      • L on May 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm
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      I think you meant only a fool would NOT vote for Huerta & Lopez.

    • Reform San Benito on May 7, 2014 at 8:05 am
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    I smell reform!

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