Jan 18 2019

City announces lawyer for police shooting, awaiting Texas Rangers findings

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ricardo Treviño III by law enforcement continues to draw new developments as City officials announced on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at a City Commission Meeting that Ricardo Navarro, an attorney based out of Harlingen, has been assigned to represent the City on the matter. At Tuesday’s meeting, …

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Jan 18 2019

City manager not chosen for Del Rio job

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com   While it was highly anticipated that City Manager Manuel De La Rosa was planning to take a job in the City of Del Rio after reports by the town’s newspaper stated he had been chosen as a finalist for the position, Del Rio’s city council, Wednesday night, did not choose …

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Jan 18 2019

District opposes Brownsville’s annexation ambitions

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA San Benito NEWS In a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, the SBCISD Board of Trustees rejected a Brownsville school district plan that would redraw its lines and absorb areas within San Benito. With the exception of Vice-President Angel Mendez, who was absent at the meeting, all school board members supported the …

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Jan 18 2019

Discussions on improving Railroad Ave. commence

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com   At a City Commission Meeting held on Jan. 15, commissioners passed a motion to begin dialogue and efforts toward the improvement of Railroad Avenue. As previously reported, Railroad Avenue has deteriorated over the years allowing potholes and dips of various sizes to form, making it difficult for the residents, and …

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Jan 11 2019

Trump visits RGV amid shutdown, talks border security and ‘the wall’

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS McAllen — Hundreds of protestors and an almost equal amount of supporters lined the roadway leading to McAllen-Miller International Airport Thursday as Air Force One carrying President Donald Trump, his staff and the White House traveling press corps landed on the tarmac at precisely 12:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The …

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Jan 11 2019

City manager named finalist for position

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito City Manager Manuel De La Rosa has been deemed a finalist for the position of the same function in the city of Del Rio. The news comes after the town’s local paper, the Del Rio News Herald, reported on Jan. 9 that De La Rosa was one of two …

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Jan 11 2019

SBCISD board extends Carman’s contract

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS In a closed meeting last month, SBCISD Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman for one more year. Although most school officials didn’t want to comment after the decision was taken on December 18, 2018, the district released the …

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Jan 11 2019

Cortez debuts first illustrated book

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS She’s a freelance illustrator, a college student, former teacher’s assistant, and a self-described diplomat. Despite the many abilities of Valley local Stevie Cortez, recognition this time came for the debut of her first illustrated children’s book titled “TK’s First Lesson,” written by David Leija under the TKO brand …

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Jan 11 2019

Greyhound RB Castilleja finishes impressive season

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   Sophomore Greyhound Running Back Kyler Castilleja has had a remarkable school year, boasting a host of awards and impressive statistics. As a team, the Greyhounds went 4-1 in district, won the Battle of the Arroyo, Bi-district championship, Area Championship, and were regional qualifiers. Kyler himself was awarded …

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Jan 11 2019

Water plant #2 pilot study submitted to TCEQ

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com   The pilot protocol study implemented on San Benito’s newer water treatment plant, regarded as water plant #2, in order to return to operations, is now under the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ). The study was submitted in November 2018 and the City is now awaiting TCEQ’s decision on its …

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