Nov 16 2018

They can dish it, but can they take it?

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com NOVEMBER 16-22, 2018 Among all the ironies and coincidences in the growing list of dealings, controversies and shenanigans involving the San Benito school district in recent months, arguably none is more ironic than the observation that certain members of the board and administration appear to revel in the opportunity …

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Nov 16 2018

Embattled Assistant Superintendent Resigns: Sanchez named to oversee Human Resources

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News Ten days after filing a Freedom of Information Act request to inquire about his employment status, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) officials confirm the resignation of Assistant Superintendent of Human Services, Dr. Kevin Phillips. “San Benito CISD has accepted the resignation of Dr. Kevin Phillips,” …

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Nov 16 2018

Lawsuits filed against SBCISD

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News Two separate lawsuits have been filed against the San Benito school district that include allegations of employment discrimination. The News discovered a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday, Nov. 18, by Maria Conception Cruz and a termination lawsuit filed by Dorothy Shelton on Nov. 8. According to court records, …

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Nov 16 2018

Sullivan Elementary debuts greenhouse

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Sullivan Elementary School is now the sight of the first greenhouse in the San Benito school district. On the morning of November 10, parents, students, and faculty all came together for a ribbon cutting ceremony, debuting the new addition. Flor Cuevas, a third-grade teacher and 4-H Club sponsor at Sullivan, spearheaded …

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Nov 16 2018

Veteran’s Day ceremony held

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Per tradition, and in light of national holiday, San Benito held its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on Saturday, November 10, and while the cold gusts and rain stood as an adversary, it proved no match for the honoring of our military men and women. The early hours of Saturday morning, while …

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Nov 12 2018

Missing Person: Marta Moreno

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Nov 09 2018

First veteran’s fair hosted

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Tuesday, the San Benito Funeral Home hosted its first Veteran’s Resource Fair, in which former military service members were honored and welcomed to participate and gather information on veteran’s affairs. The ceiling chandelier was brightly lit, the designated room was lined with chairs, and different flags representing each military branch …

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Nov 09 2018

FOIA request filed to know status of high ranking district official

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS After weeks of evading or refusing to answer media questions regarding the contract status of Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kevin Phillips, the News filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request with officials of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District. The request was sent to Superintendent Nate Carman, …

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Nov 09 2018

San Benito man involved in auto pedestrian incident in Florida

By TAMARA LONGORIA Special to the News Last week, 22-year old San Benito native Alexander Monreal was involved in a traffic incident in Florida. Monreal was pronounced dead at Fort Walton Beach Medical Hospital on November 1. According to his family, Monreal was working in Florida after Hurricane Michael had struck and caused calamity to …

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Nov 09 2018

District public relations director inconspicuously ‘resigns’

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com After 20 years of service to the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD), Celia Longoria, now former Director of Public Relations resigned Wednesday morning, just a day after voters approved a $40 million bond initiative set forth by the district. Several sources within the district said that Longoria was called …

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