David Lopez

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Attebery wins 2021 SBN Scholarship

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito High School senior, Aaliyah Attebery, is the recipient of this year’s San Benito News scholarship. Born in Oklahoma, Attebery and her family moved to the Valley and have lived here for the past 15 years. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented circumstances to school students across the …

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Student’s project highlights SB’s black community

By SANDRA TUMBERLINSON Special to the NEWS The Callandret Black History Museum of South Texas in San Benito was recently the site of a National Junior Honor Society project for STEM² Preparatory Academy’s seventh grader Leo Cantu of Harlingen. Cantu’s assignment concentrated on the cultural aspects of a group of people who lived in the …

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School board discusses next school year’s compensation plan

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On June 1, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held a committee meeting and discussed the 2021-2022 compensation plan. The 2021-2022 compensation plan was presented by Andrea Cruz, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. The plan includes a new hire pay schedule for teachers, administrative, clerical, and auxiliary pay grades. The …

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City distributes sandbags amid hurricane season

NEWS Staff Report With hurricane season upon us, the City of San Benito allowed citizens the opportunity to fill sandbags on June 4 and June 5. At the distribution station, five sandbags were allowed per household and 10 per commercial entity. The distribution took place at the Neuman Building at the San Benito Fairgrounds located …

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Oscar De La Fuente student receives recognition

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On June 8, Judge Oscar De La Fuente Elementary student, Scarlet Cruz, received a surprise visit from the McDonald’s Play Van for her perfect attendance since kindergarten. The Play Van traveled from the McDonald’s on Sam Houston and visited Cruz’s house. They then set up arcade games and props and emerged …

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Funeral provider questions cemetery going cash-only for burials

By GAIGE DAVILA Special to the NEWS When Albert Vega, Funeral Director for Thomae-Garza Funeral Home, went to pay for a space for an upcoming funeral at the San Benito Memorial Park cemetery, he assumed it would be business as usual. Walk in, pay for the space up front, with a check, for a family …

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School board holds budget workshop

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held its budget workshop on May 26 where they discussed bonds and the decline of the student population. Vicki Perez, the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations, presented the budget to the school board. According to Perez, the funds that the board is entrusted …

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S.B. Commission makes changes to EDC: City manager granted raise

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission voted to make changes to the city’s Economic Development Corporation during a regular commission meeting on Tuesday, June 1. City Attorney Mark Sossi explained that the EDC is a separate legal entity and does not fall under the city charter. He also said that the city …

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City hosts its second food truck event

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com During the weekend of May 29-30, the City of San Benito hosted its second food truck event of the year dubbed Resaca City Food Court. Around eight different food vendors came to the event. David Favila, the San Benito Public Relations Director, said that the vendors that attended were Rolling Smoke …

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Abbott orders government entities and public schools to end masks mandates

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed executive order GA-36 which ends all mandatory mask mandates and restricts governments from enforcing mask mandates. The executive order prohibits government entities from mandating masks including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials. The order also states that a fine of …

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