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Ineligible? Mayor’s City taxes raise questions about candidacy

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com According to the Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector website, San Benito City Mayor Ben Gomez is delinquent on his property taxes for the 2019 year. The deadline to pay property taxes was January 31. Gomez owes $408.15 to the City of San Benito, with the base amount due at $374.45 plus a …

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SBCISD letter warns about campaigning within its premises

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS After receiving a letter from the school district informing candidates about campaigning within its grounds, Jack Garcia was not too happy. Garcia posted a picture on social media of him and other candidates (Ramiro Moreno, Janie Lopez, and Anna Llanes) drawing their names on the election ballot …

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Grand opening draws many to the Callandret Black History Museum

By ALAN RAMIREZ Special to the NEWS Locals occupied the front steps Saturday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the Joe Callandret Black History Museum located on the corner of Stenger and Doherty Street. The Museum is named after Joe Callandret, a Louisiana native, who relocated to San Benito in the early 1900s. Furthermore, …

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NEWS and Chamber host candidate forum

By David Lopez editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito News and the San Benito Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Meet the Candidates” forum for Mayor and City Commission last Thursday at the Lone Star Inn in San Benito. The purpose of the forum was to inform the public about where the candidates running for public office stand …

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Grave mistake? Cemetery stirs controversy amid price inconsistencies

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Resident April Flores is asking the City of San Benito for a refund after discovering the City might have overcharged her for her son’s burial in December 2018. Flores’s son, Ricardo Treviño III, was shot and killed by San Benito Police after a high-speed chase in December of 2018. Flores buried …

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Boys soccer secures key district victory

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS The San Benito Boys Varsity Soccer team played host to the always ferocious Hanna Golden Eagles from Brownsville on Tuesday night at the Bobby Morrow Stadium. The home-team emerged with a critical victory in district play through Penalty Kicks (3-3 tie and 5-4 in PKs). Now the Mighty …

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Takedown: Perez reflects on wrestling career

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS When one door closes, another one opens up. This is the story for the acclaimed San Benito wrestler Yamilex Perez, who last weekend reached the third round in her division at the Class 6A UIL Wrestling State Championship meet. She was the only wrestler from both boys’ and …

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LEGO LAND: Children’s Museum educates through play

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Children want to play, and teachers want children to learn. Fortunately, the Children’s Museum of Brownsville was able to provide an opportunity combining both practices to create a fruitful experience for the elementary students of SBCISD. Titled the LEGO Mini-Makers Studio Engineering activity, the project asked each student to build a …

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City lowers rate for infant plots

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS At a special meeting on Tuesday, the San Benito City Commission decided to lower the price of infant/child burial plots to bring them on par with other cemeteries in the area. Mayor Benjamin Gomez said he requested the special meeting to discuss the ordinances and the prices …

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De La Rosa turned down for Edinburg City position

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS San Benito City Manager Manuel De La Rosa was one of three people interviewed for the City Manager position in Edinburg earlier this month according to media reports. The other two men interviewed were Interim Edinburg City Manager Richard Hinojosa and Ron Garza, current executive director for …

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