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Name: Pete Banda
Date registered: November 17, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Rangers called to investigate officer-involved shooting — December 7, 2018
  2. More Lessons in Open Government — December 7, 2018
  3. Maggie’s House shares insight — December 7, 2018
  4. City upgrades to HD system — December 7, 2018
  5. SBHS former wrestler now assistant coach — December 7, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Limón returns to work; tackles staffing, insurance at SBCISD — 122 comments
  2. No one is safe: All school departments subject to staff reductions according to policy — 105 comments
  3. CHEER DRAMA: T-shirt controversy leads to physical altercation reported at SBHS pep rally — 92 comments
  4. BREAKING: Trustees recommend reinstating Janie Gonzalez — 89 comments
  5. City, SBCISD hopefuls file for candidacy — 73 comments

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Nov 30 2018

Student lured from campus, alleges assault

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito police officials responded to a call at San Benito High School in reference to a sexual assault outcry from a female student earlier this month. According to the police report, on the early hours of that Thursday morning, the victim, a female student at SBHS, said she was video …

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Nov 30 2018

City hires legislative consultant

By TAMARA LONGORIA Special to the NEWS The City of San Benito has hired Parker McCollough to serve as a legislative consultant during the upcoming legislative session. McCollough served in the State Legislature from 1989 to 1993. The next legislative session in Texas is to take place on January 8, 2019. According to a press …

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Nov 30 2018

Johnny jiu jitsu: Garcia leads BJJ training

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS The first man to bring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the Rio Grande Valley is Johnny Garcia. Born and raised in Brownsville and now a resident of the San Benito community, Garcia has opened up shop on Highway 77. Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been up and running for six …

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Nov 21 2018

More Lawsuits Come to Light: Age, Gender a Commonality

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News Two more lawsuits filed against the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) claim retaliation and demotions after the plaintiffs complained of workplace discrimination. The lawsuits include one filed on Nov., 13, 2018, by Lynda McKinney, who also filed a complaint of discrimination and retaliation with the …

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Nov 21 2018

TCTA Urges School Board to Decline DOI Status: Educational Standards likely lowered through designation

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Fearing a lower quality of education, teachers belonging to the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) advised the San Benito school board to reject what is known as District of Innovation (DOI) status. TCTA raised its concerns during a regular board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Dohn S. …

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Nov 21 2018

Final Lecture in Series to feature Leonel Betancourt, son of Paco

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum in partnership with the City of San Benito presents its third and final installment of “The History of Conjunto” Lecture Series on November 29th. Doors open at 6 p.m. and lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. …

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Nov 21 2018

Breaking Bread: S.B. Housing Authority holds elderly luncheon

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   On Thursday November 23, a week before the Thanksgiving holiday Americans enjoy with turkey and family, the San Benito Housing Authority held its Annual Elderly Thanksgiving Luncheon, where housing residents were provided with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This year’s event was bigger than past luncheons for including …

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Nov 21 2018

School District Playing With Fire and Open Government

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com NOVEMBER 23-29, 2018 Coincidentally, I found myself attending the tail end of an open government seminar Thursday afternoon sponsored by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Concluding the daylong workshop was attorney Tom Williams of Haynes and Boone LLP who’s been specializing in open government in Texas for …

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Nov 20 2018

Letters to Santa!

It’s that time of year! Have your young ones submit their letters to Santa Claus to be featured on the San Benito News! Deadline is December 7, 2018. ***CORRECTION: The letters sent in will be published on the edition 12/21/2018 – a previous post contained the incorrect date. Thank you. Tweet

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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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