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Name: Pete Banda
Date registered: November 17, 2010

Latest posts

  1. San Benito man killed in Kentucky crash — August 18, 2017
  2. Culture Shock: Museum delays could lead to legal action — August 18, 2017
  3. DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1988 Rio Hondo murder — August 15, 2017
  4. Off-duty SBPD officer arrested on multiple charges — August 10, 2017
  5. Who dropped the ball? City, NMCAC point finger at each other for loss of festival — August 10, 2017

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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Aug 01 2017

$12.6 Million general fund budget proposed

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A little over five years ago, the state of Texas deemed it necessary for San Benito to make upgrades to their sewer system. Now, after a budget workshop this past week, City officials will have to decide if they want to borrow money to complete those upgrades. The dilemma …

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Aug 01 2017

Word of Mouth: Local musician gets album on Spotify, Apple Music

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com   Most of us are told from a young age that we could do and be anything that we could dream. It’s safe to say that San Benito native Matt Montalvo took that saying to heart. Last week Montalvo officially released his first album, entitled Looking Up, to Spotify …

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Jul 24 2017

Stay in your lane: Officers raise awareness with safety campaign

    By Sierra Flores Special to the News This last Tuesday, various law enforcement agencies partnered with the Union Pacific Railroad to help send an important message out to locals about abiding to railroad crossings. “Trying to beat the train can either cost you a $200 fine or it’ll cost you your life,” stated …

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Jul 24 2017

Gomez speaks on City issues: New Mayor gives insight into his first two months on the job

    By Houston Van Nest Special to the News Newly-elected Mayor Ben Gomez had his first meet and greet with the San Benito Chamber of Commerce on July 19. The mayor of two months was short for time Wednesday morning, but while he was in attendance, he shared a little bit about himself and …

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Jul 21 2017

Chamber of Commerce board earns Citizen of the Year honors from SBN

  By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Four years ago, the wheels started moving. Then, two years ago, things started to get really serious as Lionel Betancourt helped lead the Chamber of Commerce back into existence in San Benito. Fast forward to the middle of 2017 and it’s unlikely even Betancourt saw the Chamber becoming …

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Jul 21 2017

Gifted and talented students participate in ENCORE camp

      Special to the News San Benito CISD Gifted and Talented (GT) students recently participated in a fun-filled, educational camp.  It was an opportunity that allowed participants to explore and better understand the medical industry as well as the fields of Engineering and Forensic Science. This summer, the GT Program welcomed Engaging Communities …

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Jul 14 2017

Little Champions: ‘Lil Lady Hounds preparing for World Series

    By SIerra Flores Special to the NEWS The countdown begins to July 18th as the Lil’ Lady Hounds prepare to make an appearance at the World Series for the 6U Softball All Star Team. The five and six year old girls have worked and practiced diligently all season long. After the season, their …

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Jul 13 2017

Superintendent interviews set for July 21

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The search for a new superintendent of SBCISD is inching closer and closer to the finish line. After switching consulting firms, the board of trustees now has close to 50 applications to look over. With the help of JG consulting, that number will be lowered as those who do …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.sbnewspaper.com/2017/07/13/superintendent-interviews-set-for-july-21/

Jul 13 2017

City Manager evaluation pushed back till November

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com According to the contract he signed when he was hired, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa must adhere to annual evaluations. De La Rosa is required to put his evaluation on city agendas, but the Commission can choose to postpone the evaluations at their own discretion. While they have …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.sbnewspaper.com/2017/07/13/city-manager-evaluation-pushed-back-till-november/

Jul 10 2017

Grappling with the future: Youth grappling team dominates San Antonio tournament

          By Sierra Flores Special to the NEWS Dedication, hard work, and perseverance are just a few ways to describe the students of the South Texas Grappling Team. The athletes spent countless hours preparing for the North American Grappling Association Tournament that recently took place in San Antonio, Texas. Every student …

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