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Former mayor on the road to recovery

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A former Mayor of San Benito is on the road to recovery after suffering a brain aneurysm early this February. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, former mayor and mayor candidate this last election, Celeste Sanchez was hospitalized and treated after suffering a brain aneurysm. She underwent surgery at Valley Baptist Medical Center …

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City confirms agreement for delinquent tax legal services

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On March 2, the San Benito City Commission held a regular meeting and discussed the approval of written statements of findings for tax legal services and for municipal court legal services with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson LLP. Attorney Monica Soliz presented an item. She explained that a written statement of …

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Jack Garcia vs. SBCISD Original Complaint File

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Power restored to area

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com One week after a harsh freeze caused ERCOT to order power outages across Texas, the city of San Benito has had power restored to it. AEP Texas reported that power was restored to 95% of all customers as of Feb. 19. San Benito administrators have worked with AEP Texas to make …

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V.I.P. Realty celebrates 25 years in business

BY LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito businesswoman, Velma De los Santos, celebrated the 25th anniversary of her business, V.I.P. Realty on Feb. 8. De Los Santos has been a licensed real estate agent since 1983 and broker since 1995. After graduating high school, De Los Santos did not expect that she would be in the …

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San Benito PD investigates possible homicide

News Staff Report The San Benito Police Department is investigating a possible homicide which occurred on Sunday, Feb. 21. According to a press release by San Benito PD, at 1:28 a.m. the SBPD officers were called to the 100 block of Virginia St. regarding a possible shooting. The victim was identified as 60-year-old Adelaido Mendoza. …

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Garcia files federal suit against district

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Former San Benito CISD employee, Jack Garcia, has filed a federal lawsuit against the San Benito school district claiming the district violated his first amendment rights. Garcia, represented by attorney Gustavo Acevedo Jr, who once represented the SBCISD, was a long-time employee of SBCISD, working for the district for 22 years. …

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Candidates begin filing for places on school board, commission

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Candidates for San Benito City Commission and the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees have filed for places on both governing bodies. On the San Benito commission side, the list of candidates are as follows: for Commissioner Place 3, incumbent Pete Galvan, Benjamin Gomez, and Jesus Ernesto Loperena. And for Commissioner …

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SBCISD cancels operations for the week

News Staff Report Due to inclement weather the San Benito CISD decided to cancel all operations for the week of Feb. 15- 19. The cold front was accompanied by blackouts across the city that left many citizens in the dark. Several posts on were made on the SBCISD Facebook page that notified the public that …

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San Benito Housing Authority receives $750,000

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Housing Authority (SBHA) received a $750,000 subsidy from the Home Federal Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) to fund their Palmville Homes Project. According to Yvette Nieto, executive director of the (SBHA), the money is going towards renovating the façades of the units in …

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