Category Archive: Features

Aug 09 2017

Board names lone finalist for Superintendent position

Special to the NEWS   Just two short months after Dr. Adrian Vega officially resigned from his position as Superintendent, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees have named their lone finalist in the search for a replacement. At a regular board meeting Tuesday night, trustees chose Dr Nate Carman, who has served as the …

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Aug 04 2017

El Jardin native holds book reading

By: Xavier De La Fuente Special to the NEWS   San Benito native and Vietnam Veteran, Beto Conde, recently held a book reading for his latest work, America Down By The River. The book was published in 2011 but still resonated with the large crowd in attendance. Mr. Conde grew up in the San Benito …

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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

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 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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Jun 30 2017

Teen driving community project earns trio a gold

                    Special to the News   Preventing teenagers from texting while driving – and spreading the word about those dangers in the hopes of saving lives, three San Benito High School students, Melony Baltazar, April Guerrero and Randy Merida, set their sights on raising awareness on …

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Jun 23 2017

“Shop with a little bit of everything” turning heads in San Benito

By Xavier De La Fuente Special to the News It was a pomp and circumstance evening last Thursday, June fifteenth at The Shop.with a little bit of everything. Every third Thursday of the month, The Shop hosts “Ladies Night Out.” However, this past Thursday, a special invitation was extended to the men of the San …

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Jun 15 2017

City demanding restitution payments

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com More than a decade after one of the biggest scandals in San Benito’s history, City officials are now demanding that a former municipal judge pay back the money she stole. Frances Martinez Flores was found guilty of theft by public servant 13 years ago. As part of her punishment, …

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