Category Archive: News

Oct 19 2018

Full-Throttle: Greyhounds lay waste to ’Cards

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   On October 12, San Benito hosted the annual “Battle of the Arroyo,” one of the RGV’s most anticipated games of the season that launched the Greyhounds and the Harlingen Cardinals into their district competition. San Benito’s traffic in the area surrounding the Bobby Morrow Stadium was congested …

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Oct 19 2018

Parents share security concerns

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com   Recently, worried parents from the San Benito community met with district officials at the John F. Barron Administration Building regarding security concerns on district campuses. These concerns came after reports of school fights came to light, specifically the incident that occurred at the Veterans Memorial Academy on September 19, where …

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Oct 19 2018

San Benito board members mum about assistant super’s status

By J. Noel Espinoza Special to the NEWS   Rosalinda Garcia, a local realtor in San Benito, wonders what happened to Dr. Kevin Phillips, the assistant superintendent of administrative services in the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District. Garcia, who frequently attends school board meetings, said she requested information about Phillips to Superintendent Dr. Nate …

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Oct 19 2018

Bond election deliberation continued at second town hall

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com   San Benito residents, parents, faculty, staff and district officials all gathered on October 15 at the San Benito High School Cafetorium to further deliberate the details of the upcoming Bond Election, which include three proposed projects totaling $40 million. Among the amenities being considered are a multi-purpose sports facility at …

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Oct 19 2018

Eco-Tourism Project in Final Phase, Mayor Says it looks “Awful”

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS The San Benito Wetlands project, which is undergoing construction and maintenance, is in its final phase but at a City Commission meeting held on October 16, Mayor Ben Gomez was not pleased with the current results. “This looks awful, Bernard,” said Gomez, speaking directly to Bernard Rodriguez, Director …

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Oct 19 2018

Guitar instructors debut new musical project: El Grupo Sierreño

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS San Benito High School’s musical talent has added another act to its repertoire, the Grupo Sierreño de San Benito. Stemming from the guitar class and program of Mr. Jorge Mascorro, the Grupo Sierreño debuted this past Monday as an opening act for SBCISD’s Town Hall over the bond …

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Oct 12 2018

Bright as gold, tough as bronze: Ramirez wins world championship

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com   For Leann Ramirez, it was more than about just breaking a record; it was about overcoming any and all opposition presented unto her. Taking up power-lifting in high school, and now a freshman at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Ramirez has recently placed first overall on September …

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Oct 12 2018

Second bond election town hall to be held Monday

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com   A town hall pertaining to the upcoming bond election and hosted by the San Benito school district is scheduled to be held Monday at6:30 p.m. at San Benito High School. The town hall is open to the public. As previously reported, San Benito CISD is scheduled to host a bond …

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Oct 12 2018

Rio Hondo family loses home to fire

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   RIO HONDO — The Salinas family of Rio Hondo are beginning the process of rebuilding their lives after their place of residence was engulfed in flames earlier this weeks. At approximately 9:37 a.m. on Monday, October 8, the Rio Hondo Fire Department was dispatched by the Cameron …

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Oct 12 2018

San Benito police enter new union agreement, increasing pay

By David Lopez Special to the NEWS   The San Benito Police Department has entered a new three-year contract with the City that will increase police salaries. After 10 years of collective bargaining efforts, SBPD and the City of San Benito finally came to an agreement, with the pay package totaling $132,000. This package will …

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