Category Archive: News

Dec 07 2018

Rangers called to investigate officer-involved shooting

NEWS Staff Report LOS INDIOS — The Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred during the afternoon hours today, Friday, December 7, which sources close the investigation say resulted in the death of a 21-year old San Benito resident at the end of a car chase that ended south of Los Indios. According …

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Dec 07 2018

Maggie’s House shares insight

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the News Maggie’s House and Monica’s House are two advocacy centers servicing child victims of abuse through prevention, intervention, and treatment. Maggie’s House is the center located in San Benito next to the San Benito High School while Monica’s House is in Brownsville. Both Houses serve Cameron and Willacy counties. …

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Dec 07 2018

City upgrades to HD system

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com City Commissioners considered and approved a purchase for a High Definition broadcast system to replace the existing standard definition system at City Hall for the amount of $39,240. According to Public Library Director Jerry Salazar, the current standard definition system has been in place for three years now and functions properly, …

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Dec 07 2018

SBHS former wrestler now assistant coach

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   Baldemar Olivares is a common face of San Benito: you may have seen him at school events when he worked for KSBGTV shooting football games or graduations, but now you might see him at Varsity wrestling matches acting as Assistant Coach. The opportunity for Olivares to develop …

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Dec 07 2018

More lawsuits against SBCISD Uncovered: Pedraza’s Lawsuit in Federal Court

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS The number of lawsuits uncovered against the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) keep growing as suits by two former employees join the litigation list. Robert Pedraza, a former custodian with 12 years of service, claims he was replaced by a younger, less qualified employee. Pedraza, …

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Dec 07 2018

City manager evaluated “Above Satisfactory,” receives pay raise

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS San Benito City Commissioners on Tuesday’s meeting held an executive session to decide on the bi-annual evaluation of City Manager Manuel De La Rosa. After 30 minutes of deliberation, City Commissioners emerged with approval of De La Rosa’s performance rated as “above satisfactory.” De La Rosa is now …

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Dec 03 2018

Museum opens with photo exhibit, finalization still in the works

By David Lopez Special to the News   San Benito’s highly anticipated Cultural Heritage Museum opened its doors on November 8th with a reception to promote its first exhibit: “La Frontera A Través Del Ojo De Las Mujeres,” or “The Border Through the Eyes of Women.” In partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Brownsville, the …

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Nov 30 2018

Parks receive $16,000 of unused CDBG funds

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Last week’s City Commission Meeting proved fruitful for the parks of San Benito. City leaders decided to allocate $16,048.17 of the available 2016-2017 CDBG unused federal funds toward public goods, in this case, the city parks. There was some deliberation, however, prior to the decision. While it was Commissioner Tony Gonzalez …

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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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