Category Archive: News

Nov 12 2018

Missing Person: Marta Moreno

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Nov 09 2018

First veteran’s fair hosted

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Tuesday, the San Benito Funeral Home hosted its first Veteran’s Resource Fair, in which former military service members were honored and welcomed to participate and gather information on veteran’s affairs. The ceiling chandelier was brightly lit, the designated room was lined with chairs, and different flags representing each military branch …

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Nov 09 2018

FOIA request filed to know status of high ranking district official

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS After weeks of evading or refusing to answer media questions regarding the contract status of Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kevin Phillips, the News filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request with officials of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District. The request was sent to Superintendent Nate Carman, …

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Nov 09 2018

San Benito man involved in auto pedestrian incident in Florida

By TAMARA LONGORIA Special to the News Last week, 22-year old San Benito native Alexander Monreal was involved in a traffic incident in Florida. Monreal was pronounced dead at Fort Walton Beach Medical Hospital on November 1. According to his family, Monreal was working in Florida after Hurricane Michael had struck and caused calamity to …

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Nov 09 2018

District public relations director inconspicuously ‘resigns’

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com After 20 years of service to the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD), Celia Longoria, now former Director of Public Relations resigned Wednesday morning, just a day after voters approved a $40 million bond initiative set forth by the district. Several sources within the district said that Longoria was called …

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Nov 09 2018

A match made in heaven: Church opens its doors to food pantry

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com After 29 years of being located at the Castillo building on East Stenger Street, the San Benito Food Pantry has relocated to Living Stone Family Church. The move came after Castillo Building owner Elia Castillo received numerous complaints from other renters about the pantry regarding  horrendous odors and the presence of …

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Nov 09 2018

SBCISD $40 million bond passes

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Election Day came and went, and after many weeks of heated debate, the San Benito CISD’s proposed Bond Election for $40 million passed, receiving 54.30% (3,496) of the vote, compared to 45.70% (2,942) against. The Bond Election proposes $40 million to go toward three new amenities, which include: a $5 million …

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Nov 09 2018

City approves new retail center, ensures economic development

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the News Agreements between the City and Varco Real Estate were approved during Tuesday’s City Commission Meeting for a new multi-million-dollar, mixed-use commercial development. It was the final step in a 22-month long process that will result in the construction of a resaca-front retail-office-restaurant project scheduled to begin March 2019. …

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Nov 07 2018

Veteran’s Day November 11

We want your photos! Send us photos of your admired Veteran military men & women to be featured in this week’s edition of the NEWS. You may also comment them on this post (include Name, Branch, Years, Rank). Tweet

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Nov 06 2018

SBCISD 2018 Bond Election & general election update

By Freddy Jimenez editor@sbnewspaper.com   As of 11:09 p.m., according to a Cameron County Elections Department report, the San Benito CISD Bond Election proposed for $40 million dollars has the favored majority of 3,492 (54.29%) votes. Those against the bond compose a 2,940 (45.71%) vote. The majority favored Bond Election proposes $40 million dollars for …

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