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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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Frigid City: San Benito endures a harsh cold front

  By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito experienced a severe rush of cold weather this past week, which caused much of the city to lose power. On Friday, Feb.12 Governor Greg Abbott announced a statewide disaster declaration in response to severe winter weather. The proclamation authorized “the use of all available resources …

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Former mayor Celeste Sanchez recovering from emergency surgery

NEWS STAFF REPORT Former Mayor of San Benito, Celeste Sanchez, was hospitalized and treated after suffering a brain aneurysm on Wednesday, Feb. 3, according to a Facebook post by the family. She is currently in recovery. Sanchez was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center where she successfully underwent emergency surgery on the morning of Feb. …

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Rio Hondo street under repair

film shoot in Rio Hondo

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Starting Feb. 8 through July 2021, the City of Rio Hondo will be performing pavement rehabilitation to Mesquite Street. According to a public notice by the City of Rio Hondo, the pavement rehabilitation will only be done to Mesquite Street. While under construction, the street will be partially or fully closed …

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Citizen concerned about aggressive dogs in neighborhood

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito resident has raised concerns about a neighbor’s aggressive dogs on the loose in their neighborhood. Juan Mendoza a resident on Whitney Street states that the dog problem has persisted for over six months. He has contacted San Benito Animal Control and reported the problem. Mendoza claims that animal …

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500 people vaccinated at San Benito clinic

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the San Benito Livestock Show Grounds located at 551 Cesar Gonzalez Parkway. The clinic opened its doors at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and concluded about five hours later. According to a press release by the City of San …

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SBCISD holds regular school board meeting

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD held a regular school board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and discussed changes to the student learning environment. The school board discussed how they will deal with students who have not been attending classes even though they have technology from the school district issued to them. According …

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VFW Post 2410 holds remembrance service

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Surrounded by friends and family, the Harlingen-San Benito Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 2410, just outside the San Benito City Limits, held a memorial ceremony for Specialist Darrell Wayne Shipp on Monday, Jan. 25. Specialist Shipp, a Bronze Star recipient served in the Iraq War. He enlisted in the Army …

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SBCISD issues COVID safety protocols

NEWS STAFF REPORT With rising COVID-19 cases, the San Benito CISD decided to not allow spectators to any extracurricular events, indefinitely. All classes were also made virtual for the week of Jan. 25-29 to enforce social distancing. According to the City of San Benito Facebook account, COVID-19 cases in San Benito have increased by 206 …

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