Category Archive: News

Apr 12 2019

Parents censure board members at meeting, file grievance with administrative office

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Surrounded by her kids to give her strength, Oralia Elorza stood up at a Tuesday meeting in front of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees to speak her mind about the chess program and a recent tournament held in Houston. Following the dismissal …

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Apr 12 2019

Garcia files appeal with SBCISD

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Nearly two weeks after his termination as director of the After School Program for the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District, Jack Garcia has filed a Level III appeal with the Board of Trustees and requested a public hearing. In a letter to the school board on …

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Apr 12 2019

Caught in Weslaco: Police capture Jay Street shooting suspect

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Thursday morning, authorities captured 36-year-old Jose Luis Garcia, Jr. who shot a woman in his residence, presumably his partner, leaving her in immediate need of emergency medical assistance. Weslaco police responded to a suspicious person call and made contact with Garcia, who was arrested without further incident. The shooting took place …

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Apr 05 2019

Jack Garcia support material

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Apr 05 2019

Treviño family seeks answers outside San Benito

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Tuesday morning, April 2, members of Ricky Treviño’s family and their spokesperson, Alfonso Benavides, were present at Cameron County Commissioners Court during a regular meeting to demand the release of the names of two constables allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of Ricky Treviño III on Dec.7 2018. Alfonso Benavides spoke …

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Apr 05 2019

SBCISD confirms Jack Garcia’s firing: Officials remain silent about details

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS A week after the firing of Jack Garcia, the longtime director of the After School Program, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District administrators still have not revealed the reasons behind his termination. Since last week, the NEWS tried via email to inquire about the details of Garcia’s …

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Mar 29 2019

SBCISD Washington D. C. trip price tag over $109,000

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Although school administrators have not released the financial details about a trip to Washington D. C. this summer, the News has learned the excursion will cost $109,775.25. According to a document obtained by the News, the total amount includes model schools, conference, vendors, and costs. Another document …

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Mar 29 2019

Mayor Pro Tem’s husband accused of harassment and intimidation

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Alfonso Benavides, local activist and spokesperson for the family of Ricardo Treviño, the 21-year-old San Benito resident who was shot and killed by San Benito police officers on Dec. 7 of 2018, has filed a police report accusing David Lee Hernandez, the husband of San Benito Mayor Pro Tem Carol Lynn …

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Mar 29 2019

Commissioner Gonzales remains hospitalized, misses meetings

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com City of San Benito Commissioner Antonio “Tony” Gonzales was admitted to Solara hospital in Harlingen over three weeks ago in early March due to complications with pneumonia. “If I walked a bit, even 10 steps, I would get real tired, and my chest hurt bad,” said Commissioner Gonzales over the phone. …

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Mar 29 2019

Interim Chief appointed: Officers’ names released; Galvan steps down

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Tuesday night’s special city meeting concluded with the appointment of Assistant City Manager Fred Bell as San Benito Interim Police Chief in order to oversee an Internal Affairs Investigation into the police officers involved in the shooting and death of Rick Treviño III on Dec.7. The names of the six San …

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