Category Archive: News

Aug 15 2017

DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1988 Rio Hondo murder

Special to the NEWS   The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1988 murder of Michael Flores, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month’s featured case …

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Aug 10 2017

Off-duty SBPD officer arrested on multiple charges

Special to the NEWS It’s been a rough few months for the San Benito Police Department. After dealing with the leaked recordings scandal, one of their own is facing serious charges. According to a press release from the City late Wednesday afternoon, a SBPD officer was arrested and charged with multiple crimes on August 8. …

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Aug 10 2017

Who dropped the ball? City, NMCAC point finger at each other for loss of festival

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com   For the first time since 1990, San Benito will not be hosting a Conjunto music festival. Last week came the shocking news that the 26th annual Conjunto Fest would be cancelled and the community reacted – with everything from disappointment, to rage, to confusion. According the City, Narcisco …

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Aug 09 2017

Fire Chief Raul Zuniga placed on administrative leave

Special to the NEWS    According to a press release from the City of San Benito, Fire Chief Raul Zuniga has been put on administrative leave. The press release is included below.   “San Benito City Manager Manuel De La Rosa confirmed today that he placed Fire Chief Raul Zuniga on administrative leave with pay, …

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Aug 09 2017

Board names lone finalist for Superintendent position

Special to the NEWS   Just two short months after Dr. Adrian Vega officially resigned from his position as Superintendent, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees have named their lone finalist in the search for a replacement. At a regular board meeting Tuesday night, trustees chose Dr Nate Carman, who has served as the …

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Aug 04 2017

Sales tax up nearly 10 percent from last July

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito is continuing their upward growth as sales tax numbers took a jump for another month. After seeing their totals go up nearly five percent last month, the Resaca City outdid themselves this month with a jump of 9.03% compared to July of last year. …

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Aug 04 2017

El Jardin native holds book reading

By: Xavier De La Fuente Special to the NEWS   San Benito native and Vietnam Veteran, Beto Conde, recently held a book reading for his latest work, America Down By The River. The book was published in 2011 but still resonated with the large crowd in attendance. Mr. Conde grew up in the San Benito …

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Aug 03 2017

No Smoking? City ordinance would ban smoking in all public areas

    By Sierra Flores Special to the News San Benito could soon become a completely smoke free city. The City held a public hearing this past Tuesday in regards to a proposed Ordinance that would prohibit the smoking of tobacco and electronic smoking in certain enclosed and non-enclosed areas within San Benito city limits. …

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Aug 01 2017

$12.6 Million general fund budget proposed

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A little over five years ago, the state of Texas deemed it necessary for San Benito to make upgrades to their sewer system. Now, after a budget workshop this past week, City officials will have to decide if they want to borrow money to complete those upgrades. The dilemma …

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Aug 01 2017

Word of Mouth: Local musician gets album on Spotify, Apple Music

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com   Most of us are told from a young age that we could do and be anything that we could dream. It’s safe to say that San Benito native Matt Montalvo took that saying to heart. Last week Montalvo officially released his first album, entitled Looking Up, to Spotify …

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