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City Commission discusses amendments to San Benito EDC

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Jan. 5, the San Benito City Commission held a regular commission meeting in which they discussed changes to the San Benito Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and expansion of the EDC Small Business Investment Program. Rebecca Castillo, Executive Director of the San Benito EDC, came forth to seek approval for an …

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SBCISD indoor multi-purpose facility nearing completion

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD revealed photos of the current construction of the new school district indoor multi-purpose facility recently. The groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-purpose facility happened on Aug. 15, 2019. According to the school district, the indoor facilities will be used to accommodate various extracurricular groups and sports. SBCISD students such …

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San Benito Fire Chief dies of COVID-19

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com City staff, elected officials and fellow firefighters are mourning the loss of San Benito Fire Department Chief Danny Watkins, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 12, due to complications related to COVID-19. According to a City of San Benito press release, Watkins’ wife, Debbie Watkins stated that her husband contracted COVID-19 …

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HI-SPEED Spectrum offers internet services to Los Indios

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Citizens of The City of Los Indios have started connecting to internet service from Spectrum giving them access to high-speed internet. Former Alderwoman Adelina Nunez contacted the CEO of Spectrum in April 2020. According to Nunez, she was contacted within two days by a representative of Spectrum in Texas. “I emailed …

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SB native becomes Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of Rio Grande Valley

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The U.S. Customs and Border Protection assigned Joel Martinez, a San Benito native, as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent to the U.S Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector. Martinez began his career with the Border Patrol in 1992 at the Laredo South Station in the Laredo Sector. According to a press release …

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Family files lawsuit after death of inmate

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito and several officers of the San Benito Police Department are facing a lawsuit following the death of Ernesto Gonzalez in 2019. The plaintiff, Astrid Gonzalez, is represented by Eduardo Lucio. The defendants in the case are The City of San Benito, former Police Chief Michael Galvan, …

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Aguilera donates building to the city

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Resaca City businessman, Chuy Aguilera donated a building to the City of San Benito which will be used as a police training facility for the San Benito Police Department. Aguilera, owner of Chuy’s Custom Sports on Business Hwy. 77 in San Benito, bought the portable building about five years ago. The …

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2020: Year in Review

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com 2020 has been a year full of strife from the COVID-19 pandemic to civil unrest on a national level. With 2021 on the horizon, here is a lookback at some of the area’s top reported stories of 2020. 5. Pride of the Town: Elida Villarreal passes Elida Salinas Villarreal died this …

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School board discusses statewide resolution

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Tuesday, Dec. 21, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting and discussed the statewide resolution stipulating that public-school employees be considered as frontline workers. The resolution to classify public school employees as frontline workers was written by Ruben Cortez Jr., a member of the Texas Board …

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St. Theresa Catholic Church brings hope to community

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com St. Theresa Catholic Church’s adopt-a-tree fundraiser has brought a glimmer of hope to families that have dedicated trees to loved ones. The fundraiser began as a way to raise funds to have the trees on church grounds trimmed. To raise money for the tree trimming and to celebrate advent, church officials …

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