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School board discusses tax rates for 2021-2022

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss school district’s proposed tax rate for the 2021-2022 school year. Vicky Perez, SBCISD Assistant Superintendent of Finance Services, presented the tax rate information from the current tax year and the proposed rate. Trustee Orlando Lopez asked when the …

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’Hounds dominate Mission Vets

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Greyhounds shut out the Mission Veterans Memorial Patriots during a non-district game on Friday, Sept. 3. In the game, the ‘Hounds displayed a powerful offense and defense. The ’Hounds outscored the Patriots 51-0 to get the win. Jermaine Corbin led the team in points with three touchdowns under …

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Los Indios to host National Night Out

News Staff Report The City of Los Indios and Los Indios Police Department hosts its annual National Night Out on Friday, Sept. 10 at Renee Sanchez Park in Los Indios. The event will feature different activities for children including bouncers, pony rides, face painting, rock climbing, and more are free to enjoy. Food and drinks …

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Giving Back: SB Historical Society and ViVa provides school supplies to local elementary school

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Historical Society and Village in the Valley (ViVa) donated school supplies to Frank Roberts Elementary on Friday, Sept. 3. Representatives from the historical society and the Viva traveled to Frank Roberts and presented bins filled with school supplies such as notebooks, folders, pens, colored pencils, markers, and more. …

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Commission discusses street improvement projects

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission discussed a legal services contract between City Attorney Mark Sossi and street improvements during a regular commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Street Improvements Updates on the current roadway rehabilitation project were presented by Moises Martinez, the San Benito Public Works Coordinator. During a March meeting, …

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SB woman arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon

News Staff Report On Saturday, Aug. 21, Cameron County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an assault in San Benito. According to the sheriff’s report, the suspect, 26-year-old Marelyn Anel Banda, fled the scene but was later found. Banda was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was booked into Carrizalez-Rucker Cameron County …

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Los Fresnos CISD mandates masks across district

News Staff Report Los Fresnos CISD adopted a temporary resolution requiring facial coverings while on district facilities effective Monday, Aug. 30. During a special board meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 26, the LFCISD Board of Trustees voted for the resolution. LFCISD joins other school districts in the Valley including San Benito CISD in administering mask …

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’Hounds defeat Nikki Rowe Warriors

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Friday, Aug. 27, the San Benito Greyhounds defeated the Mcallen Nikki Rowe Warriors during their first game of the 2021-2022 football season. The ’Hounds defeated the Warriors with a score of 20-13. During the first quarter, both teams scored two touchdowns earning 13 points. The ’Hounds went won to score …

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SBCISD welcomes second year of Newcomer Leadership Academy

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD held the Newcomer Leadership Academy (NLA) kickoff on Monday, Aug. 30 at the Veterans Memorial Academy. The NLA is a program for recent immigrants who are learning English and are currently enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the high school level. According to Dr. …

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San Benito EDC approves legal services agreement with city attorney

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held a regular board meeting Wednesday, Aug. 25, and discussed a contractual agreement for legal services. Rebecca Castillo, the Executive Director of the San Benito EDC, presented the legal services contract between the EDC and San Benito City Attorney Mark Sossi. The legal services …

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