Category Archive: News

Feb 01 2019

Workshop reveals possible locations for new bond facilities, aquatic and fine arts centers leading site along expressway

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS   The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District wants to showcase its new jewels for everyone to see. After San Benito voters approved a $40 million bond in November, the school district is in the pre-design stages to build an aquatics center, a performing arts center, and …

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Feb 01 2019

Multiple investigations on shooting underway

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   Three investigations on San Benito police officers involved in the shooting and death of 21-year-old Rick Treviño on December 7 are in progress but are far from being closed, officials said. According to city of San Benito attorney Ricardo Navarro, the Texas Rangers are conducting a criminal …

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Feb 01 2019

Veteran’s dance funds go to B&G Club

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   A special veteran’s dance held on Tuesday, January 29 at Fun-N-Sun RV Resort raised $3,700 in funds for the San Benito Boys and Girls Club while providing attendees with activities, entertainment, and prizes. About 450 people were present and among the activities were a “Jitterbug” contest, a …

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Feb 01 2019

Bond committee donates remaining balance to scholarship

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS While celebrating and honoring school board recognition month with mariachis, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District accepted the money left from the funds raised by a bond committee for the school bond approved by voters last November. Gilbert Weaver, committee treasurer supporting the bond, said a …

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Feb 01 2019

SBEDC gets new director after three years

By TAMARA LONGORIA Special to the News After three years, San Benito now has welcomed Rebeca Castillo as the new economic development director. After firing Salomon Torres, who had been working as director since 2012, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa took on the role of director. After, De La Rosa replaced the director position …

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Jan 25 2019

Danny Dial signs to UTRGV Baseball

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   San Benito Varsity Baseball pitcher Danny Dial Jr. signed to play baseball for the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s Vaqueros baseball team. The signing took place Wednesday afternoon at the Greyhound Gym. “It’s just an unbelievable feeling, all the hard work I’ve put in is finally paying …

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Jan 25 2019

Noble and subcontractors made a difference at Boys & Girls Club Noble donates $5,000 to the club

By ROBERTO HUGO GONZALEZ Texas Border Business Editor’s Note: The follow was originally published in Texas Border Business. It’s being republished here with the publisher’s permission. It was an extraordinary day for the Boys and Girls Club of San Benito as they celebrated a ribbon cutting and accepted the donation of a $5,000 check by …

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Jan 25 2019

Carrying the departed: Local airman on joint pallbearer duty

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS The national conversation on immigration tends to leave out one element, a dimension in which immigration and patriotism meet. The story of Luis Angel Guerra Ruiz is one such story. A graduate of Los Fresnos High school, he is now 21-years-old and a third-year Senior Airman in the …

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Jan 25 2019

Board of trustees picks Andrea Cruz as new assistant superintendent

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS   In a regular board meeting held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Veterans Memorial Academy, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District selected a new assistant superintendent in charge of human resources, who will replace Dr. Kevin Phillips, who resigned in December. After a closed session, the …

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Jan 25 2019

Fonseca to receive 100k giveaway prize

By TAMARA LONGORIA Special to the NEWS   “Diesel Dave” Kiley, one of the stars of the popular Discovery Channel show, “Diesel Brothers,” posted a video on Facebook in which he awarded San Benito resident Abel Fonseca $100,000. The video, which was posted on Saturday, January 20th, which now has nearly 200,000 views and over …

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