Category Archive: News

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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Mar 28 2019

BREAKING NEWS! Carman Fires Jack Garcia, Long Time Director of After School Program

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS   Five weeks after he was placed on administrative leave, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman fired Jack Garcia, the longtime director of the District’s After School Program and a former Mayor of San Benito. Garcia, who was also the district’s …

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Mar 22 2019

City manager’s contract extended

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Earlier this week, City leaders approved an extension for City Manager Manuel De La Rosa’s contract. At a City Commissioner’s meeting held on Tuesday, March 19, one of the agenda items listed under executive session was the “Discussion pursuant to Texas Government Code…regarding the City Manager contract.” After two hours of …

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Mar 22 2019

Audio reveals officers’ conversation during shooting

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com   Newly uploaded footage of Ricardo Treviño III’s fatal shooting has revealed activity by the police officers involved. In a Facebook post, Joanne Garza, sister to Treviño’s mother April Flores, uploaded a video widely shared by the community of her nephew’s death; however, this particular video had additional audio that depicts …

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Mar 22 2019

SBCISD professional development tops $346,000, Washington D. C. trip still not on agenda

BY J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS A member of the board of trustees had been trying to find out about a trip to Washington D. C. similar to one taken last year to Orlando, Florida, but school administrators of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District have been unclear about the details. Last …

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Mar 22 2019

No Action: Hopes for release of officers’ names vanquished

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   On Tuesday night’s regular City meeting, City officials discussed an item during executive session relating to an attorney consultation in order to “receive legal advice from counsel in regard to threatened litigation arising out of law enforcement action involving Mr. Richard Treviño,” as the agenda read. As …

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