Category: News

Heart and Heritage: Our Quinceñera debuts in RGV

The film’s next public screening will be held at the Cinesol film festival in South Padre Island on Nov. 23-24. For more information, visit cinesol.com. By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com “Let’s show the world how great it is to live in the Rio Grande Valley and San Benito,” says Veteran’s Memorial Academy Principal Gilbert Galvan at …

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Businessmen develop aerial map for SBHS crisis response

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS With emergency reactions posing a constant threat across the nation, local businessmen Bryan Richey and Ursulo Robles are dedicating time to help with the crisis response plan for San Benito High School, a location with a consistently large gathering of people in the Resaca City. Robles said …

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Garza to Challenge Sheriff Omar Lucio in March Election

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS In a surprise announcement on Thursday at Sunrise Mall’s Adolios Restaurant in Brownsville, current Cameron County District Clerk Eric Garza launched his candidacy for the top lawman post in the county. Surrounded by sympathizers, some elected officials, and family, Garza, said it was time for a new …

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Burglarized: Break-in at district building, minor damages caused

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS In the stealth of the night, vandals paid no attention to the fact that they were right next to a police facility when they decided to burglarize the U-Tex Building, occupied by several departments of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District. According to sources, the burglary …

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SBCISD Picks Construction Manager at Risk for Performing Arts, Natatorium Centers

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District chooses Davila Construction as the company that will build both the performing arts and natatorium centers. The selection took place during a special board meeting Tuesday. The school board unanimously approved Davila as construction manager at risk. Davila Construction is …

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Railroad Avenue residents take matters into their own hands

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Special to the NEWS After it was reported a few weeks ago that the City of San Benito clarified and stood its ground on not using public funds to maintain private property, the residents of Railroad Avenue are banding together to take some form of action to improve the road they reside …

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Trustees approve changes to Superintendent’s Contract

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the addition of a clause to the superintendent’s contract during a special board meeting on Tuesday. After deliberating behind closed doors in executive session, SBCISD Board of Trustees President Michael Vargas spoke in open forum about …

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Taking action: Local residents file petition to remove Vargas

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Concerned residents filed a petition Tuesday with the Cameron County District Clerk’s office to remove Michael A. Vargas as president of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees. Present to file the petition were Janie Lopez, Oscar Medrano, Rosalinda G. Garcia, and Sandra Tumberlinson. …

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Greyhounds suffer loss to Laredo United

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS Laredo-For the third consecutive week, the San Benito Varsity Greyhounds went on the road to face a non-conference rival; this time they encountered the mighty Laredo United Longhorns on Saturday night at SAC Stadium in Laredo. The Greyhounds encountered a solid rival that used the passing game well, …

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Lady ‘Hounds fall to Lady Cardinals over weekend

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS Harlingen-The San Benito Lady ’Hounds met their classic rival at the Arroyo Colorado rivalry match, volleyball edition, at Harlingen High on Saturday afternoon. This was the Lady ’Hounds’ second consecutive 32- 6A district game after coming from a tough loss against the Lady Falcons of Los Fresnos to …

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