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Church donates shoes to SBCISD students

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The First Methodist Church of San Benito partnered with the San Benito CISD and Walmart on Saturday, March 27, to donate shoes to children in need. According to Tricia Morrow, Chairperson for the In His Steps program, six children from each of the 16 schools were selected to receive shoes tallying …

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High school students tour SpaceX

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Rio Hondo High School students visited SpaceX facilities in Boca Chica on Thursday, April 1. RHHS students, along with other high schools from the Valley, were invited to tour SpaceX facilities at Boca Chica. Earlier this month, high school students from Los Fresnos toured the facilities, Rio Hondo ISD Superintendent Roger …

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SB Food Pantry receives van from Nissan dealership

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Food Pantry received a donation of a van during the first week of March. A Nissan dealership in New Braunfels donated the van to the pantry. According to Forest Walker, the President of the San Benito Food Pantry, she was searching for a vehicle to make pick up …

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Rotary Club donates food to families in need

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com In place of their annual Shrimp Fest fundraiser, the San Benito Rotary Club donated hundreds of pounds of shrimp to needy families on Saturday, March 27. Shrimp Fest is an annual event sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of San Benito and Harlingen. According to Dr. Olivia Rivas, the President of the …

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Guerra fined by the Texas Ethics Commission

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito Mayor Ricardo Guerra was fined by the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) for political advertisements that violated the Texas Election Code. The original sworn complaint alleges that the respondent did not include a complete political advertising disclosure statement in political advertising that was published in a local newspaper. The complaint …

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Rio Hondo ISD to hold School Board elections

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Candidates for the Rio Hondo ISD Board of Trustees have filed for the upcoming elections on May 1. The seats on the RHISD school board that are open are Place 1, Place 2, Place 3, and Place 4. The following are the candidates who have filed for each seat on the …

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Nav. District holding board elections

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District (PISBND) is holding board commissioner elections in May, for its Place 1 and Place 2 seats. Running unopposed for Place 1 is incumbent Victor Barrera, a fishing guide based in Port Isabel and teacher and coach at Port Isabel High School. Barrera serves as Chairman …

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San Benito offers new alert system

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito has offered a new alert system for citizens to improve communication with its citizenry. The alert system is open to any citizen with an email address and/or cell phone number. According to a San Benito press release, the new alert system is targeted to those who …

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SBCISD v. Maria Conception Cruz Memorandum Opinion

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Cultural Heritage Museum hosts exhibit “Mexica: Renacimiento”

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum is hosting the exhibit “Mexica: Renacimiento” by Mark Clark which will run from March 8 to May 28. “’Mexica’ are what the Aztecs used to call themselves and the word renacimiento is like a rebirth,” said Aleida Garcia, the director of the San Benito Cultural …

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