Category Archive: News

Nov 30 2018

Johnny jiu jitsu: Garcia leads BJJ training

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS The first man to bring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the Rio Grande Valley is Johnny Garcia. Born and raised in Brownsville and now a resident of the San Benito community, Garcia has opened up shop on Highway 77. Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been up and running for six …

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Nov 21 2018

More Lawsuits Come to Light: Age, Gender a Commonality

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News Two more lawsuits filed against the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) claim retaliation and demotions after the plaintiffs complained of workplace discrimination. The lawsuits include one filed on Nov., 13, 2018, by Lynda McKinney, who also filed a complaint of discrimination and retaliation with the …

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Nov 21 2018

TCTA Urges School Board to Decline DOI Status: Educational Standards likely lowered through designation

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Fearing a lower quality of education, teachers belonging to the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) advised the San Benito school board to reject what is known as District of Innovation (DOI) status. TCTA raised its concerns during a regular board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Dohn S. …

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Nov 21 2018

Final Lecture in Series to feature Leonel Betancourt, son of Paco

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum in partnership with the City of San Benito presents its third and final installment of “The History of Conjunto” Lecture Series on November 29th. Doors open at 6 p.m. and lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. …

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Nov 21 2018

Breaking Bread: S.B. Housing Authority holds elderly luncheon

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS   On Thursday November 23, a week before the Thanksgiving holiday Americans enjoy with turkey and family, the San Benito Housing Authority held its Annual Elderly Thanksgiving Luncheon, where housing residents were provided with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This year’s event was bigger than past luncheons for including …

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Nov 16 2018

Embattled Assistant Superintendent Resigns: Sanchez named to oversee Human Resources

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News Ten days after filing a Freedom of Information Act request to inquire about his employment status, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) officials confirm the resignation of Assistant Superintendent of Human Services, Dr. Kevin Phillips. “San Benito CISD has accepted the resignation of Dr. Kevin Phillips,” …

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Nov 16 2018

Lawsuits filed against SBCISD

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News Two separate lawsuits have been filed against the San Benito school district that include allegations of employment discrimination. The News discovered a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday, Nov. 18, by Maria Conception Cruz and a termination lawsuit filed by Dorothy Shelton on Nov. 8. According to court records, …

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Nov 16 2018

Sullivan Elementary debuts greenhouse

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Sullivan Elementary School is now the sight of the first greenhouse in the San Benito school district. On the morning of November 10, parents, students, and faculty all came together for a ribbon cutting ceremony, debuting the new addition. Flor Cuevas, a third-grade teacher and 4-H Club sponsor at Sullivan, spearheaded …

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Nov 16 2018

Veteran’s Day ceremony held

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Per tradition, and in light of national holiday, San Benito held its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on Saturday, November 10, and while the cold gusts and rain stood as an adversary, it proved no match for the honoring of our military men and women. The early hours of Saturday morning, while …

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Nov 12 2018

Missing Person: Marta Moreno

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