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Cameron County drive-thru tax lanes set to begin operation

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Cameron County drive-thru tax lanes located on Sam Houston Boulevard will be open soon and available to taxpayers to use. In November 2020, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court purchased the San Benito Bank and Trust building along with drive-thru lanes across the street for $500,000. According to David Favila, San …

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Appeals Court affirms age discrimination in Cruz’s case

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On March 11, the Texas 13th Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s denial of the San Benito CISD’s plea regarding age discrimination against Maria Concepcion Cruz. The court released a memorandum opinion by Chief Justice Dori Contreras. Cruz was an employee of SBCISD for over 20 years. According to the …

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City to begin street improvement project

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com During a regular commission meeting on March 16, the San Benito City Commission passed a motion to begin a $1 million street improvement project. The project will include improvements to a list of 12 streets. However, it is dependent on the cost of repair for each street. The $1 million was …

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School board discusses possible changes to health insurance plan

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD School Board held a finance committee meeting on March 2 and discussed possible changes to the school district’s insurance plan. Superintendent Dr. Nate Carmen presented some of the differences between the TRS-Active Care and the school district’s current insurance plan. According to Carmen, the State of Texas …

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San Benito responds to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito and San Benito CISD responded to an executive order signed by Governor Greg Abbott which rescinded previous mask mandates and fully reopened Texas. Executive Order GA-34 states, “public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by …

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San Benito hosts second dose vaccination clinic

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito hosted its second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, March 9 at the San Benito Livestock Show Grounds. According to a release, the clinic was aimed for people who received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Feb. 9. Individuals were required to bring their …

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SBCISD employees receive COVID-19 vaccine

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com About 600 San Benito CISD employees received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine following an announcement by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. On Friday, March 5, SBCISD employees began receiving their first doses of the Moderna vaccine. About 400 educators were vaccinated on March 5 at a clinic held …

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San Benito hosts second COVID-19 vaccination clinic

News Staff Report San Benito hosted another first dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the San Benito Fairgrounds located at 551 Cesar Gonzalez Parkway on Friday, March 5. Pre-registration to the clinic was mandatory. Phone lines to register opened at 9 a.m. on March 3 and remained open until 500 applicants were pre-registered. A full name, …

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Workers remove dead fish from resacas

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito began cleaning up dead fish floating in the resacas after a harsh freeze caused many of them to die. Hundreds of dead catfish were seen floating near the banks of the resacas. According to the City of San Benito, the fish that died are an invasive …

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Former mayor on the road to recovery

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A former Mayor of San Benito is on the road to recovery after suffering a brain aneurysm early this February. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, former mayor and mayor candidate this last election, Celeste Sanchez was hospitalized and treated after suffering a brain aneurysm. She underwent surgery at Valley Baptist Medical Center …

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