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Monica, Maggie’s House, SB Chamber of Commerce host back-to-school bash

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Cameron and Willacy Counties (Monica and Maggie’s House), in conjunction with the San Benito Chamber of Commerce, will host their first annual back-to-school bash on Saturday, Aug. 7. “Ideally we want to be able to provide these items to children so that they can get off …

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Board discusses construction proposals and forensic audit services

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held a meeting on Tuesday, July 20, and discussed the approval of Davila Construction proposals for the construction package of the Performing Arts Center and natatorium by Brighton Group, ROFA-RED Architects and Davila Construction and RFQs for forensic audit/investigation services. Trustee Janie Lopez explained …

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School board meetings reopened to the public

News Staff Report The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees have reopened their meetings to a live public audience. In a post on the SBCISD Facebook page, the district announced that school board meetings would allow public audiences starting on July 13. However, if the severity of the pandemic increases, the school board meetings may …

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Aguilera lawsuit terminated by Court

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Rosana Aguilera’s lawsuit against the City of San Benito and Mayor Ricardo Guerra was terminated on June 29. Guerra and his counsel moved to dismiss the claims alleged against him in Aguilera’s second amended complaint. According to the order, no response to the motion was filed by Aguilera, so the court …

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Commission votes to assess three lift stations

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On July 20, the San Benito City Commission voted to assess three lift stations during a regular commission meeting. The three lift stations, one located at 1 Camino Boulevard, one at 777 W. Business 77, and the other at 267 Colorado Drive will be assessed by Hanson Professional Services Inc. City …

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Rio Hondo to host its annual Bridgefest

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The City of Rio Hondo will host its annual “Bridgefest” on Saturday, Aug. 14 after the COVID-19 pandemic caused the city to cancel the event last year. The first Bridgefest took place in 2018 and was originally to celebrate the reopening of the bridge. Jessica Gonzales, a member of the Bridgefest …

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2021 San Benito News Citizen of the Year: Pharmacist, Thomas A. Garza earns annual award for service to the City of San Benito

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com For his continued service during the COVID-19 pandemic, which gripped the world this past year and a half, local pharmacist, Thomas A. Garza, has been awarded the San Benito News Citizen of the Year Award. Garza humbly accepted the award and was quick to mention the efforts of his colleagues. “It’s …

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Local artist paints mural on Robertson St.

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com To revive San Benito’s downtown area, local artist Raymond Claudio was commissioned to paint a mural by local businesswoman Iris De La Rosa Garcia, the owner of The Shop With A Little Bit of Everything. “We are always working to revitalize historic Robertson St. and murals was one way to revitalize …

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School board discusses change of the district’s agent of record

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees discussed a change of the agent of record during a committee meeting on Tuesday, July 13. Earlier this year, the school board requested qualifications for the selection of an agent of record for employee health products. The board heard the proposals from six different …

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SB Friends of the Library holds back to school fundraiser

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Friends of the Library is currently holding their annual fundraiser, during the month of July. Due to the pandemic, the organization was limited in the number of fundraisers they could hold. The fundraiser will serve as their first fundraiser of the year. Dr. Enriqueta Ramos, the President of …

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