Apr 17 2018

Bush, Martinez sign with Clark college

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.co Rio Hondo has become known for sending countless athletes to the next level and on Wednesday, they added two more to that list. Quarterback John Tyler Bush, the district MVP, and Center Jake Martinez will both be playing football at Calrke College next year. “This has been a dream …

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Apr 17 2018

District approves incentive program for retirees

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com At a school board meeting this past week, trustees approved an incentive program that would pay retirees and those planning to resign $2,500 each. According to trustees, the program would not be to push people to retire, but would be for those on the fence about leaving the district. …

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Apr 13 2018

Vargas responds to allegations: “These lies are entirely politically motivated.”

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD School Board President Michael Vargas is adamant that allegations of assault and inappropriate behavior recently made against him are false. The accusations stem from an incident at a conference for Mexican American School Board Members of America (MASBA) in  late February. According to documents obtained by …

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Apr 09 2018

Rio Hondo sees near six percent drop in sales tax revenue

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It appears fallout from construction on the Rio Hondo Bridge is starting to be felt more and more each month. For the first time all year, Rio Hondo is reporting a drop off in sales tax revenue from a year ago. While the City still recorded $15,722, that number …

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Apr 09 2018

Hernandez conquers “Half Ironman” race

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Chris Hernandez, a 41-year-old local barber, has long considered himself one of the most fit 40-year-olds in all of San Benito. This weekend he put that moniker to the test as he conquered a grueling half Ironman, or Ironman 70.3, race in Galveston. The “70.3” refers to the total …

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Mar 30 2018

City receives favorable audit report, increases reserve funds

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The City recently received the results of their financial audit and got some good news. The most positive thing to glean from the audit was that the City has improved their cash reserves so that they can in fact run for up to 120 days in case of emergency. …

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Mar 30 2018

What’s the deal with the water plant? Plant No. 2 at least a year away from being used

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Many within the community have been wandering about the status of both water plants as of late with questions on operation dates and deadlines. Since the lawsuit concerning water plant No. 2 was officially settled last year, progress has been made towards getting the new plant operational, though officials …

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Mar 19 2018

Sales tax up more than 10 percent over last year

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com According to the Texas Comptroller’s Office, the City of San Benito has seen a major boost in sales tax revenue over the same time frame from last year. With a spike of 10.20 percent, San Benito ranks just behind Harlingen (11.3 percent increase) for the biggest jump from a …

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Mar 15 2018

Man arrested after returning items stolen by girlfriend

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A man is behind bars today after attempting to return items that his girlfriend stole earlier in that the day. According to police reports, Jason Jose Marquez DeLeon was arrested outside a T-Mobile store after officers determined he had an out-of-town warrant for his arrest. DeLeon was reportedly only …

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Mar 12 2018

Commission meeting rundown: City approves $10,000 deposit for performer, Autism Awareness

By Art Tanney Special to the NEWS The City Commission of San Benito addressed several important topics in their meeting Tuesday night. Early in the meeting, Chief of Police Michael Galvan requested and received an approval by the Commission for an annual payment of $31,470 to the company that handles the records and dispatch system …

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