May 17 2019

Eva Marie Villagran, San Benito News Scholarship Winner

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com   In her own words, Eva Marie Villagran describes her life as one strongly shaped by her family and driven by love, integrity, and humility. Shaped primarily by her family life, Villagran stands as the oldest amongst her two younger brothers and one sister. “Growing up as the oldest sister, I …

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May 17 2019

SBCISD considers allocating $20 million for Arts Center, Natatorium

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS     At a building committee meeting on Tuesday, May 7, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District considered the allocation of $20 million for the proposed Performing Arts Center and Natatorium, two of three facilities slated to be built under a $40 million bond approved by …

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May 17 2019

San Benito Chamber of Commerce welcomes new director

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com   Upon her arrival as the new Director for the San Benito Chamber of Commerce, Megan M. Treviño impressed members with her extensive background despite her young age. At only 27-years-old, Treviño has already accumulated 3 college degrees and held two executive career positions. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her …

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May 17 2019

School board addresses former director’s Level III Grievance

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Behind closed doors, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District decided on Tuesday not to re-employ former SBCISD Public Relations Director Celia Longoria. A closed session was held at the end of the regular school board meeting Tuesday; one of the items to be discussed was Longoria’s …

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May 17 2019

Pantry in need: SB Food Pantry seeking monetary donations

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito News   For 33 years, the San Benito Food Pantry has served over 5,000 area residents a month. But now, the Pantry is facing a crisis unlike President Forest Walker has seen since she has volunteered with the food pantry. “The donations have quit; the bills keep coming but …

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May 13 2019

SBCISD administration unresponsive to the News

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS For several months San Benito Consolidated Independent School District administrators had refused to talk to the News directly about hard news concerning the running of the school district. Late last year, SBCISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman claimed the News had often misattributed or misquoted him. …

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May 10 2019

City passes ‘Vendor Permit’ ordinance

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com During Tuesday night’s regular city meeting, commissioners voted to pass an ordinance requiring all food vendors to apply for a “Vendor Permit.” Food vendors in the ordinance include mobile food, street peddlers, door to door salesmen, non-profit, and special events, among others. The most discussed amongst commissioners and the public, however, …

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May 10 2019

Bumpy Road: Update on the Railroad Avenue potholes

  By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com According to residents of Railroad Avenue, the potholes have become craters. Railroad Avenue in San Benito has gained media attention over the immense potholes that have disturbed the daily lives of its residents, presenting various challenges, including preventing garbage trucks from entering and presenting a potential danger in emergency situations. …

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May 03 2019

SBCISD takes no action on insurance agent

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the News The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District decided to reschedule a recent request to approve the services of Yvonne Ortegon, a representative of United Healthcare, after some board members voiced concerns about teachers and staff not getting the information they needed about the district’s health insurance program. …

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May 03 2019

Old meets New: SB hosts High School Conjunto competition

By DAVID LOPEZ San Benito News editor@sbnewspaper.com Accordion y bajo sexto filled the air at La Plaza de San Benito last Saturday as high schools from across the U.S.-Mexico border competed in the High School Conjunto Competition and Conjunto Student Showcase hosted by City of San Benito. Sounding more like professionals than adolescents, four high …

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