St. Theresa Catholic Church brings hope to community

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com St. Theresa Catholic Church’s adopt-a-tree fundraiser has brought a glimmer of hope to families that have dedicated trees to loved ones. The fundraiser began as a way to raise funds to have the trees on church grounds trimmed. To raise money for the tree trimming and to celebrate advent, church officials …

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Mayor-elect Guerra prepared to take office

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com After serving on the San Benito City Commission, and after a long, arduous campaign for mayor that concluded in a run-off election, San Benito born and raised Ricardo Guerra will be sworn in as the city’s mayor come the new year. Mayor-elect Ricardo Guerra was born and raised in San Benito. …

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Board discusses TIP, financial rating and COVID testing

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Dec. 8, the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees held both a public hearing and regular board meeting. The first order of business was to review and discuss SBCISD’s 2018-2019 scores on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. Overall, the school district received a “B” rating with a score …

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Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce bring parades to the children

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On Saturday, Dec. 19, the Rotary Club of San Benito held its last event of the year, dubbed, “Santa Claus is Cruising Through Town”. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time this event was organized. Typically, San Benito hosts its annual and extraordinarily popular Christmas parade, but the …

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Boys & Girls Club holds drive-thru toy donation drive

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The Boys & Girls Club of San Benito hosted its first community toy drive this year to give back to families this holiday season. “Many families aren’t going to have the opportunities that they’ve had in the past, so we’re able to put a smile onto one family, their kids, and …

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Elections End: Guerra becomes new Mayor of San Benito

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Ricardo Guerra won San Benito’s mayoral race as runoff elections for San Benito and Rio Hondo conclude. “I’d like to thank everyone who came out and voted for me, and I will do my best to represent the whole people, the city, San Benito first,” said Guerra in a video on …

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CRABs donates $7,445 to pantry

NEWS Staff Report The Fun-N-Sun Conservative Retired Adult Bikers (CRABs) motorcycle club donated $7,445 to the San Benito Food Pantry on Monday Dec. 14. This is the 10th annual CRABs’ donation to the Food Pantry. The food drive was started by club member, Tom Whitmore and his wife, Carol. “In the past 10 years, our …

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Heritage museum hosting Castilian Roses exhibit

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum is hosting its second annual exhibition of Castilian Roses in December, which opened Dec. 9 and continues until Jan. 29. The name of the exhibition, Castilian Roses in December, commemorates the story of La Virgen de Guadalupe’s appearance before Juan Diego. It is believed that …

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Rotary steps up this holiday season with charity donations

  By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Rotary Club completed two drives this December, a sock drive for children and a toy drive for children in Mexico. Both exceeded club goals. On Dec. 11, the San Benito Rotary Club finished its toy drive donated toys, clothes, treats, and sanitary masks, and more to a …

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Sanchez, Guerra square off for mayor

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com With the upcoming runoff election on Saturday Dec. 19, San Benito mayoral candidates Celeste Sanchez and Ricardo Guerra are preparing to wrap up their campaigns, each hoping to represent the people of San Benito for the next term. Ricardo Guerra was born and raised in San Benito. He graduated from San …

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