Local and state elections nearing

By ALAN RAMIREZ Special to the NEWS Elections are coming up on May 2. Early voting runs from February 18 to the 28th. The last day for candidates to file for a place on the general election ballot is February 14. San Benito – As of February 4, 2020, eight candidates have filed to run …

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A bridge into the past: Rio Hondo receives a historical marker for its iconic yellow bridge

By ALAN RAMIREZ Special to the NEWS Rio Hondo native Pete Castillo, founder of The Rio Hondo City Museum, has worked persistently to assure that the Arroyo Colorado Bridge acquired the recognition that it deserved. The bridge has had an everlasting impact on the lives of countless locals serving as a faster port of entry …

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City deliberates lawsuit for inmate’s death

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Behind closed doors, the City Commission met in executive session with its legal counsel to discuss a possible lawsuit after an inmate died in jail last November. The executive session occurred after a regular City Commission meeting on Tuesday, where the item read, “Consultation with City Attorney …

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Indigenous warriors exhibit slated for February 6

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the NEWS Warriors, pyramids, jaguars, serpents…these are some of the images and symbols found in Andy A. Villareal’s work, soon to be exhibited at the San Benito Cultural Arts Museum. Running from February 6 to March 20, Indigenous Warriors & Rituals of Mesoamerica is an exhibit that satisfies the eye’s …

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Home again: Navy Chief surprises daughters at school

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Ten months aboard a navy ship is no easy task. For U.S. Navy Nuclear Chief Petty Officer and San Benito native Mark Anthony Rodriguez, lack of communication with his loved ones was the most difficult to bear, so it was through the element of surprise that he decided to express his …

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Ready for move-in: Exhibits look to relocate to new facilities

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com After two years of negotiations, well-known exhibits of San Benito’s history and conjunto music will finally make their way to be on display at the 7,000 square foot museum on 250 E. Heywood Street. On Tuesday, City commissioners approved an agreement with the Friends of the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum, …

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Kobe mourned: SBHS remembers basketball legend

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS San Benito High School Social studies teacher Albert Torruco couldn’t believe it when he found out about the sudden and tragic passing of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant. For Torruco, 29 and a Lakers fan, Bryant was more than a celebrity. The iconic basketball player was a …

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On the ballot: Nine file for SBCISD board, eight file for City

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS *Update: Esteban Rodriguez filed to run for City Commissioner, Place 3 on Wednesday, which was not included in the print edition due to deadline. Nine candidates have filed for five spots on the ballot for the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees elections scheduled …

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Resurrection Boxing Gym to train youth in San Benito

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Emmanuel Rodriguez decided to move his Resurrection Boxing gym to San Benito after discovering that many kids from the Resaca City love boxing. The new gymnasium, located at 290 Travis St., opened its doors last week, where training usually runs from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. Since …

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SBCISD reviews remaining bonds sale: Highlights state aid to pay debt

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Early last year, after selling more than three-quarters of the $40 million bond approved by voters in 2018, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District had a presentation on Tuesday to review the trading of the remaining $9.25 million. According to SBCISD, the bonds allow the school …

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