Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian

                  By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The COVID-19 pandemic hampered the San Benito High School Class of 2021’s senior year, but it did not stop valedictorian, Liam Matthew Gore, and salutatorian, Naydalin Nahomi Garza Jimenez, from reaching the top of their class. “COVID made everything harder for everyone, …

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City Commission allocates CDBG funds for 2021-2022

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission discussed the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year during a regular commission meeting on Tuesday, June 15. San Benito Assistant City Manager, Fred Bell, presented the 2021-2022 draft of the annual action plan for the (CDBG) funds. According to …

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San Benito Senior Class of 2021 graduates

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Following a year of unprecedented circumstances, San Benito High School Senior Class of 2021 crossed the stage and received their diplomas, marking the end of their high school journey on Friday, June 18. “Resilience is the word that describes all of us here tonight. We rolled with everything that was thrown …

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Defenestration of the SB City Charter

San Benito City Attorney states in his “legal interpretation” that the SB City Charter “does not” apply to the SB Economic Development Corporation (EDC) because the EDC is a “separate legal entity”. It is a legal entity created by its governing body, the SB City Commission. The SB City Charter Section 5.07. Boards states: “The …

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A Father’s Day Story – A Story of Hope Young cancer survivor pursues Hollywood dream

By RAY QUIROGA Staff Writer The father-son duo of Luther and Dustin Jones tend to speak with mannerisms, but their message is loud and clear. It may be a wince here, a raise of an eyebrow there, or a far off glance towards the distance as they recall bittersweet moments from years gone by, there’s …

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Hernandez signs with Bethany College to play football

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito Greyhound football star quarterback, Elijah Hernandez, signed his letter of intent to the Bethany College Bisons on Tuesday, June 15. Hernandez began his football journey at a young age. “I joined my first league when I was three-years-old and I never quit football since,” he said. Hernandez has not …

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City Commission holds first budget meeting for next fiscal year

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission discussed some proposed projects during the first budget meeting of the year on Tuesday, June 8. The budget will cover the next fiscal year from Oct. 1, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022. San Benito City Manager proposed to the commissioners some improvement projects planned for next …

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School board passes 2021-2022 compensation plan

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Board of Trustees made amendments to and passed the proposed 2021-2022 compensation plan during a board meeting on June 8. Trustee Rudy Corona asked if SBCISD employees could receive more than a 3% raise. The proposed plan had a 2% increase in employee pay across the board. Vicki …

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SBHS cross country and track coach hosts fundraiser for athlete

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com On June 19, San Benito cross country and track coach, Mark Buddle, will host a resaca run in support of senior cross country and track and field standout, Roy Gomez. According to Gomez, the event started off as a conversation between him and Buddle during practice that became a reality. Earlier …

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Attebery wins 2021 SBN Scholarship

By LOUIE DIAZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito High School senior, Aaliyah Attebery, is the recipient of this year’s San Benito News scholarship. Born in Oklahoma, Attebery and her family moved to the Valley and have lived here for the past 15 years. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented circumstances to school students across the …

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