SBCISD settles Treviño lawsuit

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com SAN BENITO—The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District recently settled a lawsuit filed by Mary Julia Treviño on June 29, 2018. According to the lawsuit, Treviño claims she was “constructively discharged,” meaning the worker resigned as a result of the employer creating a hostile work environment. Treviño was Executive Director of …

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Larger Than Life: San Benito legend, Bobby Morrow, dies at 84

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Three-time Olympic gold medalist and San Benito native Bobby Joe Morrow died Saturday at the age of 84 at his home in Harlingen. Born on October 15, 1935, Morrow achieved world recognition when he competed in the 1956 Melbourne, Australia Olympics and brought home the gold. He was the first American …

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Morales wins 2020 SBN Scholarship

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com A legacy of immigration and hard work on the part of his parents has solidified senior Edwin Morales as a standout student at San Benito High School. Morales is this year’s recipient of the San Benito News Scholarship. As the oldest of three children, Morales is naturally a role-model for his …

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Sullivan student receives fun recognition

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Last Friday evening, under cloudy skies and a calm atmosphere, honks broke out through a San Benito neighborhood. Then appeared a McDonald’s Play Van followed by a parade of decorated vehicles. The pleasant surprise was intended for former fifth-grade Sullivan Elementary student Maria Anali Franciso. The vehicles paraded around the neighborhood …

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SB cases increase to 50, Rio Hondo up to 16

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com The latest numbers on positive COVID-19 cases in Cameron County reveal San Benito cases continue to increase. Cameron County Public Health reported an additional case in San Benito Wednesday of a 49-year-old male in a travel-related transmission. An additional case was reported Monday of a 25-year-old woman linked to a previous …

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Nine-year-old dies in crash

STAFF REPORT On May 18, at approximately 1:17 a.m., officers of the San Benito Police Department Patrol Division responded to the 1700 block of West Expressway 77 for a one-car major automobile crash. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered that a black-colored Ford Expedition had rolled over several times before coming to a stop …

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Commissioners approve rezoning for new housing

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a request to rezone a property on Combes Street that will pave the way for a multi-family residential zone. The rezoning that residents Mario and Norma Linan requested will result in the building of four duplexes on their property, located next to St. Theresa’s Catholic …

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City and Chamber partner up for re-opening

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Restaurants, salons, and retail businesses will all be allowed to open by the end of the month as per Governor Greg Abbot’s recommendations. The San Benito Code Compliance division, which oversees health regulations in the city, has partnered with the San Benito Chamber of Commerce to recognize the businesses which have …

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Rotary donates 200 masks to non-profits

The San Benito Rotary distributed 200 masks to three local non-profits and one local business. The masks were ordered from Chuy’s Custom Sports and distributed Monday to the Museums of San Benito, the Boys & Girls Club,  the San Benito Food Pantry, and Blanquita’s. Tweet

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COVID-19 testing sites arrive in Cameron County

STAFF REPORT Eighteen COVID-19 testing sites are coming to Cameron County. The COVID-19 tests are free for Cameron County residents. Persons can only be tested via appointment, after registering on txcovidtest.org or calling (512) 883-2400. Registrations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the testing date. All who are selected for testing …

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