NEWS and Chamber host candidate forum

By David Lopez editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito News and the San Benito Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Meet the Candidates” forum for Mayor and City Commission last Thursday at the Lone Star Inn in San Benito. The purpose of the forum was to inform the public about where the candidates running for public office stand …

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Grave mistake? Cemetery stirs controversy amid price inconsistencies

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Resident April Flores is asking the City of San Benito for a refund after discovering the City might have overcharged her for her son’s burial in December 2018. Flores’s son, Ricardo Treviño III, was shot and killed by San Benito Police after a high-speed chase in December of 2018. Flores buried …

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Boys soccer secures key district victory

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS The San Benito Boys Varsity Soccer team played host to the always ferocious Hanna Golden Eagles from Brownsville on Tuesday night at the Bobby Morrow Stadium. The home-team emerged with a critical victory in district play through Penalty Kicks (3-3 tie and 5-4 in PKs). Now the Mighty …

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Takedown: Perez reflects on wrestling career

By JUAN ESTEVE Special to the NEWS When one door closes, another one opens up. This is the story for the acclaimed San Benito wrestler Yamilex Perez, who last weekend reached the third round in her division at the Class 6A UIL Wrestling State Championship meet. She was the only wrestler from both boys’ and …

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LEGO LAND: Children’s Museum educates through play

By DAVID LOPEZ editor@sbnewspaper.com Children want to play, and teachers want children to learn. Fortunately, the Children’s Museum of Brownsville was able to provide an opportunity combining both practices to create a fruitful experience for the elementary students of SBCISD. Titled the LEGO Mini-Makers Studio Engineering activity, the project asked each student to build a …

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City lowers rate for infant plots

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS At a special meeting on Tuesday, the San Benito City Commission decided to lower the price of infant/child burial plots to bring them on par with other cemeteries in the area. Mayor Benjamin Gomez said he requested the special meeting to discuss the ordinances and the prices …

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De La Rosa turned down for Edinburg City position

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS San Benito City Manager Manuel De La Rosa was one of three people interviewed for the City Manager position in Edinburg earlier this month according to media reports. The other two men interviewed were Interim Edinburg City Manager Richard Hinojosa and Ron Garza, current executive director for …

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School board hears presentation of third-party child nutrition Program

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the NEWS Following the passing of former Child Nutrition Director Jana Kay Landrum, the SBCISD Board of Trustees is considering replacing her direction with a third-party. At a finance committee meeting last week, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman said they want the school board to consider a third-party …

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Children’s Advocacy Center welcomes new director

By ALAN RAMIREZ Special to the NEWS The Children’s Advocacy Center of Cameron and Willacy Counties have announced Rio Grande native, Laura Lyles Regan, as their new Executive Director. Regan holds an impressive resume, having graduated with a Master’s Degree in sociology from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and acquiring 25 years of experience …

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Early voting commences: candidates and propositions on ballot

By FREDDY JIMENEZ San Benito News The long-awaited 2020 election is finally underway. Early voting for the Texas primary began this past Tuesday, Feb. 18 and will continue until Friday, Feb. 28. Election Day is slated for Tuesday, March 3. During early voting, one can vote at any polling location in Cameron County. Come Election …

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