40 city projects pending in 2011

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com City of San Benito officials have announced plans to move the city forward in 2011. “We have a little over 40 projects in the books, but some of them are funded and some of them are unfunded,” said City Manager Manuel Lara. “Come the first of the year, …

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District goals for new year in place

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón announced the district’s upcoming goals, which included the completion of a new elementary school before the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. Limón stated that the school district has three major goals; academics, student and staff safety, and increasing the fund …

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Med-Care promises ‘quality service’

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Special to the NEWS Med-Care EMS, the City of San Benito’s new 911 emergency ambulance provider will deliver quality service, actively participate in local civic events, and conduct public educational and leadership programs, officials of the company have said. Representatives of Med-Care met Wednesday with city officials and area hospital emergency room supervisors in an …

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MJMS Athletes Donate

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The Miller Jordan Middle School girls’ seventh and eighth grade athletics classes recently collected a large box full of toys to benefit local children. Each student athlete and coach donated at least one new toy. The toy collection was then donated to the local Toys for Tots program. (Courtesy photo)

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Disco Fever!

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Girl Scout Troop 310 participated in the San Benito Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Dec. 11. Pictured decked out in the parade’s disco theme are (first row) Rosario Estrada, Dalia Garcia, Frida Longoria, Ekaterina Cruz, Trinity Cano, Haley Cano, Sabrina Rivas, Angelica Rivas, (second row), Rosie Ramirez, Sylvia Ramirez, and Graciela De La Rosa. (Courtesy photo)

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Berta Cabaza Food Drive

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In conjunction with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and the gift of sharing, Berta Cabaza Middle School had a school wide canned food drive. Students donated over 600 cans of food, which were given to the Food Pantry in San Benito. (Courtesy photo)

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Goodbye, Slim

To the Editor, San Benito lost one of its most colorful characters recently. “Slim” was 92 years young. Until about four years ago when he fell and hurt his head, you would not have believed that “Slim” was older than about 70. Many folks called him “Tex” but that was a misnomer as he was …

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What made headlines in 2010?

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Much has happened in the city of San Benito since Dec. 30, 2009, when the San Benito News annual Top Ten Stories of the year was last published. The city has witnessed some critical events transpire and help make 2010 a memorable year for San Benito. What follows …

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Deadline for city attorney qualifications nears

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ The deadline for city attorney applicants to submit their qualifications to the City of San Benito is Friday, Dec. 31, said City Secretary Lupita Passement. Passement stated that she only knew of one firm that submitted qualifications thus far but did not know which. The city advertised in the Nov. 21 …

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Mayor to tweet city information

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Mayor Jack Garcia has embraced a new era of technological and social outlets for the city by activating a Twitter account. “It’s partly city, and partly for some of my friends that encouraged me, my family, and my love for cycling and so forth,” Garcia said. Twitter is a real-time information …

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