Tag: City of Rio Hondo

Mayor: ‘Rio Hondo is Blooming’

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com “Rio Hondo is blooming at this time,” said Rio Hondo Mayor Gus Olivares of recent changes being implemented throughout the community by William Bilokury, the new Public Safety Director in charge of the Rio Hondo Fire Department and Rio Hondo Police Department. One area in which Bilokury is making …

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Blood Drive at Twin Palms

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By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com With support from Rio Hondo’s Fire and Police Departments, Twin Palms RV Resort in Rio Hondo is gearing up to host its inaugural Blood Drive and Health Fair. Twin Palms Activities Director Sharon Taylor said, “The Police Chief (William Bilokury) is working with us. We will have air evacuation …

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The City of Rio Hondo names new police chief

By DINA AREVALO Special to the NEWS The city of Rio Hondo has chosen a new chief of police after almost three months of searching. Monday marked the first official day for Chief William Bilokury, who says he will serve as the city’s Public Safety Director overseeing both the police and fire departments. Bilokury has extensive …

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Former RH city commissioner dies at 57

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – Former Rio Hondo City Commissioner and longtime community advocate Rumaldo P. “Ray” Bustamante died on Monday, Dec. 1 at the age of 57. Bustamante previously served on the City Commission and was also a board member for the Rio Hondo Economic Development Council. City of Rio …

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Rio Hondo may name new police chief by Dec. 8

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – The City of Rio Hondo is closer to deciding the local police department’s new chief. Mayor Gus Olivares said on Wednesday that the City Commission interviewed the top three applicants selected by the administration from a pool of about 10 or 12 candidates. “We did some …

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Officials recognize cadet efforts

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – Shortly before a Rio Hondo City Commission meeting, cadets from the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) police academy received certificates of appreciation for their efforts at Rio Hondo’s National Night Out and the high school’s homecoming festivities. The 10 Valley cadets, who are students at the TSTC …

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Rio Hondo recognized for Rails to Trails project

Special to the NEWS The City of Rio Hondo was recognized Friday, Oct. 17, by the American Planning Association Texas Chapter for outstanding planning for the Rails to Trails Project. This project was selected among many other cities as the Chapter’s 2014 Project Planning Award. The awards program allows the Texas Chapter to promote the …

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CONSIDER THIS: Here’s to Hope for San Benito

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Plenty can happen in a week. Since my last entry, officials from the City of Rio Hondo have been more forthcoming concerning Place 5 Commissioner Joseph “Joe” Lopez’ domestic violence charge. City Administrator Ben Medina went from scolding a News reporter for inquiring about the matter to not just …

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CONSIDER THIS: Rio Hondo’s Media Blackout

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com If Rio Hondo should ever escape the dark cloud of controversy that has long been cast over the sleepy community, it’ll happen because its leaders embraced challenges rather than running from them. Take, for instance, Rio Hondo City Administrator Ben Medina, who expressed anger Friday when San Benito News …

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Local elections set in San Benito, Rio Hondo

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The final day for candidates to file for the upcoming races for the San Benito CISD and Cities of San Benito and Rio Hondo May general elections has come and gone. As of Friday, Feb. 28, the final list of candidates for each race is now set. In …

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