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Feb 24 2015

City issues press release regarding Water Plant No. 2 lawsuit

  Special to the News PRESS RELEASE                                                             February 23, 2015 The lawsuit filed by the City of San Benito against various parties involved in the design, construction or operation of its new water treatment plant remains pending in District Court.   The parties are in the midst of the discovery process, which is typical at …

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Feb 20 2015

SBCISD, City races heat up

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com The deadline to apply to run for San Benito City Commission and San Benito Consolidated School District Board of Trustees is next Friday, and so far it appears that the 2015 race will be a heated one. SBCISD Place 1 has already seen two candidates. Rene Salinas and Michael …

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Feb 20 2015

County to run elections this year

By JACOB LOPEZ Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com The Cameron County Department of Elections is going to be handling City of San Benito and San Benito Consolidated Independent School District elections. SBCISD Business Manager Emma McCall said, “That’s what’s been proposed. The (city) commission has approved it, and our (school) board has approved it.” McCall said that the County …

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Feb 17 2015

Lara requests commission ‘take politics out’ of streets

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX  Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com “There is an incredible product on the market that would probably take all of the politics out,” said City Manager Manuel Lara of San Benito’s street woes. In 2012, the City of San Benito established, through its officials, a list of streets deemed in highest disrepair. The process by …

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Feb 06 2015

Local leaders to visit Austin

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com City officials from San Benito and Harlingen will join forces in making a joint trip to Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to petition legislators at the State Capital. San Benito Mayor Celeste Z. Sanchez said, “This is the first time that San Benito is going to be visible and …

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Feb 04 2015

Street repair talks continue

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission held a special workshop Monday, Feb. 2 to discuss the rehabilitation of three private streets which had been previously placed on the agenda of a regularly-scheduled meeting last month. The streets up for discussion were Railroad Road (paving and utilities), Roberts Drive and Schneider …

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Jan 09 2015

The Download: The District, The City and the NEWS

By JACOB LOPEZ  Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com We’re always learning. That’s something that stuck with me this week after I spoke with new superintendent of schools Dr. Puig. Every day, I’m learning something new about San Benito, or the many challenges of running a newspaper that prints twice a week. It can be difficult. It can definitely be …

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Jan 07 2015

Traffic light to be operating by late February

By JACOB LOPEZ  Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com If all goes as planned, the traffic light on McCullough should be operational by late February, according to San Benito Mayor Celeste Sanchez. The light has been out since Oct. 8, 2014, when an auto accident damaged the electrical box that controls the traffic signal and two utility poles, according to …

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Dec 09 2014

McCullough and Stenger Street traffic light is still out, city considers alternatives

By DINA AREVALO Special to the NEWS Two months after an auto accident disabled the traffic signal at the intersection of McCullough and Stenger Streets, the city of San Benito is still weighing traffic control options. Since the Oct. 8 incident, traffic at the intersection has been governed by temporary stop signs as well as a …

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Dec 09 2014

San Benito selects new engineering firm

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Special to the NEWS After months of litigation between the City of San Benito and its former engineering firm, Cruz-Hogan, elected officials have voted to obtain services of a new firm, LNV Engineers of Corpus Christi. On Monday, December 8, the San Benito City Commission held a special meeting to discuss, …

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