Tag Archive: community

Apr 08 2015

Bumpy Ride: Pothole plagued street finally gets repairs

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com It’s been a rough ride, literally, for many San Benito residents over the last couple decades. Well, for some, that ride is about to come to a very smooth and comfortable end in the near future. During a meeting of the San Benito City Commission on Tuesday, City officials presented …

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Oct 31 2014

LOCAL FOLKLORE: Halloween Short Stories from the Community

La Palma – The Palm Tree To the Editor, In the early 1950s, streets in el Jardín were unpaved, and kerosene stoves were still common. The introduction of street lights extended our playing time after dark and responsibilities like going to Don Pacheco’s store to get last minute groceries. One of the games that came …

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Aug 12 2014

Retired educator turned businessman continues to serve Rio Hondo

By MATHEW ZUÑIGA Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO – After 35 years of serving his community as a local educator, Carlos Garza Jr. – affectionately known as simply “G” – continues to serve Rio Hondo but in a different capacity. Garza worked at Rio Hondo High School for 35 years as an Agriculture teacher …

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Apr 15 2014

PLACE 1 CITY COMMISSION RACE: Gonzales, Rodriguez tangle on ethics

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Candidates in the race for Place 1 San Benito City Commissioner, which pits incumbent Antonio “Tony” Gonzales against challenger Jose F. Rodriguez, do not necessarily see eye to eye. On Tuesday, the candidates discussed their ideas for the city and the matters they believe need to be addressed. …

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Apr 04 2014

CONSIDER THIS: Building a Better San Benito

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com In case you haven’t noticed, the San Benito News packs quite the journalistic punch. Take this statement not as an exercise in arrogance on our part but of confidence in the paper’s ability to report community news and, at times, publish hard-hitting exposés that inspire positive change in the …

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Aug 16 2013

Meet the Greyhounds on tap Monday

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The annual “Meet the Greyhounds” is scheduled for Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m. as the ’Hounds prepare for their first scrimmage later that week. “I think it’s important for the community to be able to see who they’re cheering for, to be able to see their faces, …

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Jul 24 2013

TAMUK students help San Benito promote environmental awareness

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Signs promoting a more environmentally-friendly San Benito are soon to be displayed at the city’s public library and Heavin Resaca Trail—this as part of a continuing partnership with Texas A&M University-Kingsville. On Tuesday, 22-year-old Shrey Kankaria and 21-year-old Nithesh Kattekola, TAMUK graduate students studying environmental engineering, were on-hand with …

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Jun 19 2013

Author pens culturally diverse children’s book; recognizes local students’ illustrations

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com California author Hector R. Barrera, Ph.D., recently returned to his hometown of San Benito to debut his latest children’s book and to recognize the students who illustrated it. It was on the night of June 1 at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito, when Barrera discussed …

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Mar 15 2013

Society to host roundtable discussion on city’s history

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Historical Society invites the public to a roundtable discussion of the city’s history on Tuesday, March 19. Set for 6 p.m. inside the Community Building auditorium, located at 210 E. Heywood St., Windows to the Past, a monthly speaker series hosted by the historical society, will …

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Feb 08 2013

Communities united to support local Boys and Girls Club

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Citizens of San Benito and the surrounding communities are coming together to help raise money to save the local Boys and Girls Club. Among the many upcoming events to raise funds for the San Benito club is a dance and a baseball and softball tournament to be held …

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