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Rio Hondo and Los Fresnos election votes tallied

NEWS Staff report The City of Rio Hondo made it clear that no change was needed for them after the reelection of Mayor Gustavo Olivares. The incumbent beat out the challenger, Alonzo Garza Sr., by a count of 232 to 151. “I thought the vote spoke for itself, the first time I only won by …

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Election Results

NEWS Staff Report In the wake of all the San Benito CISD budget controversy over the past few months, this election season had turned into one of the most heated this city had seen in quite some time. Well, it’s all over and now it’s time to see if the new candidates can help reform …

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Election Day to decide state, county races

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com After early voting brought in more than 1,500 ballots in the San Benito area, nearly 300 in Rio Hondo, roughly 800 in Los Fresnos and close to 20,000 throughout Cameron County, citizens who have yet to hit the polls will have one final opportunity on Election Day, scheduled from …

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SALES TAX REPORT: San Benito sees 3 percent spike for second consecutive month

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com For the second consecutive month, San Benito saw positive sales tax gains in the form of a 3.25 percent increase. According to data reported by the Texas Comptroller’s Office, which tracks and reports sales tax information two months prior, San Benito collected $312,052.90 during the month of July – …

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SALES TAX REPORT: San Benito sees 3% sales tax surge in June

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito showed a 3.47 percent increase in sales tax collections generated in the month of June, according to Texas Comptroller’s Office records. Specifically, San Benito pulled in $346,363.43 in sales tax receipts this June – up from the $334,736.21 collected at the same time last year. The increase …

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SALES TAX REPORT: May collections drop more than 4% in San Benito

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com May produced a 4.21 percent decrease in sales tax collections for San Benito after the city generated a 4.62 percent increase in April. According to the Texas Comptroller’s Office, San Benito collected $290,956.98 in May, which is less than the $303,763.30 reported at the same time last year. Year-to-date, …

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SALES TAX REPORT: San Benito’s April collections show 4% spike

NEWS Staff Report San Benito’s sales tax collections in the month of April experienced a 4.62 percent increase compared to the year prior – this after experiencing a slight decline in receipts in March. According to sales tax figures reported by the Texas Comptroller’s Office, San Benito collected $319,387.53 in April, which is up from …

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SALES TAX REPORT: March report shows sales tax collections continue to decline in San Benito

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NEWS Staff Report A 1.73 percent drop in San Benito’s March sales tax collections represents one of four occurrences in which Cameron County communities also experienced a loss. Sales tax figures recently reported by the Texas Comptroller’s Office show that San Benito’s collections decreased from $379,144.76 in March 2013 to $372,574.06 in March of this …

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Flag football league opening ceremonies promise NFL presence, large turnout

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito NFL Flag Football League is currently in the planning stages of what may be a heavily-attended debut for the organization’s opening ceremonies. League representative Sal Mendoza confirmed on Thursday, March 13, the attendance of four NFL players at the event, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. …

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Search ongoing for kidnapped Marine from SB

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The investigation into the kidnapping of United States Marine and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran Armando Torres III is ongoing. It’s been reported that Torres, 25, was kidnapped on May 14 in La Barranca in Tamaulipas, Mexico, after driving across the International Port of Entry Bridge at Progreso to …

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