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Waiting Game: Plant No. 1 repairs on hold

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com You know that itch on your back you just can’t reach? Well that’s pretty much the case for the City of San Benito and the continuous annoyance of problems arising from their Water Plant Systems. After the City’s new Water Plant (No. 2) was deemed inoperable last year, it …

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MORE CHANGES AT SBCISD: Sanchez’s district contract not renewed; prioritizes mayoral post

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com It’s going to be a clean slate for Dr. Marc A. Puig, the lone finalist for superintendent when he begins work at San Benito after his 21-day waiting period, and one without a familiar face in the confines of the San Benito CISD John F. Barron Administration Building. Celeste Z. …

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Man vindicated in harboring case files lawsuit against City; claims conspiracy

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A lawsuit has been filed against the City of San Benito alleging local police of false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and conspiracy, among other claims against municipal officials. The suit, which was filed Wednesday, May 7 in the 357th State District Court, names Alfonso Benavides as the plaintiff. The defendants …

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ELECTION FEVER: Voters to decide hotly-contested races

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Election Day has finally arrived. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, citizens who did not partake in early voting will have the opportunity to cast their votes for their candidates in both the San Benito City Commission and San Benito CISD School Board elections. As …

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Early voting ends with record turnout

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Early voting is officially over in San Benito but not before producing what may be a record turnout, according to local officials. San Benito CISD Business Manager Emma McCall reported approximately 1,741 ballots were cast for the school board elections during early voting. In comparison to the 2012 …

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More than 1,000 vote early

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The first two days of early voting in the San Benito municipal and school board elections proved much more active than in years past. As of Tuesday, April 29, approximately 1,108 voters have participated in early voting, nearly twice the amount of the 2012 elections which saw a …

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Early voting to begin in school, city races

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Early voting for the upcoming local elections is set for Monday, April 28 and will end on Tuesday, May 6. The early voting poll location for the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees election will be at the SBCISD Tax Office, located at 152 E. Rowson St. The …

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Three challengers file for Pl. 7 trustee

Elections

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The upcoming races for the San Benito CISD and Cities of San Benito and Rio Hondo May general elections are becoming clearer as more candidates filed before the Feb. 28 deadline. As the deadline draws nearer, the incumbents for the San Benito municipal elections remain unopposed. Since the …

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Local races begin to take shape

Elections

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Now there’s more. It has been a little over a week since Wednesday, Jan. 29, when candidates began filing for races in the San Benito CISD and Cities of San Benito and Rio Hondo May general elections, and though activity has been minimal, there have been additional hopefuls …

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City, SBCISD hopefuls file for candidacy

Elections

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Little activity has transpired since Jan. 29, the first day to file for candidacy in races for the City of San Benito, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District and the City of Rio Hondo. According to San Benito City Secretary Lupita Passement, the only candidates that have …

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