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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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PISBND experiences influx of activity; port director cites job growth

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com PORT ISABEL – The Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District is growing every day, and with it the opportunity for new jobs in the area. On Monday, PISBND Port Director Steven Bearden said that the district, which was once largely responsible for shipping produce via rail line before eventually integrating to …

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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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Local softball players compete at national tourney

By MARINA WISE-HERRING Special to the NEWS It’s a special sight to see young athletes compete at national competitions, especially Rio Grande Valley bred players. South Texas Fully Loaded ‘02 Red, along with other RGV-based fastpitch softball teams, made the trek to Denton this past week to compete at the IFA/VTD (Independent Fastpitch Association/Virtual Tournament Director) …

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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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San Benito among few Valley cities to post no sales tax gains

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito is one of only a few cities in the Rio Grande Valley that did not post retail sales tax gains during 2013—this according to the Texas Comptroller’s office. In 2012, San Benito collected $3.85 million in sales tax revenue but fell to $3.84 million the following year. …

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Mission wins San Benito Dog Pound soccer tourney

NEWS Staff Report The San Benito Girls’ Dog Pound Soccer Tournament was held over the weekend and showcased 17 high school teams from around the Rio Grande Valley. Participating were the Rio Hondo, PSJA Southwest, La Grulla, San Benito, Progreso, Edcouch-Elsa, Port Isabel, IDEA Brownsville, Rio Grande City, Lyford, Mercedes, Mission, La Feria, Roma, IDEA …

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KILLING IT: Ladiess 5-2 going into McAllen Memorial matchup

Special to the NEWS As the high school volleyball season rolls on, so do the San Benito Lady ’Hounds. San Benito picked up a big non-district win over Port Isabel on Sept. 24, and improved to 5-2 in district with a win over Weslaco on Saturday on the road. The girls then took on a …

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