Tag Archive: Rio Grande Valley

Nov 18 2014

LEGAL BATTLE: City faces counter suit in water plant saga

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com New developments have sprouted in the ongoing legal saga of the City of San Benito’s problematic Water Treatment Plant No. 2, including a counter suit recently filed against the city. Before discussing the suit, however, San Benito City Commissioners and Mayor Celeste Z. Sanchez were expected to discuss at a …

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Nov 18 2014

Ex-school cop pleads guilty to child injury

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A former San Benito CISD police officer on Monday pled guilty to injury to a child, according to Melissa Landín, public information officer for the office of Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz. Joe Mendez was accused in February of assaulting a 15-year-old female student while serving as an …

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Nov 18 2014

CAVA establishes San Benito chapter

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Citizens Against Voter Abuse (CAVA) hopes to put an end to unlawful voting practices Valley-wide, and now those efforts have been centralized in San Benito as well. Through the work of volunteers, trained poll watchers and whistleblowers, the group wants to ensure that voter fraud does not plague San Benito …

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Nov 18 2014

Finalist’s contract talks near an end

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The end of the 21-day period before San Benito CISD’s lone superintendent finalist can begin work is soon coming to an end. The time is reserved for vetting and negotiations, giving the parties a grace period should they rethink their decisions. According to SBCISD Board President Arnold Padilla, the negotiations …

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Nov 18 2014

Fire safety encouraged during Thanksgiving holiday

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com As Thanksgiving nears, it’s considered essential that people exercise caution as they prepare for their Turkey Day feast. Some families enjoy frying their bird, others prefer the much more traditional oven method. Regardless, San Benito Fire Chief Raul Zuniga noted some precautions that should be taken as folks start their …

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Nov 18 2014

Pride Made the Difference for ’Hounds in 2014

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS It feels like yesterday that I walked into a semi-dark Bobby Morrow Stadium as the San Benito Greyhounds began their summer workouts at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 11. I was the first reporter there to start the season and the last one to leave last Friday as the …

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Nov 15 2014

END OF THE ROAD: ‘Hounds end successful season with playoff loss to Weslaco East

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS WESLACO—As the final seconds ticked away on a chilly Friday night at Bobby Lackey Stadium, the looks on the sideline said it all. To a man, the San Benito Greyhounds either had tears in their eyes, scowls on their faces or just stared off into the distance. Any …

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Nov 14 2014

TONY’S TIME: Limón looks back on 10 years as superintendent

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD is nearing the end of the Antonio G. Limón era. Limón will soon be stepping down as SBCISD superintendent of schools after having served in such capacity for 10 years. He’ll be handing over the reins to Dr. Marc A. Puig after the Board of Trustees recently …

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Nov 14 2014

JUDGING THE NEXT JUDGE: Cascos candid on finding successor

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos spoke candidly on Friday about the daunting task that lies ahead of the Commissioners Court in appointing his successor. Fresh off of winning re-election to the county judgeship on Nov. 4, Cascos was announced on Tuesday as Governor-elect Greg Abbott’s prospective appointment for Texas …

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Nov 14 2014

MHWSC looks to new plant as concerns mount

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com A new water plant may alleviate concerns over discolored water in some rural areas of San Benito. Residents of communities in the Highway 281 area have continued to express concern with regard to the discoloration of water provided by Military Highway Water Supply Corporation (MHWSC). MHWSC General Manager Ramon Rosales, …

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