Tag: Rio Hondo ISD

City of Rio Hondo, school district candidates named

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News Staff Report Elections for City Commission and Rio Hondo ISD board of trustees are set for May 9, with early voting taking place April 27 through May 9. Running for Mayor against incumbent Gustavo “Gus” Olivares is Alonzo Garza Sr. Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the San Benito News, or …

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Teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – A Rio Hondo High School teacher is under investigation after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, according to reports. Rio Hondo ISD officials released a statement on Tuesday, Sept. 30, confirming an internal investigation into the teacher, who has been placed on leave. …

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DA returns RHISD case for ‘further investigation’

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – According to a Sept. 20 Facebook post by a Rio Hondo ISD Board member, accusations brought against the school district’s alleged violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act are “baseless.” The district is accused of holding a meeting in January [Editor’s Note: the Facebook post by the …

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RHISD sets $22 million budget, talks compensation plan

By MATHEW ZUÑIGA Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO – The Rio Hondo Independent School District recently approved its 2014-15 school district budget. The budget was presented to the public in a special meeting on June 30, a meeting which RHISD Superintendent Ismael Garcia said went “smoothly.” The budget is set at $22,044,198, which is …

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RHISD approves $600k loan to pay staff

By MATHEW ZUÑIGA Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO – The Rio Hondo Independent School District Board of Trustees agreed to seek a $600,000 loan to compensate employees and purchase new textbooks. Another $400,000 loan, which would be earmarked to buy a new school bus and new computers, was discussed but tabled for another meeting. …

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RHISD seeks $1 million loan to pay staff

By MATHEW ZUÑIGA Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO – Officials with the Rio Hondo Independent School District plan on acquiring a $1 million loan to compensate employees, this after Superintendent Ismael Garcia said cuts were made to accommodate rising expenses. Garcia identified two factors that he said led officials to propose a loan necessary …

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RHISD officer struck by vehicle suffers minor injuries

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – A Rio Hondo ISD police officer may soon be back to work after he was struck by a vehicle on Monday. Ezequiel Rios, an officer with the RHISD Police Department, was directing traffic at Rio Hondo Elementary School, located at 700 N. Reynolds St., when …

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NO EFFECT? Local leaders react to government shutdown; gauge short-term impact

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The United States Government shutdown went into effect on Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m., but the effects may not be felt locally for some time, at least according to area leaders. The U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a government funding bill before the already extended deadline. …

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RHISD adopts $24M budget; more pay OK’d

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – The Rio Hondo ISD Board of Trustees approved its budget for the 2013-2014 school year at a board meeting on Monday, August 26. Superintendent of Schools Ismael Garcia confirmed that a balanced budget was approved for a total of $24,452,524. Want the whole story? Pick …

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RHISD prepares for start of school

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – As the Rio Hondo Independent School District (RHISD) is preparing for the first day of curriculum, the 2013-2014 school year has already produced many changes. “There are a couple of things that are different from last year,” said Superintendent of Schools Ismael Garcia. “First of …

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