Tag: Sam Houston Boulevard

San Benito’s Christmas tradition continues

  By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The longstanding San Benito tradition of decorating the main stretch of Sam Houston Boulevard is still going strong in the city. Every year, the City of San Benito decorates lamp posts and fixtures with the festive ornaments. Interestingly, nobody can pinpoint when the tradition started. City of San Benito …

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City Hall Reopens

After months of closure to undergo an extensive remodeling, the San Benito City Hall is reopened at 485 N. Sam Houston. Citizens and business owners can pay their water bills and obtain records at the refurbished building. Soon, the Municipal Court will be reestablished at the same facility, moving back to City Hall from the Police Station. Shown above is local resident Michael Frazier speaking with Assistant Finance Director Rosalynn Alfaro.

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SBFD: Elderly man using wood-burning stove to stay warm loses home in fire

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com An elderly San Benito man lost his house to a fire on Sunday night after flames engulfed the home due to what firefighters indicated was an accident with a wood-burning stove. There is little that now remains of the interior of the home, which is located on the 2900 …

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Hundreds drawn to EDC’s Downtown Market Days

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The second Market Days event in a series of six was held on Saturday, Nov. 9, off Sam Houston Boulevard near the railroad tracks and the Veterans War Memorial. The event, titled “Welcome Back Winter Texans,” saw approximately 75 different vendors come out to sell various items in …

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2013 San Benito High School Homecoming Parade

San Benito High School Homecoming festivities were held Thursday, Oct. 24, with a parade downtown San Benito and the traditional lighting of the “SB” at old Greyhound Stadium.

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Homecoming Parade, Burning of ‘SB’ on tap this Thursday

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com It’s that time of year again when downtown San Benito will be covered in purple and gold for the annual Homecoming Parade. According to William Brown, San Benito High School Student Council Sponsor, approximately 70 entries have registered to participate in the SBHS Homecoming Parade Thursday, which is …

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BREAKING: 2 injured after crashing utility truck between overpass pillars

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Two San Benito men were transported to the hospital with unconfirmed injuries Saturday afternoon after crashing their utility truck in between two concrete pillars beneath the Sam Houston Boulevard overpass. According to officer Carlos Romero of the San Benito Police Department, authorities were called to the vicinity of the …

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