Tag: San Benito High School

Cheerleader who claimed bullying kicked off squad

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Another chapter in the saga of the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading controversy was written on Monday when Alexandria Hernandez, the disabled 17-year-old senior cheerleader who accused her teammates of bullying and discrimination, was kicked off the squad for allegedly violating the cheer constitution. In response to a …

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Obregón candid on cheer controversy; steps up school security

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com If you’ve already surmised that the increase in security at San Benito High School has a little something to do with the varsity cheerleading controversy, consider it a good guess. In an exclusive interview with the San Benito News on Thursday, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Interim Superintendent …

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UPDATE: Cheerleader who accused teammates of bullying pleads ‘not guilty’ to misdemeanor assault

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The handicapped San Benito High School varsity cheerleader who accused fellow members of the cheer squad of bullying and discrimination was arrested Thursday morning for misdemeanor assault, authorities with the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Police Department reported. According to district police, 17-year-old Alexandria Hernandez, an SBHS cheerleader …

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BREAKING: SBCISD dismisses cheerleader bullying allegations as ‘unsubstantiated’

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A probe conducted by San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Special Education attorneys Buechler and Associates into allegations that members of the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading squad bullied and discriminated against a handicapped teammate were dismissed as “unsubstantiated,” SBCISD Community Relations Director Celia Longoria announced via a …

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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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Ramirez makes coloring book for CBP

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com What started out as a distraction from schoolwork has turned into a nationally-recognized talent. Robert Ramirez, a 1987 graduate of San Benito High School, offered his abilities to “doodle” to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, his employer, to illustrate a nationally-distributed coloring book called “Hunter Goes To …

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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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Cheerleaders get security due to controversy

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Public outrage in the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading controversy, in which seniors have been accused of bullying and discriminating against a handicapped cheerleader, prompted local officials to assign the girls protection for Friday evening’s matchup between the Greyhounds and McAllen Bulldogs. Authorities with the San Benito Consolidated …

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Conjunto Fest 2013

Shown are scenes from the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center 22nd Annual Conjunto Festival on Friday, in which Karisma kicked off the three-day event, scheduled to continue Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 to 20, at Plaza de San Benito on 225 E. Stenger St. Beginning the show at 4:15 p.m. Saturday will be the San Benito High School Conjunto Estrella. On Sunday, Frutty Villarreal y Los Mavericks hit the stage at 4:30 p.m.

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High School plans Homecoming week festivities

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito High School will kick off its Homecoming festivities next week with a parade and bonfire. The SBHS Homecoming Parade is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, downtown San Benito. The route extends from the 600 block of South Sam Houston and ends at the Adele …

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