Tag: School Board

EXCLUSIVE- Former school board member arrested after fight with brother

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com A former SBCISD school board member and her older brother found themselves behind bars this weekend after allegedly being involved in a “physical altercation” at a family residence. According to San Benito Police, officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Lantana Circle at around 11:39 …

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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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Local elections set in San Benito, Rio Hondo

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By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The final day for candidates to file for the upcoming races for the San Benito CISD and Cities of San Benito and Rio Hondo May general elections has come and gone. As of Friday, Feb. 28, the final list of candidates for each race is now set. In …

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No changes in local election landscape

Elections

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The last day to file for the upcoming races for the San Benito CISD and Cities of San Benito and Rio Hondo May general elections is days away, but not much has changed since Friday, Feb. 21. As of presstime Tuesday, Feb. 25, there have not been any …

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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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New Rio Hondo board members to weigh in on super’s hiring

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com With three new board members sworn in at a special school board meeting on Monday, the search for a new superintendent at Rio Hondo ISD might get a little interesting. Newly-elected board members Jessica Gonzalez, Place 2, Arnold Martinez, Jr., Place 3, and Claudia Villalobos, Place 4, took …

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Olivares unseats Mayor Garza, three new RHISD School Board members elected

NEWS Staff Report RIO HONDO — There’s a new mayor in town. According to votes that have not yet been canvassed, Place 1 Rio Hondo City Commissioner Gustavo “Gus” Olivares unseated Mayor Alonzo Garza Sr. by four ballots, 254 to 250, on Election Day Saturday, May 11. On his victory and upcoming work as the …

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Garza, Martinez vie for Place 3 seat

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – Things are getting a little interesting in Rio Hondo. Longtime Rio Hondo ISD School Board President Noemi Garza, who has served on the board for 20 years, is set to face newcomer Arnold Martinez Jr. for the Place 3 post. And neither agrees on much. …

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Alaniz squares off with St. John in Pl. 1 race

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – The race for the Place 1 Rio Hondo ISD School Board post is on. Michael St. John has thrown his hat into the race for the Pl. 1 seat challenging incumbent Noe Alaniz. This marks the third time St. John has chosen to run for …

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