Tag: South Texas

SALES TAX REPORT: San Benito’s upward trend of gains continues

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito has seen yet another rise in sales tax revenue as September produced a 19 percent surge in collections, making it the fourth consecutive month the city has seen an increase. Revenue increased by 19 percent with September 2014 sales tax revenue, totaling in $368,592.34, which is up from …

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THE DOWNLOAD: Prank wars in the newsroom

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Office pranks are a funny thing. Over the course of this week, we’ve continuously played pranks on one of our co-workers, Robert Perez, by putting random fliers on his car. We’ve put Scientology newsletters and dating site fliers on his windshield. He has yet to find out who the …

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IN GOOD FAITH: When God Calls, Pt. 6

By PASTOR MARK MOLINA Living Waters Church Will God call an individual who seems to be in a deserted and desolate place? Will God call a person who has seemingly lost it all? Will God call someone that society has said has fallen too far? Do any of these descriptions sound like your life and …

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GOVERNOR ABBOTT IT IS: Cascos, Cavazos pull off big wins

Editor’s Note: The following story on Tuesday’s Election Day results, which was first published in the Nov. 5 edition of the San Benito News, has been updated to reflect the final tally. By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Texans awoke Wednesday morning to a familiar sight as the state remained red, coinciding with a big …

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WEB GALLERY: Mighty Greyhound Band State Performance in Photos

(Staff photos by Ray Quiroga) The San Benito High School Mighty Greyhound Band placed 33rd at the UIL State Marching Band Championships at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Tuesday. The band had previously qualified for State by placing second at the Area competition in San Antonio on Oct. 25. Ranking in the top 10, …

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Board to meet again for selection of lone finalist

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com It’s round two. The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will again meet behind closed doors to decide a lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools. Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the SBCISD John F. Barron Administration Building, located at …

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City still mulling over pay structure

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito City Commission will soon hold a workshop to discuss Ordinance No. 2519, adopting a pay grade and salary classification for certain municipal employees along with an effective date. The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, where the ordinance, which would repeal 2119 and …

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McCullough Street still under construction

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Update: Wed. Nov. 5, 3:24 p.m. Item tabled. (additional information in story)  The San Benito City Commission discussed on Tuesday evening approving a change order in the amount of $29,000 to continue reconstruction work on McCullough Street. The road, which was originally approved for construction from Line 17 to Business …

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ON THE LINE: ‘Hounds go for outright title, momentum vs. Raiders

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS It doesn’t get any easier for the San Benito Greyhounds this week. With last week’s one-point disappointment at Harlingen South still fresh, the ’Hounds have to buckle up and finish the season strong in order to earn their coveted prize. The good news is San Benito controls its …

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WEEK 11 PREVIEW: Bobcats, Falcons in cruise control; await playoff opponents

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO – While they might be disappointed about not getting a district title, the Rio Hondo Bobcats do have the playoffs to prepare for. Thanks to Friday’s win at Raymondville, the Bobcats (7-2, 3-1 in District 16-4A Division-II) got back on track and can keep the good …

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