Tag: water treatment plant

LEGAL BATTLE: City faces counter suit in water plant saga

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com New developments have sprouted in the ongoing legal saga of the City of San Benito’s problematic Water Treatment Plant No. 2, including a counter suit recently filed against the city. Before discussing the suit, however, San Benito City Commissioners and Mayor Celeste Z. Sanchez were expected to discuss at a …

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DEFENDANT FIRES BACK: Engineering firm named in water plant lawsuit alleges Commission being ‘mislead’; City Attorney responds

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Harlingen-based Cruz-Hogan Consultants, one of several firms named as a defendant in a lawsuit claiming deficiencies associated with a $17 million water treatment plant it was contracted to design, has alleged in a statement that the San Benito City Commission is being “mislead” by City Manager Manuel Lara and City …

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CONSIDER THIS: Why San Benito Wants a Refund

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com So the San Benito Food Pantry again faces increasing demand from its clients – ‘again’ being the operative word. While I wouldn’t call it a staggering rise, watching the pantry clientele swell over the years is alarming when considering all which San Benito already contends with. In a city …

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Attorneys, City to mull water plant litigation

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com At a special meeting of the San Benito City Commission on Tuesday, Aug. 19, attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP law firm out of Houston will meet in executive session to advise the City of San Benito’s elected officials, referencing possible legal recourse with regard to the incapacitation …

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CONSIDER THIS: Here’s to Hope for San Benito

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Plenty can happen in a week. Since my last entry, officials from the City of Rio Hondo have been more forthcoming concerning Place 5 Commissioner Joseph “Joe” Lopez’ domestic violence charge. City Administrator Ben Medina went from scolding a News reporter for inquiring about the matter to not just …

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Law firm to advise on plant concerns

By MATHEW ZUÑIGA Special to the NEWS The San Benito City Commission on Wednesday contracted legal services to represent the City in the matter of the malfunctioning $17 million water treatment plant. In a special meeting held Wednesday, the Commission contracted Arnold and Itkin LLC, a Houston-based law firm, to advise the City during its …

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City officials tackle water plant concerns

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com City of San Benito officials said on Friday that filtration problems at the city’s state-of-the-art water treatment plant may require nearly $100,000 in repairs. A special meeting of the San Benito City Commission held Monday, May 19, included the presentation of a performance study concerning the plant’s membrane filtration …

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