Jul 23 2014

IT’S YOUR RIGHTS: Building a Better Cameron County, Pt. 1

By MARY HELEN FLORES Citizens Against Voter Abuse I was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas and am a product of the public school system. After traveling and living in different parts of the state and country, I came back home and graduated from TSC/UTB in 1999 with degrees in psychology and social work. I …

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Jul 22 2014

25 AND UNDER … ARREST: Records show youths suspected in 65% of local crimes

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Of 836 overall crimes reported in San Benito from the months of January through June 2014, 64.96 percent were allegedly committed by individuals under the age of 25, San Benito Police Department statistics have shown. SBPD reports show that from Jan. 1 to June 30, crimes allegedly committed …

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Jul 22 2014

More details revealed in super search

By ISABEL C. GONZÁLEZ Special to the NEWS Additional details in the search for a new superintendent of schools to lead San Benito CISD have been released, including the application deadline and start date. The SBCISD Board of Trustees is currently seeking a proven educational leader to serve as its new superintendent, and leading the nationwide …

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Jul 22 2014

COMING HOME: Family anticipates decorated veteran’s return

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com San Benito High School graduate, Joshua Barrera, is returning home Saturday, after a four-year stint serving his country in the United States Army. His family plans to celebrate his arrival by throwing a welcome home party. Among those planning to welcome Joshua home is his father, Edwin Barrera, …

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Jul 22 2014

EDC, Commission to meet about new business

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com A special meeting of the San Benito City Commission will be held Wednesday, July 23, to discuss the potential establishment of a new business in San Benito. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been meeting with a potential business prospect and has already met with the City Commission …

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Jul 22 2014

Sunny Glen 5k fundraiser this Saturday

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Sunny Glen Children’s Home will host its second annual 5k, 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, July 26. The event’s theme is “Incredible Kidz.” Volunteer Sandra Rodriguez, who serves as Sunny Glen’s Community Relations Coordinator, said, “It’s more of a kid’s event. We’re focusing on kids’ health since …

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Jul 22 2014

Police report in Commissioner’s charge released

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com More details on the domestic violence charge filed against Place 5 Rio Hondo City Commissioner Joseph “Joe Lopez” have been revealed in a police report. According to a Rio Hondo Police Department report obtained by the San Benito News via a public records request, Lopez’ charges stem from …

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Jul 22 2014

RHHS band moves forward despite leadership change

By MATHEW ZUÑIGA Special to the NEWS RIO HONDO – Clarinets are whistling, drums are beating and flags are being tossed. It can only mean one thing: band season is here. For Rio Hondo High School, this means the beginning of a new era. Former RHHS band director John Garza announced his departure on July …

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Jul 18 2014

Citizens react to City’s silence on water treatment plant controversy

  By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com While City of San Benito officials maintain silence concerning the status of the now-inoperable Water Treatment Plant No. 2, which is reportedly in need of membrane filters that could cost north of $100,000 to replace, citizens have begun to raise voices of concern. Proposed in 2002, Plant …

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Jul 18 2014

Resident raises ambulance concerns

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com A San Benito resident has raised concerns regarding her preferred ambulance provider after she said an official from the City of San Benito instructed to use the municipality-contracted service. At approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday morning, July 18, Assistant City Manager Art Rodriguez said he approached drivers of …

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