Jun 23 2017

“Shop with a little bit of everything” turning heads in San Benito

By Xavier De La Fuente Special to the News It was a pomp and circumstance evening last Thursday, June fifteenth at The Shop.with a little bit of everything. Every third Thursday of the month, The Shop hosts “Ladies Night Out.” However, this past Thursday, a special invitation was extended to the men of the San …

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Jun 23 2017

City sticking with Morado… for now

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Despite reports that the City was expecting to move on from City attorney Ricardo Morado, Mayor Ben Gomez has stated that he would prefer more time to evaluate his personnel before making any changes. The topic, which was originally introduced into the agenda by Commissioner Steve Rodriguez, was ultimately …

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Jun 23 2017

At the top of his game: Zepeda named to All-state squad for second time

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Add another high profile sports accomplishment to the long list created by Rio Hondo. Troy Zepeda, who plays second base and shortstop for the Bobcats baseball team, was chosen as a member of the AP All-State team for the second time in his high school career. Despite Rio Hondo …

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Jun 16 2017

AEP begins work on $23 million facility

By MARTHA McCLAIN Public Relations Director- City of San Benito City of San Benito and AEP Texas Inc. leaders gathered with other civic representatives on Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking of this new $23 million AEP Texas  —  Service Center at 1501 E. Business 77. “This is the starting point of a new era of growth …

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Jun 15 2017

City demanding restitution payments

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] More than a decade after one of the biggest scandals in San Benito’s history, City officials are now demanding that a former municipal judge pay back the money she stole. Frances Martinez Flores was found guilty of theft by public servant 13 years ago. As part of her punishment, …

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Jun 15 2017

District helps students explore post-secondary goals

The San Benito CISD Special Services Department held their eighth annual Transition Fair for parents of students with disabilities. According to Sylvia Garcia, Special Education Coordinator, the term “transition” is used when students turn into adults. “It’s our job as Special Education educators to help assist them along the way to make sure they are …

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Jun 15 2017

Rio Hondo sends two more athletes to college

By Houston Van Nest Special to the News   When great deeds are achieved, successful people are recognized. On June 14, in a small ceremony on campus, Rio Hondo High’s Jennifer Flores and Alexa Castellanos were honored for their achievements within the Lady Bobcat softball team, their placement within the Elite 8 this past season …

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Jun 15 2017

The search continues… School changes consulting firm in search for new Super

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] San Benito CISD is officially one week into the post Adrian Vega era. Vega, whose resignation went into effect on June 9, became the third Superintendent to leave the district in the past five years when he turned in his letter of resignation back in April. While the district …

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Jun 09 2017

Escaped inmate shot in San Benito after murder, carjacking

By Pete Banda Managing Editor [email protected] Two men are dead after an inmate was able to escape police custody and steal an officer’s weapon. The inmate would go on to kill a man in Brownsville before getting shot in San Benito. He later succumbed to his injuries. According to a report from the Brownsville PD, …

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Jun 08 2017

High speed chase ends in San Benito

Staff Report An inmate escaped Police Custody in Brownsville at approximately 1:30 p.m. today. The inmate reportedly stole a deputies gun belt and assault rifle before fleeing towards San Benito. Law enforcement chased the suspect on FM 511 and eventually northbound on Expressway 77 to San Benito. The chase ended near the industrial park of Williams …

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