Oct 25 2014

DECISION TIME: Board may name lone superintendent finalist Thursday

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees may select a lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools as early as Thursday, Oct. 30. Three special meetings have been scheduled for 4:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and for 5 p.m. on Thursday. At the Monday and Tuesday meetings, …

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Oct 25 2014

A NIGHT OF CONJUNTO: Three-day festival kicks off with strong showing

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com Some people love rock, rap, pop or even the more traditional musical standards such as blues and jazz. But for folks like the Baldenegros of Santa Rosa, California – there’s only conjunto. Manuel and Pauline Baldenegro were among hundreds who flooded Plaza de San Benito on Stenger Street to …

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Oct 25 2014

Wood named SBCISD human resources director

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Former Riverside Middle School Principal Joel Wood was recently named the human resource director for San Benito CISD. The position was created 10 years after the HR directorship was vacated by current superintendent Antonio G. Limón. Wood’s annual salary will be $90,000, an increase from his $80,000 salary as a …

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Oct 25 2014

Early voting produces 1,400 ballots county-wide

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Results for the first four days of early voting are in. The San Benito Community Building reported 761 early voters between Monday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 23. Riverside Middle School saw 14 voters in those four days, all of whom showed up Thursday. The Los Fresnos Community Building had …

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Oct 25 2014

Commission OK’s signs discouraging illegal dumping

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com During Tuesday’s San Benito City Commission, officials discussed action on a Memorandum of Agreement between the city and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The commission OK’d the agreement in an effort to protect surface waters from illegal dumping. Assistant City Manager Arturo Rodriguez said that, at a future …

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Oct 25 2014

WEB GALLERY: SBHS Homecoming in Photos

(Staff photos by Jacob Lopez and Claudia Felici) Several scenes from Thursday’s San Benito High School Homecoming Parade downtown Sam Houston Boulevard and Lighting of the SB at old Greyhound Stadium are shown. Tweet

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Oct 25 2014

CONSIDER THIS: At My Windowsill

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com Allow me to indulge my fascination with the supernatural. I so rarely get the opportunity, and Halloween is the perfect excuse to stretch my legs, so to speak. Consider that eerie stories of ghostly encounters and the like have always been a topic of interest among my family and …

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Oct 25 2014

THE DOWNLOAD: Cutting the Cord

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Cutting the cord is the cable plan I’ve always wanted. As media giants like Time Warner take steps to keep up with the increased demand for streaming content, we are seeing more options for those who are ditching the traditional cable box in favor of the almighty app. HBO …

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Oct 25 2014

IN GOOD FAITH: When God Calls, Pt. 4

By PASTOR MARK MOLINA Living Waters Church When God calls us what does it look like? Is His call to a place of greatness? Will we hear the heavens roar with thunder?! Will it be so clear to us that we will immediately know it is God’s voice that we hear? Or will we need …

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Oct 21 2014

WEB GALLERY: 2014 Pigskin Jubilee in Photos

(Photos by Karen Tijerina) The San Benito High School Mighty Greyhound Marching Band earned a Division 1 rating at the annual Pigskin Jubilee on Saturday, Oct. 18, and now prepares for Area competition in San Antonio on Saturday, Oct. 25. Pictured are scenes from Pigskin, including the Los Fresnos and Harlingen marching bands. Tweet

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