Apr 15 2014

SBCISD PLACE 4 RACE: Padilla critical of ‘financial irresponsibility’

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com The hotly-contested race for the Place 4 seat on the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees just got a little hotter after challenger Arnold Padilla recently shared his thoughts on the financial stability of the school district as well as the controversial suspension and subsequent investigation into Superintendent …

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Apr 15 2014

PLACE 1 CITY COMMISSION RACE: Gonzales, Rodriguez tangle on ethics

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Candidates in the race for Place 1 San Benito City Commissioner, which pits incumbent Antonio “Tony” Gonzales against challenger Jose F. Rodriguez, do not necessarily see eye to eye. On Tuesday, the candidates discussed their ideas for the city and the matters they believe need to be addressed. …

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Apr 15 2014

Hanging death prompts police probe

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com San Benito police are investigating the death of a young man found hanging in his apartment on Thursday, April 10. Detective Rogelio Banda Jr. of the San Benito Police Department said authorities, as per what he deemed standard operating procedure, are investigating the hanging death of Enrique Solano, 24, …

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Apr 15 2014

EDC closes Market Day season on good note, anticipates October return

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Economic Development Corporation (EDC) ended its run of Market Day events for the season, but not before establishing what’s being hailed as a successful rebirth of the popular event. In a prepared statement, EDC Executive Director Salomon Torres shared his thoughts on future Market Days …

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Apr 15 2014

FOUR-YEAR REIGN: Lady ’Hounds stride into playoffs as district champions… again

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com Only a team with high expectations like the San Benito Lady ’Hounds could make winning a district championship seem like a ho-hum affair. By a score of 11-0, the Lady ’Hounds did just that after defeating PSJA on Friday, April 11, and secured their fourth consecutive district championship, much …

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Apr 12 2014

AT ALL COSTS: Candidates spend more than $60k on campaigns

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Candidates for the upcoming May general elections filed their first of three finance reports on Thursday, April 10. Hopefuls in the San Benito CISD School Board elections spent a combined total of $40,120.54 on their campaigns while candidates for the City of San Benito spent a combined $21,966.31. …

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Apr 12 2014

Video surfaces in school cop’s injury to a child investigation

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com Surveillance footage is reportedly one of the pieces of evidence from a Texas Rangers investigation into a San Benito CISD police officer, who was accused of assaulting a 15-year-old female student, reportedly turned over to the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office for review. Joe Mendez, while serving as an …

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Apr 12 2014

Valle wins second straight district title; Guerra qualifies for regionals

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com This is familiar territory for Emma Valle. The 17-year-old junior Lady ’Hound golfer secured her second consecutive District 31-5A title at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in Pharr, where the district golf tourney was held April 7-8. Shooting 79 on Monday and 87 on Tuesday, Valle won the …

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Apr 12 2014

Driver in deadly wreck gets 50 years

NEWS Staff Report BROWNSVILLE – A McAllen woman charged with five counts of intoxication manslaughter pled guilty to the crime after accepting a plea deal on Thursday. Margaret Gil, 32, was involved in a June 30, 2013 car wreck on State Highway 100 near Los Fresnos. Gil was driving a 2006 Toyota RAV 4 going …

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Apr 12 2014

February sales tax collections decline in San Benito

NEWS Staff Report San Benito’s sales tax collections for the month of February experienced a near five-percent drop compared to data reported the year prior, according to Texas Comptroller figures. According to the Comptroller’s April sales tax report, which represents February sales reported by monthly tax filers, San Benito’s collections dropped by 4.78 percent compared …

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