Jul 25 2016

2016 SAN BENITO NEWS CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Justice of the Peace David Garza earns annual award for 20 years of service to the City of San Benito

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor [email protected] For the last two decades, the Honorable David Garza has been an integral part of his community. For his continued service and dedication to his job, Garza has been named the 2016 San Benito News Citizen of the Year. A member of the 1977 graduating class of San Benito …

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Jul 25 2016

City Manager given raise, extension

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor [email protected]   After six months on the job, City manager Manuel De La Rosa has been given a $5,000 raise and a three year contract extension from the San Benito City Commission. The extension was passed by a 3-2 vote at a city meeting this past Tuesday. Commissioner Joe D. …

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Jul 25 2016

SBCISD unanimously approves 5-year plan

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor [email protected] The board of trustees looked on in support as Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega unveiled the new 5-year strategic plan for the school district at board meeting this past Tuesday. The plan was the culmination of 3 months of work from over 140 community leaders. “This a very exciting time …

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Jul 19 2016

MISSING PERSON

*Update* Day five of searching, we are not giving up. Yesterday, the family got called into the Harlingen PD to view surveillance video from McDonalds and the suspect is driving a light gray newer model of a Ford Escape Truck/SUV. Harlingen P.D. posted a familiar picture of the vehicle on their website. The suspect made …

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Jul 15 2016

SBCISD Board to mull 5-year plan

  By PETE BANDA Managing Editor [email protected]   After 3 months of tweaking and input from over 140 local citizens, Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega is ready to submit his 5-year-strategic plan to the Board of Trustees for approval. A Special meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19, in the VMA cafeteria where trustees are …

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Jul 15 2016

RHISD Chief of Police put on administrative leave

By PETE BANDA Managing Editor [email protected] After a questionable photo was sent to media outlets around the area, Rio Hondo ISD decided to put their Chief of Police on administrative leave with pay. Nick Garza, a Navy Veteran, has denied any wrongdoing and already filed a grievance against the RHISD. According to Garza’s lawyer, John …

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Jul 15 2016

Coming soon…….

 Every year, as football season slowly creeps back into our lives, the San Benito News gets you prepared by releasing our yearly RGV Football Preview. We will have a rundown of every team in the Valley, with an extra focus on local teams San Benito, Rio Hondo, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, and both Harlingen schools. …

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Jul 15 2016

City receives unfavorable ranking

By Xavier De La Fuente Special to the NEWS Recently, San Benito was ranked as one of the worst places to live for Texas families by the financial website WalletHub, who compiled the scathing report and released it as “2016’s Best and Worst Cities for Texas Families.” In the report, the state’s 112 largest cities …

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Jul 15 2016

Pokemon Go takes over San Benito

By Daniel Mares Special to the NEWS Move over Clash of Clans, Slither, and Candy Crush- there is a new mobile game application that is sweeping the nation. The Pokémon franchise of the mid-1990’s has experienced a renaissance this summer as the new augmented reality game developed by Niantic has quickly gained popularity across the …

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Jul 12 2016

2016 RGV Football preview coming Soon…

Staff Report Every year, as football season slowly creeps back into our lives, the San Benito News gets you prepared by releasing our yearly RGV Football Preview. We will have a rundown of every team in the Valley, with an extra focus on local teams San Benito, Rio Hondo, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, and both …

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