Sep 17 2014

BREAKING: San Benito man among six arrested in alleged straw purchasing scheme

The following was submitted as a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice: BROWNSVILLE  – Two separate, but related, indictments have been partially unsealed following the arrest of six local residents for their roles in purchasing firearms using false statements, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Those arrested today include Miguel Angel Luiton, 23, of …

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Sep 16 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: Rio Hondo cross country athletes in action

(RHISD photos) Rio Hondo High School cross country athletes Joey Garza, Angel Castro, Christian Vargas, Kelsey Landrum, Lexi Gonzalez, Lauren Rodriguez and Zoe Gonzalez are seen in a group photo after medaling at a Harlingen tournament. Also pictured are various scenes from the Dog Pound meet in San Benito. For more information, pick up the …

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Sep 16 2014

Garbage rates to increase 4.5 percent

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com City of San Benito garbage rates are expected to increase by more than 4 percent, which officials confirmed is a result of contractual obligations with the company conducting waste disposal. Ordinance No. 2409-G, which the City administration was expected to present to members of the San Benito City Commission …

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Sep 16 2014

City seeks to bring Chamber back to life

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com A City of San Benito proposal to budget $25,000 to the San Benito Chamber of Commerce is designed to reestablishing the now-dormant entity. “We want to reinstate an active Chamber of Commerce in San Benito,” said Mayor Celeste Sanchez on Tuesday. The Chamber has been defunct for several years, although …

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Sep 16 2014

More details emerge in schools’ water concerns

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com Water quality concerns recently reported at San Benito CISD rural campuses have an apparent history that dates back at least seven years. SBCISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón said Tuesday that the water discoloration experienced at the district’s rural campuses also occurred several years ago. More notably, the …

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Sep 16 2014

Recent rainfall improves drought conditions, impacts agriculture

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com According to the Texas Water Development Board, recent rainfall experienced throughout the state improved drought conditions in the lower Rio Grande Valley, including San Benito. The statement released by the board adds, “The prognosis for more rain over the next week is promising, so perhaps we can reverse downward reservoir …

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Sep 13 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: San Benito vs. McAllen Memorial (Sept. 12, 2014)

(Photos by Jessica Tijerina) A rain-soaked and delay-heavy Friday night didn’t discourage San Benito Greyhound fans from attending Bobby Morrow Stadium to watch their ‘Hounds face the McAllen Memorial Mustangs. Pictured are some of the festivities from the evening. Did you attend the game and take photos? Submit your pictures to the San Benito News by emailing them …

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Sep 12 2014

BOTTLED UP: Discoloration prompts rural schools to issue bottled water

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Water quality concerns at five rural schools have prompted San Benito CISD officials to supply bottled water for consumption and food preparation purposes at the affected campuses. According to a statement issued by San Benito CISD Community Relations Director Celia Longoria on Friday, campuses where bottled water will be provided …

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Sep 12 2014

DA returns RHISD case for ‘further investigation’

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com RIO HONDO – According to a Sept. 20 Facebook post by a Rio Hondo ISD Board member, accusations brought against the school district’s alleged violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act are “baseless.” The district is accused of holding a meeting in January [Editor’s Note: the Facebook post by the …

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Sep 12 2014

STILL VIABLE? Treatment plant built in 1927 continues to serve city; officials approve assessment

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Built in 1927, San Benito’s Water Treatment Plant No. 1 is considered a historical landmark. Yet the question still stands: How much longer can it remain in working order and provide adequate water to the citizens of San Benito now that Water Treatment Plant No. 2, a $17 million state-of-the-art …

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