Category Archive: News

Nov 25 2014

New Chamber in search of headquarters

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor [email protected] The new San Benito Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for a place where it can hang its hat.  Members of the Chamber Board of Directors commented this week about efforts to locate a facility that could serve as office space. Also, a new logo will be designed for …

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Nov 25 2014

Gas lines, weather stall street repairs

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor [email protected] Repair work is still underway at two San Benito streets due to delays associated with the relocation of gas lines at one road and inclement weather at the other. The reconstruction of Shafer Road in San Benito has been stalled due to gas lines that require relocating, according to …

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Nov 25 2014

Housing board seeks plan for Stonewall Jackson

    By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor [email protected] If there’s one thing San Benito Housing and Development Corporation officials know about the historic Stonewall Jackson property, it’s that they don’t know anything. Members of the Housing Board of Directors shared on Monday their thoughts with regard to the future of the 87-year-old landmark and why …

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Nov 25 2014

Local shelter offers refuge for homeless

By Jacob Lopez Staff Writer [email protected] The cold winter months are no time to be outside and exposed to the elements. Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley is a homeless shelter in Harlingen dedicated to offering people a place to stay. Tommy Lee Martinez of Loaves & Fishes does outreach for the shelter, traveling …

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Nov 21 2014

MORE CHANGES AT SBCISD: Sanchez’s district contract not renewed; prioritizes mayoral post

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] It’s going to be a clean slate for Dr. Marc A. Puig, the lone finalist for superintendent when he begins work at San Benito after his 21-day waiting period, and one without a familiar face in the confines of the San Benito CISD John F. Barron Administration Building. Celeste Z. …

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Nov 21 2014

San Benito’s Christmas tradition continues

  By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] The longstanding San Benito tradition of decorating the main stretch of Sam Houston Boulevard is still going strong in the city. Every year, the City of San Benito decorates lamp posts and fixtures with the festive ornaments. Interestingly, nobody can pinpoint when the tradition started. City of San Benito …

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Nov 21 2014

Local police share holiday safety tips

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] It’s that time of year when families begin the Christmas shopping season once indulging in turkey and mashed potatoes, but it’s also when local authorities remind residents to practice caution during the holiday hoopla. Assistant Operations Chief Michael Galvan of the San Benito Police Department said that car break-ins and …

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Nov 21 2014

SBN Tamale Contest on tap Dec. 19

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] Ladies and gentlemen, get your tamales ready. The sixth annual San Benito News “Best Tamales in Town” contest is set for Friday, Dec. 19. As always, the contest is open to the public. Everyone is invited to bring one dozen of their best tamales to the News office on 356 …

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Nov 18 2014

LEGAL BATTLE: City faces counter suit in water plant saga

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] New developments have sprouted in the ongoing legal saga of the City of San Benito’s problematic Water Treatment Plant No. 2, including a counter suit recently filed against the city. Before discussing the suit, however, San Benito City Commissioners and Mayor Celeste Z. Sanchez were expected to discuss at a …

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Nov 18 2014

Ex-school cop pleads guilty to child injury

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] A former San Benito CISD police officer on Monday pled guilty to injury to a child, according to Melissa Landín, public information officer for the office of Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz. Joe Mendez was accused in February of assaulting a 15-year-old female student while serving as an …

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