Category Archive: News

Apr 22 2014

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Lady ’Hounds prepped for bi-district clash with Harlingen

NEWS Staff Report Here we go! It’s arguably the most exciting time of the year in San Benito as the state softball playoffs have arrived and the District 31-5A champion Lady ’Hounds are geared up for what many hope will be another magical postseason journey. The Lady ’Hounds (24-4) will take the first step in …

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Apr 22 2014

SAN BENITO MAYORAL RACE: Hernandez, Sanchez share opposing views on bettering city

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito mayoral race is already one for the ages – incumbent Joe H. Hernandez, who has never lost an election for mayor, faces challenger Celeste Zepeda Sanchez, who for three terms served on the City Commission alongside Hernandez and now looks to be elected the town’s …

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Apr 22 2014

SBCISD PLACE 6 RACE: Medrano, Lopez at odds over superintendent investigation

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Candidates in the Place 6 race for the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees – incumbent Oscar Medrano and challenger Orlando “Papas” Lopez – agree and disagree on many issues. “My main priority is the students,” said Medrano on Monday. “After the students, I want to address the …

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Apr 22 2014

UPDATE: Police search for runaway teen ends

NEWS Staff Report San Benito police officers’ search for a 14-year-old girl who reportedly ran away from home has ended. According to a San Benito Police Department press release, Cameron Jade Hernandez, 14, of San Benito had been missing for nearly two weeks. She was last seen on Thursday, April 10, at her residence located …

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Apr 22 2014

Dad arrested for DWI with child passenger

NEWS Staff Report An Edinburg father was arrested in San Benito on Monday for allegedly driving intoxicated while his 3-year-old girl was inside his vehicle. Rogelio Banda Jr. of the San Benito Police Department confirmed via press release the arrest of 23-year-old Juan Carlos Gonzalez for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. Gonzalez’ bond …

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Apr 18 2014

IRS places $315K lien on SBCISD payments to clinic admin

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com School district officials confirmed this week that the Internal Revenue Service has placed a lien on San Benito CISD funds owed to the district’s on-site health clinic administrator, who owes the IRS more than $315,000. SBCISD attorney Tony Torres sent an email to the Board of Trustees on Wednesday …

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Apr 18 2014

SBCISD PLACE 5 RACE: Hopefuls tackle probe, teachers’ plea for stability

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com The Place 5 race for the San Benito CISD School Board sees incumbent Hector Leal attempting to maintain his seat from challengers Rene Salinas, Bobby Benavides and Joyce Aguirre. Three of the candidates shared their views on certain issues currently facing the district, including the suspension of Superintendent …

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Apr 18 2014

PLACE 2 CITY COMMISSION RACE: Candidates address concerns, businesses

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com The City of San Benito Place 2 race for the City Commission pits incumbent Rene Villafranco against challenger Shirley Vega, a local business owner. Both candidates discussed their views of the city and issues including new business for San Benito. “My platform continues to be the same, I …

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Apr 18 2014

Limón investigation exceeds $20K mark; $5K spent on travel

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com The investigation into Antonio G. Limón, who’s currently on paid suspension as the San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools, has exceeded the $20,000 mark with more than $5,000 alone spent on travel expenses. Houston-based law firm Guerra and Farah PLLC – the attorneys hired by the SBCISD Board of …

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Apr 18 2014

San Benito to host Lady Cards in one-game playoff

NEWS Staff Report The San Benito Lady ’Hounds will host Harlingen High in a one-game, winner-takes-all softball playoff matchup on Thursday, April 24. After dispatching Weslaco, 9-0, in the last game of the season on Friday, San Benito now stands at 24-4 overall and 14-2 in 31-5A play. The Lady ’Hounds also secured their fourth …

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