Category Archive: News

Oct 28 2014

STATE-BOUND…AGAIN: Greyhound Band blazes trail toward Alamodome

(Photos by Dulce Quiroz, SBCISD webmaster; Rodrigo Davila; and James Lee, The Echo) The San Benito High School Mighty Greyhound Marching Band is seen performing at the Area G Competition in San Antonio on Saturday — a performance that earned the band a second place finish at the competition and its second consecutive trip to state. James Miculka, …

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Oct 28 2014

Commission to mull at-will pay structure

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com In early November, the San Benito City Commission will be discussing the pay scales for the municipality’s at-will employees, before proceeding with a decision. Item number 8 on the Oct. 21 meeting agenda reads as follows: “Consider first reading of Ordinance No. 2519: An Ordinance by the City Commission of …

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Oct 28 2014

Early voting closes Friday

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Early voting in Cameron County, state and federal elections is scheduled to close on Friday, Oct. 31. The San Benito Community Building saw 127 early voters on Monday, Oct. 27. That’s down from last week’s 127. The Riverside Middle School polling location is now closed as is the Rio Hondo …

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Oct 28 2014

Jalomo retires Wednesday after 47 years with city

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com After 47 years of service to the City of San Benito, Assistant City Manager Hector “Chuck” Jalomo is retiring. Officials will not, however, fill Jalomo’s position, which was responsible for the public works aspects of the city, according to City Manager Manuel Lara. “Actually, what the elected officials did is …

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Oct 28 2014

WEB GALLERY: 2014 SBHS Homecoming Royalty

(Photos by T.J. Tijerina) San Benito High School’s 2014 Homecoming festivities culminated Friday, Oct. 24, with the court presentation and coronation during halftime of the Greyhounds’ game against Brownsville Lopez at Bobby Morrow Stadium. Shown are various scenes from of the SBHS Homecoming Royalty. Below are the results of the coronation. FRESHMEN: Winners – Emily …

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Oct 28 2014

WEB GALLERY: Conjunto Fest rocks San Benito

(Photos by T.J. Tijerina) Organizers of the 23rd annual Narciso Martinez Conjunto Festival are still calculating the numbers, but the event by all accounts has already been considered among the most successful in its rich history. Buzz from the three-day bash is still reverberating throughout the city of San Benito. Attended by more than 3,000 …

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Oct 28 2014

TITLE TILT: ’Hounds can claim 32-6A crown with victory over South

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS HARLINGEN — When their journey began last spring and continued over the summer, almost no one gave the San Benito Greyhounds a chance at any real success this season. However, the players believed. So did the coaches. And now, they’re on the cusp of greatness. For the ’Hounds …

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Oct 25 2014

DECISION TIME: Board may name lone superintendent finalist Thursday

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees may select a lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools as early as Thursday, Oct. 30. Three special meetings have been scheduled for 4:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and for 5 p.m. on Thursday. At the Monday and Tuesday …

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Oct 25 2014

A NIGHT OF CONJUNTO: Three-day festival kicks off with strong showing

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor edi…@sbnewspaper.com Some people love rock, rap, pop or even the more traditional musical standards such as blues and jazz. But for folks like the Baldenegros of Santa Rosa, California – there’s only conjunto. Manuel and Pauline Baldenegro were among hundreds who flooded Plaza de San Benito on Stenger Street to …

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Oct 25 2014

Wood named SBCISD human resources director

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer repo…@sbnewspaper.com Former Riverside Middle School Principal Joel Wood was recently named the human resource director for San Benito CISD. The position was created 10 years after the HR directorship was vacated by current superintendent Antonio G. Limón. Wood’s annual salary will be $90,000, an increase from his $80,000 salary as a …

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