Category Archive: News

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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Nov 18 2014

CAVA establishes San Benito chapter

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] Citizens Against Voter Abuse (CAVA) hopes to put an end to unlawful voting practices Valley-wide, and now those efforts have been centralized in San Benito as well. Through the work of volunteers, trained poll watchers and whistleblowers, the group wants to ensure that voter fraud does not plague San Benito …

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Nov 18 2014

Finalist’s contract talks near an end

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] The end of the 21-day period before San Benito CISD’s lone superintendent finalist can begin work is soon coming to an end. The time is reserved for vetting and negotiations, giving the parties a grace period should they rethink their decisions. According to SBCISD Board President Arnold Padilla, the negotiations …

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Nov 18 2014

Fire safety encouraged during Thanksgiving holiday

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer [email protected] As Thanksgiving nears, it’s considered essential that people exercise caution as they prepare for their Turkey Day feast. Some families enjoy frying their bird, others prefer the much more traditional oven method. Regardless, San Benito Fire Chief Raul Zuniga noted some precautions that should be taken as folks start their …

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Nov 18 2014

Pride Made the Difference for ’Hounds in 2014

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the NEWS It feels like yesterday that I walked into a semi-dark Bobby Morrow Stadium as the San Benito Greyhounds began their summer workouts at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 11. I was the first reporter there to start the season and the last one to leave last Friday as the …

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