Category Archive: News

Jan 23 2015

Officials at Odds over Street Repairs

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] Issues of street disrepair were tabled at Tuesday’s meeting of the San Benito City Commission, this after commissioners had specifically requested three new streets be added to a long-standing Street Improvement List that dates back to 2012. Schneider Road, Roberts Drive and Railroad Road were considered for rehabilitation at …

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Jan 23 2015

EDC offers $400k in small business loans

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected]  The San Benito Economic Development Corporation held the first in a series of Small Business Loan Workshops at the City Municipal Building on Thursday, Jan. 22, where counselors were available to speak with individuals in need of monetary assistance to establish, repair or grow their San Benito-based businesses. The …

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Jan 23 2015

Chamber of Commerce reignited

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX  Staff Writer [email protected] “This Chamber got started with a lot of design for hope,” said Lionel Betancourt, President of San Benito’s newly-formed Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber had been defunct for several years. According to individuals formerly associated with the entity, the dissolution was a result of declining membership and dwindling participation. …

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Jan 23 2015

Third arrest made in connection to shooting death

NEWS Staff Report  HARLINGEN — Police have made a third arrest in connection to the shooting death of 19-year-old Eduardo Zapata of Weslaco. Ivan Hermilio Andaverde-Ledezma, 21, of San Benito was arrested on outstanding warrants for murder and three counts of aggravated assault, according to a press release issued by Harlingen police department. Police were …

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Jan 21 2015

START Center Hosts GLOBONO, Sees Hundreds

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] The South Texas Adult Resource and Training (START) Center hosted GLOBONO, a Pro Bono Initiative of the Texas Title Project, on Jan. 15 at its office in San Benito. President and CEO of the START Center Ron Rogers said, “A group of students, would-be attorneys from UT (the University …

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Jan 21 2015

Winter Texan Geocachers visit memorial

By DINA AREVALO  Special to the NEWS “Whopper & B” laughed as they traded geocaching stories with their friends “Willie and Wilma” beneath sunny skies just north of San Benito Tuesday. The two Winter Texan couples regularly team up to trek across the Valley in search of hidden treasures using GPS devices as part of a …

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Jan 20 2015

EXCLUSIVE: SBPD seeks answers in Code Red scare

Police chief: ‘Main threat was over in Harlingen’ By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] Confusion abounds as details continue to emerge with regard to last week’s Code Red lockdown. Officials with the San Benito Police Department will approach the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office with regard to a Jan. 16 threat that resulted in a …

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Jan 16 2015

RH police chief shares his plan

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Special to the NEWS Things are changing for the City of Rio Hondo, namely the faces of the fire and police departments. As of Dec. 8, 2014, William Bilokury is the new Public Safety Director in charge of the Rio Hondo Fire Department and Rio Hondo Police Department. Bilokury expanded, saying …

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Jan 16 2015

Person of Interest Speaks Out

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer [email protected] “This is not my fault,” said Juan Manuel Garcia in Spanish, in an exclusive interview with the San Benito News. Garcia is the man accused of threatening to open gunfire at one or more schools within San Benito Consolidated Independent School District on Friday, Jan. 16. Investigators with the …

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Jan 16 2015

Frank Roberts ‘bully’ incident remains under investigation

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Special to the NEWS San Benito Consolidated Independent School District officials remain tightlipped regarding a December incident involving two students from Frank Roberts Elementary where one child reportedly used an item to cause injury and/or a laceration to another student. According to the official SBCISD press release, “An isolated incident at …

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