Tag: San Benito

San Benito EDC to help city pay off $9 million bond issue

SAN BENITO — The city’s Economic Development Corporation is helping to keep the city’s $9 million bond issue from driving up property taxes here. Earlier...

San Benito center celebrates first-year anniversary

SAN BENITO — Budding entrepreneurs with a dream of opening their own business have a place to turn to for help thanks to this...

San Benito offers COVID-19 aid to hard-hit residents

SAN BENITO — The city is setting aside federal money to help residents strained during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief...

Poll watchers drawing new scrutiny

SAN BENITO — The county’s elections officials are more closely checking poll watchers’ backgrounds after school board member Sonia Weaver was removed from a...

Tent-O-Treat: San Benito CISD to host Afterschool Fall Festival

SAN BENITO — The coronavirus pandemic has caused many communities to make changes this year, which resulted in some annual events being canceled and...

Lady Chargers defeat Lady ’Hounds in straight sets

SAN BENITO — The San Benito Lady Greyhounds made their season debut against the Brownsville Veterans Memorial Lady Chargers on Tuesday at home, and...

Mother’s lawsuit argues officers used ‘excessive force’ to kill son

SAN BENITO — A federal lawsuit filed by a San Benito woman claims her unarmed 21-year-old son posed no threat to police and deputy...

Fundraising hardship: Churches make adjustments due to pandemic

SAN BENITO — About this same time last year, churches around the Rio Grande Valley were holding their annual fall festival fundraisers. From selling an...

Mother sues over fatal police shooting

SAN BENITO — The mother of an unarmed 21-year-old San Benito man fatally shot in 2018 filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the city...

Larger than Life: Artist pays tribute to Ginsburg with mural

SAN BENITO — The wall outside of Notorious Cutz, a well known barber shop here, has girl power written all over it. What used to...

San Benito offers residents rent, mortgage, utilities help during pandemic

SAN BENITO — For more than six months, Forrest Walker has been watching the food lines getting longer as residents lose jobs as a...

New Texas Regional Bank branch, Tropical Smoothie Café open in San Benito

HARLINGEN — Two new business openings this week have invigorated San Benito business officials, who see the investments in a new Texas Regional Bank...

San Benito passes $14 million budget

SAN BENITO — The city’s new $14 million general fund budget will come with a $1 million street project — and no tax hike. Earlier...

San Benito hires new museum coordinator, PR director

SAN BENITO — This city welcomed two new employees to the team this month. Aleida Garcia became the city’s new museum coordinator and David Favila...

San Benito approves $14M budget’s first reading

SAN BENITO — The city’s proposed $14 million general fund budget would come with a $1 million street project and no tax hike amid...

Remote instruction: San Benito CISD ventures into new school year

SAN BENITO — From material distributions to staff training and planning, this school district has been gearing up all summer for its first day...

San Benito improving facilities, adding program

San Benito CISD is living up to its motto with the addition of an indoor multipurpose athletic facility, an aquatic center and a performing...

Family seeks answers in son’s death

The devastated family of a 21-year-old San Benito man shot by San Benito police last week spoke to reporters on Monday about the life...

Officer fatally shoots man; Rangers investigating San Benito incident

SAN BENITO — The Texas Rangers are investigating a case in which a police officer fatally shot a 21-year-old San Benito man after city...

Zendejas named executive director

Former Brownsville Independent School District superintendent Esperanza Zendejas has been named the new executive director for Region 2 Education Service Center, officials announced in...

Board Approvals: San Benito CISD makes changes to school year calendar

SAN BENITO — As summer enters its final stretch, school districts are continuing to make preparations for the upcoming school year. The San Benito CISD Board...

City proposes funding sewer overhaul without hike

SAN BENITO — For years, city officials have been bracing to boost the property tax rate to fund a state-mandated sewer system overhaul as...

San Benito CISD to offer new Culinary Arts Program

SAN BENITO — From cooking and baking methods to service operations, students of this school district will be able to learn the ins and...

Uncertainty remains for East Valley 6A football programs

LYFORD — The University Interscholastic League granted Class 6A and 5A athletic programs something very valuable when it pushed back the fall calendar one...

New Guidelines San Benito police implement COVID-19 measures

SAN BENITO — In-person contact protocols have changed since COVID-19, especially for law enforcement. According to a press release by the San Benito Police Department,...

State to move mobile COVID-19 testing center to San Benito

SAN BENITO — State health officials are ready to give residents here a chance to test for the coronavirus. Next week, a state mobile testing...

Hanna’s winds wreak damage, heavy rains spur little flooding

PORT MANSFIELD — Residents Monday continued to dig out of soggy wreckage after Hurricane Hanna tore into this tiny fishing village late Saturday afternoon,...

Cameron County, area cities handing out sandbags

Cameron County officials will be handing out sandbags today in preparation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna. The sandbags are available at each county...

SB CISD releases return-to-school plan, purchases hotspots

SAN BENITO — Although the coronavirus pandemic continues to remain active and the start of in-person instruction is left up in the air, school...

SB CISD releases return-to-school plan, purchases hotspots

SAN BENITO — Although the coronavirus pandemic continues to remain active and the start of in-person instruction is left up in the air, school...