San Benito hiring students for beautification program

SAN BENITO — This summer, the city will hire several young people to work with the summer beautification program.

The city will be hiring 10 students at $7.50 per hour on a 15-hour work-week, said San BenitoParks and Recreation Director Art Garza.

The youths will be responsible for improving city landscape and downtown areas.

On the heels of last year’s success, the city is preparing for round two.

Those chosen to be part of the program will be tasked with removing debris and trash from city grounds, planting flowers and trees and painting.

They also will be tasked with sweeping, washing windows, raking and shoveling.

Under the close supervision, the kids will perform a variety of landscape maintenance activities, which includes raking, watering lawns, grounds, planting, weeding, mulching, pruning, trimming and removing tree branches.

Most of the work will be done along Sam Houston Boulevard.

Last summer, more than 70 kids applied. The city saw major success when they implemented the program for the first time.

The work lasted for about four to five weeks.

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