Tag: San Benito

Trustee Vargas appears in DWI case; Judge orders monitoring device in car

BROWNSVILLE — A judge yesterday held an arraignment hearing in the case of San Benito school board President Michael Vargas, who faces a charge...

After 30 years, Good Samaritan helps fix potholed road

  SAN BENITO — When his friend called for help, Leo Hernandez planned to fix one of the area’s worst roads. On Railroad Avenue, the ruts...

Galvan delivers as Cardinals shut down Greyhounds

HARLINGEN — Big players make big plays in big games. When Harlingen High senior quarterback Jaime Galvan took the field, it was evident he would...

Semi-Annual Gardeners’ Market this weekend

Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist The Cameron County Master Gardeners’ Association will host its spring plant sale on Saturday, October 12,...

Going green: Local environmental club to host park cleanup

SAN BENITO — Whether you’re in need of a few community service hours or are interested in joining an environmental club, this may just...

Police arrest local woman in fatal hit-and-run

SAN BENITO — After a two-month investigation, police yesterday arrested a Harlingen woman accused in the fatal hit-and-run of a 46-year-old San Benito man. Ivonne...

Zendejas to serve as SBCISD human resources director

27SAN BENITO — Eight months after resigning as Brownsville ISD’s superintendent, Esperanza Zendejas is taking over as the San Benito school district’s human resources...

San Benito superintendent receives 4-year contract

SAN BENITO — A new four-year contract would pay Superintendent Nate Carman a “lump sum” including his annual $202,776 salary, $1,800 monthly stipend and...

San Benito scratches timetable to re-open water plant

SAN BENITO — Officials have scrapped a completion date for the project to re-open the $17 million water plant shut down about five years ago. Earlier this year, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa was planning to re-open the plant between Aug. 24 and Dec. 21. Now, he’s scratched that timetable. “At this time, we are not projecting a completion date,” De La Rosa stated yesterday. “Our only priority is to see that the plant will meet quality standards that the city originally intended.” At the site off Turner Road, technicians are working to revive the water plant that’s remained inoperative for five years.

Petition created to oust SBCISD board president Vargas

SAN BENITO — For weeks, residents have called on school board members to remove Michael Vargas as their president. However, the board’s majority has stood...