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Surety company evaluating San Benito school district’s $40 million project

An insurance company’s tests at the site of the San Benito school district’s $40 million bond-funded project will help determine when officials will jump-start construction about 16 months after they shut down work.

Pastors’ group demands Valley schools remove ‘inappropriate’ books

HARLINGEN — A pastors’ group is standing behind a new state law and is requesting Rio Grande Valley school boards remove a list of books they describe as containing graphic sexuality from their library shelves.

San Benito’s new school board launches superintendent search

SAN BENITO — Following years of infighting sparking turnover at the school district's top administrative office, the search is on for San Benito's next superintendent.

San Benito sweeps in new school board; winners put up united front

San Benito’s new school board is putting up a united front after voters swept in a slate of candidates in landslide victories.

San Benito school board race drives county’s second busiest polling site

SAN BENITO — A hotly contested school board election whose outcome could tip the panel’s balance of power turned San Benito’s Community Building into Cameron County’s second busiest polling site during an eight-day early voting period.

San Benito driving voter turnout as school board race turning up heat

SAN BENITO — The city’s two rival factions are heating up the polls at the city’s Community Building, turning the bustling voting site into one of the hottest across Cameron County as steady flows of residents cast ballots during an eight-day early voting period.

San Benito mass tuberculosis tests clear students, staff

The San Benito school district’s mass tuberculosis testing has cleared students and staff after a case turned up at the high school late last month.

San Benito CISD awaiting tuberculosis test results of mass screening

SAN BENITO — San Benito school district officials are awaiting test results to determine whether a high school case of tuberculosis may have spread.

San Benito CISD attorney stands behind statements as insurance company investigates

SAN BENITO — The school district’s former contractor’s insurance company is contacting board members to clarify information surrounding its “investigation” into a $40 million bond-funded project entering the first year of a shutdown stemming from building foundation flaws.

Insurance company taking over San Benito $40 million project

SAN BENITO — A year after the San Benito school district’s shutdown of a $40 million bond-funded project, an insurance company is taking over construction after the school board placed its contractor in default of its contract.