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San Benito considering legal action against Houston firm

SAN BENITO — City officials are considering taking legal action against an investigative firm accusing Mayor Rick Guerra and Commissioner Deborah Morales of nepotism while claiming City Manager Fred Sandoval is violating the City Charter requiring he live in town.

Four TSTC students look to strengthen diversity of automotive industry

HARLINGEN — Many women have changed the dynamic of the Texas workforce by the technical educations they acquired from Texas State Technical College, and Dulce Cruz, Beatriz Loa, Joselyn Ramirez and Crystal Santoyo want to join their ranks.

See how Texas rated Cameron County school districts

The Texas Education Agency has released 2024 STAAR End-of-Course assessment results, which show a majority of Cameron County school districts meeting or surpassing state averages with some falling short of statewide end-of-course assessment scores.

San Benito school board eyeing candidates for superintendent’s job

SAN BENITO — The new school board is targeting in on candidates in the running to become the district's next superintendent.

Beryl leads San Benito to postpone ResacaFest

SAN BENITO — Officials are postponing ResacaFest, set for Saturday, in anticipation of any impact Hurricane Beryl might bring to the area.

Harlingen daycare worker charged with child injury after baby found ‘unresponsive’

HARLINGEN — Police are investigating a case in which a daycare worker’s facing a charge of injury to a child while a 15-month-old girl remains in a hospital’s intensive care unit.

San Benito passes $133.4M budget; planning to boost student numbers

School district officials are planning to boost student numbers to help offset state funding cuts under a new $133.4 million budget coming with employee raises and full health insurance coverage.

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.

San Benito counter sues VARCO to ‘protect’ taxpayers

SAN BENITO — The city’s Economic Development Corporation is “protecting” taxpayers in a legal battle that’s led the agency to file a $1.8 million counter-suit against a real estate company building San Benito’s first resaca-side commercial development, officials said in a statement.

Firm probes San Benito nepotism allegations; denies being hired by VARCO

SAN BENITO — An investigator is denying City Manager Fred Sandoval’s claim that his firm is working for a real estate company building the city’s first resaca-side development.