Tag Archives: San Benito

San Benito EDC Starts Anew

Vida Nueva Creations is one San Benito new business receiving a rent subsidy from the EDC to help with initial start-up costs.

Rebeca Castillo is building from the ground up in giving San Benito its first viable economic development corporation. The San Benito Economic Development Corporation is in its third month of being a standalone entity from city government. The EDC is in its own building on Bowie Street. It is adjacent to the Heavin Memorial Park which wraps around the city’s main resaca. Furniture and refurbishment of a facility that was…

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What’s Behind the Numbers?

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“What’s Behind the Numbers? Use the Financial Statements to Measure Your Business Success!” discusses the meaning and importance of the financial statements. These documents measure business performance and are decision-making tools for business management and growth planning. San Benito Chamber of Commerce hosts the training with the presentation by the UTRGV Small Business Development Center. UTRGV SBDC Director Maria Juarez-Serna encourages small business owners to sharpen their financial management skills…

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Texas Master Naturalist Training Begins

Kim Kirby, Pamela Gregory, Greg Storms, Louise Wilkinson work at Ramsey Park in Harlingen (photo RGV Chapter Texas Master Naturalist)

The Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas Master Naturalist will host a volunteer training class for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management. The classes take place Aug. 29 – Oct. 16 at the Cameron County Annex Building. The mission of the organization is to “develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for…

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Chalupa Loteria Fundraiser

The City of San Benito’s Veterans’ Advisory Board hosts this Chalupa Loteria Fundraiser. Donation is $15 for three cards. The event includes prizes and snacks. Funds will benefit the San Benito Veterans War Memorial Granite Monuments drive. It will feature the engraved names of all MIA and KIA from the area. Tickets are available for sale at the door.

Information Session: Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program – San Benito

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Learn about the Woman Owned Small Business and the Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Program. Discover the benefits of being an WOSB certified firm, and if you qualify for the WOSB or EDWOSB program. In addition, learn about the WOSB’s application process. If your business is owned and controlled by a woman, and you have a product or service you can sell to the federal government, and you want…

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Play in San Benito’s Southside

Existing park in SB, Landrum Park, is the starting point for the city to improve their park system. (Courtesy)

The San Benito residents living south of Expressway 77/83 will soon have something they have never had -– a comprehensive park. What is currently being called Southside Park is nearing completion. The six-acre project is the first phase of what is hoped to be a 12-acre park. The first half of the project will have plenty for residents to enjoy. It will include a splash pad, walking/jogging trail, two soccer…

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San Benito Culture on Display

Museum patrons view an exhibit of historical photographs depicting the history of San Benito. (Courtesy)

Every city has a story to tell and San Benito, with the new San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum, is now better able to tell it while also attracting traveling exhibits that can bring new insights to the city. The 7,000-foot-square museum opened in November 2018 and has already featured photo and artistic elements highlighting border life and culture. Luis Contreras II, the city’s cultural arts director, says those exhibits are…

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Hog Waddle into San Benito

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San Benito’s early years reflected the mark the city was trying to make in a new frontier called the Rio Grande Valley. It was an agrarian community like all others in the early 1900s, as towns in the region began to emerge along the newly laid tracks of the St Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway. One of San Benito’s early festivities was a Cabbage Day Parade. One key aspect of…

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Jumping to Heights of Success

The business plan is pretty simple. Offer modern facilities with kid-friendly fun, competitive pricing and top-notch customer service, and people will come. Xtreme Jump Trampoline Parks began in San Benito about three years ago and last month opened its newest location in Harlingen. They also have operations in McAllen, Corpus Christi and Laredo, with more planned in the near future for the Rio Grande Valley and other towns in Texas…

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