Tag Archives: San Benito

Triumph Launches Career Certification Program

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To propel and prepare students for the workforce, Triumph Public High Schools has launched a comprehensive program for its students. The new Career and Technology Education, Industry-Based Certification Program will lead students to career readiness while also preparing them for entering the workforce. The program is available to Triumph Public High School students in all markets it serves. This includes McAllen, Mercedes, San Benito and Brownsville, locally. This latest initiative…

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Educators Extend Passion Into Business

Armonia Music Academy & Store owners and instructors Karina Vela and Ari Gonzalez.

Avi Gonzalez and Karina Vela have plenty to do with their day jobs as public school music educators.  In early 2020, they added even more to their duties in opening a business with a connection to what they know best. The Armonia Music Academy & Store in San Benito is their version of the School of Rock with an emphasis on violins, acoustic guitars and vocals.  The partners have turned…

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Uniform Store Honors Paramedic’s Legacy

Aracely Salinas honors her late husband, a paramedic, through her business.

Aracely Salinas’ start in business was born of grief as well as inspiration from her late husband. Michael Bryant Salinas was a longtime Rio Grande Valley paramedic and CPR instructor. For years, Aracely accompanied her husband to classroom and training sessions. Here, her husband taught the essentials of emergency medical care.  When he died in August 2018, Aracely had life-changing decisions to make. One came fairly quickly when she decided…

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Home For the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Join the San Benito Chamber and the Humane Society of Harlingen virtually every Wednesday in December for adoption and foster opportunities. Each event also includes donations, vaccines and a chance to win prizes. This week’s topic is “Getting Involved.” Grab a doggie bag and watch live on the San Benito Chamber Facebook page.

Home For The Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Join the San Benito Chamber and the Humane Society of Harlingen virtually every Wednesday in December for adoption and foster opportunities. Each event also includes donations, vaccines and a chance to win prizes. Weekly topics are: Community Resources – Dec. 23 Getting Involved – Dec. 30 Grab a doggie bag and watch live on the San Benito Chamber Facebook page.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Join the San Benito Chamber and the Humane Society of Harlingen virtually every Wednesday in December for adoption and foster opportunities. Each event also includes donations, vaccines and a chance to win prizes. Weekly topics are: Adoption/Foster/Community Cats & Dogs – Dec. 16 Community Resources – Dec. 23 Getting Involved – Dec. 30 Grab a doggie bag and watch live on the San Benito Chamber Facebook page.

‘Local Treasures’ Keep Community Connections

An arrangement of flowers at Southern Roots Flower Market, which has strong ties to McAllen.

A customer called Cissy Infante Guerrero to let her know they wouldn’t be coming by that week – but no worries – a return to Tucker’s Barbecue was guaranteed. “It was so sweet of her to call,” Infante Guerrero said of the customer. “She was worried about us and wanted to assure they would be back to see us.” The months of COVID-19 have consequently tested local businesses. They’ve adjusted…

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San Benito Halloween Spooktacular

A drive-thru trunk-or-treat takes place during the San Benito Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. (until supplies last). Attendees are asked to follow all guidelines: Face covering required. All attendees must stay in their car. Vehicles only. No one can walk into this event. The following vehicles will not be permitted: limos, bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, vehicles with trailers attached, buses, motor-homes, cargo vans, and any vehicle over 8’2’’ high.…

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San Benito Community Virtual Job Fair

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The San Benito Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions Cameron cohost a virtual job fair Sept. 30. Job seekers may register online and upload a resume in .pdf format. Job seekers may get more information by emailing bsucameron@wfscameron.org. Employers may register online. Once the employer registers, Workforce Solutions Cameron will provide a tutorial video on how to set up their booth and answer questions. For more information, contact the San Benito…

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