Tag Archives: San Benito

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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San Benito Coffee with the Chamber

Rolando Guerra

Join the San Benito Chamber of Commerce for Coffee with the Chamber. Guest speaker Career and Technical Education Director Rolando Guerra will talk on how students want to partner with the businesses in San Benito to gain work experience. San Benito CISD students have a wide range of talents and services available. Participants may also meet other chamber members, City Hall officials, business owners and other residents.

Helping People Clean House

Ruben Balboa with furniture and other items stored in Balboa Auction Company’s new location in downtown San Benito. (VBR)

With the rapid-fire rhythm of an auctioneer’s chant, Ruben Balboa cajoles buyers to bid higher and higher amounts to acquire the merchandise up for sale. Whether selling a small piece of jewelry or a large antique chest of drawers, conducting a successful auction is an art form all its own. Balboa Auction Company of San Benito primarily conducts estate auctions and sales, although the business also holds monthly general auctions.…

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Coffee with the San Benito Chamber

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Bruce Kidd of the Texas Heritage and Independence Association serves as guest speaker. Meet chamber members, business owners, San Benito TX City Hall city officials, reps the from San Benito Police Department and fire department, and other interested residents in the community.