Public Relations

Coming Events

          

                                                                     SAN BENITO

                                                Calendar of Events

                                     February-December 2017

 

Please send all new listings, corrections, changes and revisions to Martha McClain at mmcclain@cityofsanbenito.com or call 956-361-3804 Ex. 301. Thank you.

Free Tutoring/Mentoring classes in the San Benito Library, every Monday and Wednesday of the month.  Open to middle school students to adults. English and Spanish preparation for GED exams.  Trial practice tests available. Classes start at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the City of San Benito & Citizens’ Academy II Graduates.

Free Exercise Classes are conducted Free Exercise Classes are conducted Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 -6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 8-9 a.m., Wednesday and Friday from 8-9 a.m. at the Community Building (210 E. Heywood) at. All are invited. For information, please contact Letty Gomez, Community Outreach Worker, for the City of San Benito at 956-357-4564.

Museums of San Benito at San Benito Community Building, 210 E. Heywood. Open Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the Freddy Fender Museum and the San Benito History Museum.

March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

Beginning of the Lenten Season

March 7, 2017

 City Commission Meeting: CANCELLED
The San Benito City Commission meeting has been cancelled. The next regular meeting will be March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

 March 7, 2017 Harlingen-San Benito Day at the Capitol: Representatives from the cities of Harlingen and San Benito will be received at the State Capitol in Austin to meet with Texas leadership.

March 10-11, 2016: Texas Independence Celebration Texas History Symposium, Cook-off, Market Days & Art Show: The 5th Annual Sanctioned Barbeque cook-off is scheduled to begin on March 10, with winners to be announced the following day. March 11 features three live re-enactments of battles, leading up to the State’s freedom from Mexico. Battles include the famous Battle of the Alamo, the Battle of San Jacinto, and the Battle of Bexar with period attire. Also on site will be demonstrations of vendors baking pan de campo, quilt-making and other old-time skills. Vendor spaces available for foods, arts/ crafts and corporate/businesses. Other events include the Annual Elks Lodge Chili Cook-off, a brisket plate sale, period parade, Declaration of Independence signing ceremony, live music, raffles and refreshments. Food & Drink and Arts & Crafts vendors are wanted. For more information, please call Wayne Powell at 245-4643 or email Fred Garza at stmshrltx@sbcglobal.net or 956-367-3155. Event to be conducted at San Benito Fairgrounds off of FM 510 in San Benito.

March 11, 2016: San Benito Market Days

Market Days in San Benito from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Local vendors, live music and food.  Will be held in conjunction with Texas Independence Celebration at the San Benito Fairgrounds off of FM 510 at Cesar Gonzalez Parkway. Contact Economic Development Department at 361-3804 Ext. 304 for vendor information.

March 12 2017: Daylight Savings Time  Set your clocks ahead one hour, effective at 2 a.m.

March 13-17, 2017

Spring Break

San Benito CISD, Idea Public School and South Texas ISD will celebrate Spring Break with no classes for the week.

 

March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day

 

March 20, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

March 21, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

 

March 21, 2017

Window to the Past - Historical Society Speakers Series

Sponsored by the San Benito Historical Society at 6:00 p.m. at the San Benito Community Building, 210 E. Heywood, San Benito. The public is invited to attend this social lecture. Membership in the San Benito Historical Society is not required to attend. Light refreshments. Free admission.

 

April 3, 2017

Youth Soccer Camp registration opens

Registration ends May 26and the season runs June 5-30 at Stookey Fields. Call the San Benito Parks & Recreation office for details at 956-254-6065, or check www.facebook.comsanbenitoparksandrecreation.

 

April 3, 2017

Youth Football Camp registration opens

Registration ends May 26 and the season runs June 5-30 at Stookey Fields. Call the San Benito Parks & Recreation office for details at 956-254-6065, or check www.facebook.comsanbenitoparksandrecreation.

 

April 3, 2017

Jr. High 7 on 7 Football registration opens

Registration ends May 26 and the season runs June 6-27 at Bobby Morrow Stadium. Call the San Benito Parks & Recreation office for details at 956-254-6065, or check www.facebook.comsanbenitopartkandrecreation.

 

April 10, 2017

Downtown Beatification Jobs Program registration opens

Selection of workers is scheduled for late May. The program runs from June 5-30 in downtown San Benito. Call the San Benito Parks & Recreation office for details at 956-254-6065, or check www.facebook.comsanbenitoparksandrecreation.

 

April 4, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public

 

April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday

 

April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Many offices and professional buildings are closed.

 

April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

 

April 17, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

 

April 22, 2017

Earth Day

 

April 29, 2017

Resaca City Regatta

Kayak races on the Resaca with Ascend brand Kayaks as prizes for top finishers. Sponsored by the San Benito and Harlingen Rotary Clubs and the City of San Benito. For more information, please call Mike Frazier at 956-793-4244.

 

April 18, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

 

May 1, 2017

Youth NFL Flag Football registration opens

Registration ends August 7, and the season runs August 29-Septebember 26 at Stookey Football Fields. Call the San Benito Parks & Recreation office for details at 956-254-6065, or check www.facebook.comsanbenitoparksandrecreation.

 

May 2, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

 

May 6, 2017

Election Day in San Benito

 

May 14, 2017

Mothers’ Day

 

May 15, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

 

May 16, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

 

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day & Silent March of Veterans

8:45 a.m. in front of City Hall, 485 N. Sam Houston. Veterans and Survivors carrying photos of deceased veterans march silently down Sam Houston Blvd. to Veterans War Memorial Site for ceremony at 9 a.m. Ceremony honors all military personnel who gave their lives in defense of freedom for the United States of America. To purchase a commemorative, engraved brick to honor your loved one, please call Martha McClain at 96-361-3804 Ext. 301.

 

June 1, 2017

San Benito CISD Classes end

Last day of classes for San Benito CISD.

 

June 2, 2017

San Benito CISD Graduation

Graduation Day for San Benito CISD

 

June 6, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

 

June 14, 2017

Flag Day

 

June 19, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

 

The Casino Nights event is scheduled Saturday, June 17th.  Community Building is available for June 17th. Call 956-399-9111.

June 18, 2017

Fathers’ Day

June 20, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

July 1, 2016

ResacaFest 2017

Celebrating the Spirit of America. Sponsored by the City of San Benito’s Special Events Board from 4-11 p.m. Day of live music, refreshments and performances on the Resaca at Heavin Memorial Park, 705 N.  Bowie Street, capped by a fireworks display over the Resaca. Arts & Crafts & Food Vendors welcome. Please call 956-361-3800 for information.

July 4, 2017

US Independence Day

Many federal, state and local banks and government buildings will be closed.

July 7, 2017

Movies at the Park

The San Benito Parks and Recreation Department will host this series of movies at Stookey Park each Friday night in July from July 7 through July 28. For more information, please email Art Garza at agarza@cityofsanbenito.com or Sal Mendoza at smendoza@cityofsanbenito.com

July 14, 2017

Movies at the Park

The San Benito Parks and Recreation Department will host this series of movies at Stookey Park through July 28. For more information, please email Art Garza at agarza@cityofsanbenito.com or Sal Mendoza at smendoza@cityofsanbenito.com

July 17, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

July 18, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

July 21 2017

Movies at the Park

The San Benito Parks and Recreation Department will host this series of movies at Stookey Park through July 28. For more information, please email Art Garza at agarza@cityofsanbenito.com or Sal Mendoza at smendoza@cityofsanbenito.com

July 28, 2017

Movies at the Park

The San Benito Parks and Recreation Department will host this series of movies at Stookey Park through July 28. For more information, please email Art Garza at agarza@cityofsanbenito.com or Sal Mendoza at smendoza@cityofsanbenito.com

August 1, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

August 15, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

August 21, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

September 4, 2017

Labor Day

Many federal, state and local banks and government buildings will be closed.

September 5, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

September 16, 2017

Mexican Independence Day

September 18, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

September 19, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

October 1, 2017

Adult Kickball registration opens

Registration ends November 14, and the season runs November 22-January 20 at Stookey Softball Fields. Call the San Benito Parks & Recreation office for details at 956-254-6065, or check www.facebook.comsanbenitoparksandrecreation.

October 3, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

October 16, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

October 17, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

October 31, 2017

Halloween

November 2, 2017

Youth Soccer registration opens

Registration ends December 28, and the season runs February 6-April 3 at Stookey Soccer Fields. Call the San Benito Parks & Recreation office for details at 956-254-6065, or check www.facebook.comsanbenitoparksandrecreation.

November 5, 2017

Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 7, 2017

USA Election Day

November 7, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

November 11, 2017

Veterans Day March & Ceremony

Remember our Proud Veterans on Veterans Day. The March of Veterans begins at 8:50 a.m. when Veterans and surviving family members are invited to march down Sam Houston Street with a police escort to the San Benito Veterans War Memorial site (Railroad Tracks and Rowson Street) for a patriotic ceremony paying tribute to our veterans who fought and died to keep our freedoms. Commemorative engraved bricks to honor your special veteran can be purchased by contacting Martha McClain at 95-361-3804 Ext. 301. To participate, or for more information, please call Victor Garza at 956-399-7464.

November 20, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

November 21, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

December 2, 2017

Community Christmas in the Park

Enjoy the Christmas holiday season featuring perky performances by local school choirs. Do some Christmas shopping from local vendors featuring arts and crafts, and enjoy some tasty foods here. Sponsored by the San Benito Special Events Board. Call 956-361-3800 for information.

December 5, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

December 9, 2017

Annual Christmas Parade

Sponsored by the San Benito Special Events Board from 6-10:30 p.m., the Christmas Parade is the longest lighted Christmas street parade in South Texas. Theme for 2015 to be announced. Marching bands, strutting groups, novelty and religious themed floats will be featured in the parade through downtown San Benito.

December 18, 2017

Chamber of Commerce

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 223 S. Sam Houston. All interested are invited to attend.

December 19, 2017

City Commission Meeting

The San Benito City Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston, San Benito. The meetings are open to the public.

December 20, 2017

Christmas Open House

The public is invited to share their Christmas spirit at an Open House at the San Benito Municipal Building, from 10 a.m.-1 pm. Free. Winners of the Annual Christmas Parade & Bazaar will be announced at this event.

Regularly Scheduled Activities, Meetings & Services

To have your group included here, please send all new listings, corrections, changes and revisions to Martha McClain at mmcclain@cityofsanbenito.com or call 956-361-3804 Ex. 301. Thank you.

 

Historical Society: Meetings conducted second Tuesdays of each month at the San Benito Community Building at 6 p.m., located at 225 E. Stenger. New members welcome.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 25: Mondays during school year at 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 400 North Sam Houston Boulevard.  For more information contact Rey Cantu 264-3418.

San Benito Special Events Board: Fourth Monday of each month to plan local events, at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston. Volunteers welcome.

Valley Metro Bus Service: Runs Monday-Fridays with stops at San Benito Dialysis, Lopez Food Store, Heavin Resaca Trail, Bobby Morrow Stadium, San Benito High School, Cameron County Annex, Doctors Hospital Cancer Center, Wal-Mart, HEB, Texas State Technical College, VTC Bus Station and San Benito City Hall. For more information, please visit www.lrgvdc.org, or call 1-800-574-8322.

San Benito Public Library: 101 Rose Street. Open to the public. The Library is home of great literature, and the BOOKMARK Café, where gourmet coffees and pastries are offered. 101 Rose Street. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday from 12:00 p.m.-5 p.m., and closed Sunday.

City Commission: First and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston.

San Benito CISD Board of Trustees: Second Tuesday of each month with meetings at 6:30 p.m. at the John Barron Administration Building, 240 E. Crockett.

Planning & Zoning: Third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m., City Annex Building, 400 N. Travis.

Board of Adjustments: Third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m., City Annex Building, 400 N. Travis.

Building Standards and Renewal Board: fourth Thursday of each month at City Annex Building, 400 N. Travis at 6:30 p.m.

Veterans Advisory Board: First Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the San Benito Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston

Parks & Recreation Board: Second Monday of each month at City Annex Building, 400 N. Travis at 6 p.m.

Library Board: Second Thursday of each month at the Library, 101 W. Rose at 6:30 p.m.

Economic Development Corporation: Third Thursday of each month at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston at 5:30 p.m.

Utilities Board: Fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston

Public Housing Authority: Third Thursday of the month at the Palmville Housing Development at 6 p.m.

 

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Mission


The mission of the Public Relations Division of the City of San Benito is to assist in the promotion of city-sponsored events which contribute to the economic, civic and cultural betterment of the city.
The Department:
  • Prepares/disseminates public information ranging from print, broadcast             web-based outlets
  • Maintains a portion of the City of San Benito website and Official City Facebook site.
  • Acts as liaison between the City Manager’s Office and Special Events Board which produces ResacaFest, Christmas Parade & the Community Christmas in the Park
  • Facilitates media relations and promotions
  • Produces monthly Calendar of Events and Newsletter, and weekly Resaca City Page in the local newspaper
  • Is involved in coordinating community cultural and entertainment activities
  • Acts as liaison between City Manger's Office and the Veterans’  Advisory Board which produces Memorial Day and Silent March of Veterans, and Veterans Day and March of Veterans
  • Assists  the development of cultural and recreational programs for the City.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the City Manager.