Corissa King took home the crown for San Benito County Rodeo Queen on Saturday at Bolado Park.King competed against three other contestants including runner-up Shaelie Askew, Ashley Galdos and Kelsee French.The rodeo is next weekend at Bolado Park. A...
The City of Hollister is holding an open application process for the city treasurer’s position.At a June 5 council meeting, staff announced that former Treasurer Cecilia Rios moved out of the city. That means the city must fill the...
County supervisors discussed using SB-1 funds for future road repair at a Tuesday meeting.SB-1 raised the gas tax and vehicle fees in California in order to generate money to fix roads throughout the state.Management Analyst Louie Valdez explained to...
Do you feel bad to the bone? If so, the Hollister Independence Rally will ride back into town over the last weekend this month.The rally has historic roots in the 1947 invasion of Hollister by the Boozefighters, re-told in...
A day before Hollister council members sold the open 400 block of San Benito Street for development, Mayor Ignacio Velazquez issued a call to action against the sale on social media.He announced that the following day, June 5, the...
Hollister Downtown Association Executive Director Brenda Weatherly announced she will depart her longtime role at the end of this month.The HDA released the following announcement on her resignation:Brenda Weatherly, the longest-serving executive director in the Hollister Downtown Association’s 30-year...
Santana Rodriguez is convinced she was named after renowned musician Carlos Santana, the critically acclaimed 10-time Grammy Award winner who is known for his brilliance with the guitar.“My dad (Rudy) always told me when I was younger I used...
Locals won’t see a movie in the park on the 400 block of downtown anymore, but they might get a bite to eat.Council members Monday approved selling the open space next to The Vault and Briggs Building parking garage,...
Council members Monday authorized the deferment of impact fees for the new Marriott Hotel until the end of 2018.The deferment of impact fees has an estimated financial impact of $524,245, according to the staff report.“The deferment would be in...
The city was a bit hazy on details of new statewide cannabis rules.After learning of mistakes in the state-mandated review process for new pot shops—including not noticing a public hearing as required—Hollister council members Monday pushed off a consideration...

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Council approves city budget

The City of Hollister’s budget continues to gradually balloon.Hollister council members Monday adopted the city budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18.Budget study sessions were previously...