Category: Opinion

Letter to the editor: Uncharted waters

Dear Editor: As we set out to partially re-open Friday, we should all take extra precautions going forward if we don’t want to end up back where we were. Do you need something at Target? Consider curbside for a bit longer. Frustrated staying home? You can now (starting May 1) take a drive with kids …

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Letters to the editor: On the beaches re-opening

We asked readers online to give us their opinion on the beaches opening this past weekend. Below are their responses. “Wow,” is about all I can say. It was unbelievably crazy at the beach; traffic, golf carts, restaurants, and retail stores. Most did not use masks or practice social distancing at all. A total madhouse. …

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Response to “The Case for Canceling school altogether”

Dear Editor: In response to your editorial, I am a native of Brownsville, born and raised. I am an elementary school teacher in Houston. I would say my perspective and experience is opposite to yours. No one could have anticipated not being in school in the second semester. We all expected school to go on …

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The case for canceling school altogether

By EMMA GUEVARA Cameron County Kindergarten Teacher Brownsville, Texas Schools closing because of a global pandemic was not how I anticipated the second semester of this school year would go. My students were supposed to finish Kindergarten with their peers, excited for moving a classroom over to first grade in the fall. For now, that …

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Historic times call for historic measures

Longtime readers of our newspapers will notice some slight differences this week and in the foreseeable future. For the first time in our history, we’ve combined the editorial and advertising content of our two publications, the San Benito News and the Port Isabel-South Padre Press; so we sincerely hope you enjoy reading about some of …

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Helping your kids through coronavirus social distancing

Of course, we’re scared. That means it’s time to be gentle and compassionate with ourselves and others. Can you imagine how scared our kids are? Their routines have been disrupted and they miss their teachers and friends. They have less control over their lives than we do! We have a special opportunity here to demonstrate …

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Cameron County consolidates carelessly

The Port Isabel-South Padre Press and our sister publication, the San Benito News, have been reporting as the pandemic spreads throughout the Rio Grande Valley, namely, on the precautions Cameron County, San Benito, Laguna Vista, Port Isabel, and South Padre Island have taken. Both newsrooms are dependent on the Cameron County Public Health department’s press …

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Letter to the Editor–Kick Them. Kick Them. Kick Them

To The Editor, I am not a fan of the school board president but I would not sign a petition to remove him based on a DWI or being an alleged drunk. If a doctor was caught and charged with a DWI or being drunk, would he be disqualified to practice being a doctor? If …

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Rey Avila: A life of service, a life of achievement

By RAY QUIROGA INSIDE SCOOP publisher@sbnewspaper.com We have a poor habit of posthumously recognizing people for their contributions to community and society instead of honoring them when they’re alive. I’m happy to say, however, that Rey Avila was served much better. Throughout his many years of involvement with the preservation and recognition of Conjunto Music, …

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We’re Better Than Michael Vargas, Right?

By RAY QUIROGA publisher@sbnewspaper.com I wonder if the apologists of embattled SBCISD School Board President Michael Vargas would be so laissez-faire regarding the board president’s recent DWI arrest if someone they know or love fell victim of Vargas’ actions and decision on that early fateful morning of July 5th when, according to Harlingen Police, Vargas …

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