Category Archive: Opinion

Apr 12 2019

‘Cleanup on isle 13, please’: How Jack’s In It to Win It

by RAY QUIROGA I won’t pretend to understand the thought process of the top SBCISD administrator and certain members of the school board. Their actions often defy logic, and border on recklessness, to say the least. My only guess is that Dr. (Nate) Carman, the district’s current superintendent, waltzed into town less than two years …

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Apr 05 2019

You Don’t Know Jack: Inside Garcia’s Termination

By RAY QUIROGA publisher@sanbenitonewspaper.com The Inside Scoop There are a number of interesting details surrounding the events leading to last week’s termination of Jack Garcia — the now-former San Benito CISD After School Program Director. To review, Garcia, who had been employed by the district for 22 years — 20 with the afterschool program,16 years …

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Dec 21 2018

Two Weeks After Deadly Shooting, No Answers Coming from City

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com DECEMBER 21-27, 2018   On the fateful night of September 6th of this year, America went to bed learning about the tragic death of 26-year old Dallas resident Botham Jean at the hands of an off-duty police officer who allegedly mistook the St. Lucia native’s apartment for her own …

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Dec 14 2018

His Final Moments: Did Ricardo Treviño Deserve to Die?

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com DECEMBER 14-20, 2018   This community needs to understand the impact Ricardo Treviño’s death can have moving forward and much of it is due to the times in which we live and technology used to record the events leading up to his untimely death Friday afternoon at the hands …

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Dec 07 2018

More Lessons in Open Government

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com DECEMBER 7-13, 2018   Several years ago, at the onset of what was a brief but intense public fervor over the West Nile Virus, it was discovered that there was at least one case of the virus reported here in San Benito and possibly more around the Resaca area …

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Nov 30 2018

Para Que Te Sirve

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 6, 2018   I had the benefit of living through diverse experiences in life and being raised, in part, by my Depression Era grandparents who had, what the “kids” nowadays would say, an antiquated way of doing things. My grandmother, for example, was a stickler for manners. …

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Nov 21 2018

School District Playing With Fire and Open Government

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com NOVEMBER 23-29, 2018 Coincidentally, I found myself attending the tail end of an open government seminar Thursday afternoon sponsored by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Concluding the daylong workshop was attorney Tom Williams of Haynes and Boone LLP who’s been specializing in open government in Texas for …

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Nov 16 2018

They can dish it, but can they take it?

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com NOVEMBER 16-22, 2018 Among all the ironies and coincidences in the growing list of dealings, controversies and shenanigans involving the San Benito school district in recent months, arguably none is more ironic than the observation that certain members of the board and administration appear to revel in the opportunity …

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Nov 09 2018

‘The Apparent Few’: A Lesson in PR

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com NOVEMBER 9-15, 2018   Longtime SBCISD Public Relations Director, Celia Longoria did not resign from her post after 20 years of service to the district. Nor was she fired. She was pushed out. She was called, under a false pretense, to what she thought was a personnel meeting where …

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Nov 02 2018

Big Bucks Behind the Bond

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com NOVEMBER 2-8, 2018 How much is your vote worth? Twenty million dollars, $30 thousand, maybe $50 dollars, or is it priceless? I ask because I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that San Benito was sold out for little more than a song and dance, or maybe a …

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