Category Archive: Opinion

Oct 12 2018

The numbers behind the bond

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com OCTOBER 12-18, 2018 In a column two weeks ago, I addressed a number of concerns pertaining to the proposed San Benito school district bond, which is on the ballot this coming election and which the voting public will determine its fate. As expected, I received some push back from …

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Oct 05 2018

Keeping it to yourself isn’t always good

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com OCTOBER 5-11, 2018   Anyone who’s had or has a child enrolled in the San Benito school district in more recent years has received at least one of those district-initiated robo-calls informing parents about their child’s latest homework assignment, upcoming standardized test, vacation day, half day or even an …

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Sep 28 2018

The bond that ties (us up)

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 4, 2018 We tend to gravitate to shiny new things, especially when they’re wrapped in nice packaging. Historically speaking, in San Benito, public entities have sold the citizenry on a number of initiatives which have left the people footing the bill, in one form or another. Indeed, …

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Sep 21 2018

A week later, there are more questions than answers

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2018 A week after the publication of a column detailing what is, in my opinion, the San Benito School District’s retaliatory measures for what the superintendent Dr. Nate Carman later described as reckless reporting, the News, and specifically this publisher, has fielded a number of correspondences and …

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Sep 14 2018

Newspaper faces district retaliation, pulls ads over coverage

The Inside Scoop Ray Quiroga publisher@sbnewspaper.com SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2018     It’s been a number of years since I last penned my popular and award-winning column, “The Inside Scoop,” an unadulterated look at local government and area happenings. Since then, I’ve been work ing behind-the-scenes, navigating this company through the many changes the industry, as …

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Feb 21 2017

!?Seriously?!?

By Joe F. Rodriguez Special to the News I was, as the saying goes, “on the fence” in regards to whether to officially file for a City Commissioner ballot position to serve on the City Commission. When I opt to write an OP ED on the San Benito News, it is to make the citizens …

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Nov 22 2016

Why we are, and will stay, a poor area

By Santiago Perez Special to the NEWS It’s been well documented that the Harlingen-Brownsville-San Benito area has been named as one of the poorest areas in the entire country. You can find it on the internet today. And I know exactly why. At every turn, the city leaders are giving away money to businesses so …

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Jul 27 2016

Are you happy with the current city commission?

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Dec 04 2015

A CHRISTMAS STORY- (a challenge for the community)

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com It was the Holiday season, and we had just been released for Christmas break. I was seven years old at the time.  I was outside playing some random game that the neighborhood kids and I invented (as was customary in my days); when, all of a sudden a huge, …

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Oct 15 2015

OH S.N.A.P.- Food stamp fraud in the Valley

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ EDITOR EDITOR@SBNEWSPAPER.COM You can’t have your cake and eat it too……..Or so we thought. When the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) first kicked off, the idea was to help provide food-purchasing assistance to families with little to no-income here in the U.S.  And it did. However, now, it seems to be …

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