Category: Opinion

48 And Counting

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS My father warned me that once I graduated high school that time would fly so fast that I wouldn’t believe it. As is the case for most words of wisdom bestowed upon me by him, was he ever right. This week I celebrated my 48th year, …

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Food Pantry Needs Help

To the Editor, I recently chaired a food drive for the San Benito Food Pantry on behalf of the CRABS Motorcycle Club at Fun N’ Sun RV Resort. We collected a very large number of food items to add to the supply at the food pantry. This gave me the opportunity to meet with Lidia …

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Giving Austin Some Comp

By CARLOS CANAS Special to the NEWS The topic of my letter today is one concerning the topic of volunteering for community service. As I visited the city of Hidalgo this past week and viewed the millions of lights placed around the city, I was taken aback by the scope and size of the project …

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An Auspicious Occasion

To the Editor, The swearing in of Judge Carlos Cascos was quite an auspicious occasion. U.S. Senator John Cornyn took time from his busy schedule to do the officiating. There were many people there to honor our re-elected county judge, including new republican Aaron Peña from Edinburg. Judge Cascos in his acceptance speech mentioned Harlingen …

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I Waited A Year For This?

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS I had a chance to sit back and watch my favorite college football team in action tonight and all I can really say is that this month of waiting just didn’t get it. There have been a lot of writers that have spent good time and …

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621 Reasons To Keep Reading

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito News closed 2010 a variable juggernaut in coverage, breaking stories that made headlines all over the Valley, including Mayor Joe H. Hernandez’s involuntary forfeiture of office due to owing back taxes, the discovery of a felony conviction in now-former elementary school principal Enrique Homero Murillo, and …

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Goodbye, Slim

To the Editor, San Benito lost one of its most colorful characters recently. “Slim” was 92 years young. Until about four years ago when he fell and hurt his head, you would not have believed that “Slim” was older than about 70. Many folks called him “Tex” but that was a misnomer as he was …

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Christmas Scrooges

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Unlike last year’s, I plan to make this column as short and as painless as humanly possible. After all, it is Christmas and while this little annual write-up of mine is always in good fun, there are those who have been known to take things a little too seriously. So I hope …

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An Early Preview

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Standing outside Wednesday night in the cold at Bobby Morrow Stadium in San Benito I am convinced that what I saw is why I love covering sports at the younger levels. Getting the chance to cover the season championships for the Boys & Girls Club of San Benito’s Tackle Football …

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Elite teams rare indeed

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Got a chance to take in a few basketball games this week and intend on sitting court-side for a bunch over the weekend. Basketball season has a special place in my heart with some truly great memories not only as a member of the media but as a player and …

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