Category: Opinion

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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7-9 playoff team? Read this!

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. OK so I am not a Cowboy fan which I have stated before. Yet, as talked about in previous articles, I watch them with interest. Now I find myself looking at something that is very real and that is a chance for this team to get into the playoffs. Maybe …

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Being Thankful

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Ahhh … and so now it’s time for the holiday season to drop down upon us. Beginning here with Thanksgiving and running through the new year celebration. Football from every angle, basketball season is here and even winter trade talks of baseball are in the midst. All is well from …

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From Behind the Camera

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Alas all good things must come to an end. Thus the Greyhound football season came to a halt last Friday against the Harlingen Cardinals. From the perspective of the guy that had a chance to announce very game it sure was a crazy ride. The team out of the gate …

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