Category: Opinion

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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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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!?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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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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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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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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OPEN YOUR EYES- Identifying the problem and solution to the suicide epidemic

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com Somewhere, at this very moment, in this little town we call San Benito, there is someone who is seriously thinking about taking their own life.  They may be sitting in your classroom right now, or have a locker just a few rows down from you, or it may …

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH- The Injustice that is our Child Support System

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   EDITOR EDITOR@SBNEWSPAPER.COM Before We Start, Here’s Some Facts You Need To Consider: Every child needs both financial and emotional support from both parents. Every child needs both parents in their lives. Now let’s get down to it: The other day, I had the unfortunate experience of reading one of the …

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PTSD- Post Traumatic Sports Disorder (The importance of youth sports in poverty stricken areas)

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ  Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com (San Benito, Tx)- Outside a local corner store in an area known as “La Palma,”  sat a young, fairly tall man crouched over with his elbows on his knees.  His eyes deadlocked on a fence across the street, almost as if he was hypnotized by what seemed to be …

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