Category: Opinion

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS- RGV FOOTBALL- 2015

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   EDITOR EDITOR@SBNEWSPAPER.COM I wonder what the satellite image of Texas looks like from outer space on any given Friday night during football season. I’d have to imagine the illumination beaming from down under would be too bright to even capture a vivid image. Well, whatever the case, I know one …

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Well played Dr. Puig, Well played

By Steven Ray Hernandez   editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com Once upon a time… in fact, it was about 3 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, and in case you’re wondering why I am starting this story off like a fairy tale, it’s because just like a fairy tale, this story’s ending was “too good to be true.” So …

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SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE- Why Christopher Gallegos’ death is a tragedy for us all

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Gandhi once said,” I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” Unfortunately, this community realized that this past week when it lost a young soul, 19-year old Christopher Gallegos who was stabbed at a graduation party …

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Our So Called “Obnoxious and Irritating” Fans

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ  Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com   “Be prepared for the most obnoxious and irritating team you ever played.”  That was a quote taken from social media this past week, warning a New Braunfel’s area citizen about the Lady ‘Hound’s softball fans. Well, the individual who posted the above comment had two things right about …

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TIPPING 101

By Steven Ray Hernandez Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I’ll make this real simple. Anything less than 15 percent is unacceptable. To tell you the truth, I don’t even think 15 percent is acceptable but let’s just say I’m being “generous.”  As a general rule, I would say anything between 15-25 percent should be the norm. Now, why …

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It’s always a “Catch 22”

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com Well I had my first angry San Benito News reader call me this weekend and I thought I might share it with you all. So I come in on Saturday (my day off) to finish up some web work for the paper and get ahead for the week and the …

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In Good Faith- A Man Named Noah- Part 5

In this teaching series we have seen that there are character attributes we must possess before we will be entrusted with a divine assignment. It is neither what man thinks of us nor what we think about ourselves. It is what God Himself knows to be true about who we really are. We must have …

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IN GOOD FAITH: A Man Named Noah Part 4

By PASTOR MARK MOLINA Living Waters Church Special to the NEWS Have you ever felt that God has asked you to do the seemingly impossible? Did the assignment seem beyond all reason? Did it seem completely outside of your natural capacities, gifts, talents, resources and experiences? If so, then you can identify with Noah. You …

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IN GOOD FAITH: A Man Named Noah Part 3

By PASTOR MARK MOLINA Living Waters Church Special to the NEWS In a previous column we learned about the type of person we need to be in order to have the favor of God in and over our lives. There are expectations. There are standards of conduct and living. Grace is not freedom from responsibility; …

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IN GOOD FAITH: A Man Named Noah Part 2

By PASTOR MARK MOLINA Living Waters Church Special to the NEWS How does God communicate with the ones He knows? What might the God of all creation, power, and might reveal to the one He sees as righteous? Have we ever thought about that? Is God some far off mysterious being that we will never …

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