Category Archive: Staff Columns

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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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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Sep 10 2015

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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Sep 03 2015

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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Aug 20 2015

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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Aug 17 2015

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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