Category: Staff Columns

What’s the News on Stonewall Jackson?

Michael Rodriguez

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com We still don’t know anything. At least that’s been my thought when faced with the barrage of coverage the Stonewall Jackson Hotel has recently received. Sure, there have been plenty of articles published by other local newspapers and TV stations since the San Benito News first broke the story …

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The Truth Will Set You Free

Heather Cathleen Cox

By HEATHER C. COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com  I could try to sell you my philosophies on why the world is cruel. I know a story about a man who did something so awful to his two-year-old daughter it earned him 30 consecutive life sentences in prison. I spent years wishing I didn’t know that story. …

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How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore?

Michael Rodriguez

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I may not have what it takes to run for public office, but I do know how to return a phone call. It’s my hope that I can one day say the same about our elected officials, but I’m also not holding my breath. After all, nearly four months …

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A Better Way Begins Today

Heather Cathleen Cox

By HEATHER C. COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com  The Bible says, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver,” Proverbs 16:16 NIV version. Basically, this means whatever the problem, the solution won’t be found until we understand what is really, honestly going on – in our own lives and in …

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June Aguilera – The Only Person Who Shows Up

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Thursday night’s community forum for San Benito CISD School Board candidates was supposed to be where six political hopefuls were going to introduce themselves to voters in a formal setting at the John F. Barron Administration Building. It’s also where they were scheduled to address concerns from the community …

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So who made it on this year’s Christmas Scrooge list?

Michael Rodriguez

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Words cannot express how much I’ve anticipated writing this column. It’s what I look forward to every year. And now it’s here. That’s right, people… it’s my annual Christmas Scrooge list. And just like my fellow fat man, Santa Claus, I made a list and I checked it twice. …

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Lady ‘Hounds reign supreme over Porter

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com They did it again. The San Benito Lady Greyhound softball team had yet to taste defeat in District 32-5A going into Friday night’s contest against the Brownsville Porter Cowgirls. Standing at 5-0 in district and 19-2 overall, there was still some concern within the Greyhound fan base as to …

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Funny San Benito

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I want to take the time to laugh. Not to share something of vital significance to the community or to overload you with inane rambling about how this can be a better town. We all know what needs to be done … it’s just a matter of doing it. …

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The Silent Treatment

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A relationship has been severed, and I don’t know how to mend it. Yet while it would appear that the ties that previously bound us have been broken, I still feel like we have something special. I don’t know … call me a hopeless romantic. Of course I’m talking …

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The NBA Trifecta

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS I have been fortunate now to cover three major events regarding the National Basketball Association and each will carry memories that will last for the rest of my life. From my first taste at the NBA Draft in Toronto back in 1995 to a season opener …

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