Category: Staff Columns

An Ode to Mr. Greyhound

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I received a phone call about a few weeks ago from a woman who requested a photo of Allen Doan, or Mr. Greyhound for those who remember our September 2009 article featuring the San Benito super fan. But before she was able to explain why she needed the picture, …

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A Grave Ordeal Goes National

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It’s not every day when San Benito is mentioned in the New York Times, but it happened last month when the family of the late Marcos Guerra was featured in the national edition of the Gray Lady, detailing their ordeal in bookish fashion. In 2007, the News covered their …

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48 And Counting

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS My father warned me that once I graduated high school that time would fly so fast that I wouldn’t believe it. As is the case for most words of wisdom bestowed upon me by him, was he ever right. This week I celebrated my 48th year, …

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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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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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