Tag: Consider This

CONSIDER THIS: The Biggest Lesson

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I was catching up with a good friend over lunch on Wednesday when I noticed that I had the attention of a small audience. It’s not as though there was anything particularly unusual about where I was or what I was doing. I was simply enjoying a delightful conversation …

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CONSIDER THIS: Kudos to the Board of Trustees

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Like many of you who attended the Meet the Greyhounds community pep rally on Thursday, I too was surprised to see something I thought would never happen again – the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees successfully working together. Trustees made the purple and gold faithful in attendance cheer …

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CONSIDER THIS: Perpetuating a Vicious Cycle

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It amuses me when I encounter individuals who claim to have the city’s best interest at heart yet spew vile rhetoric about its people. Too many times have I read comments, fielded phone calls and met with individuals who, on the surface, appear to advocate for all that is …

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CONSIDER THIS: …The Week That Was

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It’s been a long week for yours truly. By “long,” I don’t mean to imply that our efforts to help keep the community informed were in any way tedious. My specific tasks were simply grueling, and not for any extraordinarily-problematic situations like we’ve encountered in the past but for …

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CONSIDER THIS: Here’s to Hope for San Benito

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Plenty can happen in a week. Since my last entry, officials from the City of Rio Hondo have been more forthcoming concerning Place 5 Commissioner Joseph “Joe” Lopez’ domestic violence charge. City Administrator Ben Medina went from scolding a News reporter for inquiring about the matter to not just …

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CONSIDER THIS: The Good, the Good and the Good

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Twenty-one years is a long time to be in pain, and yet Janet Mata has lived it as a badge of honor. Afflicted with a muscular dystrophy disease called dermatomyositis (DM), the 21-year-old San Benito resident is no stranger to pain and discomfort. Consider that her muscles have deteriorated …

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CONSIDER THIS: Veteran Affairs of the Heart

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Should a time come when we’ll be judged for how we treated our veterans, make no mistake that history will not be kind to this current generation. Consider the federal audit that revealed the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System in Harlingen produced the worst wait times …

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CONSIDER THIS: The Lost and Found

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Eighteen-year-old Liliana Polanco lost her class ring earlier this year; it was a dainty piece of jewelry that usually adorned her left ring finger, where she planned for it to remain as a keepsake that would serve to remind her of life at San Benito High School. The SBHS …

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CONSIDER THIS: Homeless, Heartless and Humane

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It’s amazing what we’ve become accustomed to tolerating – atrocities committed against children, public corruption that has infiltrated nearly every aspect of law and government, paralyzing prejudice the likes of which has quietly oppressed the inflicted as well as the inflictor, and the suffocating apathy that allowed it all …

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CONSIDER THIS: The Disembodied Voice of Virtue

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Exhausted and under pressure to meet a particularly grueling deadline, I recently felt the strain of my everyday duties seep into the consciousness of this already-burdened mind. And while tension is certainly not an alien concept to any newspaper editor, there are times when the aforementioned occurrence can become …

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