Tag: Consider This

CONSIDER THIS: Observations of the 2014 Elections

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Election Day is upon us and with it the outcome of a notable voting frenzy arguably spurred by one of two motivating factors: change or satisfaction. As a wise man once said, if voters are satisfied with the community’s current state of affairs, they will reward elected officials with …

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CONSIDER THIS: The End of the Beginning

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Monday will mark the beginning of the end for at least 11 campaigns in San Benito, and with them the colorful signs that have dotted the Resaca City’s lush landscape over the last few months, the aggressiveness of block-walking hopefuls hoping to earn voters’ trust at their doorsteps and …

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CONSIDER THIS: The Sound of Silence

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Candidates vying for elected office may not know it yet, but they’re already responsible for answering to the public regarding all concerns shared within the community. If campaigning for an opportunity to serve as a voice for the people, after all, then one must be vocal. Some may argue …

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CONSIDER THIS: Why Miller Made the Grade and Cantu Failed

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com If you were to corner local officials about the controversy that currently plagues San Benito, some would point to scandals in Brownsville, Progreso or any other city equal or greater in disrepute than the community they’re entrusted to serve and implement policy. In San Benito, a great number of …

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CONSIDER THIS: Why Prioritizing is San Benito’s Kryptonite

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com If I was forced to choose one thing that I believe is the culprit for all the controversy that has plagued San Benito over the last several years, I’d identify a misguided sense of prioritizing — characterized by our leadership’s lack of focus, professionalism and rationale — as our …

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CONSIDER THIS: 8 Reasons Why We Couldn’t Find a Coach… Until Now

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com “I can’t believe the news today. I can’t close my eyes and make it go away.” –Paul “Bono” Hewson, U2 Sing it for San Benito, Bono! Because finding the words to describe my frustration in the process of selecting a new head football coach and athletic director for the …

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CONSIDER THIS: Chuy Aguilera and the Art of Lying

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I was out of the office Tuesday due to a bad case of food poisoning. Simply put, I thought I was going to vomit a lung. So there I was, lying in bed trying not to breathe because relentless puking had made me so sore that even so much …

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CONSIDER THIS: The Case for Jim Helms

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com One of the questions I’ve been asked repeatedly this week is whether this will finally be the time that Jim Helms comes back to his alma mater, dons the purple and gold one last time and returns San Benito High School football to prominence. And with the departure of …

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CONSIDER THIS: Do you really know where your child is?

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Walking out of the newsroom on Wednesday proved far more interesting than I anticipated. It was a little after 5 p.m. when I planned to call it a day. I was excited to be going home so early, especially since it had been a long day and I was …

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CONSIDER THIS: Leaving 2013 Behind

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com As we wrap up another eventful year at the San Benito News, it’s important that we look back on the stories that helped shape the community as we know it today, and I can think of no better place to start than the obvious. Dominating the headlines in 2013 …

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