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Citizens react to City’s silence on water treatment plant controversy

  By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com While City of San Benito officials maintain silence concerning the status of the now-inoperable Water Treatment Plant No. 2, which is reportedly in need of membrane filters that could cost north of $100,000 to replace, citizens have begun to raise voices of concern. Proposed in 2002, Plant …

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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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Cheerleaders get security due to controversy

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Public outrage in the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading controversy, in which seniors have been accused of bullying and discriminating against a handicapped cheerleader, prompted local officials to assign the girls protection for Friday evening’s matchup between the Greyhounds and McAllen Bulldogs. Authorities with the San Benito Consolidated …

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SCATTERBRAINED: Can’t we all just get along?

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com If you have read either of Michael Rodriguez’ stories about the San Benito High School cheerleading controversy, or have watched a local TV news segment about the subject, then there is a good chance that you have already made up your mind and formed an opinion about the …

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CHEER DRAMA: T-shirt controversy leads to physical altercation reported at SBHS pep rally

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Controversy stemming from a dispute over a t-shirt erupted into a physical altercation at the San Benito High School pep rally on Friday between a varsity cheerleader and a parent. Colleen Duncan, 52, confirmed on Tuesday that she has filed a report with the San Benito Consolidated Independent School …

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CONSIDER THIS: Put down the Kool-Aid

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I love a good argument, but what I enjoy more is the opportunity to correct someone whose pride is so badly wounded that they’ve resorted to spewing absurd rhetoric in a desperate attempt to gain the upper hand. Consider for a moment an anonymous comment made Wednesday on the …

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CONSIDER THIS: Miller Jordan deserves better

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The years 1992 to 1995 were important to me. It was a time when Nirvana, Pearl Jam and U2—three of my favorite bands—dominated the charts, ruled the airwaves and were in heavy rotation on MTV; the Dallas Cowboys were winning Super Bowls and Sega Genesis gamers everywhere were in …

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Young directors restore pride in choir program plagued by controversy

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com It’s one thing to face adversity; it’s another when adversity repeats itself. But when adversity is overcome in remarkable fashion, which is exactly what Berta Cabaza Middle School Choir Director Eradio “Roddy” Martinez and Assistant Director Rebecca Escamilla have helped accomplish, accolades will follow. Such was the case …

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