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OH S.N.A.P.- Food stamp fraud in the Valley

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ EDITOR EDITOR@SBNEWSPAPER.COM You can’t have your cake and eat it too……..Or so we thought. When the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) first kicked off, the idea was to help provide food-purchasing assistance to families with little to no-income here in the U.S.  And it did. However, now, it seems to be …

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A MURDER STORY- Mother of slain teen says son’s death was out of retaliation for 2012 murder case

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ  EDITOR EDITOR@SBNEWSPAPER.COM Back in 2012, a murder case stunned the community when six alleged gang members were arrested in connection with the death of 19-year old Angel Perez, who was stabbed 14 times by 18-year old Robert John Anthony Martinez of San Benito. Martinez was eventually convicted and sentenced to 50 …

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OPEN YOUR EYES- Identifying the problem and solution to the suicide epidemic

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com Somewhere, at this very moment, in this little town we call San Benito, there is someone who is seriously thinking about taking their own life.  They may be sitting in your classroom right now, or have a locker just a few rows down from you, or it may …

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH- The Injustice that is our Child Support System

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ   EDITOR EDITOR@SBNEWSPAPER.COM Before We Start, Here’s Some Facts You Need To Consider: Every child needs both financial and emotional support from both parents. Every child needs both parents in their lives. Now let’s get down to it: The other day, I had the unfortunate experience of reading one of the …

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PTSD- Post Traumatic Sports Disorder (The importance of youth sports in poverty stricken areas)

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ  Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com (San Benito, Tx)- Outside a local corner store in an area known as “La Palma,”  sat a young, fairly tall man crouched over with his elbows on his knees.  His eyes deadlocked on a fence across the street, almost as if he was hypnotized by what seemed to be …

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Well played Dr. Puig, Well played

By Steven Ray Hernandez   editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com Once upon a time… in fact, it was about 3 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, and in case you’re wondering why I am starting this story off like a fairy tale, it’s because just like a fairy tale, this story’s ending was “too good to be true.” So …

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REDEMPTION- Part 1 (Hernandez talks rough past, overcoming adversity)

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ    Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com They say the gang life will only get you to one of two places: dead or in prison. Well, I guess no one ever told Chris Hernandez that. Statistically speaking, nobody should be able to have survived the things Chris went through. Nevertheless, he did and his story …

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Our So Called “Obnoxious and Irritating” Fans

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ  Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com   “Be prepared for the most obnoxious and irritating team you ever played.”  That was a quote taken from social media this past week, warning a New Braunfel’s area citizen about the Lady ‘Hound’s softball fans. Well, the individual who posted the above comment had two things right about …

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It’s always a “Catch 22”

By STEVEN RAY HERNANDEZ Editor Editor@sbnewspaper.com Well I had my first angry San Benito News reader call me this weekend and I thought I might share it with you all. So I come in on Saturday (my day off) to finish up some web work for the paper and get ahead for the week and the …

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