Category Archive: Letters to the Editor

Feb 21 2017

!?Seriously?!?

By Joe F. Rodriguez Special to the News I was, as the saying goes, “on the fence” in regards to whether to officially file for a City Commissioner ballot position to serve on the City Commission. When I opt to write an OP ED on the San Benito News, it is to make the citizens …

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Mar 06 2015

Reporter Wanted

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Oct 31 2014

LOCAL FOLKLORE: Halloween Short Stories from the Community

La Palma – The Palm Tree To the Editor, In the early 1950s, streets in el Jardín were unpaved, and kerosene stoves were still common. The introduction of street lights extended our playing time after dark and responsibilities like going to Don Pacheco’s store to get last minute groceries. One of the games that came …

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Jan 26 2011

Dragon Smirk

To the Editor, I just got home from the San Benito City Commission meeting that went on tonight (2-1-11), and let me tell you I was very upset as to the way our mayor responded in regards to the logos on the water tower on Williams Road. Right away his comments and smirking laughter on …

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Jan 22 2011

Going to the Dogs

To the Editor, The times I have used the Heaven Trail Park I have enjoyed the walks and jogging, I do. I think it’s a good venue for the people who want to exercise. The community needs it. But lately the experience has not been good. There is too much dog feces at too many …

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Jan 12 2011

Food For Thought

To the Editor, An important agenda item is scheduled for the City Commission’s Jan. 18 meeting – specifically, the consideration and possible action to select a city attorney. My only interest in submitting this letter is to provide some “food for thought” in this endeavor to the citizens of San Benito. Given the fact that, …

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Jan 12 2011

Preserving Jobs vs. Educating Children

To the Editor, The superintendent finally admitted one of his priorities is “preserving jobs.” He intends to keep adults and education professionals employed in this district. The hard truth is that’s not his job. His job is to educate our children. If he has to fire lazy employees and lousy teachers and counselors … so …

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Jan 12 2011

Dine In San Benito

To the Editor, San Benito’s unique dining venues include some shopping and dining restaurants such as Heartfelt Gifts located on Sam Houston Boulevard. Right next to the city library, this cafe is filled with antiques and knick knacks for those wanting unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. The menu is light dining and during the winter you …

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Jan 05 2011

Food Pantry Needs Help

To the Editor, I recently chaired a food drive for the San Benito Food Pantry on behalf of the CRABS Motorcycle Club at Fun N’ Sun RV Resort. We collected a very large number of food items to add to the supply at the food pantry. This gave me the opportunity to meet with Lidia …

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Jan 05 2011

An Auspicious Occasion

To the Editor, The swearing in of Judge Carlos Cascos was quite an auspicious occasion. U.S. Senator John Cornyn took time from his busy schedule to do the officiating. There were many people there to honor our re-elected county judge, including new republican Aaron Peña from Edinburg. Judge Cascos in his acceptance speech mentioned Harlingen …

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