Letter to the Editor: Do the County Commissioners think Voters are Clueless?
They are trying to convince us to vote for something we already have. The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court is asking that we vote to create a Hospital District that would increase our taxes to 75 cents per $100 of value. To put this rate in perspective the county has a rate of 59 cents per $100 valuation on homes and businesses. A rate of 75 cents is $215,615,000 in taxes a year and this number…Read More
Patriots round-up Diamondbacks
Even without their main offensive weapon in the lineup the Veterans Memorial Patriots improved their overall record to 5-2 and their district record to 2-1 with a 33-19 victory over the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks Friday night at Tom Landry Stadium. Patriots’ senior quarterback Santos Villarreal, who is still recovering from a high ankle sprain he suffered two weeks ago against the Sharyland Rattlers, watched from the sidelines in street clothes as his backup, sophomore Diego…Read More
Rattlers defense stifles Gladiators
Sharyland platooned three quarterbacks, scored four touchdowns and played solid defense en route to a 28-6 homecoming game victory over Roma on Friday at Richard Thompson Stadium to remain undefeated in the District 31-5A and in the hunt for the title. “I’m happy and proud of our boys,” Sharyland head coach Ron Adame said. “Roma came in and they didn’t lay down for us, they gave us their best. In my humble opinion, that team…Read More
OPINION: Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results.
It’s been said many ways by a variety of sources, but it still comes to the same reality: If you don’t like what you’re getting, change what you’re doing. Hidalgo County and South Texas politicians, candidates and their campaign workers have made negative headline news for decades – almost a century. They range from actionable professional misconduct by politicians to illegal activity committed in conjunction with their public office: misdemeanors, DWI arrests, suspensions, sanctions, ethics violations,…Read More