Sunday , 21 September 2014
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The Bottom line: Don’t judge a team off past failures

In life you will run into obstacles, challenges that seem overwhelming to some, but more than achievable when you believe. That ladies and gentlemen is exactly the story of the Javelina Football team. How many of you all counted them out of the Colorado Mesa game before it even began? Probably the majority of you did, it doesn’t surprise me ... Read More »

Time to expand medicare

Texas continues to lead the pack. In this case, that’s not a good thing. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Lone Star state continues to have the highest number of uninsured people in the U.S. These people include families with income below 200 percent of the poverty level, Hispanics, young adults aged 19 to 34, people with part-time jobs and individuals in poor ... Read More »

Peterson went too far in disciplining child

The NFL is a league known for taking hits and dishing them out too, but those hits usually take place on the football field, not on the organization’s public image. Things went from bad to worse for the NFL as the public shifted their focus from Ray Rice’s domestic abuse to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s child abuse scandal. ... Read More »

A pain in the brain

We all witnessed something truly amazing in these past few months, through the power of social media the little known neurological disorder Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS. With over 113 million dollars raised and ALS now a household name, I can only imagine the possible research that will go towards such a debilitating disease. Now I want to ... Read More »

College of Engineering contributes to the growth

Enrollment at TAMUK continues to rise and one college seems to stand out from the rest. The majority of enrollment this year has been in the College of Engineering, primarily in electrical engineering and computer science. “We’ve been working hard to grow enrollment. It’s great to see that we’re attracting so many more students. This career opens many doors to ... Read More »

The legacy lives on

I had the honor of attending the unveiling of legendary Javelina coach Gil Steinke’s statue last weekend on Sept. 6 at Javelina Stadium, and it has left a lasting memory on me ever since. Steinke may not be the most recognizable person among current students, but he’s a man who needs no introduction. He led the Javelinas to 10 Lone ... Read More »

Learning to Look Past the Defeats

Defeat never comes easy for anybody, especially to those who are used to a winning product year after year. That’s the case here at TAMUK. It’s not only the campus who expects greatness but it’s also the city of Kingsville and the thousands of Javelina alumni spread across this nation and, a matter of fact, the world. Yes, by now ... Read More »

Help Needed to Defeat ISIS

It’s hard to envy President Barack Obama when he finds himself in a bind when it comes to how to deal with the Islamic State in Syria, or ISIS. In 2011, President Obama went through on his plans to withdraw troops from Iraq, wrapping up a nearly decade-long campaign in the Middle East. Not long after, ISIS troops began attacking ... Read More »

Remembering 9/11

September 11. That date gives me shivers because I remember that day so clearly. I was in middle school, Mrs. Gonzalez’s fifth grade class when it happened. Just after breakfast, instead of starting class, my teacher turned on the television after receiving a call. That’s when I saw a building on fire. Mrs. Gonzalez was gasping and everyone was asking ... Read More »

Witnessing the justice system unfold

This summer was a time of learning and new experiences for me and it was pure bliss. I was fortunate enough to land an internship at The Facts newspaper in Brazoria County. I worked as a reporter for an actual newspaper, which was not only a huge accomplishment but literally, a dream come true. I reported some major accidents, met ... Read More »