On my morning commute, I spotted a homeless man starting a fire underneath the underpass to warm himself from our recent cold front. His combustible material of choice? Wednesday’s edition of Advance News Journal of course! See, it actually burns much longer than most papers because it’s actually covered with shit. As I happened to spot the latest edition’s headlines, I nearly fell into an existential crisis; transported into a reality where a front cover of a (news)paper could ask so many questions and answer literally none of them.
These are the top headlines for today, Monday, September 11th, 2017 (Presented alphabetically). Keep Reading
If you were wondering why on Earth so many people were waiting over 2 hours to pump gas last night, you can thank the producers over at KRGV for unleashing an unnecessary wide-spread panic over a report that likely had nothing to do with the Rio Grande Valley’s gas supply. Keep Reading
Being a field reporter for a local news station in a small market can be shitty. It also means that producers might ask you to get creative on your reporting for the sake of ratings. In KRGV’s Frank McCaffrey’s case, it meant getting that big-ol-body of his into a steamy, hot trailer to sweat chingos to be aired and viewed by world. Keep Reading
In the Observations section of Advance News Journal, Editor G. Romero Wendorf reported that Pharr employee Dahlia Ybarra had filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her supervisor, Pharr Events Center Director Gary Rodriguez, naming the City of Pharr as another defendant. The rest of Wendorf’s piece, however, is a slut-shaming pile of misogynistic garbage.
5 letters. 5 different people.
1 of them is just a little different from the rest. Keep Reading