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Hollister
July 23, 2024

Letter: Hollister council plays politics with fire contract

It’s important to clarify misinformation about the City of Hollister suddenly giving notice to terminate fire service contracts with the county and San Juan Bautista. Here are the facts:  Above all, the City of Hollister presented the current contract to the county and San Juan...

Letter: Sportsmanship

I humbly apologize for a final line of the letter in last week’s paper (Hollister Free Lance, June 13) that missed the mark.    Team A (HHMH Board) and Team B (Board of Supervisors) may have finished a game but my omission stumbled and fell. Rather...

Letter: Teams vie for control of Hazel Hawkins

Looks like this was championship week when a final two met for a showdown. Each was a league best. Now was the test of mental and emotional endurance. Odds were chancy. One team, let’s say Team A, represents the Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Board of...

Letter: Scholarship success

San Benito County League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 2890 is proud to announce its 2024 Scholarship Winners!  Since our founding in 1986, we've been dedicated to empowering our community's youth through education. This year, we were honored to present six outstanding students...

Guest View: Americans and a lifelong relationship with health insurance

Health insurance—can’t live with it, can’t live without it… or can you? These days, it seems the price we pay for health insurance is more than what it’s worth.  When you tally up the monthly premiums, health care deductibles and copays, the average healthy American...

Letter: The hospital belongs to the people

“Follow the yellow brick road,” may lead to the mythical land of Oz to see the wizard but the wizard proves to be just a man behind a curtain. It seems as though the members of Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board see those yellow bricks...

Letter: Thank you, voters

On behalf of the 63 volunteers who make up our grassroots group, Campaign  to Protect San Benito, we’d like to send a huge “THANK YOU” to the voters of San Benito County who signed our initiative petition to slow the growth in our county. With the...

Letter: Deny permits for Sargent Ranch mine

Juristac is an important wildlife habitat in southern Santa Clara County, and is sacred to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Unfortunately, it is threatened with destruction by a proposed sand and gravel mine that would destroy more than 400 acres of pristine landscape.  County residents...

Letter: A mystery theater at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Re: Hospital board appeals Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Free Lance 4/5/24 We have a mystery theater. The title is, "Who Killed the Hospital?” The time is now. The place is right here in Hollister.  Scenes: The hospital board meeting on the second floor of the Services Building....

Letter: Congratulations to local schools

We are pleased to extend a well-deserved congratulations to R.O. Hardin Elementary School, Rancho San Justo Middle School, Sunnyslope Elementary School and Calaveras School for the recent performance accomplishments of their students, teachers and administrators.  These schools all recently succeeded in exiting the state Additional...

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