Category Archives: Jason Mata

Jason Mata Wins Jefferson Award for West Side Youth Boxing Program

Reported by: Randy Beamer of News 4 WOAI Email: Jason Mata is passionate about helping young people.”I do it because I want to change lives,” he tells me. “And I want

New West Side Youth Boxing Facility Opens

Ryan Loyd – Texas Public Radio News   Kids may have been boxing on the city’s west side for years, but now a brand new building will provide a roof over their

Just Admit The Error: Needy Folks Denied Aid

I commend the editorial “Slow down effort to privatize benefits” on House Bill 2292 and the devastating effects it has had on the state’s working poor and destitute. I have been out

Online Extra: Letters to The Editor – Put More Police in high-Crime Areas First

Re: “Chief wants to forge partnerships” (Neighbors, Aug. 2): Sounds good that City Councilman Chip Haass wants the city to hire 100 officers and continue until we catch up with what is

Boxing Program Builds Self-Esteem

Boxing Program Also Aims To Teach Respect, Discipline. By Josh Baugh, Published 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Across a dirt yard on the West Side, several children, mostly in shorts,