Author: Robert Cross

RNHA Interviews Bianca Matthews for County Clerk
April 5, 2022 Latest,Local Politics,News Column,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

Tonight I interview Bianca Matthews for County Clerk for Jim Wells County Texas. What is your background? I’m 33 years old born and raised in Jim Wells County, the only daughter of Guadalupe Soto. A wife and mother of 4 wonderful children and I’m the first in my family and community to seek office, this
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RNHA Interviews Ricardo Rubio For Jim Wells Treasurer
March 20, 2022 RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

Tonight I had the pleasure of interviewing Ricardo Rubio for Jim Well’s County Treasurer.  What is your background? What does the country treasurer do? The County Treasurer is responsible for finances for the county. There needs to be accountability for the county. It needs to be handled with the level of restrictions and needs to go
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Estonians Prospers in the European Union
March 6, 2022 International Affairs,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

In 1995, Estonia applied for membership in the European Union (EU), but the EU did not formally admit them until 2004. Estonia’s addition to the European Union was part of a greater EU expansion that happened in 2004. Silver Tambur wrote an article in Estonia World titled “Estonia’s decision of the decade: joining the EU”
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Underage Drinking Declining in America
February 10, 2022 RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), alcohol, is the number one substance abused by individuals under the age of 21. The most common form of drink of is binge drinking by underage students (4 drinks at a time for females and 5 drinks at a time for males). Underage drinking is among the
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Teen Suicide Skyrockets during the Covid Lockdowns
January 30, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

According to an article by Very Well Mind,  the American College Health Association reported that suicide rates tripled since 1950 among students ages 15-24. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) states that the 10th leading cause of death in the United States of America is suicide. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide claimed 47,500 lives in
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Child Sacrifice in Uganda
January 23, 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month,International Affairs,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

In the East African Country of Uganda, a dark and malevolent practice of child sacrifice reemerged that is sweeping the nation. When it comes to child sacrifice the image comes to mind is horror movies, ancient cults or by gone eras but it is very real in Uganda.  In Uganda, children are abducted by witch
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A Decline in Marijuana Use by Students in 2021
December 22, 2021 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

A recent trend in research shows students marijuana use decreased in the United States, since the early 2000s. In 2016, teen marijuana use went from 47% in the 1970s to 44%. According to the CDC, in 2019 the percent of students that reported marijuana use dropped to 37% with 225 still using marijuana in the
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China’s Illegal Harvest of Falun Gong Organs
May 26, 2021 International Affairs,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

A report by Former Canadian Asian secretary of state, David Kilgour stated that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is currently executing Falun Gong and Uighur prisoners then selling their organs to Chinese Hospitals and transplant tourists. The international community called on China to end its illegal practice of harvesting prisoners’ organs and adopt a national organ
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Interview with Amanda Friedeck for Jim Wells County Judge
May 21, 2021 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

Tonight I interviewed Amanda Friedeck, a candidate for Jim Wells County Judge. In the historic 2020 election, Jim Wells county flipped from Democrat to Republican for the first time.  How Did you get involved in Politics? I never thought to myself that I would take any part of politics or government. It was a roundabout journey
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China’s Genocide of the Uighurs
May 17, 2021 International Affairs,Latest,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

The Newslines Institute for Strategy and Public Policy launched an independent probe into the allegations of genocide of the Uighurs in Xinjiang, China. The report they released states that there is a clear intent by the Chinese Government to destroy the Uighurs and that China has violated all five clauses of the United Nations’ genocide
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