By: Eliot Elcomedor
…It is with deep sorrow that we today announce the demise of ElRocinante.com.
A staple for Brownsville readers for more than 30 years, El Rocinante shut its weathered doors yesterday following a long session between Publisher Jerry McHale and his editorial staff.
McHale listed a “burning desire” to join the professional senior golfer’s tour as one reason for killing the popular blog.
It is not known if its Blogging sidekick – ElRrunRrun.com – will press-on with the fight in the border town that desperately needs a vigorous and vigilant news media.
“I am saddened by this surprising turn of events,” said Duardo Paz-Martinez, a contributor to this Blog.
“McHale gave it his all.
Like Tenzing and Pablo Escobar and Leon Spinks, he was on familiar terms with the weird.
That mountain he was climbing, however, has no summit.
It goes forever and, unfortunately, the battling McHale did not have forever at his disposal.”… – Eliot, www.BrownsvilleHerald-Tribune.blogspot.com
We are sad at a time when we had just formed a partnership to fight abuse to protect the common citizens.