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  • JROrtega 

    SugarMagnolia - I agree. Perhaps the real magic lies in the compassion.

    Victoriabybirth - It varies from family to family. I've also heard that. Anytime someone is envious of you and stares at you wanting what you have, that's the evil eye. Same with a cute baby. Let's say you're staring at a newborns beautiful, piercing blue eyes. The ritual goes, if you keep staring because it's so beautiful and don't touch it, the baby will become sick.

    I've seen people go up to random strangers countless times before. I even remember being approached by women, especially elderly women, when I was a child because of "cuteness." But who knows where that went, haha.

    The egg part is definitely different. : ) If you ever get the chance to see it, it's quite interesting the faith you'll see within the "curer"

    Pilot - Nice way of thinking of helping fix that black eye, haha.

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  • JROrtega 

    Familyman1122: For more information on becoming an ombudsmen, call Barbara Zimmerman at 361-578-1587. It is located on the side of this story in a dark gray box. It may have not been there when you first read this story. Our apologies. Thank you for reading.

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  • JROrtega 

    Great blog! You chronicled our day quite well! It was a really nice day. It was a refresher to just travel down the least traveled road and see where it took us.

    I'm sure Bay City has a lot to offer. I know you and I come from the same city and are used to having a high-active day and nightlife, but there is something about the balance we have here that's serene!

    Enjoyed it!!

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  • JROrtega 

    I'm glad you survived to tell this story! I think I would die. No, really. Haha. Glad you're back on board with the rest of us!

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  • JROrtega 

    Hi all,

    Just in case you wanted to know more about what happened at the tournament, one of our sports reporters, Albert Alvarado, wrote a follow up.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/...

    Thanks for reading!

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    Notamorningperson - You will be able to print the coupons from our web site in a couple of hours. They will be attached to this story. Thank you for reading.

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  • JROrtega 

    Haha, that was actually the first thing I thought about when I arrived - Reno 911. The policing here seems legit and not as silly. However, I did see an officer the other day that did bare a resemblance to Lt. Jim Dangle!

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  • JROrtega 

    I have been reading your posts and I just wanted to thank all of you all for passing on your thoughts. Reading all your reasoning and seeing where the local community is coming from is great.

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  • JROrtega 

    Thanks, codearchitect.

    AltonEaston, thanks for the best wishes. Also, don't worry, I completely understand the constructive criticism. To err is human, so anytime a reader finds something like that I really appreciate it. Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed it.

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  • JROrtega 

    I completely agree. The entire team from beginning to end works like a well-oiled machine; from the screen of a computer to the welcome mat on your front step. You did forget to mention how loud and scary the printing process was. It was loud! Haha.

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