A tentative list of editorial board topics and thumbs-up, thumbs-down is below. We usually pick the topics from our headlines and from feedback suggestions from you.
Be sure to watch Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. as the board addresses these topics in the Internet Cafe here at the Advocate.
Here's what we will address:
HEADLINES THIS PAST WEEK
Saturday, Jan. 21
Surfer publishes book, chronicles story of near-death experience (we've followed Nate Lytle for some time) -- E1
Sunday, Jan. 22
Loose dogs irk Victoria County residents/Animal control gets about 250 calls each month about wild animals -- A1
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Prepared for the worst/New Emergency Operations Center opens doors to public Wednesday for tours -- B1
Increased courthouse security scrutinized -- B1
VC board approves two projects up to $400K for Caterpillar -- B1
STORIES PLANNED FOR WEEK
Wednesday, Jan. 25
The TxDOT overpass project on Airline Road is behind schedule.
Saturday, Jan. 28
Jessica Erebia was at Tokyo Grill recently with a group of friends, and they all covered their cell phones. She said she saw a Yahoo Trends story on putting cell phones away during times when you are with people. Is this a trend? How absorbed are we with our phones?
-up to the Dorothy Nobles' family for its donation that resulted in the acquisition of a birthing simulator for the Vocational Nursing Program at Victoria College. -up to the 59th annual domino tournament and first place winners. -up to the Patriots and the Giants headed to the Super Bowl. -up to the Chinese New Year. 2012 is the year of the Dragon. -up to the city's Park and Recreation Department for presenting workshops on pruning roses during winter. -up to the rain. -up to Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero upon its award of almost $200,000 in grant and loan funds from the United States Department of Agriculture. -up to Victoria resident Betsy Edwards, whose letter was selected from 40,000 sent to Roy Rogers. Author Tricia Spencer said Edwards’ letter was chosen because it was so personal. Spencer said it took her one year to read through all the letters and compiled a book full of the letters called “The Touch of Roy." -up to Karen Tei Yamashita, the first author presenting at the UHV/American Book Review Spring Reading Series. -down to the continuing drought.
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