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    On Tap for Wednesday

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Happy Tuesday. Here's what we're working on for Wednesday morning: Who is the Crossroads Most Powerful No. 8? Find out for sure on Wednesday, but here's a hint. This person has these things on his desk: “Forbes,” a can of ...

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    Saving a (dog's) life?

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    So, public service editor Gabe Semenza and I were out chasing the severe weather when we came across something unusual. Or maybe not. We were trying to get a video shot of the Guadalupe River off of Fox Road when ...

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    On tap for Tuesday

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Here in the newsroom we're working on various stories this week. For Tuesday, we're looking at covering the crime victims ceremony for our main package on A1. Other A1 possibilities include coverage of the special Victoria city council meeting, the ...

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    The Fatal Funnel

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Next Sunday (April 26) we bring you another installment, the 12th, of our top-notch series, the Fatal Funnel. Reporter Gabe Semenza highlights three people who had the power to open those suffocating trailer doors and maybe save 19 lives. For ...

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    Candidates on video

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    We've been broadcasting the interviews of city council candidates with the Advocate's editorial board in the past week. While we don't do endorsements for these races, we think it's important to get to know the candidates, and for the community ...

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    Immigration is an important issue

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    We've received several calls this week about our Sunday Fatal Funnel story that put a face on illegal immigration. Our feature on Julio Lopez, titled The Face of Illegal Immigration, evoked a lot of comments, mostly negative. Some posters basically ...

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    In bloom

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Normal 0 This is a great time of year. All my friends and family back in Colorado are dealing with cold temperatures and, in some areas, even snow. Here, we’re in the 70s and, despite a few cold nights, enjoying ...

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    A gut-wrenching experience

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Trials can be hard to cover. Our reporter, Sonny Long, has spent the past week covering the Crystal Ramirez murder trial. If you haven't heard of Crystal Ramirez, well, it's a sad story. She was an 8-year-old girl who was ...

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    Accuracy counts

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    I have a torn up knee, and before I consider surgery, the doc says I have to do some PT. In my PT session this morning, my therapist, Mary, says we've been spelling her daughter's name incorrectly in our sports ...

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    Now playing: Sample comics

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    In September, we asked our readers to rate their favorite comics, from favorite to worst. Our stated goal from the beginning was to inject some new life into the comics pages with reader involvement. We received more than 600 responses. ...

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