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    Around These Parts...

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    A few years ago, my dad and I went to one of those boxing matches they hold at the community center. The place was pretty excited to see a young boxer from Victoria make his professional debut. After one of ...

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    Just Burn It...

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    I have this friend named Juan, everyone calls him “Buddy”. We met while working and were assigned to work together from our employer at the time, we became great buddies ever since. One of the great things about Buddy is ...

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    Advertising Doesn't Always Work

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    Instead of writing about the obvious VMAs that your coworkers may be gabbing about... I heard this on a radio ad this morning: "Cingular has exlusive ringtones from artists like Nelly, Missy Elliott, and Hillary Duff." So there you go...

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    A Sitcom Waiting To Happen

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    I used to threaten my friends that one day I would run for public office. My campaign slogan would be "You Could Do Worse".

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    Escuchame People

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    My wife likes to watch novelas. For those of you not in the know, that’s a Spanish soap opera. Well, she doesn’t like to watch all of them, just one in particular. It’s called La Madrastra, and unlike American soaps ...

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    What Happens At World Youth Day, Stays At World Youth Day...

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    This story kind of struck me as odd. Seems as though a Belgian Nun was reprimanded for "wild dancing" as she acrobatically danced with a missionary. She states that normally she wouldn't dance like that, but was carried away by ...

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    Score One For Aging Rockers

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    I had a little free time this weekend, so I decided to watch a little television. (No joke either you should see the size of the second TV in the house.) I was flipping channels, and stopped on a reality ...

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    It's All Christianity

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    I was born and raised Catholic. Despite what you might think from my ramblings about questioning authority, I find the Catholic religion to be the best thing suited for me since birth. (It's not for lack of looking around either) ...

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    Goin' Back To School...

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    My stepdaughter is starting school today. Kindergarten. Watching her get up this morning, after a summer of sleeping late and not a care in the world brings me back. Sure, it’s “only kindergarten”, but she already knows so much more ...

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    Really Big Concert By The Bay

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    September 25th is bringing a pretty big show to Corpus Christi. They are calling it the 3rd annual “Blues On The Bay” Festival. The only problem is that it’s not really a blues festival, they have a couple of artists ...

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    It's OUR Zoo

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    When I first came to Victoria as a youth, I spent 30 minutes in the mall looking for the escalator to get to the second floor. No joke. That pretty much set the standard for my future encounters with the ...

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    Laptop Ruins College

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    I heard a commercial for the new HP Laptop computer this morning. The commercial shows the generation gap between a mother and a teenage daughter. The mom talks about “writing poetry in the quad” while the daughter responds “try publishing ...

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    Wal Mart Can Get Rowdy

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    This was mentioned in the news this morning. Apparently there is a mysterious death following a suspected shoplifter at a Wal Mart... The full story can be found here: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3301862 So is the lesson that crime doesn't pay? Or maybe ...

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    If You Don't Believe Me, Believe Miles

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    There is a really great book out there for guitar players, musicians, and anyone else looking to improve on what they do by approaching things in an interesting way. It’s called “Zen Guitar” by Phillip Toshio Sudo. It covers guitar ...

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    On Tom Waits...

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    If you asked me who my favorite songwriter was, I couldn’t give you a straight answer. But in the top 3 most definitely is Tom Waits. If you have never heard of him, don’t be surprised. Tom Waits isn’t exactly ...

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    Put On That Go Gos Record...

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    Looks like our president has decided to take a 5 week vacation. How many do they take a year anyway? It just seems odd that recent polls have shown that most Americans are not even able to cash in their ...

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    Score One For Secular Music

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    There’s an urban artist I really don’t care for. His name is Nick Cannon. He has songs with titles like “Feelin Freaky”, “Gigilo” and “Your Pops Don’t Like Me”. I mean if you look up the lyrics for these songs, ...

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    Teens Drink, Adults Baffled, Tim Satirical

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    It seems that 76 percent of Cuero students grades 6 to 12 admit to drinking alcohol in the past year.(According to a news story that ran last night on your local news) Cuero has a drinking problem. Who knew? I ...

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    Where Have All My Heroes Gone?

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    I just realized something I sleep in on Saturdays. I mean, so what right? I’m 29, and I don’t work on Saturday, so I should be sleeping in. But I used to have a reason to wake up so very ...