Staff blogs

  • LAHightower

    Tilapia Yumminess

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    Yes, Yumminess. I like to make a new word every now and then. It makes me feel important. Like Colbert and his "truthiness," which is now officially in the dictionary, btw. I cooked up my tilapia on Tuesday, and it ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Are We Being Groomed for Big Brother?

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

     I've never been one who is big on conspiracy theories. Okay, that is a complete and total lie. I'm absolutely fascinated with them. Did we really land on the moon? Is Suri Cruise the reincarnation of Ron L. Hubbard? When ...

  • LeslieWilber

    Get up, stand up

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    My dad sang from an unconventional lullaby play list. The Ramones got top billing, as did this song.   I don’t know if he meant it to become the anthem that runs through my head when I'm getting ready to ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Any Aggie fans want to sell 2 tickets to the KU game?

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    I made the mistake of waiting too long to try to buy tickets to the KU-Texas A&M game March 8 in College Station. I'm used to watching KU play on the road at the University of Colorado, where attendance typically ...

  • LeslieWilber

    Cha-ching!

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    Mmmm....pie charts. The Texas Comptroller has this handy Web page to help taxpayers track their cash: http://www.window.state.tx.us/comptrol/expendlist/cashdrill.php. Nice as a roll-over pie chart is, I like the glossary best. In my pre-Victoria life, I reported on city government, so I ...

  • ALongLook

    True Crime

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    Just found out that a pre-trial hearing for Kevin Hailey - the man arrested for the triple homicide in Atlanta, Texas in 1992 - is set for late Feb. Also, his attorney has requested a change of venue. I really ...

  • LeslieWilber

    Doing the laundry

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    Now, I'm not one of those people who loves puns, but my (not so) inner nerd giggled when an editor assigned me this story: http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/805/story/180788.html. Yeah. I'd keep up with my wash if stacks of cash were involved. But back to ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Everything old is new again

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Have you ever walked through a grocery store to see a child holding onto a sticky, dirty stuffed animal and wondered why on earth the parents let them keep that thing? Or dug through Grandma's linen closet for a warm ...

  • AprillBrandon

    You Know You're From Victoria When...

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Being the resourceful and clever reporter that I am, I'm constantly on the look out for fabulous story ideas. Searching day and night and night and day and day and (too much?) I often find my best ideas in obscure places. Take ...

  • LeslieWilber

    Debate with my coffee? Think I will.

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    I'll blog about this more later.  But this link http://www.foift.org/pialetter.html is shooting up to the top of my favorite-things list this week. If you need to request public records, start here. FOIFT is a great service. I wish I could bake ...

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