Staff blogs

  • WesBloomquist

    Pistons dismiss Mavs with ease

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    If you were glued to the seven hours of pregame talk before the Super Bowl, you missed the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Detroit Pistons in an afternoon game. On second thought, you didn't miss anything. The Mavs lost 90-67 ...

  • GabeSemenza

    Crowdsourcing: Can you be a citizen journalist in your town?

    By GabeSemenza in Crowdsourcing

    What is Crowdsourcing, and how can you get involved? I wrote a column about Crowdsourcing, which published in Sunday's print edition of the paper, but here's a quick overview: I should probably introduce myself: Gabe Semenza, Victoria Advocate journalist. Crowdsourcing is ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Advocate, citizen journalists cover Ron Paul rally

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    In case you missed these two weekend videos, I want to highlight them here for you. Photo editor Frank Tilley, who has embraced the digital age, shot both segments: the Ron Paul rally and the Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby. I ...

  • AprillBrandon

    This year's crop of Superbowl commercials

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Hppay Suuperbwl, evrbody! Go taem! Ha! Just kidding, dear readers. Like I would type a blog drunk...(hiccup)...again. While the rest of you were out there cheering on your team (and/or scoping out the hot quarterbacks...ladies), I was busy scooping out ...

  • mikeforman

    Realignment Day

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    The UIL's reclassification and realignment released Friday featured no big surprises for Advocate-area teams. Memorial being placed in a district with the Converse schools -- Judson and Wagner -- may have caught some off guard but there were rumors that ...

  • LAHightower

    Cajun Shrimp Wrap

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    Once again, I decided to experiment with my grill on my day off. So this time I got some Gulf shrimp (no Thailand/China thermometer shrimp for me!) and went for a cajun meal. Shelling the shrimp wasn't my favorite thing ...

  • dtewes

    Early Morning Gems

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

      Venus and Jupiter will light up the pre-dawn sky over Victoria the next few mornings, coming so close together they almost appear to touch.   Take a look at the southeast horizon about 6 a.m. for the spectacular view. ...

  • AprillBrandon

    To Dip Or Not To Dip (Twice)

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    It has long been debated (at least by myself and the 14 teenagers I student-taught back in 2004) which is the greater show of the '90s: "Seinfeld" or "Friends?" It seems everyone has their own, and generally very strong opinion ...

  • AprillBrandon

    To Dip, Or Not To Dip (Twice)?

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    It has long been debated (at least by myself and the 14 teenagers I student-taught back in 2004) which is the greater show of the '90s: "Seinfeld" or "Friends?" It seems everyone has their own, and generally very strong opinion ...

  • LeslieWilber

    Six months?!

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    It's been a busy week here on the police and courts beat, so I'm a little behind on the blog. I started the week trying to find out more about the investigation into Kelly Huff's death. The Ocupational Safety and ...

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