Staff blogs

  • 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 ...

  • PEbner

    Choi still the man to beat

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    K.J. Choi remained the leader at the Sony Open on Saturday at 13-under par through 12 holes. Choi was two shots ahead of clubhouse leader Tim Wilkinson, who had the best round of the day at 8-under 62. It was ...

  • LAHightower

    Baked Potato, anyone?

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    One of my friends at work gave me this great tip for the perfect baked potato. It's a really quick and simple method. All you need is a potato, a plastic bag (a Walmart or H.E.B. bag is perfect) and a ...

  • PEbner

    Choi leads second round

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    From the pastures to the flush fairways at Waialae Country Club, K.J. Choi has opened up a two-shot lead at the Sony Open. Choi was in the clubhouse at 11-under 129 through two rounds, with Kevin Na chasing at 2 ...

  • PEbner

    Choi takes the lead

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    K.J. Choi birdied the final hole to slip out of a four-way tie and grab the first-round lead at th ePGA Tour's Sony Open. Choi was in at 6-under 64, a shot ahead of Jimmy Walker, Heath Slocum and Steve ...

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