Staff blogs

  • BeckyCooper

    Toying with gas prices

    By BeckyCooper in The Daily Commute

    The oil and gas companies are just toying with us. Last week we started the week out with gas at $2.59 a gallon, then it came down slightly to $2.57. Then mid-week it dropped overnight to $2.54. Please note these ...

  • dtewes

    Bring on the fall weather

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       I had to check my calendar today to make sure it was really mid-October. There was a hint of fall in the air Friday night while I was sitting in the stands watching my son play football. Boy was ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Word to yo' mutha

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    The debate about the music industry being on the decline has been around for ages. But in my opinion, they only have themselves to blame. I mean, basically there are only three songs mainstream music pumps out now, only they ...

  • ChrisCobler

    A place all pet lovers should visit

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    My 10-year-old son, Paul, and I attended an open house today for the Dorothy H. O'Connor Pet Adoption Center. I like to get out of the office whenever I can to see what we're covering in the newspaper. As an ...

  • WesBloomquist

    Augustin set for big year

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    We could all whine about how the game is being ruined by greed and how rules need to be changed in college basketball, or we could all simply grow up and enjoy what is about to start. The college basketball ...

  • ALongLook

    Scatter Shots

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    One of my problems, so the writing experts say, is that I don't stick to one type of writing. I write poetry, short stories, have an illustrated children's story manuscript, and of course, have the proverbial "Great American Novel" gathering dust ...

  • mikeforman

    This Week and More

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    Richard from Shiner is right about Refugio. Very talented and fun to watch. Showed their stuff against George West. Check the Bobcats out if you get a chance. As for Bloomington, the Bobcats have made prograss but still have a ...

  • ChrisCobler

    When is it OK to use anonymous sources?

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    At last week's ethics board meeting, we revisted our policy on the use of anonymous sources in local copy. We started by reviewing the policies of other newspapers, as summarized by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. We adopted the policy expressed by ...

  • PEbner

    These women have game

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    Currently six former Advocate-area female golfers are playing on the collegiate ranks and each has shown they have the ability to compete at that level. Memorial grad Kelly Louth tied for 17th in her lone tournament this year for Texas ...

  • BeckyCooper

    Business abounds on country road

    By BeckyCooper in The Daily Commute

    Friday I had to go to Hallettsville on business before  coming to the office. Instead of taking the traditional trip up US Highway 77-A I took the back roads to Sweet Home, then FM 318 through Mont and on to  US 77, ...

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