Staff blogs

  • LAHightower

    Virgin Mimosa

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    This is one of my favorite things to have in the morning. It's a simple mix of my favorite orange juice and sparkling water. I like to use Simply Orange's calcium with no pulp with Central Market sparkling water. 6+++++33333333333333333 ...

  • dtewes

    A Wild Weekend Possible

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

    Weather buffs ought to enjoy this weekend.    Everything from wildfire conditions and strong thunderstorms to high winds and freezing temperatures are possible.    A cold front is forecast to blast through South Texas early Saturday morning, with wind gusts ...

  • PEbner

    Where is everyone

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    I was asked this week if the Cowboys kept ewveryone off the course on Sunday and I would have to say it's a 99.9 percent chance that most golfers on Sunday afternoon were probably glued to the set watching the ...

  • LAHightower

    Something new

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    I decided to take a little risk last night and make something a bit more complicated. And, amazingly, it turned out rather well. So here's my make-up recipe for honey green beans with potatoes and walnuts. (An official name is still in ...

  • ChrisCobler

    It's A Wonderful Life

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    The big turnout for the Howell Middle School Christmas pageant impressed me Tuesday night at the Welder Center. Family members packed every one of the 482 seats in the hall. Such events remind me a lot of good things happen ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Happy Politically Correct Holiday Greeting of Your Choosing!

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    I think it's finally happened. The anti-Christmas/PC holiday trend that has been plaguing the month of December for years has finally had a backlash. People are sick and tired of everything about this season being labeled as "offensive." I for ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Merry Texas Christmas You All ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    A weekend trip to visit my family in Laredo got me thinking about the season. Texas Decembers are ... well, they're strange. I was clad in a sweater at the beginning of last week, but by Friday even my long-sleeved ...

  • PEbner

    Giving one away

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    Golf is a funny game. No matter how well you may be playing, one single shot may cost you a victory. Take Ernie Els for an example this past Sunday. Els was leading by two strokes going to the 18th ...

  • ChrisCobler

    The Mother of all acting performances

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    You can't exactly get stage-fright when you don't have to walk, talk or think. Nonetheless, I was a bit tense before I took my star turn as Mother Ginger in the Victoria Ballet Theatre's performance of  "The Nutcracker." Somehow, I was ...

  • LAHightower

    Something Relaxing

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    I know that everyone has some beverage that relaxes them. Whether it's a scalding cup of black coffee or a cold one at the end of a tough day. For me, it's tea. Not the restaurant Lipton blend. Real hot tea. The ...

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