Staff blogs

  • LAHightower

    Tuna Salad for me and my feline friend

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    The apartment move is progressing beautifully, and soon I'll have a companion to keep me company. That's right! My mischevious kitty, Chester, is moving in on Monday. This is my first time owning a cat, so I fully expect to spend a lot ...

  • mikeforman

    Semifinal Time

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    Cuero and Rice Consolidated move to the semifinals. The Gobblers get China Spring, which avenged an earlier loss to district foe Waco La Vega. Cuero must find a way to contain China Spring quarterback Dustin Eskew. The key will be ...

  • ALongLook

    Reread, rewrite

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    Am rereading the novel I completed a few years ago as I convert it to the true crime story it's based on. It's amazing when you let something sit for awhile then read it again how clearly some things jump ...

  • WesBloomquist

    Gentry wins Victoria Classic dunk contest

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    Some kids grow up wanting to be an astronaut or movie star. I grew up wanting to slam a basketball through the rim of a 10-foot goal. At my height and athletic ability becoming an astronaut was probably more obtainable. ...

  • LAHightower

    Organizational Nightmare

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    Well, I've moved into my apartment, and the first thing I realized is.... I don't have any cooking utensils. I mean sure, I have one heavy pot, a skillet and an omlet pan, plus a few baking sheets. But no ...

  • ChrisCobler

    I Could Have Danced All Night

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    You never know how music will move you. When Conspirare closed Wednesday night's "Christmas at the Carillon" with "I Could Have Danced All Night," I thought of my father. "My Fair Lady" is his favorite musical. As a kid, I ...

  • WesBloomquist

    College hoops

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    Though the best part of the college basketball season isn't until March, things are looking pretty interesting early this year. Some of the top programs in the country are off to good starts, including Kansas (8-0), North Carolina (8-0) and ...

  • AprillBrandon

    And the Parenting of the Year Award goes to...

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    This story just proves my theory that people should have to get a parent license before they are allowed to procreate. I don't know how many of you have heard about the suicide of Megan Meier, the 13-year-old girl from ...

  • dtewes

    Gone With the Wind

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

        The 2007 hurricane season is behind us now, giving meteorologists and researchers time to catch their breath and analyze what happened.    Only four of the 14 named storms struck the United States in 2007. But half of the ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Even with the occasional madness and mayhem, pageants are a lot of fun

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    It's hard not to chuckle a little - quietly - to myself each Sunday as I sit in the church pews, watching Christmas draw near and listen to announcements of the annual pageant. "We only have one king so far - we need ...

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