Staff blogs

  • LeslieWilber

    What this blog is all about

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    Unfortunately, a friend's death gave me the idea for this blog. You might have read Kevin's obit in the Dec. 27 Advocate. Rebecca, another reporter (the one with the pet blog), immediately wanted to find Kevin's cat. She didn't ...

  • LAHightower

    Banana pudding

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    Here's a little something I took and permutated a bit. I love a good banana pudding, but every now and then it's fun to add a little twist to an old staple. For example: Ingredients/Materials: 2 small boxes of Jello ...

  • ChrisCobler

    What's a Ranging Reporter?

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    Some readers have noticed our Ranging Reporters, our new effort to take the fullest advantage of what technology allows us to do. In many ways, Ranging Reporters are a throwback. The idea is as old as reporting: Go where the people ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Get ready for ShoeTube

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Can it really true? A Web site devoted entirely to...(suppressed squeal) Apparently it is true. is slated to debut in Feb. '08 and will feature anything and everything involving those marvelous little additions to our feet. Although not much ...

  • BeckyCooper

    Let the sun shine in

    By BeckyCooper in The Daily Commute

    Coming to work this morning I was almost blinded by the bright sunshine beaming off the wet pavement and standing water from the morning’s rain. I love the sunshine, but it can be overbearing at times. I’m glad I had ...

  • dtewes

    Asteroid heads toward Mars

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       A huge chunk of rock could be taking aim on Mars this weekend as the planet makes its closet approach to Earth since 2005.    The 164-foot-wide Asteroid 2007 WD5 should pass within 30,000 miles of the red planet, ...

  • mikeforman

    Coaching Them Up

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    The high school football season is over and it ends without a state championship. But that shouldn't take away from some great coaching in the area this season. Look around. In Class 4A, Chris Soza led Beeville to the fourth ...

  • BeckyCooper

    Light therapy

    By BeckyCooper in The Daily Commute

    For the past week or so I have taken alternate routes home at night to avoid the traffic headaches on Navarro Street from the loop north to the city limits. Most of the time my route has been through Cuero ...

  • LAHightower

    Christmas approaches!

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    And we all know what that means! MORE FOOD FOR EVERYONE! But what's a Christmas without some spicy apple cider? (Or spiced wine, if you prefer.) Here's some suggestions to make that special spicy mix for your fireside this year. ...

  • ChrisCobler

    You've put us in good company

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    We were pleased this week to learn the Advocate's Web site is a finalist for a Newspaper Association of America's Digital Edge Award. As I mentioned in a previous post, we have all of you to thank for the national attention ...

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