Staff blogs

  • dtewes

    Cold blast on the way

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       Chilly autumn air should be on the way just in time for the holiday weekend, something travelers might not appreciate.    A cold front will arrive in Victoria late Wednesday or early Thursday, dropping daytime high temperatures 30 degrees. ...

  • ChrisCobler

    What's happening with requst for DA documents?

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    An online reader asked this question: "What is the status of the Advocate request to see the documents that the D.A. sent back to the Police Chief? Is Tyler trying to keep them from the public with some sort of ...

  • ALongLook

    Scraps of paper, shoeboxes, notebooks

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    For years I jotted down random thoughts, poems, short stories on whatever piece of paper was handy. They'd often end up in a shoebox stuffed in a closet somewhere. At some point, don't remember exactly when, I began writing in ...

  • LAHightower

    Egg Toast

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    Since this is my first post, I'll begin with something I created myself. Ever get tired of having your eggs and toast separately? Well, I had the brilliant idea of combining the two. This concept went through a couple of ...

  • AprillBrandon

    I don't think we're in tutus anymore, Toto

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    So last night I went to go see Ailey II at the Welder Center and all I can say is "Wow!" (well, that and is the third guy from the left during the last dance single? Because Wow!, again). It's ...

  • mikeforman

    The Curse Is Removed

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    I guess the Curse of Pat Walker has finally been removed from the heads of the Palacios Sharks. The Sharks have ended a playoff drought dating back to 1964 and will play a Class 3A, Division II bi-district game against ...

  • WesBloomquist

    Mavs leaping past Spurs

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    There's only one thing we can make of the Dallas Maverick's 105-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs. They are the greatest team of all time. All right, that's an extreme exaggeration but it may not be too far off to ...

  • PEbner

    Q-school pressure

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    Halfway through the second stage of PGA Tour qualifying school and several members of the the Tight Lies Tour may be feeling the pressure of advancing to the final stage. Victoria's Richard Swift is currently tied for 32nd at The ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Thanksgivings and cornucopias

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Poor Thanksgiving really gets lost in the holiday shuffle of things. I mean, think about it. When was the last time you walked into your favorite department store and found it decked out with turkeys and those ever-so-stylish buckled shoes the pilgrims ...

  • dtewes

    Interesting Night Sky

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       The next few nights promise to be stellar ones for backyard astronomers.     Mars is visible to the east in the late evening sky. It's a sparkling sight, alternating between red and orange in color. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, ...

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