Staff blogs

  • 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, ...

  • ChrisCobler

    A new way to let us know what you think

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    In our continuing quest to promote a community conversation, we've created a new reader call-in line called Speak Out. We hope you'll call 580-6587 and voice your opinions. We'll post the audio of the calls on the Web site and ...

  • BeckyCooper

    Christmas is coming and I can't wait

    By BeckyCooper in The Daily Commute

    I heard my first Christmas song on the radio Tuesday morning, so I know Christmas is on its way. The song was the 1980s rock'n roll version of  "I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus." I also saw two large wreaths ...

  • AprillBrandon

    What ever happened to a nice cup of joe?

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Just what the world needed. Drunk yet wide awake teenagers. Have you heard this one yet? The company that makes Rockstar has pulled their alcoholic version of the popular energy drink, Rockstar 21, off the shelves after both kids and ...

  • FrankTilley


    By FrankTilley in Ojos Verdes

    I was at Faith Family Church Monday night covering Joel Osteen for the Victoria Advocate. I have seen him on TV before but this was my first close encounter with him. I found him to be a true gentleman and ...

  • WesBloomquist

    Doubting the green

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    While many NBA fans will take the bait and declare the Boston Celtics the team to beat this season, I'm still holding on to some doubts. After all, the team is only 6-0 after Tuesday's win over Indiana and they ...

  • AprillBrandon

    More Reality TV in store? Nooooo...

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Say it ain't so, TV writers, say it ain't so. With the recent TV writers strike, insiders and experts are expecting another new influx of reality TV shows. With minimal budgets and no need for writers, it looks like if ...

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