Staff blogs

  • ChrisCobler

    We're in beta, as Google would say

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    We're a bit overwhelmed by how much traffic our new site is generating. We're on a pace to far surpass the biggest month in online Advocate history. There's always a downside to success, of course.  Some of our longtime users became ...

  • ALongLook

    Emotional issues

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    As Breast Cancer Awareness Month enters its last week, I am reminded of the struggle my sister went through with the disease several years ago. She lost her battle at age 41, and looking back at some the poems and ...

  • cjcastillo

    40th anniversary of famous Bigfoot film

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It has been 40 years since the blurry, shaky images of Bigfoot were first seen in the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot footage, taken at Bluff Creek, California on Oct. 20, 1967. Whether you are a believer or not, you can't deny ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Stephen Colbert for President?

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Finally. That's all I have to say (although I'd rather see the Daily Show king himself, Jon Stewart, take a stab at the presidency). If you haven't heard yet, Stephen Colbert has announced his plans to run for president, according ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Stephen Colbert for President?

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Finally. That's all I have to say (although I'd rather see the Daily Show king himself, Jon Stewart, take a stab at the presidency). If you haven't heard yet, Stephen Colbert has announced his plans to run for president, according ...

  • mikeforman

    Week 7 arrives

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    Some big games tonight. Bay City at El Campo in 24-4A is always entertaining. Ricebirds trying to continue impressive run while the Blackcats attempt to bounce back from last week's beat down at the hands of Lamar Consolidated. The team ...

  • WesBloomquist

    A Thursday treat

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    If you're a sports fan today is a great day for you. Thursday isn't usually a great day to sit in front of the television for sports, but today is a special treat. Yes, the sports gods are smiling on ...

  • dtewes

    Another white Christmas for Victoria?

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       If the latest government forecast is any indication, odds are we won't have another white Christmas like the 12-inch "blizzard" in 2004. Go figure!    The winter outlook update issued today is calling for a mild and dry winter ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Ode to the pumpkin

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    It's October and it only seems fitting that an arts and crafts blog include a bit about that glorious gourd, that sensational squash, that omega of orange vegetables: the pumpkin. Pumpkin carving is just something you have to do at ...

  • AprillBrandon

    NaNoWriMo (try saying that 3 times fast)

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Books are back, my friend. And now thanks to the likes of Harry Potter, Oprah's Book Club and that 11-year-old who got his dragon book published, it seems everyone is giving writing the old college try (re: procrastinating by heading ...

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