Staff blogs

  • ALongLook

    Scatter Shots

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    One of my problems, so the writing experts say, is that I don't stick to one type of writing. I write poetry, short stories, have an illustrated children's story manuscript, and of course, have the proverbial "Great American Novel" gathering dust ...

  • mikeforman

    This Week and More

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    Richard from Shiner is right about Refugio. Very talented and fun to watch. Showed their stuff against George West. Check the Bobcats out if you get a chance. As for Bloomington, the Bobcats have made prograss but still have a ...

  • ChrisCobler

    When is it OK to use anonymous sources?

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    At last week's ethics board meeting, we revisted our policy on the use of anonymous sources in local copy. We started by reviewing the policies of other newspapers, as summarized by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. We adopted the policy expressed by ...

  • PEbner

    These women have game

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    Currently six former Advocate-area female golfers are playing on the collegiate ranks and each has shown they have the ability to compete at that level. Memorial grad Kelly Louth tied for 17th in her lone tournament this year for Texas ...

  • BeckyCooper

    Business abounds on country road

    By BeckyCooper in The Daily Commute

    Friday I had to go to Hallettsville on business before  coming to the office. Instead of taking the traditional trip up US Highway 77-A I took the back roads to Sweet Home, then FM 318 through Mont and on to  US 77, ...

  • AprillBrandon

    They Call Me Chunky Bob

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Being fairly young myself, I've never been one who was quick to bash teenagers and the absolutely stupid things they sometimes do (especially considering technically I'm still wanted in three states for that "little" prank I pulled when I was ...

  • mikeforman

    Week 6 Arrives

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    The biggest game of Week 6 is Refugio hosting George West. Both teams are 6-0 and 2-0 in District 31-2A. Refugio has been virtually unstoppable on offense but its defense needs work. It will be interesting to see how the ...

  • GabeSemenza

    Coolest house on Earth?

    By GabeSemenza in Crowdsourcing

    Not only does this house sit above the California clouds, it operates partially on solar power, it's as modern as they come -- and, oh, yeah, it's priced at a meer $19 million. I wonder how much the pool, which ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Scraps with Digital Snaps

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Pop quiz: What do you get when you combine a digital camera, your home computer and a technologically-impaired art lover? If you answered "a big mess" you might be right ... but the response we're looking for here is "better ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Here's looking back at you, Toni Anne. Thanks for the feedback.

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    After our ethics board meeting Tuesday, I shared the comments of blogger Toni Anne. Several board members agreed she expressed well the spirit of our new site. We don't want to create strict rules. We salute readers like Toni Anne ...

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