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    Check your mail

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    Yesterday, as Luke and I were leaving the house for a short walk for a cold beverage at the corner store, he grabbed the mail and handed me two items. One was a flyer from Suddenlink and the other was ...

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    Get your cans together

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    This Saturday is the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Through a partnership between the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, the National Association of Letter Carriers in association with the Campbell Soup Company and other sponsors, non-perishable, canned ...

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    The convenience of nature

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    Living in the 21st century, we have countless opportunities to indulge in a world of conveniences. Take a minute to think about it. Despite the fact that Victoria isn't home to the late-night eateries that stud the downtown streets in ...

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    Do you know a Salazar?

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    One of our many tasks as a employees in the newsroom includes manning the front desk. The other day I was up on the schedule from 3 to 4 p.m. and worked an extra hour for John, since he didn't ...

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    My sister's favorite fish tacos

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    One weekend, while I was still in Las Cruces going to school, my sister and her boyfriend, Bryan, came to visit for a day or two. And trying to break out of the norm, from the usual beef or chicken ...

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    Bangus

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    BONG-oos, not BAN-goos. More bong, than ban... It sounds foreign, probably because it is. And I'll point out, it's a food reference and not a drug one. As part of my project for the Lenten season, I want to share ...

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    A recipe to start the Lenten season

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    As a littler one, I was raised Roman Catholic and remember going to Mass on Ash Wednesday and omitting red meat from our plates every Friday up until Easter Sunday. During that time I remember eating lots of fish and ...

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    Don't forget the little guys

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    Victoria is a small city relative to the three surrounding monsters, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. That being said, I am surprised that the locally-owned restaurants here don't get more recognition. I know that Chomp! can be a challenge when ...

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    Thanksgiving recipes revisited

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    As my digits dance along the keyboard in flurry of confusion, millions of ovens across the country are cooking turkeys resting on roasting racks in 300-plus degree heat. But in my apartment, the is probably sitting at a cooler 76 ...

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    What will I bring to the table?

    By jrodrigo in The World is My Napkin

    With one of the biggest holidays just around the bend, I've been thinking about what to make for our Thanksgiving potluck. The news doesn't take a vacation on Thanksgiving, Christmas or any day for that matter, so we have a ...

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