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    Victoria construction making headlines

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Victoria construction projects aren't just stirring up dust on-site. They're stirring up statewide interest. Victoria was among the topics up for discussion in Tuesday's podcast from the Texas A&M University Real Estate Center. The podcast briefly outlines construction plans for ...

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    Are you a coupon clipper?

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    The Advocate is looking for coupon clippers for an upcoming story about coupon use, whether it’s still popular and how it’s changed over time. Certain companies send coupon information directly to a person’s cell phone and others post links via ...

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    Going all out for Halloween?

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Are you concocting the mother of all Halloween costumes? Is the store-bought option just not your style? Well, we want to talk to you! I'm putting together a story about people who come up with creative costumes in the Crossroads ...

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    Taking advantage of tax-free weekend?

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    As the Advocate's business reporter, I get to cover a pretty wide variety of things - new store openings to sales tax trends and, yes, the mayhem that is day-after-Thanksgiving shopping. On Friday, though, I'm covering a different crazy shopping ...

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    Don't believe everything you read.

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Editor's note: This blog was originally posted on July 23, 2009. We are posting it again due to various e-mails and messages received recently regarding this topic. Has a racist e-mail crossed your path recently (or even not so recently) ...

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    The business of ... business cards

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Hey guys, I'm revamping my blog just a little. Instead of focusing on arts and crafts like I have in the past, now I'm planning to dig into business and agriculture since, well, that's what I do at work. I'm ...

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    Heading out of town?

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Any Crossroads residents preparing for a summer vacation? If so, I'd love to talk to you! I'm working on a story about the effects the travel industry has seen in today's economy. From what I hear, area folks are still ...

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    Looking for a job?

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    I'm working on a story about summer hiring in the area and was hoping you guys could help. We've heard that high school and college students looking for summer work this year will see stiffer competition than usual, with so ...

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    Calling all pranksters!

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Ever slipped a goldfish into the water cooler? Glued your co-worker's computer mouse to the desk? Changed up all the office clocks? If so, I want to talk to you. I'm pulling together people's best office April Fools Day pranks ...

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    A consumerish question

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Does anybody out there have suggestions on a good video camera that preferably won't break the bank?   My sister's told me she'd like to get a camera to record her little one as he grows and, since I haven't gotten ...

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