Staff blogs

  • cjcastillo

    A picture is worth...

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Interesting piece in Vanity Fair about one of the Little Rock Nine, Elizabeth Eckford, and the story behind the famous photo taken by Will Counts. Vanity Fair: Through a Lens, Darkly

  • mikeforman

    Franchione needs more than player sport

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    Texas A&M players joined head coach Dennis Franchione on Tuesday for his weekly football media luncheon. Franchione has been under fire since the Aggies lost to Miami on national television and it was disclosed he provided information to influential boosters for a ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Admitting it is the first step...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    My name is Allison, and I'm addicted to holidays. Yes I realize it sounds ridiculous, but it's true. I have an illness. My heart skips a beat when I step into a department store to see rows of jack-o-lanterns shining ...

  • PEbner

    The Texas Open

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    One thing about the PGA Tour that bothers me is the fact that the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio can never get any of the big names on the Tour in its field even though it is one of ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Tube tops and neon socks

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    As much as I like to think I'm above all the fashion hype, I have been a "Fashion Don't" more times than I'd like to count (Hello tube top). In fact, I'd grant that most people have at one time ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Fulfilling our watchdog role

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    A reader yesterday asked about a story we published last month. I apologize for not immediately recognizing the story from the reader's description. I've pasted it below. (I would prefer to link to it, but I'll spare you the roadblock ...

  • cjcastillo

    Retro Scene: Reading Rainbow and Run DMC

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I can go anywhere..... Reading Rainbow was one of my favorite shows as a kid. There was something comforting in the fact that you could lose yourself in a book, something I often did as a child (I was a ...

  • FrankTilley


    By FrankTilley in Ojos Verdes

    Paparazzi in Victoria? Well sort of. After waiting outside the Victoria County Jail for 2 ½ hours for Michael Maples to exit, gave me a lot of time to ponder whether my presence across the street with cameras perched for ...

  • ALongLook

    Writing discipline

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    I agree Billy! That may be THE toughest thing about writing....disciplining yourself to actually do it. I went to a writers' conference once (it was on Maui, will talk more about it later!), and one of the things that really ...

  • ALongLook

    When to write?

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    I want  to talk about when people write. Over the years I have heard a lot of different suggestions -- write first thing in the morning, when you are fresh, write late at night, write when you have five spare minutes. ...

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