Staff blogs

  • FrankTilley


    By FrankTilley in Ojos Verdes

    I was at Faith Family Church Monday night covering Joel Osteen for the Victoria Advocate. I have seen him on TV before but this was my first close encounter with him. I found him to be a true gentleman and ...

  • WesBloomquist

    Doubting the green

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    While many NBA fans will take the bait and declare the Boston Celtics the team to beat this season, I'm still holding on to some doubts. After all, the team is only 6-0 after Tuesday's win over Indiana and they ...

  • AprillBrandon

    More Reality TV in store? Nooooo...

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Say it ain't so, TV writers, say it ain't so. With the recent TV writers strike, insiders and experts are expecting another new influx of reality TV shows. With minimal budgets and no need for writers, it looks like if ...

  • dtewes

    Calling All Weather Buffs

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

        If you've got an interest in the weather and would like to make a difference, now is your chance.     The National Weather Service office in Corpus Christi is looking for a least 100 volunteers to record rainfall in ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Please use your online freedom responsibly

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    At our ethics board meeting last week, we discussed how far we should go to protect the identity of someone who blogs or posts on our site. The issue came up because one motivated poster has repeatedly tried to identify ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Rock chalk Jayhawk - can you believe KU is unbeaten?

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    I can't believe my alma mater, the University of Kansas, is one of only two unbeaten teams in major college football. (If you want to read all about the Jayhawks, the Lawrence Journal-World site is one of my favorites.) As ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Why, next thing they'll be giving them the vote!

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Although this blog is all about what's new in pop culture, every once in awhile it is pertinent to go back to the past just to see how far we've come. And today, one Advocate reader showed me a past ...

  • PEbner

    Excitement on the links

    By PEbner in The world of golf

    A lot of things are going on around the local and area go scene at the present time. Two area golfers professionals have been honored by the Southern Texas PGA. Aaron Chilek, formerly of Yoakum and current first assistsant at ...

  • ALongLook


    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    I jolted wide awake last night, actually early this morning, with a potential lead paragraph for the true crime story I'm writing. I love it and hate it when that happens (depending on how long it takes to go back to ...

  • dtewes

    Comet Holmes Update

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       Comet Holmes is still drawing the attention of the astronomy community as its explosion continues. While reports that it appears to be losing some of its brightness, Holmes is still visible to the naked eye in the northeast ...

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