Staff blogs

  • dtewes

    Comet Holmes "explodes"

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       Frequent observers of the night sky may have noticed an unusual yellow or orange colored star in the northeast sky. It's not a star, but Comet Holmes.    Just a couple of weeks ago, Holmes wasn't even visible without ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Ghosts of Halloween Past

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Well, I promised a run-down of my family's best Halloween costumes a couple of days ago and I always (well, most of the time...) make good on my promises. Mind you, these aren't costumes I made/wore. I was a bit less creative. A bubble bath: MATERIALS: A ...

  • AprillBrandon

    I'm going to be a sexy chupacabra for Halloween

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Sex has hijacked Halloween, folks. Allow me to present to the court exhibit A: Now don't get me wrong. I've been my fair share of sexy 1920s flapper and even...(gulp)...a Playboy Bunny from the 1950s (hey it was in college ...

  • dtewes

    Here's your chance

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       It wasn't that long ago that finding up-to-date weather information meant having to wait for the 6 and 10 o'clock news to catch a glimpse of the latest radar and weather map.    Today, with the advent of the ...

  • ChrisCobler

    It's about the journalism

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    I don't have the words to capture the spirit of the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Diversity Leadership Institute. Instead, I'll turn to a past speech by editor Gregory Favre.  I was honored to attend the fifth session this week at the ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Come on, guys. Let's branch out a little ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    It's that time of year again, when those cobwebs hanging from the ceiling fan can be attributed to seasonal decoration rather than household neglect and children are scrambling to find the perfect costume. And while I'm all for trick-or-treating  - ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Come on guys, let's branch out a little ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    It's that time of year again, when those cobwebs hanging from the ceiling fan can be attributed to seasonal decoration rather than household neglect and children are scrambling to find the perfect costume. And while I'm all for trick-or-treating  - ...

  • ChrisCobler

    What do you think of Victoria's airport?

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    I flew out of Victoria Regional Airport to reach a conference I'm attending in Washington, D.C. Despite an acquaintance's words of caution about flights being canceled in Victoria, the first leg of the round-trip flight went off like clockwork. A ...

  • mikeforman

    The Week That Was

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    Week 7 has come and gone. El Campo edged Bay City and all but set itself up for the top seed in 24-4A in the Division II playoffs. The Blackcats will probably have to win out to make the playoffs. ...

  • dtewes

    Orionid Meteor Shower Update

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       Anyone catch the Orionid meteor shower this weekend?    I got back to Victoria from my son’s football game in San Antonio and made my way into the backyard about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.    The sky was free of ...

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