Staff blogs

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    Game not over

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    One of the first video games I remember playing is probably a game many of you are familiar with. This year that video game celebrates 25 years of entertaining people all over the world and it has been played over ...

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    Avoid stagnation this summer

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It's that time of year when children eagerly await their summer vacations (which are fast approaching) and are anxious to take a break from the classroom. While I can certainly understand the need for some rest and relaxation, that doesn't ...

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    The allergy sufferer's movie reviews

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    This weekend was not so great. Most of my time was spent sneezing, coughing and loading up on cold medicine. What's a person to do when even the thought of venturing outdoors makes you break out in hives? The remedy ...

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    Food for thought: Enchiladas

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Today's special: Enchiladas History and definition An enchilada is a tortilla dipped in chile sauce, stuffed with a variety of ingredients then rolled up and baked. The concept of tortillas being wrapped, filled and eaten in various forms was clearly ...

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    The air up there

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I've been sniffling and sneezing since Tuesday, and as the image above shows the culprit is grass pollen. Apparently Victoria is located between two of the allergen hotspots today: Click here to see a list of pollen hot spots. The ...

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    TV Cream's Top 50 Themes

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    TV Cream's "Top 50 Themes" is just the thing to help you waste away the afternoon, so don't listen to these at work. I only recognized a few of those TV shows listed, but I went to TV Land's TV ...

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    Food for thought: Tamales

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Today's spotlight is on tamales, the delicious portable food. It may be strange to hear this, but tamales have a special place in my family. It's not that tamales were like family or anything like that, because that would be ...

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    This is the end

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Hurray! I have completed my last final exam! (For the semester) I still have a summer semester and fall semester to look forward to, but for once I can finally see the light at the end of the textbook. When ...

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    PANIC!

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    As if I didn't have enough to worry about with final exams, now I have to think about the bird flu, hurricanes, gas prices, drought and Ricki Lake's comeback. Now for some good news: An avian flu outbreak should not ...

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    Can you hear me now?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    If you are a Cingular customer in South Texas then you may have been having problems with your phone since around 4 p.m. today. From the Victoria Advocate NEWS ALERT (4:21 p.m.) Cell phone tower interrupts service temporarily May 5, ...

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