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PETRA GONZALES can laugh and cry at the same time—and she has compelling reasons for both. Hers is a demeanor that reveals a relevant advantage. In her 44 years of life, she has discerned the vital...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nursing director combat ready
Anyone with a life-threatening emergency in a hospital emergency room probably wouldn’t argue if the chief nursing officer was a veteran medic who practiced his trade in combat. That is exactly the...
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Planting milkweed will help to save the Monarchs
by Karen Benson
Apr 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
You are probably familiar with the incredible migration of Monarch Butterflies. But are you aware of their terrible plight? Every autumn, millions of these butterflies fly from the United States an...
Eyes on the sky, feet on the ground
by Bill Clough
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
For such a large man, Raymond Carolan’s office at Coastal Bend College seems diminutive. He seems much more at home in the Aircraft Maintenance Building, a nondescript structure on the eastern edge...
Getting out of store-bought jam
by Goliad Cooks! by Darlene Montague
Apr 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, I’ve been playing around with strawberries, one of my favorite fruits of all time – until peach season arrives, that is. I found some big beautiful red ones at Sam’s and they actually ta...
Is it spring? Not quite yet, mesquites tell us
by Karen Benson
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
It looks like spring, doesn’t it? The hackberry trees have turned a lovely shade of “spring green,” and the wildflowers are starting to show. And the last cold front didn’t seem all that cold. Fort...
A park called Nopal
by Bill Clough
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Nopal Park, at North Live Oak St. and West Fannin St., is an active park—or, call it a “recess” park—thanks to the proximity of Hall Elementary across the street. Any photographer will be beset wit...
One fruit easily ranks as our planet’s favorite
by Mullet Over by Dr. James White
Mar 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Earth’s most popular fruit (based on tonnage) is the mango. For those who believe the real champion has to be the banana, I should inform that the contest is not even close. Mango is the favorite f...