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  • Ranching legend Armstrong dies at 82

    02/19/2006 11:01:03 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 18 replies · 1,506+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | October 8, 2005 | Jaime Powell
    His home hosted the famous and powerful The life and family history of Kenedy County commissioner and ranching legend Tobin Armstrong reads like a Texas storybook. It's filled with Texas Rangers, bandits, famous neighbors, princes and presidents. It's a love story. And a tale of the countless lives Armstrong touched as a friend and mentor. Armstrong, 82, who died of cancer in a Houston hospital Friday morning, was mourned Friday by the friends and family he saw every day in Kenedy County and equally so by some of the most powerful men and women in the world. Friday afternoon, Vice...
  • When the Cheney shooting story broke, the Caller-Times was ready to cover it

    02/19/2006 10:13:50 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 72 replies · 1,989+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | February 19, 2006 | Libby Averyt
    While the White House press corps seemed stunned that the Caller-Times broke the story on Dick Cheney's hunting accident, our local readers expected it. And we were glad to meet their expectations. Frankly, the newsroom had some difficulty understanding what all the hubbub was about last week. As national newscasters asked repeatedly why a local newspaper first reported the story instead of the White House press, we kept asking, "Why not?" George Gongora/Caller-Times Reporters and photographers from all over the world converged in city to cover the startling story that began on the Armstrong Ranch. We all heard our...
  • Blame the media? We are making it easier Cheney hunting accident brings out the worst in some

    02/17/2006 6:45:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 43 replies · 1,713+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | February 16, 2006 | John Allen
    For all of us at this "small newspaper in South Texas" or as the host of MSNBC's "The Situation" Tucker Carlson says "podunk paper," it's enlightening — and sometimes embarrassing — to look at our big brothers and sisters in the national media on a story we each are covering. The first step we could all see coming. Someone should have given White House press secretary Scott McClellan a blindfold as he stood at the podium Monday afternoon. The White House press corps spent the previous day stewing about how the White House had failed to deliver a press conference...