August 20, 2006

The End of an Internship

Yesterday, I drove to Tyler, briefly interviewed Congressman Louie Gohmert, checked the police beat, wrote two briefs based on police department media releases, called police about a drive-by shooting that afternoon and wrote another brief about it, and tried to get information about a woods fire that happened in a different county.

I also cleaned out my desk and said my final farewells as a summer intern to the newspaper staff.

It's weird. This is the first time I've had a job where leaving was actually bittersweet. Everyone there told me I did a fantastic job over the summer. I'm assuming they were sincere in this since the editors told me they would be happy to hire me part-time during the school year.

At the moment, that part-time opportunity seems appealing. It will take a few weeks before I know if I can handle part-time work with my current schedule.

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August 08, 2006

Penguin Chase

A truck transporting penguins, tropical fish, and other zoo animals turned over on a highway north of Marshall. Tragically, four penguins and several fish died. Comically, police officers and local zoo employees had to chase down other penguins.

Why can't I ever get a story like that?

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August 04, 2006


Gratuitous happy birthday to me post.

That is all.

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