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"Low-Fat" French Fries?
by Beeville
Sep 24, 2013 | 438 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

“Low fat” french fries? Really? Burger King, a fast food chain I know and loathe, has officially added “Satisfries” to their menu. 

The company boasts that their new concoction has 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories than their current french fries. Oh Burger King, where do I begin? 

The new french fry recipe came about as a result of the widespread obesity epidemic. 1/3 of Americans are currently obese and many are struggling with health problems such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. 

As consumers become more aware of health risks due to food choices, the demand for healthier options leaves greasy fast food “restaurants” with a dilemma. Grilled chicken and salad options have suddenly appeared on drive-thru menus nationwide. So what’s the problem? Fast food chains are just doing their best to jump on board the health train right? Wrong. 

A salad isn’t healthy simply because it’s a salad. Ingredients make all the difference. Pour on the hefty serving of dressing that comes with it and you’ve just added over 100 calories to your meal. 

While everyone needs a quick meal option every once in a while, chances are that those zooming through a Burger King drive-thru aren’t too considered about their health. French fries are french fries. The new “low-fat” french fries are still damaging to your health, the same way the old french fries are. Both options include essentially the same ingredients. The “low-fat” option simply has a different amount of ingredients.

Most of us have a tendency to “even things out,” often subconsciously. Don’t think that choosing the “low-fat” french fries means you can order a medium instead of a small, or have an extra large soda. It doesn’t work that way.

Alex Macedo, president of Burger King North America, was quoted by USA TODAY as saying, “This will grow, just like diet soda grew over time.”

This just goes to show how unconcerned those at the top of many fast food chains are with public health.

To Macedo, the “low-fat” fry is a trend and a money-maker, much like diet soda. 

Well I’m on the topic, let’s discuss the “diet soda is healthy” myth. Simply put, the artificial sugars in diet soda confuse your body, which can lead to overeating and can damage your metabolism. When you then consume actual sugar, your body doesn’t know how to process it properly and your system becomes completely out-of-whack.

That said, let me get back to the real issue. CEO’s and heads of fast food companies know unhealthy and damaging their food is, they just don’t care.

As long as you are still willing to risk your health and destroy your body for a greasy happy meal overloaded with sodium, artificial ingredients, fat and calories, the masterminds behind the menus will continue to come up with ways to con you into thinking you are making a “healthier” choice. Satisfries or not, the healthy choice at Burger King is still no Burger King.

- L. Shaffer

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September 24, 2013
I guess that nothing is happening in Beeville based upon this blog. How about some LOLCats instead?

Mysoutex.com paywall goes into place
by Beeville
Aug 29, 2013 | 1205 views | 8 8 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
As have many community newspaper websites across the nation,  www.mySouTex.com installed a paywall on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Much of the site’s content will remain accessible to all outside the paywall – including videos, classified ads, banner ads, blogs, contests, section pages and more.

Subscribers and nonsubscribers alike will be able to browse the section pages such as sports or obituary pages for each of our communities and read the headlines and at least the first paragraph of the stories. It is only when wanting to read the whole story that readers will either have to login or subscribe for a day, three months or for a year.

We believe www.mySouTex.com provides unique coverage of the people in a six-county region of South Texas that otherwise receive little to no coverage.

At the end of the day, our reporters want to be paid for their work product and, indeed, deserve to be paid. In small markets across the nation, the free access business model hasn’t proven itself sustainable on a widespread basis.

We, Beeville Publishing Company, recognize that there are now many ways for readers to receive the news. Toward that end, we offer our traditional newspaper products, our e-editions, and www.mySouTex.com online and in mobile form.
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September 03, 2013
It shouldn't cost to opine!

Bad day blogging
by Beeville
Apr 16, 2012 | 471 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
It looks like things got a little out hand again this weekend.

Numerous comments and even a few blogs were deleted.

If you feel your comment or blog should not have been deleted — sorry, there is nothing that can be done. It is gone.

Having deleted about 400 comments that either insulted someone, accused someone of something unjustly or were just insulting — I am out of patience.

Everybody needs to take a deep breathe, relax and return to a more civilized state of mind.

I have not deleted nor suspended any accounts – yet.

Keep it clean from now on and we can all let the last few days fade to a distant memory.

Jason
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With this location...
by Beeville
Aug 07, 2010 | 656 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
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It stuck
by Beeville
Mar 01, 2010 | 470 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
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Compassion
by Beeville
Mar 01, 2010 | 508 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
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Graduation photos now online
by Beeville
Jun 01, 2009 | 812 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Friday was a busy day here – as it was for many of you out there.

About 250 seniors from Beeville, Skidmore and Pettus adorned their robes, positioned their mortar boards and prepared to walk the stage.

With all three graduation ceremonies in one night, we had to have a writer at each. Gary Kent was covering Beeville, while Bruce Harper made the drive to Pettus and Jason Collins stayed to cover Skidmore-Tynan.

We have uploaded some of the photos from each of the graduations to our slideshow area. We invite you to take a peek by clicking on our videos/photos section.

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Police/ courts now online
by Beeville
Feb 23, 2009 | 832 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
It has definitely been a busy morning around here. This means good news for you, our readers.

We have now added a "police/ courts" section for Bee County online. This will include the arrests and sentencing for the county.

The link can be found under the home-link of the Bee County tab. This is the same area where you find the sports, farm & ranch and education sections.

Here is the link also...

Police/ courts link+
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Special sections available for download
by Beeville
Feb 23, 2009 | 539 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
We have added a new link under each of the county papers to download our recent special sections.

The two now up are the Bee County Junior Livestock Show and the Health and Fitness sections.

We will add the new sections as the year progresses.

To find the links... simply go to your paper of choice (Bee County, Refugio County or Live Oak & McMullen Counties.) The link will appear under the community menu.

Here are the links.

Bee County special sections Refugio County special sections Live Oak & McMullen Counties special sections
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Goats, hogs and so much more
by Beeville
Feb 09, 2009 | 777 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
From left, Ryan Beck, Eric Taylor and David Lucas Garcia, hold their breeding goats Thursday evening during the Bee County Junior Livestock Show judging.
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If you missed the Bee County Junior Livestock Show, don’t worry, we are continuing to upload photos today, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The most recent photos are from the market and breeding goat competitions. You can expect to see some hog judging photos coming online soon. And the grand and reserve photos with the buyers will appear later this week.

So check back daily to see if you recognize anyone in the photos. Who knows? It might be you or your youngster in the slideshow.

Follow this link to see the photos.

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