There’s more to Jim Swearingen than meets the eye. To District 112 students, he may just be their assistant principal of high school arts and activities. He reviews and writes for the National Book Review, described on its website as an online “journal of ideas.” The editor, Adam Cohen, formerly wrote for the New York Times and Time magazine. Swearingen came on as a contributor in October.
What makes downtown Victoria a popular destination for residents and visitors? Certainly natural and man-made amenities are important. New buildings such as City Hall, the Public Library, and the Lakeside building play a prominent role. Natural amenities such as Stieger Lake and Carver Park Preserve contribute. Also, the number and variety of popular restaurants and bars is important.