My 110-foot old friend is gone for good
I t was just another photo, the one that ran on the front page of last week’s Reporter, depicting an old water tower coming down.
But you see, it was my old water tower. Full Story
Summer-ish sandwiches to die for
A s promised, my Mama’s best sandwiches in the whole world recipe!
The cucumber ones are like crack. She made me some last week and Bill got exactly one of the sandwiches. Sorry Honey! They are divine! Cucumber Sandwiches 3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese 1 large cucumber or 5 or 6 small ones Full Story
Cats have 32 muscles in each ear? Who cares?
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Neighbor Grover sez artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. M y jazz pianist buddy Tommy Griffith, who lives over in Austin where he helps keep his city weird, sends along the following “facts you may already know,” and some you probably don’t. Full Story
Don’t leave estate with life insurance
My mom is 71 and debt-free. She’s investing $600 a month in a universal life insurance policy worth $250,000 because she wants to leave something behind when she dies. What could she invest this money in, other than the life insurance policy, in order to leave an estate? Full Story
Three math whizzes are enough for one family
INK IN THE BLOOD
Three out of four isn’t bad, huh? As written here before, I’m the eldest of four sons in the Webb family.
Our parents came up during the Great Depression and, want to or not, they didn’t have easy opportunities to further their education. Full Story
Several ‘grandparent scam’ attempts recently
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
A ttention all TRIAD members living in Rockdale. It seems that the city is under attack, so listen up.
Lately four residents of Rockdale received telephone scams. These scammers might know the potential victims in three of these because the family/friendship connections may be more than coincidental. It is definitely sends signals, red flags or whatever you want to call it. Full Story
Budgeting: Luminant, salaries, minerals
Budgeting planning for 2015 is in full swing. Last year saw us facing a drastic reduction in our tax base by over $80 million due primarily to the reduction in value of Luminant’s assets along with planning for the significant anticipated costs of a pending murder trial. W Full Story