‘Stupidmoon’ would be a better title
Warning, old guy about to go off on a rant that won’t make any difference.
I feel sad, and just a little angry, every time I see a news story about a “supermoon,” you know, the ones that say it’ll be 10, 50, 100 times bigger or brighter than usual, whatever “usual” means for something that’s always changing. Full Story
The Nolens need our help after fire
Former Rockdalians Clint and Mandy Nolen need our help.
The Seguin apartment complex they had been living in with their three young daughters, ages 10, 9 and 7, caught fire and burned to the ground.
The Nolens lost everything they owned.
An account has been set up at Rockdale Federal Credit Union under the name “Benefit Account for Clint and Mandy Nolen.” Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Sidelights to a cool, scenic Oregon coast trip
Neighbor Grover sez a congressman is like a banana because he arrives green, turns yellow and then rotten in short order. P eg and I, along with
Bob and Geri Burnett and Gary and Annette Griesbach, recently returned from a wonderful trip to the cool, beautiful Oregon coast. Full Story
Help her the right way
Dear Dave, Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Sawyer, Famous River Wonder Dog, thriving
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”—Mark Twain T here are a fair number of people out there who, unlike Mark Twain, see little worth in dogs. I pity them. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Fake ‘FBI agent’ sends scam e-mail
A scammer identifying themselves as “FBI agent Erick Bolt” sent an e-mail to Roselee Mondrik with a good newsbad news form letter.
The good news is she is entitled to $4.1 million. The bad news is that, if she does not respond immediately, she breaks one of the Internal Revenue Service’s laws which carries serious penalties and jail time. Full Story
Tax base decline continues in county
This year’s further decline in Milam County’s tax base needs to be viewed in perspective.
Over a five year period, our county tax base has declined every year and as a result the amount of ad valorem taxes we collect, or expect to collect, has declined each year. Full Story