Cut the verse and don’t kiss your husband
Our Christmas songs seem to be like US 79, always there. You never think about someone creating either the highway or, say, “White Christmas.”
But a whole bunch of someones did. And sometimes the stories behind the songs are interesting, too. Some examples: Full Story
The way yew pernounce words yew must be frum…
INK IN THE BLOOD
Texas’ regional accents are a source of fascination. Trying to study them is difficult, probably even for an English professor.
If you’ve read my missives more than occasionally, you know I love Texas, I love Texans and I love Texas lingo. Full Story
More history on RHS ‘Exodus’ tradition
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Neighbor Grover sez time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Full Story
Grant scams adapt to individual victims
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Apparently, thieves living in India and Pakistan target Americans with “get something for nothing” schemes.
One would think that these criminals are being tracked. If they know where to find the scammers, why not have them arrested and put out of action?
Of course, we know that things simply said and not easily done. Full Story
Fine/fee collection held its own in 2014
As we near the end of the year, I want to start reporting to you our performance for 2014 on various aspects of the budget.
Even though the year end numbers aren’t complete, we’re close enough for me to see how we’ve done in most areas. One area that is changing is our fine and fee collections. Full Story
You can never have too much bacon
Christmas is next week? How is that possible. I haven’t bought any gifts yet.
I meant to tell you guys about our Thanksgiving feasts because you know in the Cooke family, we are already tallking about what we are going to eat at Christmas.
We of course, had Mama’s cornbread dressing and turkey for one meal. Full Story