TURN 'ER SHARP RIGHT!
There have been a lot of interesting logistical decisions around Rockdale ISD schools during the week as portable buildings were moved off all three campuses. Here, mover Larry Jollisant of Plantersville helps guide a building from the elementary campus onto US 79 at the Bowser Street corner. Rockdale ISD's construction projects have rendered the district's many portables obsolete and they were sold to numerous buyers during an on-line auction last month. Full Story
Two-year-old Savannah Pipho of Dawson remains in Scott & White Hospital, Temple, for treatment of a fractured skull after this two-vehicle collision at the US 79-US 190 (Star Motel) intersection in Milano at 3:25 p.m. Friday. Trooper Ernest Delbosque said the driver, Vernon Cunningham, 50, was also treated at Scott & White along with three other children, four-year-old Katylin Wagner, six-yearold William Wagner and five-year-old Derick Fagio. "The two-year-old was in her car seat," Trooper Sgt. Michael Nix said. "Something in the truck struck her." Driver of the other vehicle was listed as Richard Frock, 25, of Cameron. Nix said the impact slammed the Cunningham vehicle into this concrete pillar. Delbosque (L) and Deputy Sheriff Justin Mitchan check out the damage. Full Story
Bill White, current mayor of Houston, brought his campaign for a Democratic U. S. Senate nomination to Milam County on Monday, addressing a group that included many local elected officials in the county courthouse. White stressed his budgetbalancing, crime-reducing accomplishments during his mayoral term. The start of Monday's speech was delayed when White took an urgent phone call on Houston city business. White and John Sharp are major Democratic candidates seeking the senatorial seat now held by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is expected to pass up a re-election bid and run for governor. Full Story
Heat, drought main topic in community
FOREST GROVE NEWS
The lead news story continues to be the drought and heat. Perhaps our area will be blessed with late summer rains in the near future. Word was received about the death of Ernestine (Mrs. Bennie) Owens. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 14 at Forest Grove Christian Church. We send our sincere sympathy to the family of Mrs. Owens during this time of sadness. Full Story
Picnic food safety greater concern in hot weather
Expert recommends more care in handling, preparation and storage
Ants aren't the only little creatures that can spoil a summer picnic, said a food safety expert with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. "Another thing that can spoil a picnic or other outing is foodborne bacteria from improperly handled, prepared or stored foods," said Rebecca Dittmar, AgriLife Extension associate for food protection management. Full Story
Make the market work for you
Every investor is different. While most investors share the same general goals (i.e., securing their futures and building for retirement), their approach to achieving those goals is as varied as the day is long. One trait many investors currently share, however, is fear. Full Story
Gause club members attend annual 4-H county camp
Gause 4-H Club members joined other Milam County 4-Hers and others from District 8 for the Southwest District 8 4-H County Camp at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine over the weekend. Full Story
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