Statewide jobless rate shows improvement
AUSTIN — Texas’ November unemployment rate was 8.0 percent, a decrease from 8.3 percent in October.
The rate, at t wo percentage points below the national average, validates “the approach we take here in Texas,” Gov. Rick Perry said on Dec. 18. Full Story
Sing it: ‘Boreal Ice Crystal Homo Sapien’
Neighb or Grove because light travels faster than
sound that some people appear
really bright until you hear them
Okay, everybody needs a Christmas quiz to stay alert through all the rush. So it is with a message of “Merry Christmas” to each of you that this is extended.
Christmas Song Quiz
Christmas in the 1800s was rustic and rugged
What if you could go back in time to the 1800’s in Milam County? Have you ever wondered what Christmas was like when the first people settled here?
Homes had no electricity, indoor plumbing, radio, telephones, TV, computers, cell phones, Blackberries (except those on the vine), screens on windows, air conditioning, gas or electric heating. Full Story
Political organizations also ask seniors for funds
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Well, Santa, why do you sneak up on the house?
Rockdale’s kids have asked Santa for all kinds of goodies this year (see special section) and once again going through their letters reminds me of the Over the Hill Parents Rule.
Which is: “Once your kids are past the toy stage, you have no idea what children are talking about when they ask for the hot new toys each year.” Full Story
How about a doggie church service?
Recently, there was an Associated Press article about a Los Angeles church that had a special 30-minute service for dogs and their owners. Over the years, I’ve seen churches have special events where blessings were offered to pets, but never had I heard of a church service for pets. Full Story
The 12 Days of Christmas Cutbacks
Thanks for Marvin Farek for passing along the following account of our holiday, as seen by corporate bean counters that rule the business world today.
The 12 Days of
Effective immediately, the following economizing measures are being implemented in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” subsidiary: Full Story