Freezing temps make her glad to live in Texas
The freezing temperatures last week were definitely a good time to stay in and stay warm.
I used to live in New Jersey and it was always cold there so I am reminded why I chose to live in a (usually) warm climate.
Thank goodness the cold only lasted for a short time but it was long enough for me and I won’t mind if it doesn’t come back for a while. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Michael J. Shelton dba Malers Discount Center (v. 1,115, p. 437).
Shamsher S. Gill dba Gill Budget Inn (v. 1,115, p. 470).
Shamsher S. Gill dba Gill Carwash (v. 1,115, p. 472). Full Story
NEW BUSINESS Trade Resources Inc., offering everything from general labor to drivers to plumbers and air conditioning specialists, is now open at 102 East Cameron (US 79). Full Story
Workforce press conference set to present labor grant
A press conference will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Central Texas Workforce Center, 313 N. Main, for presentation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s $2.5-million grant.
Congressman John Carter will make the presentation of the grant, awarded to “conduct regional economics stabilization and revitalization planning and to assist local laid-off workers.” Full Story
Sales tax rebates sink
November sales down 20% or more for much of area
Layoffs and a sluggish economy are beginning to show in sales tax rebates. The State Comptroller’s office showed rebates for January, which reflects sales in November, showed drops of 20 percent or more. Full Story
Chamber of Commerce offi- cials, and well wishers gathered Tuesday for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Don Hughes Agency Nationwide Insurance, 223 Ackerman, across from the post office. Full Story
RDA to host ‘4 Profit’ seminar
The Rockdale Downtown Association will host a program with Ed Peters, president of the 4 Profit Institute in Chicago, from 9:30 a.m. to 12-noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Patterson Civic Center.
RDA President Chris Dyess said the free seminar will help small business owners find hundreds of ideas to help make more money and market the town effectively. Full Story