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‘SMILE AND WAVE’ LADY


‘SMILE AND WAVE’ LADY Hundreds of times a day, five mornings and afternoons a week, this is what drivers on FM 486 in Thorndale have gotten used to alongside the elementary campus. Over the past two years, crossing guard Peggy Meaker has become a Thorndale landmark. “I didn’t know anything about being a crossing guard,” she laughed. “I thought they all did this.” Meaker’s one-woman crusade may have turned Thorndale into Texas’ friendliest town, per capita. “Three-fourths of drivers now wave back,” she said. (See page 6B.) Reporter/Mike Brown ‘SMILE AND WAVE’ LADY Hundreds of times a day, five mornings and afternoons a week, this is what drivers on FM 486 in Thorndale have gotten used to alongside the elementary campus. Over the past two years, crossing guard Peggy Meaker has become a Thorndale landmark. “I didn’t know anything about being a crossing guard,” she laughed. “I thought they all did this.” Meaker’s one-woman crusade may have turned Thorndale into Texas’ friendliest town, per capita. “Three-fourths of drivers now wave back,” she said. (See page 6B.) Reporter/Mike Brown

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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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