SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
‘To transfer this call to my toilet, press 5’
Neighbor Grover sez make love
not war, or get married and do
One of t he great t hings about living in good old Rock-a-dale is dealing with friendly, competent, customer service-minded staffs at our financial institutions. Full Story
‘I loved life then and love it now’
This is the ninth in the series
“Mildred’s Musings.” Mildred Luckey
Harris Baker grew up in the
Pleasant Hill community in the
southwestern Milam County. She
was a member of the countywide
group of people who wrote
Matchless Milam: History of Milam County. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Briscoe ‘blamed’ for closing Chicken Ranch
One of the last pillars of Texas’ political Old Guard, Dolph Briscoe Jr., died recently. The Uvalde rancher served eight years as a Texas legislator, then six years as governor.
In 1972, following the infamous Sharpstown banking scandal, a squeaky clean Briscoe was elected Texas governor as voters threw out several incumbents. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Make inquiries to avoid ‘cramming’ charges
You may have been crammed and not know it. If you’re not sure, it may be because the term “crammed” is not familiar to you yet.
“Cramming” charges are added to your telephone bill by a third party. The telephone company collects money from their customers to pay the third party company for ser vices and/or merchandise. Full Story
Doggett’s effort would attach strings to funding
AUSTIN — U.S. Rep. L loyd Dog get t, D -Aust in, on Aug. 5 attached an amendment to House Resolution 1586 in hopes of preventing Texas’ $830 million share of a $10 billion pot of education stimulus dollars from being used for purposes other than education. Full Story
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