Abigale Fokes claimed Milam land grant
This is the first in a series of
columns covering women who
took a leadership role in the
development of Milam County.
The year was 1794, the place was the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The family was John and Catherine McLennan.
Abigale McLennan, the youngest of the children. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Curtis Barbay was one-of-a-kind legend
Everyone who knew the late Curtis Barbay has a story about him.
I was privileged to get to visit several times over a 15-year span with the longtime head football coach and athletic director at Newton High School in deep East Texas.
He died in September after collapsing at halftime at a game. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Most bank ‘robberies’ are now online
Hackers are people who break into computers. These individuals may work for good or evil.
The hacker who has the knowledge to manipulate computers, may be motivated to do so for personal gain, or for the challenge, or to find solutions to problems that exist or may in the future. Full Story
KNOW YOUR CITY
City officials attend Texas Municipal League meeting
Mayor Larr y Jones and council members Gerry Offield, Joyce Dalley and Toby Johnson as well as City Manager Kelvin Knauf attended the 98th annual Texas Municipal League Conference and Exhibition in Corpus Christi from Oct. 26-29. Full Story
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
Annual pecan bake show November 18 in Cameron
The Milam County Pecan Bake Show and Pecan Show will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Youth Expo Building, 301 S. Houston St., in Cameron. Entry forms are available at the Extension Office and on the website, http://milam-tx.tamu.edu/.
Here is the schedule for the day.
8 a.m.–noon: Pecan entries due at Youth Expo Building
8 a.m.: Pecan processing starts Full Story
Community Thanksgiving meal set November 21st
Remember on Sunday, Nov. 21 we will have the annual Community-wide Thanksgiving dinner. This activity is put together by the community and donations of turkey and dressing and desserts are needed. All the trimmings have been taken care of. Full Story
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Thorndale VFW to hold
Veterans Day breakfast
Texas A&M University’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Q: You see on cartoons that raindrops usually appear like a teardrop. Are they really shaped that way?
A: Not rea l ly, sa id Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. The common appearance of raindrops being shaped like a big tear is not very accurate, he noted. Full Story
Dealing with the loss of a pet
People have a special bond with animals because animals provide unconditional love throughout their lifetime. Therefore it can be very hard to cope after the loss of a pet. It is very common for people to experience grief as a response, and everyone grieves in different ways. Full Story
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