Guard against ID theft during the holidays
The holidays br ing ma ny delights, along with some unwanted risks.
Pick-pockets and robbers often prey on distracted shoppers. But today’s consumers should also guard against ident ity thieves, said Dr. Lynne Vieraitis, associate professor of criminology at The University of Texas at Dallas. Full Story
‘All aboard the Christmas Express’
December is here and let the fun begin. I am so excited about all of our festivities in the town and the beginning of the most blessed time of the year. It is funny how this time of the year brings out more charity and good will than any other time. People have a different attitude and love is in the air. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Abandonment of Assumed Name
Curtis John Foster dba The Piano Bar & Steakhouse (v. 1,136, p. 240).
Larry L. Jackson dba La Copa Ranch (v. 1,136, p. 198). Full Story
BALANCE BEAM–Construction of new buildings have been visably slow in recent months, but the once vacant lot behind the Way-Mar Plaza in US 79 is now seeing a building go up. Full Story
Central Texas unclaimed property list coming Sunday
AUSTIN–One in four Texans has missing money waiting to be claimed from the state’s unclaimed property fund. Are you the one? Full Story
Thorndale Christmas events set Saturday in downtown
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) held their monthly meeting on Nov. 23 at the chamber building in Thorndale. The upcoming Christmas Parade is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Parade cochairs Donna Harris and Deana Caffey noted that the parade will again include the Shriners mini-motor cars as well as local f loats, out of town f loats and other entries. Full Story
Tax tips for holiday charitable giving
The spirit of giving seems to grow during the holiday season, and many donations are made to charitable causes at this special time of year. The IRS reminds taxpayers to keep some important points in mind when making donations with expectations of deducting them on a federal tax return. Full Story