INK IN THE BLOOD
You learn a lot sitting on a porch-gallery-deck
I f you began life “out in the country,” six or seven decades ago, sitting on the front porchgaller y- deck was considered relaxing and educational. Full Story
Wartime shipyard job put teaching career on hold
This is the 11th in a series of articles on women in Milam County who led with determination, knowledge and great sense of living life to its fullest. A riel Wilson was the second child of Thomas and Ola
Gaston. She, like her sister Edrie, was born on the “old home place” in Oklahoma Settlement in the Gause community. Full Story
R&B budgets look good heading into 2011
The Road and Bridge (commissioner precinct) budgets are a much more encouraging subject to discuss than last week’s subject concerning the general fund.
In 2010, the four R&B accounts were budgeted for approximately $1.2 million each ($4.9 million total).
There is some minor variation from precinct to precinct, but nothing significant enough for discussion. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Mortgage scams prey on the desperate
ery few things are more frightening than the t hought of losing your home but that is a good possibility for those who fall for the “Foreclosure Rescue” scam.
There are two main types of foreclosure rescue and loan modification scams, “advance-fee” and “sales-leaseback” Full Story
Hutchison plans to leave Senate after current term
I n lieu of my standard weekly column, this week I would like to share a letter detailing the tremendous privilege it has been for me to serve Texas in the U.S. Senate, the factors of my decision not to seek reelection in 2012, and plans to serve out the remainder of my term.
An Open Letter to the People of Texas. To my fellow Texans, Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Music club honors pianist in a big way
Yes, thank you, I finally got the Christmas decorations put away—except for that dead poinsettia I just spotted in the corner...and that one nativity scene in the bedroom...or the stocking on the guest room door. Why do we always find these stragglers when we think we are through? Full Story
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