SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Drastic drought measures, and the Easter Bunny
Neighbor Grover sez he just can’t figure out why his wife can’t put on mascara with her mouth closed. T he great annual season of rebirth, Easter, has come and gone and hats are off to the Rockdale Ministerial Alliance for the weekday Holy Week luncheon meetings in First Baptist Church’s spacious new Family Life Center. Full Story
‘Dutchtown’ had hardware, ‘Papa John’s’
Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in the series on cities in Milam County. “Dutchtown” was a town within a city, on Batte Street which is inside the city limits of Cameron. B y 1878 Cameron’s population was 500. By 1884 it had grown to 800 and by 1892 it totaled 2,000. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
‘Step right up, see the gin-yoo-wine bearded
Carnies and carnivals fascinated me as a youngster. I loved the mystique-filled world of carnivals. And, if it hadn’t been for my very strict mother, I might have wound up becoming a carnie so I could travel around the globe.
So, what if your mother thinks “carnies are gypsies.” Full Story
Redistricting meetings Monday, Tuesday
Redistricting appears to have for the time being taken over the headlines from budgeting.
We have scheduled public hearings at 6 p.m. Monday at the One-Stop Center in Rockdale and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Milam County Courthouse in Cameron to discuss our proposed county redistricting changes. Full Story
Dates wrong in last week’s column
I have two corrections to make from last week’s column. I apologize for having dates wrong on two upcoming events.
The Milano Jamboree is this Saturday, April 30 at the Milano Civic Center. Concessions will be available and all musicians are invited to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Profit from the concessions benefit the local senior citizens group. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Don’t wait to call Austin
The financial condition of Texas, facing a shortfall of $27 billion dollars comes to most Texans as a shock. What happened and when?
The Silver- Haired Legislators were in Austin when an important announcement was made by the governor. Texas was leading the nation in attracting new businesses and keeping a surplus to start the next biennium. Full Story
Leadership Milam promoting suicide prevention across county
Leadership Milam is in its second year in Milam County. The program was started to unite the county through its leadership by working together and getting to know each other. But we have far exceeded those goals because the group is forging what I know will be ongoing relationships far after the program is over. Full Story