SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Just so you can better understand Congress
Neighbor Grover sez if con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress? A nd Neighbor Grover’s question fits the theme of this column, compiled from a couple of astute emails.
First, from a musician friend of mine, jazz pianist Tommy Griffith of Austin. Enjoy the logic: Full Story
Early Milano involved defending corn, livestock
This is the fifth column in a series on Milano. M aud Lantrip, a granddaughter of J. D. and
Martha Hooker, pioneers who settled in the area around Milano in 1836, recollects this family history. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
When did you first understand bigotry?
Those of us who were teens and young adults in 1950s and 1960s Texas and the South can recall when we first began to recognize and understand that bigotry resided within and around us in our segregated society. Full Story
School funding is increasing $1.6 billion
During the recent legislative session, the state of Texas was presented with a truly daunting challenge, writing a state budget while facing a $27 billion revenue shortfall.
Unlike the federal governme nt, whose deficit spending and entitlement programs threaten to bankrupt our nation, Texas is constitutionally required to submit a balanced budget every two years. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Watch credit cards and don’t get ‘skimmed’
How many times have you eaten at a restaurant and the waitress takes your card and disappears from view?
It could be very easy to make a copy of your card. Make a counterfeit card and start taking $500 out of your bank account every 24 hours until you either notice this activity in your bank statement or the money is gone. Full Story
‘Future Builders’ program works in Rockdale
A few days ago I attended a Central Texas Workforce Center Executive Committee meeting in Killeen with Cindy Jerman who is in charge of our Milam County Workforce Center in Rockdale, and she told me about a program they have been doing for over six years now that I thought all of you should hear about. Full Story