Buckholts had cows in the streets, 15-cent gas
This is the first in a series on Buckholts. B uckholts, named after John
A. Buckholts, was established in 1881. The city contained 72 blocks.
By 1907 the town had three blacksmith shops and a two-room jail. Communications picked up when a telephone exchange run by John Oliver out of a room in his home began servicing the town. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
An anti-prohibition rally at City Hall drew a huge crowd extending down the stairs and into the street. “All the saloons closed their doors for the occasion,” The Reporter noted. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Judge Weakvoice, Skinflint, Hawg, Ornery dealt justice
Unfortunately, our imperfect judicial system occasionally produces a wrongful conviction that makes headlines by getting overturned. Now, I said “occasionally” but, unless a conviction is overturned, we don’t know if there are other “wrongful” ones or not. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Nobody who hung up got scammed
Caller ID telephone service gives information before you answer, g iv ing t he name and number, allowing time to decide if the call should be ignored or answered.
Even if you don’t have caller ID, you still have the option of ignoring the ring or answering the call. Our curiosity and old habits drive us to answer the phone when it rings. Full Story
Permits required to build in flood plains
On Friday the commissioners and I had an open meeting w ith Rachael A ndrews from the Flood Mitigation Planning Division of the Texas Water Development Board.
She instructed us regarding the rules governing flood plain areas in Texas, and therefore in rural areas of Milam County, and within municipalities as well for that matter. Full Story
Indian summer questions
Q: Does an “Indian summer” occur everywhere in the U.S.?
A: Technically, no, said Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. The term “Indian summer” is rather vague and has been around at least 300 years. Full Story
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
Some facts about agave nectar
I s agave nectar (also known as agave syrup) a safe alternative to table sugar for persons with diabetes? This question has been a recent topic of debate for health professionals. The facts about agave nectar are as follows: Full Story
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