Historical markers honored towns, steamboat
This is the final column on the 1936 Texas Centennial observance. C ontinuing with historical markers placed in Milam
County in 1936: Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Are you a mugwump on the political fence?
Someone said, “If we don’t learn (from) history, we’re doomed to repeat it.”
It has never been difficult for me to study and enjoy history. Despite some teachers early in my life who didn’t deserve the title “teacher,” I learned that history was more than a series and sequences of dates and events. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Believe it or not, it is cool somewhere
Wife Pegaroo and your scribe are back from a 10-day trip to the state of Washington and the Idaho panhandle where we were actually cool—highs in 70s, lows in mid-50s. In fact, at a great cabin on the banks of Twin Falls, Idaho, the early morning temps were 48 and 49 on two mornings. Even donned warm- ups until midmorning. Full Story
County salary increases explained by judge
The proposed budget for 2012 contains pay increases for about 30% of the county employees, adding approximately $55,000 in total budgeted payroll costs including additional FICA, retirement contributions, and other benefit costs in addition to the direct compensation involved. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Hoot mon! ‘Bank of Scotland’ e-mail is a phony
Stephen Hester apparently wants to embezzle $68 million from his bank as soon as possible. Hester claims to be the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland.
He claims to have found a dormant account with no beneficiary and no activity since the death of the person who opened it. Full Story