State song, pledge, sources of Texas pride
Texas was named a Republic in 1836 and joined the United States in 1846 as its 28th state.
States are prominently known for their state songs and ours is “Texas Our Texas”.
A contest to select a state song was held in 1929. William J. Marsh of Fort Worth wrote music and Gladys Wright Yoakum wrote the lyrics of the chosen song. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Folklore, ‘witchcraft’ played role in childhood
A recent discussion on folklore surprised me with a turn toward witchcraft, which I’d never considered in any way except that it was ... witchcraft. Perhaps old wives tales but not folklore.
In the era in which I was raised, old wives tales and folklore certainly played a role in my upbringing. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
A cowboy’s breakfast tip for a long, full life
Neighbor Grover sez the economy is so lousy that Exxon-Mobil just laid off 25 Congressmen. F or our story-of-the-week, we choose this one submitted by a musician friend, Jay Taylor of Taylor. Full Story
County budgeting process winding down
The 2012 budgeting process is in its final stages as public hearings are being held and final steps are taken for final adoption.
One final public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at in the county courtroom with final adoption at the next regular commissioners court meeting Sept. 12. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Another week, another fake lottery ‘winner’
A letter from the “International Lottery Board SE,” br ings t he news about 815,950 Euros have been deposited in your name.
It seems strange that the first contact uses “final notice” most of the time. Full Story
Monday morning family email check-in is a hoot!
During what is fast becoming a weekly event, the Cooke family had a lively, hilarious email session during the “Cooke Family Monday Morning Email Check-In”.
I have long been the only, and I do mean only, morning person in my whole family. I am not sure who I got that from. Full Story
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
Why attend diabetes classes?
I f you are a newly diagnosed diabetic or a long time diabetic, classes are important to learn the latest information on managing your blood glucose levels to reduce the risks of complications.
From time to time new studies change the guidelines for nutritional and medical issues, so attending classes can provide new possibilities for you. Full Story