‘Eternal’ flame snuffed out over its gas bill
Did you ever, like me, wonder about those “eternal” flames which burn at some monuments around the world?
As in, how can they really be sure the flame never goes out? Doesn’t it ever rain there? Who is watching at 3 in the morning when there’s a strong gust of wind? Are they immune to teenage pranksters? Full Story
History of Forest Grove, church found with letter
On Jan. 30, 1937 F. D. Gibson of Waco sent a letter to N. E, Alford. Accompanying the letter was an oral history written by O. B. McNeill, a prominent citizen of the Rockdale Tanglewood area. McNeill wrote: Full Story
Sawyer takes over keyboard, sets record straight
For almost five years now, I have allowed Willis Webb to live w ith me and my wonderful, sweet mistress, Julie Webb.
Sometimes, though, I have to take over the computer keyboard to set the record straight and, ahem, put him in his place. You see, each night I use “Master” Willis’s foot as a pillow in the bed Mistress Julie and I allow the Master to use. Full Story
Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
Neighbor Grover sez change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. T hat mid-1950s “Women of
Alcoa” photo identifications you saw here a couple of weeks back need a bit of amending. Full Story
Toyota isn’t giving away money or cars
This may surprise you, but “Toyota International Lotto Headquarters is a scam. Toyota does not give cars or money away.
If you get an e-mail supposedly from the TIL Headquarter Customer Service Department, it’s phony. Delete it.
The scammer congratulates the e-mail recipient three times and addresses the recipient as “Dear Winner”. Full Story
Timely attention to wills avoids confusion
One of my duties as county judge is to conduct probate court for Milam County.
Last year I probated 81 wills and through the first quarter of 2012 have probated an additional 22.
In almost all cases wills call for the appointment of an independent executor or executrix to take care of the affairs of the deceased person’s estate. Full Story
The hero of Cinco de Mayo
Texas-born General Ignacio Seguín Zaragoza—one of Cinco de Mayo’s most revered heroes—led his Mexican army to defeat French forces sent by Napoleon III in the critical Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Zaragoza was born on March 24, 1829, in a stone house in La Bahía del Espíritu Santo near present day Goliad. Full Story