Flash: DC captured! White House, capitol burn
Let me tell you about Washington, D.C. being captured by an enemy army and the White House and capitol building being burned and largely destroyed.
There’s no punch line, it’s not a security warning, not a terrorist fantasy.
It actually happened, part of a war whose bicentennial we have just entered. Full Story
Old cemeteries important in tracking Milam’s history
When Texas attained statehood in 1845, Milam County was one-sixth the entire state.
By the 1850’s county lines were redrawn by state legislation and the county was reduced in size to the county we know today.
Between 1836 (Texas independence) and 1850 was a time of restructuring in all the counties contiguous to Milam. Full Story
Right coffee will get your heart started
Lest anyone think I’m all hung up on writing about coffee, well, just talk to the dadgum doctors. They keep doing studies that generally put me in the position of defending my caffeine intake in this space. When they tell me I can’t have my two cups of coffee in the morning, I figure they’ve stopped preaching and started meddling. Full Story
Town’s new sewer system ready; deposits being accepted
Neighbor Grover sez the finance committee at his church refuses to pay for a chandelier for the foyer because not a single church member knows how to play one. Full Story
Six more Social Security scams reported
Several Social Security scams are active. Recent scams include:
• The “need” to replace your Social Security number;.
• The old change of address scam.
• Adjustment to cost of living scam (COLA).
• Direct deposit scam.
• The “extra check” scam.
• The inheritance scam. Full Story
New long-term power contract ‘locks in’ savings
One of the benefits of the current low natural gas prices is that electrical power rates are very attractive as well.
Power suppliers are offering electrical contracts at very attractive prices these days. Full Story