Here’s what teachers wish they could really say
I t’s August and school is about to start. Not too far away are those orientation sessions with teachers.
Thanks to “Reader’s Digest,” here are a few things from the “other side of the desk,” that teachers’ wish they could say to you, but just can’t. Full Story
Ervin Westbrook could whip anything into shape
This column continues the story of the Westbrook-Walker family, prominent Milano area residents of the 19th Century. E rvin Westbrook had many skills but the one he is most famous for is his use of a bull whip.
Old timers liked to brag how “Ervin could strip the bark off the biggest oak tree with “that thar whip of hisen.” Full Story
Tales of tires, inner tubes, rubber patches
Guys used to be required to “pass a course” in something that might be called Flat-Tire-Fixing 101, to qualify to drive a car. With what you had to knowtoenableyoutodrivethe family jalopy (a term for automobiles in at least the first half of the 20th Century), you could easily be granted certification in a high school automotive repair class today. Full Story
Never underestimate a good ole’ redneck Texan
Neighbor Grover sez he stayed up all night to see where the sun went, but then it dawned on him. H is name was Bubba and he was a good ole’ Texas boy.
He needed a loan, walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. Full Story
Olympics is over but the scam e-mails continue
The 2012 Olympics is history, however the Olympic scams will linger for much longer.
This is reason enough to alert you to the specifics of a few of the scams that were reported and identified this year.
Watch carefully because you may be the first potential victim living in Milam County, Texas Full Story
Here are calculations leading to budget, tax rate
The assessed value of all Milam County properties on the Certified Tax Roll for 2012 totaled $2 billion 390 million (rounded) vs. $2 billion 394 million in 2011, down by $4 million.
The exemptions are up from $477 million to $618 million, an increase of $141 million due in large part to the Luminant Unit 5 f luidized bed environmental exemption. Full Story