Yummy recipes for your delish leftover ham
Happy New Year! I think a lot of you, like myself, made a ham to go with their black eyed peas and cabbage on New Year’s Day.
Here are a couple of recipes to help you use up your leftover ham, that is if you have any. Spicy Creole Jambalaya 1 cup each, cooked ham, smoked sausage, and/ or chicken, (chopped into bite sized pieces) Full Story
Columnist touches ‘third rail’ in battle of the sexes
Back in the good old days, when politicians actually discussed issues instead of identities, there used to be a saying that “Social Security was the untouchable third rail of politics.”
The “third rail” referred to the electrically-charged conductor on the tracks of urban railroads. Touch it and you die. Full Story
‘Father of Texas’ had connections to Milam County
Stephen F. Austin had ties to the area now known as Milam County. He took over when his father Moses Austin died trying to colonize this area of Texas.
He was 27 when his father died.
The future “Father of Texas” was living in New Orleans at that time, studying law and working on a newspaper. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
What do you do when cow blocks outhouse door?
Old coots (present pen wielder particularly included) have lived through some pretty ridiculous situations that one might find hard to imagine today.
In my childhood and early teens, my maternal grandmother lived “in the country,” that is, she was a rural resident and lived on her family farm until she could “draw the old age pension.” Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
100 years ago: Hello income tax, Federal Reserve, Ford assembly line, Mexico unrest
Neighbor Grover sez he wonders if a deaf person’s case goes to court, is it still called a hearing? H ere we are firmly implanted in
2013. So it’s time to explore a favorite reference book, Chronicles of America, and see what happened 100 short years ago, during 1913. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
New legislators have solid education background
Milam County residents are well represented with two politicians who fortunately have a solid background in education.
Senator elect Dr. Charles Schwertner (District 5) and Representative elect Dr. Marsha Farney (District 20) will take their respective oaths of office Jan. 8.
Every constituent should know their legislators. We need to be involved in the political process. Full Story
County, Thorndale, restaurateur keep meals goings
A s usual, Milam County folks came through once again and make being your county judge a very pleasant experience, proving that I was needlessly worrying about the fact that we were losing some more of the funds that support the meals programs for our senior citizens. Full Story