Lions Club sure hits the ground running in 2013
Brrrrr! It seems like yesterday I was griping about it being hot and wearing sandals!
It does feel like winter now, doesn’t it!
I know just what will warm you up perfectly.
Rockdale Noon Lions are holding a series of Soup Suppers on Thursdays during January.
The serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the New Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale Fair Park. Full Story
The ‘morality clause’ doesn’t work the other way
Some of the big news in the sports world last week was the annual election to see who goes into baseball’s Hall of Fame.
It was won by, well, nobody. None of the eligible former players were listed on the required 75 percent of ballots by sportswriters. Full Story
Milam County once covered one-sixth of Texas
Shortly after Texas became a U.S. state, the Texas Legislature authorized a seven member commission to find a permanent site for the county seat of Milam County
Milam was part of the original 23 counties of Texas. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Tastes: from sugar cane to coconut to almonds
Okay. I admit it. I have a severe sweet tooth. Growing up, my supercook mother filled her four boys’ little growing bodies with all kinds of good things to eat. The meals she cooked were large and varied, but she always had that “reward” that came after you consumed sufficient portions of the healthy food on the table. That reward was something sweet. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
My slogans might help market the iPotty
Neighbor Grover sez if you don’t pay your exorcist, you get repossessed. P otty trained a toddler lately?
If so, congratulations. Pegaroo and I went through it four times a looooong time ago. And we’ve helped a tad with six grandkids. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Fake delivery, real credit card duplication and theft
A woman followed a Federal Express truck to record the addresses where packages were left. Later, a thief returned and picked up all the packages still waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners.
The crook reasoned that if the package is still sitting by the front door, then no one is at home and it is safe to pick it up and leave post haste. Full Story
2012 final report: County 54 percent under budget
The final numbers are in on our performance vs. budget for 2012. Some of you may have already seen my “State of the County” video at www.milamcounty.net.
There I give you a good rundown of last year’s performance along with a look at this year’s budget and the challenges facing us in 2013. Full Story