Indian raid closed Milam church service in 1830’s
Prior to the Texas Revolution of 1835, religious and educational development was limited to pioneers.
Protestant worship was forbidden in the Spanish colonies by a law which required observance of the Catholic faith.
This resulted in no public religious services of any kind were held. H owever, neighbors sometimes gathered in their private homes to worship. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Snuff-dipping, tobacco-chewing, smoking nasty habits
Grow ing up as par t of a farming-ranching family in the late 1930s through the mid-1950s, exposed me to the habits of those hard-scrabble folks who were the solid base on which Texas was founded and grew into its present expansive society. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
$29 million to destroy ‘8th wonder of the world.’ Some Astrodome memories
Neighbor Grover sez show him a man with both feet firmly planted on the ground, and he’ll show you a man who can’t get his pants off. N ews item out of Houston the other day said a study, commissioned by the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, determined that the cost of demolishing the vacant Astrodome and building a pa Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Income tax time fertile ground for scammers
The Internal Revenue Service wants to protect your tax refunds and expand services in identity theft crime.
Victims are unaware of their identity being stolen until they receive notice from the IRS that their tax submission was rejected because an earlier return, in their name, was accepted and their refund was sent to another address. Full Story
‘Doubling up’ part of strategy to pay for trial
Now that the capital murder trial has been set— October is the time frame determined for it to begin—it is appropriate for the county to take the steps necessary to absorb the financial impact the cost will have in the coming months and years. Full Story