Just what were they doing 70 years ago?
They were just a couple of little old men sitting two tables away from me in a Temple restaurant.
I had just dropped off my step-daughter to take a test and, with a couple of hours to kill before picking her up, I wandered into a restaurant for a cup of decaf and something wrapped in a tortilla. Full Story
Anniversaries— perfect excuse for German food
On April 29, my brother Ken Esten and wife Christine Granados celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary.
My husband Bill is the “Anniversary Reminder Fairy” (he doesn’t like it when I call him the Anniversary Reminder Fairy, but I think it’s funny so too bad.) Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
A few exercises for the mind and body
Neighbor Grover sez he and his wife had words the other day but he didn’t get to use his. I n keeping with our weekly effort to inform and inspire, here are three “basic impossibilities” that we all have learned by experience:
1. You can’t count your hair.
2. You can’t wash your eyes with soap. Full Story
Courage and grace in West
Two weeks ago, the small town of West suffered a terrible tragedy when an explosion at a fertilizer storage facility ripped through the community. Approximately 200 people were wounded, and at least 14 lost their lives. Among these are many of the volunteer first responders who bravely sacrificed their own lives in order to protect the lives of others. Full Story
IGC was power supplier for new Alcoa smelter
In 1952 Rockdale, Texas was thrust i nto b ig c hange. T he
U.S. was in the Korean War and needed aluminum to build aircraft.
A legend from Pleasant Hill, south of McAlister Fuel Company’s headquarters, was that a resident dreamed of finding gold between two large oak trees in the mid 1920’s. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Jasper mayor’s race about freedom, choices
As I’ve said before, “Sexual preference should have nothing to do with measuring a person’s ability to perform a job in the workplace.”
And, yes, this has to do with the mayor’s race in the City of Jasper. These are beliefs I try to apply no matter where circumstances raise the question. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Boston Marathon scams have already started
The attorney general of Illinois, warns those donating to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, to beware of fraud.
Those who want to help should make sure the charity is registered and not one that seemed to develop overnight.
It is easy to be scammed when using the internet, so be extra careful when online. Full Story
State block grant program draws support
I went to the capitol in Austin with several other county judges to support a senate bill (SB 1554) sponsored by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. Full Story