Checking in at No. 11 in the nation—Austin
I f you’ve ever driven much west of Rockdale, this won’t surprise you. In fact, this won’t surprise anyone who was born much later than about 1980.
The U. S. Census Bureau announced its population estimates recently and has proclaimed Austin as the 11th largest city in the United States. Full Story
Prince P, Joan and Justin Bieber, oh my!
I had some trouble sleeping a few nights ago. I went to sleep fine but then woke up about 2 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep. Full Story
Only got to vote if you paid your poll tax
I am not sure how parents are teaching their children in today’s society, I can only reflect on my upbringing. I was taught my responsibility was to become knowledgeable of the candidates wanting to serve and vote for the person(s) I thought most qualified. They instilled in me that “voting” is a privilege. Full Story
County budget planning for 2014 begins
Here it is almost half way through the year and it’s time to start the process of budget planning for 2014. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Ugh! It’s time for ‘Fly United’ love bugs again
By the time you read this, it is likely that the brief, biannual “love bug season” will have come and gone.
Love bug season (one of two) is generally in the Gulf Coast area although these nasty critters seem to like the Pineywoods most of all. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Reverse mortgage a big scam target for seniors
The way to find financial security for the elderly, according to the television ads, is to take advantage of a reverse mortgage. Some very recognizable celebrities are paid big bucks to sell the program. The company will send all the information you need to get a large sum of money upfront to pay for unexpected emergencies. Full Story