Here are two of those stories you couldn’t make up
Among the many things the
Fourth of July, 2013, meant to me was this. It marked the 30th anniversary of the strangest story I’ve ever covered.
Not the biggest, not the most important, just the strangest. Full Story
Let’s help Ms. Whitney get her Wheels
I solicited a little help writing my column this week. A fund-raiser for Whitney Bailey called “Wheels For Whitney” is being held to help raise funds for a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Whitney, age 23, was born with Cerebral Palsy and is the daughter of Michael and Andrea Bailey of Rockdale and Thorndale and a 2008 graduate of Thorndale High School. Full Story
Lilac: On the road between Sharp and Davilla
For the next several weeks excerpts from two books written by Dorothy McQuary Callaway, a native of the Lilac community, will be shared with history buffs in Milam County.
Her grandfather, William Stout McQuary, came from Virginia to Lilac, Texas, and purchased land that became McQuary Farms in 1875. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Lift a glass to Franz and Texas Gulf Coast Press
No doubt more than a few glasses were lifted at the 75th anniversary convention of the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association in May in Galveston.
As far as I know there is no one still around who attended that very first convention of this regional newspaper group. Actually, I was born just about the time that group convened.
However, my ties are strong and run deep. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Sometimes less medicine is the best medicine
The “Choosing Wisely” campaign is good news for senior citizens. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation asked doctors in nine medical specialties to identify the five most tests or treatments that are commonly overused or unnecessary. Full Story
Independence alive and well in county government
The Fourth of July, Independence Day, has come and gone and we red, white, and blue blooded Americans once again have had our independent spirits stirred within us with various parades, fireworks displays, and celebrations of our freedom. Full Story
My mom died a few years ago, and she left me an inheritance of $60,000 in stock. She was always investing and saving money. I could sell this and be debt-free while still having plenty left over, but I feel like I’ll lose a part of her if I do this. Do you have any advice? Full Story