Agriculture leaders from Milam County Farm Bureau participated as voting delegates at the 80th annual Texas Farm Bureau meeting held Dec. 7-9 in San Antonio. Full Story
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
What to do if you think you have the flu
I was just sitting at my desk, when all of a sudden my head and body started aching. I felt a fever coming over me and I was exhausted. What is going on? You may have caught the influenza virus or “flu” for short. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the flu virus is its sudden onset. Full Story
A list of people foods you should avoid feeding to pets
Chocolate, Macadamia nuts, avocados… these foods may sound delicious to you, but they’re actually quite dangerous for our animal companions. Our nutrition experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. Full Story
MILAM 4-H NEWS
Plant ID training set Jan. 15 in Cameron
Youth and adults interested in learning more about your environment are welcome to attend the Plant I. D. Training on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Dr. Barron Rector, Extension Range Specialist will conduct the training. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron with a pizza supper and Dr. Rector’s presentation will start about 6 p.m. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
SMJ Heritage Farms joins Angus Assoc.
SMJ Heritage Farms, located in Rockdale, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. Full Story
Apartments push 2013 permits to Rockdale’s third-highest year
$8,872,018 in construction also includes new Allday water tower
It was far from a boom year for Rockdale construction, but a few well-placed mega-projects gave 2013 the third highest building permit total ever for the city.
Permits, issued at City Hall and reflecting only construction within the city limits, totaled $8,872,018 for the year just past. Full Story