Don’t worry about Archie, he’s ‘imaginary’
Did you see where Archie Andrews, the red-headed, freckle faced teen who has been a staple of comics since 1941 is getting killed off?
Well, actually, Riverdale High School’s most famous student—sometimes boyfriend of Betty and/or Veronica—is only getting killed off in one comic book series. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Scoop: Why the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Neighbor Grover sez you shouldn’t call some people a pain in the neck because you are giving them too much credit for upward mobility. O kay, folks, you read this here first. It’s the real reason the Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It is because the date is when St. Patrick drove the Norwegians out of Ireland. Full Story
Bank’s advice is bad
I want to roll over a 401(k), and my bank is encouraging me to roll it over to fixed annuities. Is this a good investment?
John Dear John, Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Back in the days of Ignatz, Emil and frothy libation
Once upon a time, as all good adventure tales begin, I sought “interesting characters” to write about.
And, as I had read, witnessed in movies and thus believed, about all “good writers,” I looked for them in establishments that served sudsy brews. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
The IRS will never call or e-mail you
I n 2011, the IRS investigated 296 cases for Identity theft. In 2012 the number jumped to 898. Last year there were 1,492.
The IRS speaks to four ways outlaws try to steal your money after you have filed the return, telephone, computer, rogue tax preparers, and data breach.
A scammer calls, posing as an IRS official, saying you must send money to avoid penalties and interest. Full Story
Cameron ballpark plan will benefit county
I am in favor of the upcoming school bond election to upgrade Cameron athletic facilities.
I was with the group that went to Austin to the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration in 2011 and asked for and subsequently received a $1 million grant for the complex. Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Birthday twins ‘mystery’ is finally solved
A m I the only one in Milam County who didn’t know Freddye Debault and Bettye Ducote were t wins? I ’ve k nown both for years and I have always thought they were the same person. I only began to get suspicious when they both moved from Milano at about the same time. Full Story
The eggs are rolling in
We are in full swing for the upcoming city- wide Easter Egg Hunt that is being sponsored by iTigers, Project Graduation and Rockdale Resident and Rehabilitation Center. We have over 1,000 eggs and they are still rolling into the Chamber. Plus iTigers are also gathering eggs for the hunt. So bring the kids and come watch the fun. There is no charge and it is open to the public. Full Story