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Flowers ‘go big’ in Milam for 2014


Who needs bluebonnets when you live on a sea of red like the folks of San Gabriel? Just maybe the residents of Williamson County Road in the Gabriel’s Crossing development (above) on FM 486 just south 420 (below) to the west with almost a solid mile of the Texas icons. Who needs bluebonnets when you live on a sea of red like the folks of San Gabriel? Just maybe the residents of Williamson County Road in the Gabriel’s Crossing development (above) on FM 486 just south 420 (below) to the west with almost a solid mile of the Texas icons. You’ve heard the term “go big or go home?”

Milam County area wildflowers have been like that this spring. There are the usual patches at the sides of highways and farm-market roads and a few megafields off the beaten paths if you know where to look.

Last week there was almost a solid mile of bluebonnets on Williamson County Road 420, just west of Thorndale and east of Thrall. That road stretches west from FM 1063, which links Thrall and Hare.

There was another mega field on Milam County Road 407 which links FM 487 with FM 1915 east of Davilla.

Indian Paint Brushes went to glory in the Gabriel’s Crossing development off FM 486 near San Gabriel springing up with almost no bluebonnets but accented by a light dusting of dandelions.






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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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