Magic at the museum—Big time in Big D
With all due respect to J. K. Rowling and her billions of Harry Potter fans, I’ve found the real magic for kids and families.
It’s a pre-teen boy stopped, open-mouthed, as he rounds a corner and encounters an exact replica of an 80-foot Alamosaurus, looming out of the semi-dark. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Graveside musicians always give it their all
Neighbor Grover sez birthdays are good for you because the more you have the longer you live. C liff Simms once recalled to me the time he finally figured his days as a musician were numbered. As had happened many times before, Cliff, a trumpeter, was called on to play “Taps” at a graveside service for a veteran. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
‘You can’t go swimming ‘til you learn how to swim’
Boys, particularly those who grew up in my time in a small town or in a rural area, learned to swim and swam every day in warm weather (and some not so warm) in a stock tank or creek.
My sweet, late mother had a deathly fear of water. I don’t know what precipitated that dread of any amount of water deeper than a few inches in a bathtub, but her fear was real and palpable. Full Story
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MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
‘Grandparent scam’ foiled with one question’
I t helps to understand tactics often used by criminals, to fool the innocent, unsuspecting victims, into sharing their personal data via e-mail or telephone.
The trick is an old method used to lead the victim into conversations and the scammer listens very carefully for hints given during idle talk. Full Story
Big changes for county computers
This year some changes are being initiated in an effort to upgrade our county computer system capabilities as well as reliability.
Last year we changed from a payroll based department with the departure of Michael Brown to a contractor maintained system with thesigningofa3year contract with D6 Solutions LLC, a local company owned by Kyle Deal. Full Story