CARY SIMS Ag News While most spring gardens have long since been given over to weeds or burned up from heat and lack of rainfall, there is one that is still going strong.  After I visited this gardener last week, the count was at precisely 512.  Most astounding is that this was from five plants, ...

SHEILA’S POTPOURRI Sheila Scogin Doyle and Lucille Phillips Burnett recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Congratulations! * * * Robert Adams of Lufkin enjoyed a birthday in cool Colorado. His wife, Joyce, and their son, Bill, and Kristin, Jake and Hannah Adams joined him for a fun week. On his special day they rode the ...

Fran McGilvra of Diboll and Kay Smith of Dekalb recently returned from a trip to visit with longtime friends, Wilma and Hoople Jordan in Ruidoso, N.M. While at the race track, Ruidosa Downs, Fran ran into my brother, Jerry Powell, and visited with him. (Jerry and Annabelle have been in Ruidoso for more than two ...

TRENT ASHBY State Representative   Now that the string of special sessions has come to an end, I’ll be writing my column on a bi-weekly basis. But my priority will be to pack as much information into each column as I can, so that you stay informed about the new state laws that will affect ...

Who doesn’t like queso dip?   It can really jump-start a get together.  This recipe is sure to please everyone. Chile con queso dip Prep time:  5 minutes     Cook:  10 minutes   Makes: 2 cups 1 TBSP olive oil ½ small onion, minced 4 ½ oz. can chopped green chiles 1 garlic clove, crushed thru a press ...

ISN’T IT FUNNY? Dortha Jackson   Isn’t it funny that we don’t give much thought to those who give of their time to make our school zones safe? Yet, so much rests on the decisions they make and their ability to react quickly to a dangerous situation. Parents might be thinking about getting to work ...

As I was doing errands early my Uncle Neal Denman followed me into the store and as I checked out cousin Frank Clark came in. We probably ought to stage a family reunion in the coffee room there in Brookshire Brothers. A man stopped me to ask if I ever canned meat. I haven’t but ...

I laughed and told Mary King and Kim Ogden that I hoped no one needed a cardiologist while we were all celebrating 25 years of Cardiac Excellence at Woodland Heights Medical Center at Crown Colony because they were at the party. The first heart surgery was in 1988.  Dr. Bachireddy’s wife Aruna Bachireddy had a ...

Joe Wilkerson Jr. was proud to celebrate his 80th birthday on Aug. 19. On that day Andrea made him chicken and dumplings for lunch and banana pudding for dessert. Sharing the good food and fellowship with him was his wife, Ella Wayne, longtime friends Joe and Sissy Anthony, James Simms and Geraldine Pouland. Besides all ...

PEGGY BUCHANAN Social Security District Manager – Lufkin Summertime is over, and it’s time to face the fall. Hopefully, your family has enjoyed a nice vacation and you’ve had your share of fun in the sun. You may even reminisce about the popular song, “See You in September,” which was written by Sid Wayne and ...