After 209 days, things have finally come to a close for the 83rd Session of Texas Legislature.  It took the House and Senate only a handful of days during the third special session to pass a transportation funding measure, and with no other issue added to the call by Governor Perry, the House adjourned earlier ...

How about something really light and cool for supper for these hot August days.  This recipe is sure to please.   Serve with your favorite crackers and a tall glass of iced tea. Pasta salad 2 cups rotini pasta, cooked according to pkg. directions 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup ...

Sheila Scogin They might have been a small group but they managed to talk and laugh a lot and enjoy some delicious food.  That is none other than the class of 1945-46 when R.P. (Bob) and Mary White, Tomball; Doyle Harvill and Ted and Marie (DeWoody) Horton, Lufkin; Laverne (Rudy) Trinkle Tucker, Houston covened for ...

HAPPY THOUGHTS & PET PEEVES Carolyn (Sue) Hendrick It can’t be time for school already.  Where did the summer go?  We have twelve whole months a year to accomplish world changing feats.  Remember all of those earth shattering resolutions we made in January?  Funny, they didn’t seem so important as the year rushed along.  Something ...

Janice Ann Rowe   Kaitlin Harper daughter of Greg and GeorgAnna Harper, and granddaughter of George Bill and Linda Perry, is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Music Business. She was asked to be a part of Keith Urban’s new video “Little Bit Of Everything”. She is wearing a Black and White ...

Sandra Pouland Another school year is soon approaching and some folks are trying to get a few days vacation in before it starts. Father and son, Jim and Wes McClain, traveled together to Canada for Jim to caddy for Wes when he was invited to play in the Canadian Amateur Championship Golf Tournament in Langford ...

ROBERT NICHOLS State Senator As July approaches an end, the second special legislative session does as well. However, Governor Perry has indicated that unless a transportation finance deal is reached, he will call the Legislature back for a third special. And so our work continues… Five things that happened this week at your Texas Capitol ...

TRENT ASHBY State Representative Another week has come and gone at your State Capitol without the passing of a transportation funding bill. While both chambers have passed their own version of the legislation, no compromise has been made to settle the differences between the two. Gov. Perry has threatened to call a third special session ...

HAPPY THOUGHTS & PET PEEVES Carolyn (Sue) Hendrick Watching a bride douse her wedding dress with a strongly inflammable liquid as she walked away from taking her wedding vows, I sat in disbelief.  The fire ignited quickly, began to burn, and started to melt away a beautiful white dress that was still being worn.  The ...

SHEILA’S POTPOURRI Sheila Scogin Gladys and Cletus Russell have been gardening as long as I can remember and that turns into many years. Gladys reported they have had lots of tomatoes, corn and peas. Both of them are in their early-90s and still keep going like the “Pink Bunny,” but at least they do have ...