Queso is more than OK

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 … Read more

We don’t need to see you in Sept.

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 … Read more

Legislature ends after 209 days

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 … Read more

Pasta salad light, cool

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 … Read more

The little moron threw the clock

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 … Read more