Archive for April, 2013

  • The Brief: Top Texas News for April 30, 2013

    By Editor on April 30, 2013
    by David Muto   April 30, 2013  The Texas Tribune The Big Conversation A technicality has ended debate, for now, on one of Gov. Rick Perry‘s top legislative priorities. After hours of heated deliberation on Monday, House Bill 11 — which would have drawn $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to help fund state water projects — wasderailed on a point of order. […]
  • Neil Sperry – Flowers that Attract Butterflies, Hummingbirds

    By Editor on April 30, 2013
    Garden Tip: It’s widely known that colorful, tubular flowers are best at attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. L to R, purple Saliva greggii, gold lantana and flame anisacanthus, all well-suited to Texas weather (including our summers). What are some of your own personal favorite plants for a hummingbird garden? It might help if you also told us what part of Texas […]
  • Saginaw Lions Club Support Presidents “Mission For Vision”

    By Editor on April 25, 2013
    Saginaw Lions Club Support Presidents “Mission For Vision”  Raffle and Pancake Breakfast   June 22nd 8:30am ’til 11am Saginaw Senior Log Cabin  405 South Belmont Street, Saginaw, TX 76179  Admission is only $5 per person and Under 3 children are Free   The Saginaw Lions Club is a non-profit charitable organization  “We Serve”
  • Sedona Place Senior Living Celebrates 1st Year

    By Editor on April 25, 2013
    Sedona Place Senior Living is celebrating its first year of serving the senior community. It’s been 12 wonderful and exciting months and we’d like you to join us as we commemorate this milestone. Come and enjoy cake and refreshments, then take a tour to learn more about its skillful blending of elegant privacy and bustling community life for adults 62 […]
  • Chisholm Trail Softball in The UIL Playoffs

    By Editor on April 24, 2013
    Saginaw Chisholm Trail coach Frank Griffin has snooped around a little trying to figure out if his team has accomplished a first. No one seems to recall another area high school softball team qualifying for the UIL playoffs in its first year of existence, save for when softball became a varsity sport 20 years ago. And yet that’s exactly what […]
  • 8th Annual Hope Center for Autism Golf Fundraiser

    By Editor on April 24, 2013
    Tee up! This is a great FUN cause and will help families with a child that has Autism.  
  • Infused Waters- A Fresh Method to Make a Tasty Drink

    By Editor on April 24, 2013
    Infused waters offer several benefits to help with detoxification, energy, and hydration but truly its is just great as a refreshing drink.   Put as much fruit in water as you like and let the water sit for at least 30 or 40  minutes before drinking or for variety you could; (1) Green tea, mint, lime for fat burning, digestion, headaches, […]
  • THE IDLE AMERICAN Life Was Simpler Then…

    By Editor on April 24, 2013
      Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury    Keene, TX, isn’t today—nor was it ever—Mayberry, RFD. With a few decades peeled back, however, history suggests there were some parallels. Keene “town characters” also wound up in unlikely “fixes” of their own making. I’m talking about the kind Andy and Barney faced in weekly TV episodes where the duo usually showed up […]
  • Texas Hill Country Photos

    By Editor on April 24, 2013
      Texas Hill Country A Axis herd spotted today. Pat Carriker said, “there were thirteen in this group”. However, it’s not uncommon to see 40-60 or more…in these parts. They are now quit abundant. :-) (pic by Pat Carriker in Boerne, TX) — with Dan Drefke and Zach Miller.
  • Feeling a little anxiety this week?

    By Editor on April 23, 2013
        Baylor Health Care System                                                                                     You’re not alone…http://bit.ly/14MgP6J
  • Spay Neuter Network… Low or No Cost Rabies Shots

    By Editor on April 23, 2013
    Spay Neuter Network… Don’t forget to join us for this great event on Saturday. Free rabies to Fort Worth residents and $5 for everyone else. Lots of run and learning happening.
  • Dave Lieber’s Opinion – I’ve worked for a lot of great editors

    By Editor on April 23, 2013
    by Dave Lieber Looking back on 38 years on daily newspapers, I’ve worked for a lot of great editors, Lois Norder (now Atlanta J-C), Art Carey (Phila Inquirer), Mike Blackman (FWST), Paul Delaney (NYTimes), Don Marsh and Terry Wimmer (Chas Gazette) come quickly to mind. Too bad that legendary TV critic Tom Shales from the Washington Post doesn’t look back […]
  • Texas House Voted to Dismantle the State Lottery and Then Reverses It

    By Editor on April 23, 2013
    by WILL WEISSERT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House cast a shocking vote on Tuesday to dismantle the state lottery — only to reverse itself after a few frantic hours. House Bill 2197 began as a seemingly routine proposal to continue the operations of the Texas Lottery Commission until September 2025. But opposition mounted after tea party lawmakers called […]
  • Neil Sperry – Rare Eastern Redcedar

    By Editor on April 22, 2013
    Garden Tip: You rarely see eastern redcedars trained up as shade trees, but this former fencerow quintet (assuredly planted by birds) really caught my eye this evening. (FM 1378 in Lucas, just south of old Lovejoy school) If you have alkaline clay soils, these are SO much easier than pines and Leyland cypress. Bagworms? Sure. All cone-bearing plants are vulnerable. […]
  • Neil Sperry -Kids growing much faster

    By Editor on April 22, 2013
    This is not my photo, but one taken by our daughter two nights ago. It’s one of my favorites! Joseph (3) had watched my wife unlock her iPhone. We heard him punching away on it a couple of weeks ago, at which point he said, “There. Me in.” He wanted to play Minecraft with his brothers Sam (15) and Alex […]