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July 9, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

TFB Thanks Texas Democrats For Voting "No" On Energy Tax

The president of the Texas Farm Bureau said last week that the three Texas democratic congressmen who voted against the climate change bill "showed extraordinary political courage" in doing so. More...

Vehicle Crimes Increase During Summer Months

(Dallas, TX) Every five-and-ahalf minutes, a car is stolen in Texas, and every two-and-a-half minutes, a vehicle is burglarized for contents or parts. More...

Stone Fort Museum Hosts Teacher Training Workshop

The Stone Fort Museum, on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, will host a workshop exploring the cultural heritage of the Camino Real de los Tejas on August 4 and 5, 2009. More...

Beef Recall Prompts Food Bank to Halt Distribution

On Sunday, June 30, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a massive expansion of the recall focused on questionable beef from a major global beef producer. More...

30 Texas Children Drowned in June

2009 Hits 60

Thirty Texas children, most of them toddlers, drowned in June, the worst month for child drownings since the state's annual count began in 2005. More...

College Students of Both Genders Binge Drinking

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine found that a decline in binge drinking among males 12- to 20-yearsold did not extend to females of the same age. More...

Pets of the Week

The Giddings Animal Shelter

Dog adoption fee is $55 Cat adoption fee is $40. 1900 S. Leon - Giddings 979-540-3919 Monday - Friday 8 to 5 Saturday 8 to 12 CLOSED Sunday More...

Community Information for Butler Family Needs Following Fire

Mike (Dad) Size 34x30 pants, XL shirts, size 9 shoe Interest - Loves to fish, and collects Clint Eastwood movies. Casey (Mom) Size 5 or 7 pants or shorts, Med shirt, size 3 shoe (sm foot) Interest - Loves to read classics. More...

From the Mayor's Desk

The City is proud to mention that we have commissioned a new sign for the City's Memorial Park. If you haven't seen it yet, you'll want to notice it as you pass by the main entrance on Highway 77. More...

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An Elgin Firefighter shows signs of fatigue while he worked with at least two other departments to bring a house fire under control last Friday afternoon near the Lee/ Bastrop County line. More...

ACC Selected for Exclusive National Success Initiative

The Austin Community College District is proud to announce its inclusion in the national student success initiative known as "Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. More...

The Importance and Effects of Fire

Most people think that fire on the landscape is a bad thing. Fire can destroy homes, livestock, fences, and structures. When most people look at an area that has been burned, they see a blackened picture devoid of vegetation or wildlife. More...

Commissioner Staples Urges Cities To Apply For Economic Development Grants

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is pleased to announce the Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Texas Capital Fund , a program that provides more than $10 million in competitive awards each year to cities for infr More...

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Charles Nicholson of Tanglewood is watching every step he takes! Just last month, on June 24, he killed eight copperhead snakes in his yard. Then, two days later, on June 26, he found and killed five more! More...

Grocery Prices Showing a Downward Trend

Attention Texas grocery store shoppers! Food prices are falling on aisles all across the Lone Star State, according to the latest results from Texas Farm Bureau's Grocery Price Watch. More...














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