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July 29, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

Olympians Are In The House

I have mixed feelings about the Olympics. On the one hand, it is absolutely awe-inspiring to see some of these athletes and the amazing feats they can perform. More...

Former Area Student Makes UT Dallas Dean’s List

The University of Texas at Dallas congratulates the following former Giddings area student who was named to the Spring 2010 Dean’s honor list: Timothy James Hoffman. More...

From the Chef’s Corner

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Most Southerners have a favorite Chicken Salad in their recipe collection. If you’re an enthusiast like my wife, then you’ll love this scrumptious recipe. 1/2 cup light or regular mayonnaise 1/2 cup light or regular sour cream 1 tbsp. More...

. Grandma’s Brag

Evelyn Johnson helps her baby sister, Marie, smile at the camera. More...

Cornyn to Deliver Keynote At Red Cross of Central Texas Youth Leadership Retreat

Senator Will Honor Red Cross-Trained Student Hero

Austin, July 22, 2010- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) will honor 17-year old Jenny Thomas, who saved her friend’s life using her Red Cross training. Ms. More...

Share YourVacation Pictures

Darrell and Marina Kastner enjoyed a cruise to the Bahamas with their family. All eleven had a great time the picture was taken July 13, 2010. More...

The 2010 Favorite Pet Picture Contest Last Week Entries

The winner on the front page in the August 5th issue.

Willie turned 2 on May 5, 2010. He enjoys his bath after a hard day at work. Owner: Crystal Lina. More...

Safeguarding Ports is Key to Homeland Security & Prosperity

Often, homeland security is thought of in terms of protecting the physical borders that run between the United States and our neighbors. However, we must not overlook the critical importance of maritime ports to our nation’s safety. More...

Dear Editor

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Commissioners’ Report

Mostly routine business was conducted by the Lee County Commissioners’ Court on Monday, July 26, 2010. More...

Country Music Monday

Country Music Monday sponsored by The Rotary Club of Giddings is in its 18th year of providing excellent country music programs for the Giddings Community on the first Monday of every month. More...

Effects of Grazing on Rangeland

In rural Texas, cattle are a way of life. But, is it a healthy life for YOUR rangeland? Think back to the last drive you had down a rural highway, how much tall grass prairie did you see? More...

Nominate Your Community for the First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award

Follow the preservation success of Nacogdoches, San Marcos and Waxahachie and nominate your community for the 2011 First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award. More...

Giddings Library News Corner

The Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center’s latest book shipment has mysteries, murder, romance, and suspense as well as non-fiction books. More...

Lexington Class of 2013 Brick Campaign

These are some pictures from when we started installing the bricks this week for the Class of 2013 Brick Campaign. We had a great turn out for help from the class and their families. More...

West Texas Oil and Gas Bids Bump Up Average to New High

Permanent School Fund nets $13 Million at Oil, Gas and Wind Lease Sale

Competition for oil and gas leases in West Texas bumped up the average bid per acre to the highest price ever at a regular Permanent School Fund lease sale, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today. More...

Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson

MEN’S, WOMEN’S BODIES UNIQUE; HAVE MYRIAD DIFFERENCES

QUESTION: You’ve discussed briefly some of the physiological and emotional differences between the sexes. Could you list other physical characteristics unique to males and females? DR. More...

LCRA Grant Helps Down Home Ranchers To Attend Special Conference

A generous grant from the Employees’ United Charities of the Lower Colorado River Authority made it possible for 11 residents with Down syndrome and six staff members to attend the annual convention of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC More...














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