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The answer my friend is blowin in the wind.

Hurricane season is upon us, last week was the official start of the season. Which means that from now until November 30. That doesn’t mean that we will inly see hurricanes between those two dates, it means that 97% of hurricanes occur during this period. With that in mind, I thought I would give you a little primer on the […]

A Glimpse Of The Future…..

Saturday I felt like I was looking into a crystal ball or something when I entertained a nephew and his wife from the city. They were absolutely in what must have seemed to them like another world. This nephew has never lived in a small town, never lived in the country, or even in the suburbs. City born and city […]

Lexington’s Past Reported

June 9, 1853 – Nashville (Tenn.) Christian Advocate: One box of books was shipped by E. Stevenson, from the Southern Methodists Book – Room, Louisville, Kentucky during the week ending May 27, 1853, to Rev. D. Morse at Prospect, Burleson County, Texas, per the steamer W. W. Thomas, to R. M. Ellis & Co., New Orleans, care of Briggs & […]

Chef’s Corner

Fettuccine with Salmon Don’t know what we would do without pasta! They’re good in soups, casseroles, main dishes, salads, etc. etc. And there are so many variations of preparation! 1 lb. fettuccine4 Tbsp. unsalted butter3 garlic cloves, minced1 pint heavy creamZest of two lemons plus 1 Tbsp. juice2 tsps. Tarragon, chopped8 oz. flaked salmon (grilled or baked)Salt and pepper to […]

Songwriters Showcase at the Kay

As part of their 2023 fundraising efforts, Vision Historic Preservation Foundation (Vision Rockdale) will present a Songwriters Showcase at the Kay Theater on Saturday, July 1st. The Songwriters Showcase will feature local musician Brooke Graham who serves on Vision Rockdale’s board of directors and just released a new single “Easy Does It”. “I wanted to do something to not only […]

Day Lillies Galore

You know when the warmer weather of Spring has arrived when you see the plethora of color bursting from the foliage of a popular bulb, the Day Lilly. These pictures were shared by a neighbor of David Price, who lives on CR 405 in Old Town and who has a number of beautiful gardens overflowing with these spectacular blooms. Beautiful […]

In The Garden

Scrap it!

Kitchen scraps aren’t just for the trash or compost bin. In this day of high grocery costs, many people are looking for a way to save money wherever they can. One way that is fairly easy is to “re-use” kitchen scraps. That is to say, some vegetables can be started from the remains of a meal. Sort of like putting […]

School’s Out—It’s Vacation Time!

Nostalgia gripped me when the last day of bus traffic passed my house. I remembered the excitement of summer fun beginning many years ago. What did summer fun mean? Going barefoot, making ice cream, sleeping on the outside porch on a pallet, and lots of picking, canning and eating fresh vegetables – these were all part of the summer routine. […]

Lexington’s Past Reported

May 29, 1883 – Brenham Banner: A report from Lexington, Lee county, said Rev. O.A. Dukes, a graduate of Vanderbilt University at Nashville, is now filling the Methodist circuit of the lamented Buckingham, to the entire satisfaction of the community. The grange store is doing flourishing business. May 29, 1893 – Galveston News: The Giddings News reports that Christian Sylke […]

Chef’s Corner

Perfect Cornbread I hope you enjoy cornbread as much as I do. I have eaten so many different recipes of this soul-food, but I think this recipe is one of the best. 1 cup plain yellow cornmeal1 cup flour1 Tbsp baking powder1 tsp. Kosher salt¼ tsp. baking soda2 cups buttermilk2 large eggs½ cup butter Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk […]

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