June 17, 2015 - On Friday, June 12, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 483 by State Representative Capriglione (R-Southlake) and Senator Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) to establish a state gold bullion depository. The new depository will be constructed at no cost to the taxpayers and administered by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
The Annual Juneteenth Festival had a new focus this year. The festival focused on music and included events from the Youth Summit at the City Convention Hall on Friday to the parade and all day event at Hovas Park. The splash park was open and the basketball court was hot. Vendors sold food, treats and souvenirs, while Team Tayden sold t-shirts to raise money for a Disney World trip for Tayden Iberra, a little girl who has cancer.
The Waller County 4H Horse Club would like to announce the awarding of a $3000 scholarship to Eli McFarlane. Eli received this scholarship to assist her at The University of St. Thomas where she will study Environmental Science.
By Susan Hopkins
The West I-10 Chamber announced the recipient of the Spirit Award at the annual Royal ISD end of year luncheon. The Royal ECC recipient is Karen Hillhouse Divin. Karen has taught kindergarten for Royal ECC for the past four years and was chosen by her colleagues.
In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.
Protein packs a punch in more ways than one. It’s where consumers are seeing an increase in second quarter grocery prices, according to the latest Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Grocery Price Watch survey. The total cost of the 16-item grocery bill rose about 2 percent to $47.63, up from $46.66 last quarter.