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Brookshire Grocery Co. Gives 17,500 Employee-Partners $3.6 Million in Christmas Gift Checks

Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) announced that the company is giving all employee- partners, with at least one year of uninterrupted service, the equivalent of one-half week’s pay. Those with less than one year of service will receive prorated amounts. This totals a $3.6 million dollar investment in employee-partners in the form of special checks for Christmas.

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Do not go to see this movie if you want to think Elvis Presley was wonderful and perfect! Do not go if you are expecting to see a movie mostly about Elvis’s wife, Priscilla! Do not go if you are expecting to see what happened to Priscilla “after” being married to Elvis!

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Leaves can do double duty as mulch to protect plants and in compost piles to prepare for the cold. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

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You can enjoy oranges from trees before they turn completely orange. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

Time to Create a Cold Protection Plan for your Garden

As the temperatures begin to head downward, Texas gardeners need to start planning and preparing their gardens for seasonal changes.

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Tasty Tidbits about Eggnog

Eggnog is a rich and delicious beverage that has become synonymous with the most festive time of year. This milk- and egg-based concoction is tasty on its own, or it can be dressed up with other flavors and spiked with a favorite spirit when celebrating the holiday season with other adult partygoers.

Mom’s Million Dollar Christmas Fudge

My mom was a great cook. Growing up during the Great Depression and learning from her mother, my Gramma Nano, Mom honed her skills in the kitchen feeding her family for many years. Give her an onion and a few basic ingredients and you could eat well. She was known for her banana pudding, a staple at every 4-H potluck when I was a kid. Her Depression Era tomato soup was also a favorite and hit the spot on cold rainy days. Mom’s turkey dinners at Thanksgiving were legendary. I have never tasted cornbread dressing that could compare to Mom’s. Not only would she stuff the bird, usually the biggest one she could find at our local Safeway, but she would make additional pans of dressing, so we had plenty to go with our turkey sandwiches after the holiday. But nothing compared to her to her amazing Christmas fudge. I am convinced that Mom made the best tasting fudge ever consumed on planet Earth.

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The Road Goes On

Driving on a highway, you might notice the twisted wires that the highway department uses to create a safety barrier. The placement of the barriers is determined by a number of factors–angle of roadside, approaching curvature of the roadway, number of accidents per direction– which all have been carefully studied. In other words, the relationship of driver to road conditions determines placement of the barrier cable. Another interesting fact is that while the cables are strong and flexible (much like a teacher), the steel supports are meant to break and give way to protect the driver in case they accidentally veer off the road into them.


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