Dear Heloise: I read your column daily in the Houston Chronicle. A woman wrote of all the uses for a potato masher. I do similar things with my U-shaped wire pastry blender, which I inherited from my parents. It is a wall hanging decoration in my kitchen, with its Bakelite handle. But I take it down and use it to mash guacamole, stir ingredients into meatloaf, etc. It is a vintage treasure that is also a useful kitchen tool. I don’t often make pastry or pie crust, but it sometimes is used for its intended purpose. It brings back great family memories. -- Rusti Stover, Houston
Mexia City Council met Tuesday, June 21, to review three swimming pool concepts, receive an update on estimated total project costs and discuss a possible Texas Parks and Wildlife grant and the Phillips Charitable Trust fund grant to construct a new municipal pool.
Mexia City Manager Eric Garretty, right, presents a letter of gratitude to Mexia Rotary President Nathan Gonzalez at the club’s June 23 meeting, thanking the club for its $10,000 donation to the park to help with the cost of a bridge at the new location across Tyler Street. Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
Those who try to scam people out of their money come up with multiple ways to do so, especially using the Internet. Local computer expert James McKeand took a few minutes recently to speak to the Mexia Lions Club about some common scams he has encountered through his Mexia-based business, McKeand Consulting.
Through Saturday, June 25