It started raining in measurable amounts late yesterday afternoon and kept up a drizzle most of the night. There were a few good rainstorms coming through Central Texas. One of them came from the southwest near Llano and went through Cherokee and into the area of Bend, along the river. Within that small affected area there was almost 2 inches
If one of your new year's resolutions was to quit smoking, and that idea is stalled out now for want of the regular nicotine hit, here's another reason to quit.
It's costing you over a million bucks over your lifetime to suck on those things!
That, according to a study by Wallet Hub, a group that does number crunching on everyday life subjects. It's high time somebody put a pencil to this.
Here's what they came up with:
Assuming you're a pack a day smoker:
The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in Texas multiplied by the number of days in 51 years
There were good numbers at Lampasas Cattle Auction's weekly sale on Wednesday with 852 head thru the ring. That was much higher than last week's typical 456 head and last year's 434.
For the first time in a while we saw weaker prices at the sale. Feeder steers and heifers were $7-$18/cwt lower and slaughter cattle were steady to $4 lower.
300-400lb steers were $2.84-$3.42/lb, heifers $2.42-$3.02
400-500lb steers $2.57-$3.18 and heifers $2.28-$2.62