I have had several people call to say their Martins are back. They are chattering up a storm out there every day. I think mine are trying hard to run the sparrows out of the house. It is nice to see and hear that they are back. The Hummingbirds are also back. After putting the sugar water out, it only takes them a few hours to find it is there again. So get those feeders out and you will have hours of pleasure watching those little tiny birds flitter around.

The month of March is over, but I learned it is a very special month for one family in Walnut Springs. Monica and Tim Miller have a special bond with March. They met on a blind date in March 1982, then married in March 1984.

Two years later, their first child, a girl, was conceived in March 1986. Their second child, a boy, was due March 9 but decided to come a few days early, so March is definitely the monumental month for the Millers.

In March 2007 the Millers became one with our community, after moving here to the property where Timís relatives, the Jacksonís lived for many years. On March 16, Tim and Monica celebrated their 25th anniversary. He surprised her with 25 long stemmed red roses at her door. We all wish you both many more years to celebrate with March!

Gary Dozier turned a whopping 54 on March 21 and Wayne Heartsill turned 14 on March 23. Happy Birthday to you both and may you both have many more to come.

And now we have a new baby in Walnut. Casey Lee Jones was born March 19 at 3:40 p.m. at the Lake Granbury Medical Center. He weighed 6 lb. 8 oz. and was 17 1/2 inches long. The proud parents are Chalee and Paul Jones, baby Casey was welcomed home by his 6-year-old brother Carsen, 4-year-old sister Kaidence, and 1-year-old brother Camron. Along with this group he will also be spoiled rotten by the grandparents, Paula and Louis Jones of Walnut Springs and grandpa Terry Rogers who is also of Walnut Springs. Casey has lots of people to love and care for him. Congratulations to each of you.

Mary Heartsill called this week with news of a friendís father passing away. Some of you may know Jim and Dora Javens. They, along with daughters Jennifer and Melissa, lived in Cransfill Gap while Jim coached and taught at the school there during 1973 and 1974. His father, Jack Alfred Javens, of Kerrville passed away on March 23 at the age of 89. He and his wife Edith had been married for 70 years. Thatís quite an accomplishment in this day and time. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all his family and friends.

Well, like the farmer said as he fell from the wagon, ďI gotta hit the road.Ē Have a great week and call with your news at 254-797-8200 or e-mail rah991@valornet.com.