I'll keep this short.

For those who don't know me, I've covered county government for the Waco Tribune-Herald since June 2014. I'm also often seen at city council meetings in Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Bellmead, Robinson and a few other surrounding McLennan County cities.

You can see a feed of my stories here. Some of you may even follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

But this blog will be something new. So whether you've followed my posts before or you're just getting on board, enjoy watching this millennial figure out blogging.

This is not another location for opinions to flood the masses, but for those news junkies interested in more about what's happening with local government.

Welcome to The Appendix.

Cassie L. Smith has covered county government for the Tribune-Herald since June 2014. She previously worked as a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise and The Eagle in Bryan-College Station. Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.