The world’s s(c)illiest war lasted 335 years
If you’re wondering what was the longest war which ever raged— if that’s the right word and it isn’t—on this planet, I’ve found it. Or rather, blundered onto it.
The war between The Netherlands and the Scilly— appropriately pronounced “silly”—Isles lasted 335 years. Full Story
Art by Cora Cruz
Art by Cora Cruz, a Rockdale High School freshman. Full Story
Approach to playing golf was all wrong: disaster!
INK IN THE BLOOD
Once upon a time, as most fairy tales begin, I thought that since I was a pretty fair athlete in high school, I should be able to be a pretty fair golfer. Duh.
These old retired guys who play golf regularly are usually labeled with something called a “handicap.” Full Story
Lowdown on the slowdown: uptick possible
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Neighbor Grover sez retirement is when your savings empties and your medicine cabinet fills up. I don’t have one of those
401K gizmos because small newspapers don’t have enough bottom line to offer ‘em. However, if small newspapers did have such things they’d be called 201Ks, or maybe just 10Ks. Full Story
Art by Presley McQuinn
Art by Presley McQuinn, a Rockdale Elementary School kindergartner. Full Story
Watch out for pickpockets, purse snatchers
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Pickpocketing/purse theft is being reported in North Texas. In two cases women grabbed a purse and ran.
The first took a purse from a nail and the second grabbed the spoils and quickly disappeared. Full Story
County government downsizing will continue
As you know if you’ve paid any attention at all to what I’ve been reporting to you this past year, we’ve worked hard at trying to generate revenue and control costs here in Milam County.
Understanding that I’m speaking on behalf of county government here, not for schools and municipalities which are also taxing entities in the county. Full Story
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