SPOILIN' THE BROTH
Basic differences between purse, suitcase
Neighbor Grover sez the greatest thing about the future is it always starts tomorrow. Retired Rockdale ISD school teacher/admnistrator Geri Burnett sent along the following. It augments a similar list I printed some time back. She suggests this be shared with all men and with women who have a sense of humor. Full Story
Milam presidio was planned by Spanish
This is the 11th in a series on Milam County's 18th-Century Spanish missions. The results of Surveyor Musquiz' sur vey said it was decided to proceed with plans for the presidio, and Captain Felipe Rabago y Teran was appointed commander of the new presidio. Full Story
10-20-40 YEARS AGO
TEN YEARS AGO.... May, 1999, was one of the coolest, wettest Mays on record in Rockdale with the mercury not climbing above 90 on 22 of the 31 days and 7.5 inches of rain. May, 1998, had been one of the hottest on record. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
SHL Speaker to address Thursday meeting
History is being made in the Milano Senior Citizens Center at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 4. To my knowledge Milam County has never had the Texas Silver Haired Speaker-of-the-House bring a program before Walter Graham will speak on the "Purpose and History" of the Texas Silver Haired Legislature. Full Story
In the beginning, we were thinner
Only newspaper and font nerds might have noticed our new logo and page headers. Those who view our web site will soon notice some changes in it, too. We were due some freshening up and I really like the new logo and it's "traditional, yet more modern. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Summertime used to mean a 'dirt-bead necklace'
Do you know what a dirt bead necklace is? Chances are if you do, you grew up several decades ago and spent a lot of time outdoors. Summer boredom wasn't a problem. Most children in the 1940s- 1950s didn't spend much time indoors during summer recess. For that matter, most kids were outside after school hours during the school year. Full Story