Dawg talk leads to a little fire whistle history
Neighbor Grover sez money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
Speaking of dogs, or “dawgs” (the kind I prefer), grandson Augie, 5, in the midst of swimming lessons, announced to his mom Noelia (much to her chagrin) that he would like a puppy. Full Story
Kudos to organizers for Jubilee Days, Nature Fest weekends
Milam County residents had plenty of activities to choose from this weekend, with festivals on both sides of the river. Full Story
Sit back and enjoy ‘Mildred’s Musings’
In the next several weeks, I want
to share “Mildred’s Musings” with
everyone. Mildred Luckey Harris
Baker lived in the Pleasant Hill
community in the southwestern
area of Milam County. She was a
member of the countywide group
of people who wrote
Matchless Milam: History of Milam County. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
A full page ad in The Reporter
touted “Thorndale: The Magic City” and reported: “We’ve built 100 homes and eight brick buildings in the past few months, we have four cotton gins, electric lights and a waterworks.”
Former Milam County Judge, and Confederate officer, E. Y. Terral died at age 70. Full Story
Dad’s earthy messages never lacked value
Fatherhood. Men never seem as well-prepared for that mantle as women are for motherhood. The female side of parental responsibility appears to be so much more natural.
While the thrill of a child’s birth is monumental for any father, a dad can’t possibly achieve the personal or physical connection women achieve through childbirth. Full Story
Health care bill won’t bring needed changes
No one in their right mind would argue that changes in our form of health care needed some adjusting. It is true that no one in this country should go without access to adequate health care or the means to pay for it, period!
The question has always has been and remains how? Full Story
Art by Efren Ruiz, a third-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Do you have World Cup fever? Yeah!
“We lost because we didn’t win.”
— Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo
I could hardly make my way down the street due to the throngs of people parading, celebrating and dancing. Yes, everyone in Texas, it appears, has World Cup Fever!
Wuzzat? Huh? I smell coffee. It seems I have just woke up from a dream. Full Story
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