What a gift
Donation of fire truck the latest beneficial act by caring company
There have been a lot of donation photos in The
over the years. Scarcely a week goes by without what’s affectionately known in the business as a “grip and grin” picture. Full Story
Forget the Big 12, try these conferences
It just so happened that when the Big 12 Crisis broke two weekends ago, I was in the one place where it was bigger news than in Central Texas.
That’s the headquarters of the Big 12 and, while Baylor was the college “on the bubble” in our part of the world, the KC area had four of those, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Missouri. Full Story
Art by Hayli Gregory, a junior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
White deserves serious look from voters
Okay, so gubernatorial candidate Bill White doesn’t look great in a Stetson. And, okay, he’s not the most exciting speaker you’ll ever hear.
But the former businessman, Houston mayor and deputy energy secretary deserves the most serious of looks by voters. I had a chance to meet and hear him last weekend in San Antonio and I liked what I heard. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Truck farming was booming in the Milano area. Eight trailer loads of tomatoes had been iced down and shipped, according to Gus Vogel of Rockdale Ice Factory, and another 24 trailers were expected to go out. Full Story
Barn swallows 1, column writer 0
Living in a river house — 11 feet off the ground on concrete and steel pier and beam — is occasionally adventuresome and, therefore, never dull. Full Story
Bill, Peg were well-behaved overnight guests
Neighbor Grover sez he doesn’t
worry about old age because it
doesn’t last all that long anyway.
He was nice and protective and she was in a family way.
Don’t know where they hailed from, but a jack and a jenny came wandering up Cady Road out in Linwood Acres one day last week and wound up spending the night. Full Story
Art by Reba Cowan, a third-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
‘We didn’t call it laundry back in the day’
This is the second in the series
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
Matchless Milam: History of Milam County. Full Story
Perry visits China, White campaigns
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on June 15 kicked off Salute to Texas Week at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, welcoming visitors to the Texas-themed U.S.A. National Pavilion. Full Story