A big deal
Declaration is the final word, not the first one, said ‘Silent Cal’
Happy Fourth of July and here’s a question to mull during that picnic Sunday. Why was there a Declaration of Independence at all?
It wasn’t a legal document. The legal separation between great Britain and the colonies had already occurred when the delegates in 1776 voted affirmatively July 2 on Richard Henry Lee’s motion that the colonies were free. Full Story
Word travels fast in a small town
Neighb or G rov trouble with bucket seats is not
everybody has the same size
Barbara Jones Manbeck of Carrollton, 1962 RHS graduate, sends some observations about growing up in a small town that ring a bell with those of us who did.
And she adds some personal recollections at the end. Enjoy: Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Constable J. A. Alford offered a $5 reward, saying “the time has come when watermelon and peach stealing is no longer a joke!”
“The World Is Running Out of Coal,” was the headline of a scholarly article by Dr. George Fredrich Wright. Full Story
‘I can still hitch up a team, if I have to’
This is the third 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
‘...Office of President doesn’t belong to me’
Time takes care of many things. Sometimes it’s even kind.
It has placed Harry S Truman on the list of exceptional presidents in U.S. history.
Like many who held that office, he was reviled during his tenure and for some period after leaving office. Full Story
Art by Hannah Lehmkuhl, kindergartner at Rockdale Elementary. Full Story
The lowdown on playing with bass legend
Have you ever been part of a mismatch? In basketball, did you ever have to guard someone who could jump through the roof? Ever been a defensive back trying to guard an all-state wide receiver?
I had an experience like that, only it was a musical one.
I spent four days last week at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia at a music camp for bass players. Full Story