Getting new business requires commitment, positive face
With the recent city council dust-up about incentives for new business behind us, there are other towns whose actions we can take lessons from.
One is Victoria, a little over two hours south of Rockdale. Two weeks ago, that city, county, school district, college, and its economic development entity worked together and landed a 500-job manufacturing plant from Caterpillar Inc. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
At DFW, an ovation and cheers for our troops
Neighbor Grover sez he made
a fitness video of himself exercising
and named it “Pumping
An August vacation in Washington DC, Peg and I thought, would be a cool get-away from the Texas heat.
Wrong, sweaty pits. Full Story
Clarks: ‘Strong, silent men of the open spaces’
This is the first in a series of
the five Clark brothers and comes
references and article by Edward
A Clark published in
True West magazine in 1967.
The scene opens on a frosty Christmas Eve morning in December, 1895, at McCawley’s Saloon. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Sean Weatherspoon — No. 1 draft pick, No. 1 guy
High school football has been very good in Jasper, Texas, for years. The town has produced good teams and many quality players.
You just knew Sean Weatherspoon was quality the first time you watched him.
There was never any question about his athletic ability and if you spent a little time talking to Sean, you understood that he is a special young man. Full Story
Well, our veterinarian wasn’t drunk
I love my job but there are times when I really, really love my job.
One of those times was last month when I was happily strolling through the Aug. 25, 1910, Rockdale Reporter
preparing the 100 years ago section of an editorial page column. Full Story