SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Parade marshal incredible source for local history
Neighbor Grover sez he can’t
figure out why the third hand
on the watch is called the second
That lovely redhead at the right (far right, I’m absolutely lovely but not redheaded) w ill be your parade marshal Saturday at Rockdale’s annual Christmas parade. Full Story
Lelia Batte wrote definitive history of Milam County
This is the latest in a series on
Milam County women.
Women in Milam County have come from many walks of life, but they all had common attributes, leadership and passion.
Lelia McAnally was born Dec. 8, 1887, in Cameron, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McAnally. Her father, Oscar, was the editor of the Cameron Herald
. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
‘Red Rover, Red Rover let Charlene come over’
What sort of games do young people—from ages 10-22—play these days? Besides ones that involve a computer or a hand-held wireless device.
They would probably get a big laugh from the games their grandparents played, particularly at social events.
In the 1940s, social events usually meant something outdoors called “yard parties.” Full Story
‘Sandow the Strong Man’ left us his name
A couple of weeks ago Velocita CEO Doug Hutchison out lined his v ision for a “Community at Sandow” on the site of Rockdale Operations before a large crowd of Rockdale Rotarians and other community leaders.
And he took it for granted that most of us knew who Sandow was. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Milam residents 2, Scammers 0 during week
Con artists are working hard in Milam County but with little success. The latest scam feature is having the winnings delivered to your home.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) points out the bold behavior of these crooks for using names of government agencies and legitimate telephone numbers. Full Story
Let’s define economic development
E conomic development is a phrase that is tossed around in the media and by politicians on a regular basis. They always make it sound like a great deal for the local area. It supposedly brings jobs and money and increased tax base to the area where it occurs.
No real argument there, it does bring money to the local economy, but what else does economic development bring to an area? Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
You dreaming of Thanksgiving leftovers?
We didn’t have that many leftovers at our house (we’re big eaters) so we didn’t have this experience, but maybe you did:
‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving, But I just couldn’t sleep,
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned—the dark meat and white, Full Story
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
Caregivers need some support too
Caregivers are special people to care for love ones, but it is not an easy task. Many caregivers become overwhelmed and stressed to their limit. The Caregivers Support Group can offer help by providing educational programs and a sounding board for caregivers. Full Story