It’s permanent inside Rockdale city limits, no matter what
Probably no law gets so much coverage in Milam County as the periodic outdoor burn bans which are enacted, and lifted, by county commissioners as conditions dictate.
And probably no law is misunderstood more. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Why Johnny, 6-foot-6, stood so much taller
A fter Bill Alford died in late 2003, I wrote a column about how much he had done for the youth of Rockdale, being a ringleader among volunteers who literally built the Little League playing field complex off Copeland Street from scratch.
Last week we lost another citizen who did a lot for Rockdale’s youth—Johnny Sonntag. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
“If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything.” — Ruth Evelyn Thornton Webb Barger, circa 1950. W hen she said that to her eldest son, little did she know he was going to be a newspaper man much less a columnist. Full Story
Wish we could mail common sense in Tide boxes
I started out not to have a column this week. Very busy and the only thing that grabbed my attention, column-wise, was a tired old report that some stupid e-mail was circulating about anthrax being mailed in sample boxes of Tide detergent. Full Story
Where to find Facebook time? Get yourself a civil service job
While I normally jot down my “The 5ive” list at the end of my weekly space, for purposes that will become obvious, we will do things in reverse order this time around.
With that in mind, here are the five most ridiculous things I have found on my Facebook page:
1. “Just woke up, I think I’ll have Capt’n Crunch for breakfast.” Full Story