Go home when you’re ordered in German
One of the joys of working on the editorial page each week comes when I write the 10-20-40-100 column you can see at lower left.
I’ve been doing a “ looking back” column now for 37 years. When I started in 1974 every single item was new to me even though, of course, it covered only 10, 20 and 40 years. Full Story
Ben Milam has statues in Cameron, San Antonio
During a planning session in 1935, the Texas Board of Historians selected historical figures to be the subjects of statues and locations for the statues.
Board members were Louis Wiltz Kemp, J. Frank Dobie and Paul Folk. Public hearings were held in Austin for proposals from cities or counties interested in a statue. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
We should write headlines, not be in headlines
Something is wrong when the media IS the headline rather than WRITING the headline.
That has been the case recently when the Rupert Murdoch-owned British newspaper News of the World, in London, made the headlines then was summarily closed by the Australian media mogul. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Charge for dumpster surprises UM Army here
Neighbor Grover sez never kick a cow chip on a hot day. U
M Army has come and gone again and did a lot of good deeds for some people who needed help. (See Lifestyle page feature, 1B.)
Different groups and organizations provided evening meals for the youngsters and their adult leaders during their week-long stay. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
‘Feng Shui’ July wasn’t lucky or special
July was, according to an email, “money bags month.” It explained the ancient Chinese custom of Feng Shui and said July 2011 had five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays, a phenomena that happens “once every 823 years.” Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Crying in BMW beats a bicycle every old time
Five Rules of Life 1. Money can’t buy happiness, but it’s more comfortable to cry in a BMW than on a bicycle.
2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the fool’s name
3. Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again.
4. When in doubt, keep shooting until the magazine is empty. Full Story