Aggies, Baptists and the worst ‘joke’ ever
I just couldn’t believe it when I found out the institution holding up Texas A&M’s departing the Big 12 for the Southeast Conference was Baylor.
Come on. If there’s anyone who ought to understand splitting off, and going somewhere else, it’s Baptists! Full Story
Art by Jaden Wenger, a sixth-grader at Rockdale Junior High School. Full Story
Health care poised to become major player in local economy
The news that Richards Memorial Hospital appears to again(!) have survived critical financial woes which threatened it with closing, is good news for Rockdale on so many levels. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Although a public gathering to discuss the grim financial situation of the Rockdale Fair was not well attended, “enough was seen to determine the Fair would be perpetuated.” Full Story
Texans don’t predict the weather, we deal with it
Native Americans who lived in this area of Texas in the 1700’s depended on creeks, streams and Rivers for their water sources.
The San Gabriel River supplied those early inhabitants with water until it dried up. Full Story
Sharp good choice for Aggie chancellor…or any task
INK IN THE BLOOD
There’s a lot to like about John Sharp, the new chancellor for the Texas A& M University System.
I liked him instantly in 1982 when I met him in Caldwell County as he campaigned to be the state senator for that district. I’d just become the editor-publisher of The Lockhart Post-Register, the county seat newspaper. Full Story
Oil patch jump started around-the-world career
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Neighbor Grover sez he once had amnesia, or maybe it was twice. G reat to hear from an old friend the other day, one
Jack Dymke who, since graduating Dear Ole’ Rock-a-dale High in 1953, went around the world a bunch of times selling oilfield equipment with Stanco Brake Lining Company of Houston. Full Story
Art by Zanae McBride, a second-grader at Rockdale Elementary. Full Story
Hearings questions, answers
A number of questions were asked at public budget herings including “are there any plans to economize the phone system?” and “can we do things to economize on the use of electricity?”
Beginning in 2012, I have placed utilities and the phone line items together in a single departmental budget. Full Story
Just pay 100 percent up front and get scammed
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Nelson Kofi is a con artist, supposedly fron Ghana, sending emails to Milam County.
His new endeavor, the Rural Development Project (RDP) provides a list of 23 products. You are led to believe that this business opportunity is a once in a life time chance to make money. Full Story