‘HDP’ syndrome keeps traveler from goal
Somewhere in one of my desk drawers, or behind a book on a shelf at home, or lost down my black hole of a bedroom closet is a road map of Texas.
It’s just one of those nice, big fold- up maps that the Texas Department of Transportation gives out, except this one has yellow highlighter on it.
A lot of yellow highlighter. Full Story
Sad but good
Sighs of relief in local area after Luminant decision on closings
Luminant’s decision last week to close two mines and two power plants units, throwing an estimated 500 persons out of work, was one of those conflicting news stories that tug on different emotions.
Obviously, 500 people losing their jobs is not anything to celebrate. Full Story
Art by Alyson Foraker, a sixth-grader at Rockdale Junior High School. Full Story
San Andres-Lebanon cemetery in county’s early history
Nestled among overgrown trees and weeds and across County Road 432 from the site of Mission Candelaria is the cemetery of San Andres and Lebanon community. The town of San Andres was laid off in the 1850’s between the San Gabriel River and Brushy Creek. Full Story
Of ‘amateur’ college athletes and other tall tales
INK IN THE BLOOD
Every so often the media carries a story concerning “amateurism” in college athletics. Usually, it’s someone pointing a finger at an institution implying recruiting infractions. Full Story
Art by Isaias Balderas, a fourth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Prison exec helped Cactus with knife and fork
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Neighbor Grover sez he read where protons have mass, and he didn’t even know they were Catholic. I didn’t write the column. Jack
Kyle of Huntsville wrote it for me, in a note commenting on my recent column about the late and great humorist Cactus Pryor and his two “masquerade” appearances in Rockdale. Full Story
Belton PD investigating local ‘grandparent scam’
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
The human brain is a marvelous organ, complex and powerful. Years ago the belief was that we use only 10 percent of the brain’s potential. The brain is made up of 10 billion neurons and 120 billion glial cells and the brain’s average weight is about 3 pounds (male) and 2.71 pounds (female). Wonder who counted those brain parts? Full Story