Ogden, the state’s ‘budget brain,’ has served Texas diligently
We have long appreciated State Senator Steve Ogden’s candor. He has not only been one of the most influential leaders in the legislature for 20 years, he has been its “budget brain.”
Sen. Ogden, 61, announced last week that this term, which ends Jan. 1, 2013, will be his last. Full Story
Expo held; Fair ahead: Like the logo says.....
Neighbor Grover sez he’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. “G reat event s happen here.”
That’s a slogan on the City of Rockdale’s official logo (at right) as adopted by the city council some time back. Full Story
Art by Joshua Springer, a sixth-grader at Rockdale Junior High School. Full Story
Milam sent soldiers to fight in Civil War
I f you attended the event at Apache Pass Friday or Saturday, and saw the Civil War reenactment, you witnessed volunteers reenacting history that happened during the 1860s.
This was appropriate to the area, since Milam County’s Company D San Andres Light Horse Company 4th Calvary was organized at San Andres, Sept. 9, 1861. Full Story
A. Pat made sure we knew about Slippery Rock
INK IN THE BLOOD
We’re all sad when someone we know dies but if they’re like A. Pat Daniels, we quickly move to the entertaining episodes of their lives that regularly provided light moments for all who knew them.
A. Pat, a retired newspaperman, public relations practitioner and author, helped everyone he knew puncture the balloons of those who took themselves much too seriously. Full Story
Art by Hannah Reynosa, a fourth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
‘Red light’ identity theft scam started in Texas
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Years ago the threat of an IRS audit haunted people night and day, but the times have changed, and the most dreaded is to hear that your identity has been stolen.
This is my view from talking to victims of identity theft. Your life is taken over by the urgency to reclaim your uniqueness. Full Story
Milam’s veteran services helps soldiers, families
I am told that Milam County has some 2,665 of our citizens that have served in our country’s military. The rest of us are beholden to you veterans in so many ways and want to do what we can to continue to fulfill our responsibilities to you for the sacrifices that you made on our behalf. Full Story