Burger flip puts food chain in a pickle
I t’s a continuing source of amazement, and amusement, to me how corporate America believes its market—us—thinks.
Latest case in point, the fastfood hamburger chain, Wendy’s.
It’s been around for 42 years and originally rocketed into the first tier of national chains with a couple of brilliant marketing campaigns. Full Story
It’s the cost
New garbage pickup schedule represents lowest price for bills
The two questions this newspaper has been asked the most after the city council’s long process of choosing a garbage collection service for Rockdale have been these:
• Why is the city switching from twice a week to once a week collection?
• Why isn’t at-the-curb recycling going to be included? Full Story
Art by Malcolm Espitia, a junior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Bushdale resident fought for North in Civil War
First the land, then came the people. Native Americans once inhabited this area, followed by explorers and missionaries. Later, immigrants found their way to Milam County that we know today. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Postmaster Ben L oewenstein said Sept. 30, 1911, was the busiest day in the history of the Rockdale Post Office. Loewenstein said the facility had become overcrowded and was hoping to move to a larger building. Full Story
There is honor in this work of newspaper journalism
INK IN THE BLOOD
I n six decades of writing for newspapers, this journalist has done some fairly significant stories that warrant large headlines across the top of the paper’s front page. I have also penned stories that seemed small and insignificant but that most likely directly affected as many people as one of those major stories with a two-inch-high headline. Full Story
Here’s a Rockdale tie to Gov. Perry’s coyote caper
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Neighbor Grover sez 87.2 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot. R ockdale native Dr. Greg
Biehle, DVM, who owns and operates Brykerwood Veterinary Clinic in Austin, was recently featured on a KXAN-TV news segment about his friendship with Governor Rick Perry, a fellow Aggie and presidential candidate. Full Story
Art by Tyler Caldwell, a fifth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Facebook ‘friends’ not immune from scams
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Facebook is a powerful social utility that connects family and friends. Some surf its sites religiously every day others only occasionally, but most people are registered and participate in the social activity.
It is fun, entertaining, informative and an excel- lent way to keep in touch. Full Story
‘Harsh’ analysis report from financial firm
Now that budget planning for 2012 has been completed, at least for now, some of you have jokingly asked, “Now what are you going to do with all of this spare time on your hands?”
Well, what I’ve learned in these first few months in office is that trying to stay ahead of the next storm wave in this job is no joking matter. Full Story