Being funny sometimes serious business
A lady came up to me in a public building the other day and said “are you Mike Brown who writes for The Reporter?”
I acknowledged that I was.
She had the most serious, solemn look on her face. “Well, I have something to say about your columns,” she said. Full Story
Art by Javante Gates, a sophomore at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Vision, dedication, volunteers have made effort successful
The 36th annual Rockdale Fair unreels this weekend at Fair Park. It’s become an entrenched part of Rockdale life and it’s got a history all its own. Full Story
El Camino Real research dates to 1967
The economical woes impacting our area of Texas have brought many people to their knees. Times are tough.
The Rockdale Reporter’s column “Looking Back 10-20-40- 100 Years Ago” is a dated timeline of history as it occurred in this small rural town. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Rockdale Mayor H. C. Meyer inspected the city’s new sewer system and pronounced it “working perfectly.”
J. S. Parks was elected president of the new Milam County Truck Growers Association.
Jack Kyle of Forest Grove sustained a severely cut arm when it was caught in saws at a cotton gin. Full Story
Are all small town radio guys, er, uh, eccentric?
I n 51 years in the community newspaper business, more than a few characters cropped up. A newspaper reporter covering public events is thrown with all kinds of folks.
Not only are there people who are part of the news, there are usually other news media on the story. In small towns, that normally is limited to the community newspaper and the local radio station. Full Story
Art by David Ybarra, a fifth- grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Dot Com was a savvy gal; you can Google it
Neighbor Grover sez when he was young he almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left him before they met. A lways wondered how all this high-tech stuff originated?
Reporter reader Mary Jane Boyd of our town sends along the real scoop. It all started way before we thought.
Read on: Full Story
TRIAD column foils grandparent scam
A fraud alert includes a story of a couple that lost $700,000.00 by a “financial planner” named Sidney Hanson.
Hanson owned Queen Shoals, LLC. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says LLC that company is no longer in business. Full Story
Museum in new ‘home’ at former pharmacy
The newest addition to the Milam County Museum officially opened its doors this past weekend in what was the Dusek Pharmacy building, 112 West First in downtown Cameron.
The move from the old Penny’s building on Main Street which was initiated late last year is now complete. Full Story