Local law enforcement doing their best in never-ending effort
Law enforcement agencies in Milam County continue their unceasing efforts in fighting a battle that sometimes must seem frustrating to all involved.
Over the past couple of weeks about two dozen persons have been arrested on drug charges, following an eightmonth large-scale drug sting investigation which involved a lot of work by Deputy Sheriff Mike Clore. Full Story
We need ‘Be Nice to Fast Food Folks’ month
I t’s too bad this is November instead of August. I’d like to propose a special month and November is pretty much already filled up with special stuff.
I think we need a Be Nice to Fast Food Folks Month after hearing about some of the stuff the, mostly young, employees of fast food restaurants have been putting up with lately. Full Story
Art by Max Hornung, a fifth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
A Michigan man died in the restaurant of the Wolf Hotel, “collapsing just as a bowl of soup was set before him.” An inquest had been ordered.
Clayton Banzhaf and George Doss Sr. of Rockdale showed first places in corn divisions of the Dallas Fair. Full Story
Back in the day, kerosene was a cure-all
Going back to the 1940’s in Milam County, when things were simple, Jeanne Diver Goff remembers her visits with her grandparents on a farm here.
That reminded me of a similar visit I had at the same age and time.
At about nine years old, Jeanne remembers being with the Divers, who lived on a little farm in the Sipe Springs area. Full Story
Dads getting blame/credit for children’s eating habits
“P ass the Twinkies there, sweet thang.”
“ L et me show you how to hide stuff for a midnight snack...”
“No reason to ever go hungry...” Full Story
A favorite photo, taken 35 years ago
Neighbor Grover sez he wonders how people know when they run out of invisible ink. F unny, I don’t feel old. But there are more and more occasions when I realize that I am old. Full Story
Art by Lexi Lankford, a second-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Unsolicited health, medicine plans can be scams
Getting old is not for sissies. You need to be tough to get through all the aches and pains Ole Father Time brings.
A salesman calls and offers you a drug plan that will save you money. You can enroll immediately and the cost is close to a dollar a day.
The annual rate is $365. per year, or $389.00 in some cases. Prescription drugs are $ 5 to $10. Full Story
Water district board, manager doing good job
The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) includes Milam and Burleson counties. Its 10-member board, five from each county, is appointed by the commissioners courts.
I have tried to attend as many of the monthly meetings of the board as possible and become familiar with the groundwater issues of our area and of the state. Full Story