Veterans Day had its start in a small town from the heartland
Care to guess in what city the movement which led to Veterans Day being celebrated had its origins? Washington, D. C.? New York City? Boston?
No and you’d probably guess a while unless you already knew the answer. It’s Emporia, Kansas. Full Story
A tale of three cities, five & dime to ‘discount’
I t’s probably just getting older— I had a birthday during the past week—but I started thinking about how things have changed during my 19 years.
Oh wait, I was looking at that upside dow n... dur ing my 61 years.
It was just a phrase, one that I recognized but had to explain to the disgustingly younger people I come in contact with every day. Full Story
Art by Miranda Martinez, fourth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate. Full Story
Native Americans ‘rediscovered’ in North Milam walk
J. B. White, editor of a Cameron Newspaper in the late 1920’s, delivered a speech to the Central Texas Archeological Society that was published in December, 1937.
White was a Milam resident with a yearn to know more about its history. J. B. White site is a popular internet site on “Texas Beyond History”. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
A scam artist, working the Rockdale business community, left town after bilking at least a dozen businesses out of cash in a fake advertising scheme. Full Story
Bird’s eye view of political campaign management
I n 1976, Montgomery County was fast becoming a suburban market for rapidly-urbanizing Houston. Growth was overwhelming.
Like most people, I’d never given much thought to whether political campaigns in suburban markets are professionally managed. Full Story
‘Saint: a dead sinner, revised and edited’
Neighbor Grover sez a dish of ham and eggs represents a day’s work for a chicken and a lifetime commitment for a pig. W hen a week rolls around and no column idea surfaces, I turn to my Joe Hedrick file. Full Story
Art by Karli Marburger, a second-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Here are steps to deal with identity theft
This year’s Milam Country Triad annual meeting’s program focused on identity theft. If you have been victimized, then you realize just how serious and expensive it is to regain your good name.
There are sleepless nights, legal fees, the hours of mental pain and suffering. Full Story
Ethics, morals and integrity equal trust
Margia and I recently attended the 4-H Gold Star Banquet at Baylor University with Cheryl Walker and the proud parents of the three young people from Milam County that were recipients of the highest award presented by the Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service.
Purpose of the gold star award is to recognize outstand ing achievement, leadership, and contribution to the county 4-H program. Full Story