HAM BRANCH? YOU’RE KIDDING—No, it’s true. After a solid year of the worst one-year drought in Texas history, Rockdale’s “river” was almost out of its banks last week as the town recorded no less than six and half inches of rain. The U. S. Weather Service rain gauge at KRXT-FM recorded an even four inches on Christmas Eve alone and measurable totals on four of seven days, ending on Monday. The strong rainfall finish to 2011 was sorely needed. Last week’s rainfall was 65 percent of the total recorded January through September.