Optimists hope last year was ‘the bottom’ with recovery on the way
The Mayan Calendar notwithstanding, not many pundits are predicting the end of the world in the year we greeted Sunday morning, but it’s going to be an interesting one in the Rockdale area anyway.
Not surprisingly the area’s economy is the biggest question mark. Will the recovery from the body blow of Alcoa closing in 2008-09 begin this year? Full Story
And ‘Brisket’ will come after ‘Stickerburr’
I t’s another year and we observe the turning of 2011 into 2012 for a ver y good reason.
Because there’s nothing we can do about it.
In fact, we’ve come to accept the whole concept of the calendar as something we can’t do anything about. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
A Davilla man turned himself in to Sheriff Allen Hooks after a card game ended in gunfire and the death of another Davilla man. Full Story
Robinson Gang robs store, safe in Deanville
Editor’s note: This column continues the story of 19th Century outlaw William Robinson, alias Ben Wheeler. A fter the botched robbery in
Paige and the surprise gunfire in McDade, you would have thought William Robinson would have stayed under cover for a spell. Full Story
Menial labor jobs said to be ‘beneath’ some
“B oy, don’t ever let me catch you backing up to get a paycheck.” — spoken by L. Ray Webb to his son, Willis, circa 1947. Full Story
The ‘FBI’ isn’t offering you 15 million dollars
A n e- mail sent to Milam County, comes, supposedly, from Robert S. Mueller. The subject: Notification from the FBI is addressed to “Undisclosedrecipients.”
It begins “Attention Beneficiary” and explains why the FBI is sending the notice for releasing funds. Full Story