Elly May, a psychic and the Houston Press
This week a friend of mine sent me a photo of 79-yearold Donna Douglas, who was Elly May Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies” and asked if I remembered taking her photo when she came to Milano in the 1970s.
Which provoked two reactions: Full Story
What a difference the era makes as Alcoa lists new status
There once was a time when any changes in the status of potlines at Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations would have been greeted as “make or break” news in the Rockdale area, especially when the word “permanent” was involved. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
All Rockdale schools were closed and churches suspended services indefinitely. Parties and any other gatherings were discouraged by City Health Officer J. W. Reaves as a meningitis epidemic swept through Texas. Full Story
Lee County sheriff finally brings gang to justice
Editor’s note: This column continues a series on the 19th Century William Robinson Gang. T he Robinson Ga ng had traveled around several counties, which could have complicated the arrest process.
The victims did not depend on their respective counties. Storekeepers appealed to Lee County Sheriff James Brown for help. Full Story
An Aggie making ‘dumb statement’? Aw, c’mon
Recently a Texas A&M athletic department official was “disciplined” for derogatory remarks he posted about the school’s president on a popular Aggie website. And, he absent-mindedly used an online handle that he’d used before, thus he was nailed. Full Story
100 years ago: Goodbye Titantic, hello Life Savers and Oreos
Neighbor Grover sez that world peace is that moment when everyone just stands around—reloading. H ere we are firmly implanted into a new year, so its time to take our annual journey through a favorite reference book, Chronicles of America, to see what was happening a short century ago, in 1912. Full Story
Art by Conner Schilling, a fourth-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
E-mail links can be ‘quicksand’ to victims
I magine falling into quicksand. You get deeper and deeper in trouble until you go under.
This illustrates what we face when responding to e-mails with links given for our convenience. Full Story
County finances head into ‘challenging’ 2012
A s I have been reporting, departments that make up the county general fund have been striving all year to control spending, and now that 2011 is behind us, I am ready to report the final end-of-year performance to you.
We came in $993,000 (9.4%) under the budget of $10.6 million, outstanding. Full Story