‘Bizarre’ is the only word for some crimes
You wonder what the police thought last week in Springfield, Missouri, when 47- year-old Suzanne Basham called with a complaint.
Did they tell her to call the Better Business Bureau, the attorney general’s fraud division, the scam hot line?
Basham was mad. She told police that she paid $ 40, in good faith, for crack cocaine at a Springfield residence. Full Story
New Chamber chair’s message is one that should ring true
The incoming chairperson’s speech at Thursday’s annual meeting of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce was unlike any that have preceded it.
Becky Booker Marek, who succeeded Cindy Jerman at the meeting, asked all the Chamber members to stand up, stretch out their arms and touch the person next to them. Full Story
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Rockdale recorded its first two cases of hepatitis as an epidemic swept through Texas. A pit boss at the Wallis Coal Mine and a three-year-old girl were both recovering after receiving treatment. Full Story
Fugitive Robinson leaves Texas, never to return
This column continues the story of the 19th Century William Robinson Gang. J ames Sk ipwor th and Ed
Boyles were both tried and sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary for their part in the Deanville store robbery. Full Story
Are we two-faced with our elected officials?
When a group of folks are sitting around visiting and the subject turns to politics, you can bet there will be some unkind if not downright harsh words for elected officials — “politicians.” Often the word is said as if the speaker were spitting out a vile tasting food. Full Story