Yu’s on first, Watt’s on second won’t happen
Texas Rangers, you have broken my heart. By signing Japanese pitching phenomenon Yu Darvish last week you have ruined a dream of mine.
I did not want Darvish to go to the American League. He had to be in the National League for this to work, more specifically on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Two years ago, the D-Backs signed Trey Watt, a pitcher from Pacific Lutheran College. Full Story
Congressman, veteran has special take on Marine video
I t’s not difficult to find a member of Congress who will give his or her opinion on something. After all, most of them are attorneys who make their livelihood doing exactly that.
Not all, though. One congressman certainly brings a different perspective to the controversy which arose last week when a You Tube video showed some Marines apparently urinating on Taliban corpses. Full Story
Art by Malcolm Espitia, a junior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
New fame, new life, new name, new wife
This column continues a series on the 19th Century William Robinson Gang. D uring the fall and winter of
1880 efforts were made to try to find Robinson with some of the stolen bond money.
Rockdale Bank President J. S. Perry, one of the bondsmen, offered a $500 reward. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Tragedy in Tanglewood as three- year- old My r tle Platt died of burns sustained when her clothing caught fire as she approached a burning log.
Rockdale schools re-opened after a 9-day unplanned vacation during a hepatitis scare. Sulfur was burned in all school buildings as a disinfectant. Full Story
Talk of ‘horse meat’ in markets gets attention
WRecently, there was a news story that probably ticked off horse lovers everywhere. There is apparently an upswing in horse meat availability in grocery stores and meat markets.
To my knowledge, I’ve never eaten horse meat nor would my parents have approved of it. However, one of my brothers would’ve gladly sacrificed “Pony” to the slaughter house. Full Story
Charles Starr, whose letter to the editor last week noted that a chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association is coming to Rockdale, is not president of Bad to the Bone Riders.
Also, Starr has informed The Reporter that Bad to the Bone R iders are not a motorcycle club. Full Story