Could the annoying phone guy be ‘people’ too?
I have my share of faults—if you doubt this I can certainly put you in touch with someone who will set you straight—but I believe one of my virtues is that I’m open to random things affecting me in surprising ways.
Very surprising ways.
Someone sent me an audio recording during the past week. It was entitled “the greatest prank call ever.” Full Story
1888 hotel fire was worst in Rockdale history
The City of Rockdale organized and became a thriving town along the International & Great Northern Railroad in the late 1870’s.
Two hotels provided travelers with lodging in this newly organized town following the rail line as it built west across Texas, the Wolf Hotel to the east side of Main Street and Mundine Hotel on Main just north of the I&GN Depot. Full Story
Back (and a fine one) to 1956 Refrigerator Bowl
I n the mid-1950s, there wasn’t the proliferation of college football “bowl” games that we have today. You could probably count the ones for small colleges on one hand and maybe have a digit or two left over.
Recently, in a column I mentioned then-Sam Houston State Teachers College (SHSTC) (9-0) playing in the Refrigerator Bowl in Evansville, Ind. Full Story
Quietly we go like sheep to slaughter
Neighbor Grover sez he was once engaged to a girl with a broken leg but she broke it off. W alter Michalke of Austin, formerly of Rockdale, sends this gem: Full Story
Con artists have to do their homework, too
Con artists are not lazy, stupid, poeple with negative personalities. In fact, these criminals may work harder and earn less traveling the illegal journey through life, than they would with a regular paying job.
A personality profile determines a persons strengths and weaknesses. A list of needs would be helpful and so would information regarding the potential victim’s fears. Full Story
Some records more public than others
A recent incident where our procedure for access to public records was questioned made me aware of the need to at least attempt to give you an overview of how this process works. Full Story
Think you know Rockdale? Take this quiz
How much do you know about the Rockdale city government? Take the following quiz to see. All answers can be found either on the City’s website www.rockdalecityhall.com or at the bottom of this column.
1. What is the regular meeting date each month for the city council meeting?
2. How long is the runway at the airport? Full Story