The day I got kicked out for playing noisy chess
Forty years ago this week the Rockdale School Board did something remarkable.
It accepted the resignations/ retirements of four teachers.
What’s remarkable about that, don’t school boards deal with those routine personnel matters every month?
Not like this. Here are the four teachers and their lengths of service, most of it in Rockdale: Full Story
‘Detective story’ traces name for Little River ferry
Diaries from the 1500’s trace streams, creeks, and rivers through Milam County. Some of these bodies of water were named from people who settled in these areas.
As early as 1836 one of the f irst Republic of Texas acts provided for ferry regulations used to cross these bodies of water. Full Story
Sugar Land: from slave labor to 21st Century city
Having spent a few years in two different life segments in Fort Bend County, it’s particularly interesting to me to watch developments there. It has gone from a rural, agrarian lifestyle to a much urbanized suburb of Houston. Full Story
Martha: Full of life, even with her own struggles
Editor’s note: Rockdale native Ken Esten Cooke is publisher of The Fredericksburg Standard and was previously a longtime employee of The Reporter. This column is running simultaneously this week in The Reporter and The Standard. M y mom lost her best friend this week. Full Story
Green postcard tries to trigger latest scam
A green postcard arrives with exciting news. The claims department is trying to reach you regarding government funding. Your status is “pending”, so act fast the deadline is very soon.
The amount offered is $20.978 and you can verify by phone. The green card found its way to Jack Hubert at the Hair Company in Rockdale. Full Story
Milam Jail full house with new Coryell inmates
Back in April we announced that Milam County had signedafive-yearcontract w ith Cor yell County to house their excess inmates in the Milam County Jail.
We expected to house an average of about 40 inmates in the early going which should net us an annual income of $300,000 to $500,000 depending on the actual number of inmates minus incremental costs of housing them. Full Story