Does sugarfree jello ever relieve stress?
I am loving this rain! After last year’s summer’s heat, did you ever imagine we would be enjoying heavy rain in July?
Bill and I walked to our cars Tuesday evening and got soaked. It was awesome.
He opened the back door and said “Just wait here and I’ll go get your car and drive it to the door so you don’t have to get wet.” Full Story
Memories of Rockdale’s ‘Old-Timer’ still fresh
Something I saw in The Reporter files got me to thinking about Jack Mathena the other day.
The memories came f looding back, and they were good memories.
For five and one half years, from Jan. 28, 1993, to June 25, 1998, Jack was a columnist for The Rockdale Reporter. Full Story
Schoolyard fun turned quickly into ‘sour grapes’
This concludes a series on the Briary community. M iss A nnie Everet t, of
Rosebud, was offered a job by Briary school trustees in 1895. She taught two years. For the next seven years men and women from Maysfield, Cameron, Buffalo, and Ben Arnold taught there.
In 1908, J. W. Duncan and T. M Casey bought an acre of land from Full Story
Drinking courage is wrong-headed bravery
Recently, I read a thoughtprovoking column by one of my favorite newspaper writers, Leonard Pitts. Actually, that’s redundant because every column Pitts writes provokes thought. Full Story
An educator and veteran talks national service
Neighbor Grover sez he wonders what disease cured ham actually had. I have long wondered if the patriotic malaise that this country—or at least portions of its younger generations—seem to evidence would exist if we still had mandatory military service. Full Story
‘Texas Glue’ used to rehabilitate county roads
With the summer months here aga in a nd what appears to be another run of dry weather ahead of us, rough and dusty county roads are again a problem. Full Story
Did we live in Mayberry and not know it?
I always wanted to live in Mayberry. Andy Griffith’s death last week brought an end to his life, but he will live on in our lives through television, just as he has done for the past 50 years.
Dying so close to the 4th of July seems fitting for Griffith: he was a part of Americana. Full Story
Dominican scam starts with a phone call
A telephone rings east of Milano. The caller ID shows: “DOM REPUBL” and it’s an 849 area code. There are no connections bet ween these residents of Texas to the Dominican Republic, so they let the answering machine gather information.
No messages are left. No surprise because this type caller seldom leaves messages. Full Story