‘ MINN IE’S 90TH’—Tena Galbreath of Rockdale, often known as Milam County’s “Minnie Pearl,” will turn 90 on Sept. 1. Mrs Galbreath began entertaining with husband David Galbreath on the radio in California in the 1950s. They moved back to Texas in that decade and sang for area jamborees and nursing homes until his health deteriorated in the 1990s. Mr. Galbreath died in 2001. Mrs. Galbreath, who won a celebrity lookalike contest as Minnie Pearl at Fair Park, continues to draw large crowds of appreciative fans.

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