It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
There will be a flurry of Christmas activity this week so don’t stay home and miss it!
The Christmas season starts off right with Manor Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center’s first annual Christmas Bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-9 p.m. Full Story
Santa to visit Dec. 8th
Parade, party one week later in 2012
Santa is still coming to Rockdale. He’s just going to show up one week later this year.
Don’t expect Rockdale’s annual Christmas parade and party on the first weekend of December, as has been the case in past years. All those activities will still be held but they’re coming on Dec. 8, not this Saturday. Full Story
Here’s a ‘pitch’ for youth sports memories
Talk about having someone make your day. Everyone should be fortunate enough to have something like this happen to you out of the blue.
I was delivering newspapers— big ones, the 10-insert Thanksgiving kind—when I looked up and saw the man coming toward me across the parking lot of a convenience store. Full Story
Building by building tour of ‘old North Main’
Some Rockdale buildings that date back to the late 1800s- early 1900s have survived with only a few facade changes.
The old Perry furniture and hardware building now houses Antique Queens and Talk of the Town. Sam Perry was the first to sell televisions in Rockdale. Full Story
Beans and chili or Courvoisier and a good cigar
Being a country boy and a journalist (in that order), I’m often amazed when I think about everything I’ve been exposed to — from beans and chili to brandy and cigars — in my 75 years of living. Full Story
Rising Star Baptist: a crowning achievement indeed
Neighbor Grover sez health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. W ife Pegaroo and I had our first chance to see the new Rising Star Baptist Church building last Tuesday when we attended the annual Community Thanksgiving Service which RSBC hosted. Full Story
Fake letter promising $1.5 million comes to Milam
Fake e-mails resurface year after year. An example is the “cell phone numbers are going public next month” hoax.
It was reported in this column years ago and if you “google” the phrase you will see website after website addressing the issue for the past eight years or more. Full Story
County judges have role to play in state goverment
One of the less obvious roles of the county judge is our role in state government. You might be thinking, wait a minute, we elected you to take care of business here in Milam County, what are you doing fooling around over there in Austin? Full Story
Become a Master Wellness volunteer
The Master Wel lness Volunteer Program is an engaging series of five ( 5) d ay-long classes t hat provides volunteers with 40 hours of training in health and nutrition education. Full Story