Christmas is my favorite time of year!
I woke up this morning, yawned and stretched leisurely. I fixed my first jug-ocoffee and sipped it.
I admired my beautiful Christmas tree while I sipped. All of my Christmas shopping had been done weeks ago.
All of my presents were wrapped expertly with matching Christmas wrapping and bows and set under my tree, on my pristine red velvet Christmas tree skirt. Full Story
‘Holly-day’ drink was really one to (yau)ponder
Sometimes you can be too much of a smart-alec for your own good. It’s not like this is a new experience for me.
Two weeks ago for The Reporter’s lifestyle page I spent an enjoyable afternoon driving around and photographing our area’s abundant fall foliage. Full Story
Christmas memories from Rockdale, Cameron
Christmas is special to all, but is remembered by those of us who are now in our senior years.
Milam County is richly blessed with different cultures and nationalities.
My paternal side of the family is German and maternal side is English/French. Childhood memories have changed over the years, but I share my memories with you in the late 1930’s. Full Story
There’s an urge to say ‘I remember back in aught…’
I n the wonderful world of community newspapers, I have reached a special senior status that I’m going to put to the test in January at the Texas Press Association Mid-Winter Conference.
For newcomers to this weekly column, I’m a retired editor-publisher. I spent more than 50 years working at small town newspapers. Full Story
Big difference between ‘complete’ and ‘finished’
Neighbor Grover sez they told him he had Type-A blood, but it turned out to be a Type-O. Y arn of the week was submitted by Shirley Luetge, former office manager here at The Reporter, now retired to spreading good cheer by cyberspace. Enjoy: Full Story
Phishing, pharming, vishing and smishing
Phishing is a familiar term now, but it took some getting use to. These terms are to be added to the list of our growing vocabulary:
Phishing— Sc ammers bait potential victims with trickery and craftiness to obtain sensitive information from you, such as driver’s license numbers, bank account numbers, social security numbers, and whatever else the victim will offer. Full Story
‘Place of Hope’ in Rockdale provides alternative
To be against abortion is one thing, but to try to do something about it to prevent or reduce its practice by young girls in our community is something else.
I wish we could somehow bring back a life where every child had a home with a loving mother and father living happily ever after, but that obviously isn’t anything close to reality for many kids today. Full Story
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