It was once banned and wait until you hear where!
I t was banned for more than two decades, a major European country didn’t recognize it publicly for more than 300 years and its supporters once rioted in a city known mostly for its piety.
We’re talking about—are you ready for this?—Christmas. Full Story
Don’t sweat the end of the world Friday
I can prove the world won’t end Friday when the Mayan Calendar runs out.
It’s easy. The key word is “Friday.”
There’s no way the world is ending on a Friday. Whenever it happens, it will end on a Wednesday morning about 11 a.m.
That way we can’t get it in The Reporter until the next week. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Dempsey Kemp, 14-year-old son of County Clerk and Mrs. Jeff Kemp died of lockjaw (tetanus) a couple of weeks after stepping on a rake at his home. Full Story
Supernatural ‘Lady in Blue’ credited with evangelism
The “Lady in Blue,” Sister Maria de Agreda, a saintly miracle of bi-location, influenced the New World at a time when there were not enough friars in New Spain, which is known today as Texas.
There might never have been enough friars if it had not been for the inspiration of the Lady in Blue. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Thirty dozen quail some pretty good Sunday eatin’
Most folks can make a pretty big deal out of “dining on quail.” Those who’d term it “dining” on quail might not like the Monk Edwards Home on the Range Recipe but as Monk would’ve said: “They ain’t got no culture.”
I’ve eaten Monk’s quail. He’s right. Full Story
Art by Landon Towns, a fifth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Rudolph’s origin predates Gene Autry’s song
Neighbor Grover sez Merry Christmas to the best folks in the world—Reporter readers and advertisers! I’ ve had this in my files for as Christmas feature since
2009 and am finally springing it on you. Don’t know where I got it, but I did verify the facts with Snopes.com. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
‘Got’cha Mac’ ended would-be scam attempt
Phyllis Waring was targeted in a “vishing” attempt to steal her identity. The caller on the phone had an accent like someone from “East India” she said.
The broken English on the telephone informed her that her computer had a serious problem in t he W indows s oftware. S he was asked if she was at her computer, so he could access her set and fix the problem. Full Story
New county officials to be sworn in Jan. 1st
Tis the season to be jolly. S o once again Merry Christmas to all, and thank you citizens and county employees for another very successful year.
We particularly want to express our appreciation to those that will not be with us in 2013:
• Dale Jaecks who is retiring after 24 years as commissioner of Precinct 3. Full Story
KNOW YOUR CITY
Trash pickup one day late next two weeks
City offices, except public safety personnel, will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Since Christmas is on Tuesday, trash collection for the week will be pushed back one day.
Since New Year’s Day is on Tuesday,all other scheduled services for the week will be pushed back one day. Full Story