Folders, darkrooms gone by the high-tech wayside
This column changed right in the middle. I was sitting here, word processing away on a not-terribly-interesting bit of prose, when the phone rang.
It was my virtually lifelong friend, the Rev. Morris Cook.
I won’t refer to him as “lifelong friend” because neither one of us is through living yet. Full Story
Art by Kayleigh Montelongo, a senior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Lots had sold out in the new Murray subdivision adjoining Rockdale to the west, according to developer G. C. Murray.
Baker Joe Stein was returning to business after a year’s absence, announcing he had bought out the Danforth family, to whom he had sold out the previous year. Full Story
Chris Holcombe: ‘A good and faithful servant’
When the name of the late Chris Holcombe is repeated, people from all areas of Milam County relate to the exemplary work she accomplished with the Milam County Extension Service.
Her interest in every child at every level of 4-H spoke to the dedication she had in her job.
She was a part of our family during our daughter’s time in the county organization. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Small town movie theaters endangered species
I t’s disconcerting to see something that was significant in your life at one time appear on an endangered species list. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
2016: nation’s first woman president; Ole is proud
Neighbor Grover sez he finds it funny that people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground. F inally, another story involving one of our favorite characters, Ole, of Norwegian heritage. Also bear in mind that “cheese heads” are among the most ardent of sports fans. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
New law strengthens credit card crime penalty
A new law addressing credit card fraud became affective Jan. 2 in Texas. It puts more teeth in the law.
Punishment is enhanced, if the victim or victims are elderly. The jail time is five times greater than fraud against the younger victims.
The risk of spending two years in jail is bad enough, but to think of losing your freedom for 10 years is devastating, I would think. Full Story
‘State of the County’ report now available online
A s we launch the new year, I’ve put together a presentation called “The State of the County” which includes some highlights of 2012 along with a look at the challenges facing us in 2013. Full Story
I BLEED MAROON
Chris Holcombe loved life and ‘all’ her kiddos
Once upon a time I was afraid of public speaking— then I met Christine Holcombe. Actually, she was just “Chris” to most of us. She was an extension agent, a mentor and a friend to many youth of Milam County for 35 years, including myself. Full Story