Rockdale’s Estell gets ‘historic’ award from DAR
he Texas Society, National
Society Daughters of the
American Revolution honored Dr. Lucile Estell of Rockdale at their noon luncheon “ Celebrating Historic Preservation” Friday in Houston.
Dr. Estell was nominated by Three Missions Chapter, Milam County, by Chapter Regent: Lue Wetzel. Martha Ann Hartzog presented her with the Historic Preservation Medal. Full Story
Laughing all the way to what really matters
Some friends recently brought me a T-shirt. If you know what Duck Dynasty is you’ve already smiled.
If you don’t, it’s now my obligation to explain it to you. However, I’m not that good a writer. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Of ants, rocks, sound waves from space launch
A t one time I worked for a newspaper owned by a group deeply involved in covering the U.S. space program. That news company division owned the only still photo lab at Cape Canaveral. The lab was a pool for all still photo coverage. News agencies could pick and choose from the best pictures. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Pistol saves woman from grizzly; new wine line ahead
Neighbor Grover sez teach a child to be courteous and when he grows up, he’ll never be able to merge his car onto the freeway. G un control, pro and con, is all the rage right now. So with that in mind, we pass this along as our Story of the Week, sent our way by long-time Reporter reader Betty Lange. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Bill would let Texas judges ‘stack’ sentences
One out of 11 American prisoners is serving a “life” term. In 1991 the average time a lifer spent in jail was 21.2 years and in 1997 the average time was 29 years.
Why would a court sentence a person to 14 life-in-prison terms? Many inmates could live to be released if these 14 sentences ran concurrently instead of consecutively. Full Story
Cooperation ‘rule of five,’ must carry the day
My pr imar y object ive in these articles has been to try to keep you informed on what goes on in county government.
As Sergeant Friday used to say, “I just want to give you the facts”, and let you draw your own conclusions. Full Story