Plentiful coal brought the Alcoa era to Rockdale
McAlester Fuel Company headquartered in McAlester, Oklahoma, began mining lignite coal in 1924, just southwest of Rockdale at an area called “Sandow”.
J. G. Puterbaugh headed up this company. Back then the overburden was removed allowing the removal of the seam of lignite.
It was loaded into haulers pulled by mules, then unloaded into open train cars. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Tip of community hat to our Sweepstakes musicians
Neighbor Grover sez in Oklahoma, people who carry the caskets are no longer called pallbearers. They’re called Karaokes. W ow! Sweepstakes.
Congratulations to the Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Snipe really do exist—hunted with guns, not bags
Honestly now, how many of us as youngsters have been bamboozled by “evil” teenaged boys into night snipe hunting with a burlap bag (known as a “tow-sack” in my growing-up years)? Full Story
Child support matters involve state authority
I f you happen to come by the Court House on the first Tuesday of the month you may wonder why the hallway on the first floor and the county courtroom are filled to overf lowing with mothers and dads, usually including a number of small children here and there among the crowd.
This is what we affectionately refer to as “Father’s Day” Court around the office. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Fake ‘UN’ scam is latest
Most fraudulent emails urges immediate action on whatever opportunity sent your way. An e-mail proclaiming “ the plan for the United Nations to deliver money to Honorable Beneficiaries” is no exception.
“ Mrs. Njideka Corlinus” brings new activity to the United Nations. This agency, according to her, will now distribute funds to individuals using ATM cards. Full Story
There is a clear strategy for outsmarting carwash
My husband and I attended the South Texas Press Association convention in Round Rock this past week, along with my Mom and Dad and nephew Agustin.
Brother Ken Esten was also there from Fredericksburg, with wife Christine and my nephews Esten and Will. So we had a mini-family reunion, which made the convention even more fun! Full Story