Here’s the one-legged pitcher you didn’t hear about
With Memorial Day coming up, it’s an appropriate time to think about American veterans and their sacrifices.
There’s never an inappropriate time to think about them and it’s never too late to bring up the story of someone we may never have encountered before.
Like Bert Shepard. Full Story
Bills filed in Legislature; some of them important
Rockdale was a different place in the first decade of the 20th Century.
Streets were dirt, indoor plumbing hadn’t yet arrived and there was still a frontier feel to a place which, after all, was only a quarter century old.
Exactly 110 years ago this week the new town decided it was going to be here for a long time and threw itself the largest party it had yet seen. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Voting, donating and black preachers political influence
Every place I’ve lived in rural and small town Texas has been awash in a practice wherein the African American vote has been influenced for better or for worse as wedding vows provide—by a church minister. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Huntsville museum walkway for Vietnam vets
A teacher in Walker county, wanting to add interest in her history class, asked veterans to share their service experiences.
The Bluebonnet Square Antiques Shop in Huntsville, in 1993, proudly displayed a picture of Brigadier General Ray Lynch, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Full Story
November not right time for road bond election
A t the beginning of the year in my “State of the County” report, I announced that the commissioners and I were in the process of developing a proposal for your consideration to permanently surface approximately 100 miles of county roads over the next five years at an estimated additional cost of $5 million. Full Story
Nystrom brings back the golden age of dames
regg Nystrom is a paper doll artist living in Houston, formerly of Rockdale. He recently had his first paper dolls book published by Dover Publications, Golden Age of Hollywood Paper Dolls with Glitter! and it is on shelves now. Gregg lived in Rockdale about seven years with his parents Duane and Helen Nystrom, brother Erik and sister Nancy. Full Story