40 years of ‘cold type’ started in September, ‘73
I ronic, that the announcement of a grant that assures “digital archives” of The Reporter will be available online some day in the not too distant future should be in September, 2013. Full Story
Crock-pots are not “fool” proof, I’m just sayin’
What a great week-end we just had. Saturday, there were all sorts of garage sale deals, all over town and also in Thorndale.
Tisket A Tasket held their quarterly Market Day and had rented 13 vendor spots. (See page 6C.) Full Story
Historic Milam trail adds to unique ‘sense of place’
What’s different or special about a small rural county located in the heart of Texas? In Milam County where “sense of place“ began long before Texas was named a state. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Madly in ‘love’ with older woman, Mary Edelstein
I n my mid-20s I was absolutely smitten with a 70ish older woman.
This rollicking tale’s setting is 1960s Fort Bend County. Rigby Owen Jr., who became my lifelong best friend, bought The Fort Bend Mirror in East Fort Bend County where ad pickings were slim. Full Story
Water, roads topic for counties conference
Last week I attended a Texas Association of Counties conference in Austin of county judges and other county officials where we discussed some of the major outcomes of the recent legislative session that affect our state and counties in particular.
There were two topics of significant interest to me, water and roads. Full Story
Labor boss stereotypes not our hometown men
I spent Monday, Labor Day, like most people: cooking burgers, relaxing with the family a bit, and worrying what my desk would look like Tuesday morning after a day off. There wasn’t much thought of “those who labor and are heavy laden” amid my heartburn and the advertisements for new mattresses. Full Story