Rockdale-Taylor rivalry victim of changing times
Friday morning was notable for what didn’t happen. Unlike four Fridays ago there wasn’t an aroma of “this is the big one” floating around in the air over the football game that night at Tiger Field.
Nobody was on the alert for possible pranks, the principals of the two high schools involved weren’t gulping hypertension medicine like M&Ms. Full Story
Masons & Band Boosters to hold fundraisers
The Rockdale Masons will hold a sausage wrap and sausage by the pound fundraiser on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. in front of Rockdale Walmart, according to Bob Stephens.
The Rockdale Band Boosters are holding a fundraiser at Rockdale Pizza Hut from 5-10 p.m. this Thursday. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Charter Lions photo a blast from town’s civic past
Neighbor Grover sez the human brain is a marvelous computer until someone asks it for its Social Security number. R ockdale Lions Club was chartered in 1941. The photo at right was brought to my desk by Pam Love Holmes whose father, the late Harold Love, was a loyal, active Lion for decades. Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Telephone party lines were amazing, adaptable
Today’s technology makes us old codgers scratch our heads while musing, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Final five amendments listed for Nov. 5 ballot
Usually ballots with only propositions to amend the Texas Constitution, like then one coming up Nov. 5, result in a low turnout. Special interest groups lobby legislators to get some issue placed of the ballot. How and why did it get on the ballot? Who does it benefit? Are the drivers of this legislation lobbyist, or special interest groups? Full Story
Merit badge workshop impressive for judge
I ’ve been conducting a merit badge workshop over the past few weeks with several of our Milam County Boy Scouts to assist them in ea rning their “citizenship in the community” merit badges. Full Story