Bad ideas can be expensive, downright ‘cheesy’
Given its track record— whenever something is successful, do it to death— you’d expect Hollywood to have dumb ideas.
But planning a “sequel” to the 1946 classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” had to be dumb even for Tinseltown. Full Story
Happiest of Thanksgivings from all of us!
Happy Thanksgiving! As you can tell, this week’s Reporter came out a day early and is our Thanksgiving issue. There are lots of Thanksgiving greetings from businesses all over Rockdale and Milam County and it’s one of our favorite issues all year. Full Story
DAVE SAYS Retirement first or debt?
Should I lower my 401( k) contributions in order to pay off my car and home?
Jack Dear Jack, Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
Rural Texas preachers were once given a ‘pounding’
Have you ever given the preacher at your church a “pounding?”
If you grew up in rural Texas, particularly in the eastern portion, in the first half of the 20th Century, you’ve likely been involved in giving your preacher a pounding. Full Story
For all these things and a whole lot more....
The late Reporter Publisher W.H. Cooke wrote this Thanksgiving column in 1989. It is reprinted as a tribute to his memory.—B.C. T hanksgiving Day brings hope that your day will be fulfilling as well as full-feeling. Every day should be a day of Thanksgiving. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Scammers are grateful for the holidays, too
What are you thankful for this year? What do you think the answer would be if you ask a scammer?
Cyber thieves would agree that the last two months of each year bring opportunities for scamming the innocent and trusting victims. Full Story
‘Not out of the woods yet’ on budget crunch
Settlement of the Cotton murder trial has raised questions regarding the 2014 budget since it included some $350,000 in the district court budget for anticipated costs of appeal of that case if such had occurred. Full Story
Thanksgiving on a sandy-land farm, long ago
The following was written by Eddie Grubbs, a 1956 graduate of Rockdale High School, a retired businessman living in Silsbee. He recalls a Thanksgiving of long ago. Full Story