From Howard to Vin: The best (and worst) voices
Couple of Saturdays ago the weather was so icky that I just stayed inside and watched football, something I almost never do.
And it got me to thinking about sportscasters and how many of them I’ve encountered through the years.
Surprisingly some of the old-timers are still going strong. I had no idea, for instance, that Verne Lundquist was still on the air. Full Story
Saturday will be a great day in The Rock
Ok Texas, this weather is crazy, even for you. Saturday, December 7th is going to be a great day in The Rock with lots of fun things to do!
First up, the Rockdale Chamber’s “Christmas in the City” in downtown Rockdale. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
They helped keep the coal moving, the juice flowing
When Alcoa was sold on the idea of building an aluminum smelter fired by lignite power in 1950, another company was also created. Full Story
Giving beyond tithing
My husband and I tithe, but right now we’re on Baby Step 2 of your plan and we’re expecting a child in a few months. Since we’re trying to pay off all our debt except for our home, what should we do about giving beyond our tithe in this situation? Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
‘That’s LaDarius out there…’: words in the press box
I n news reporting and writing, we’re taught early that nothing’s more important than names.
Someone’s handle is particularly sacred in small towns. And, spell it right. If you have never spelled “Mama’s baby’s” name wrong in print, you do not understand the term “wrath.” Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
‘No Company’ wants more information from woman
The letter Betty Poorman of Cameron received was enclosed in a official looking window envelope with “Computershare” in large red print from a post office box in Providence, Rhode Island. Full Story
THE AG SIDE
District 8 farm, ranch seminar set Dec. 12
A multi-county Central Texas program for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled Dec. 12. The District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar will be offered at 13 locations across Central Texas. The majority of the program will be online with live video of speakers from across the state. Full Story
Enjoy a safe and cozy winter
As temperatures drop and the annual hibernation routine begins, we start using heating appliances such as the furnace, fireplace, and space heaters for the first time in months. To avoid potential hazards, check every autumn that these are still in good condition and follow precautions for proper use. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Thorndale Ag Boosters announce Dec. winners
THORNDALE—The Thorndale 4-H/ FFA Booster Club announced the December winners for its monthly gun chance drawing, according to Rebecca Garcia, spokesperson.
Winners for December were: Tonya Betak, Jerry Biar, Casey Fuessell, Heath Rieger and Joseph Bedrick. Full Story