Four indicted for capital murder
Brutal beating details made public as affidavits unsealed
Four suspects in the Jan. 19 slaying of 34-year-old Rockdale resident Emily Hacker were indicted for capital murder in a special Milam County Grand Jury session Friday.
Capital murder is punishable by death but Prosecutor Bill Torrey again said Monday he “does not anticipate” seeking the death penalty. Jones Full Story
One man, one tornado
Remember the old Texas Rangers’ saying “one-ranger, one riot?” There wasn’t officially a tornado in Rockdale Feb. 20, but meet the one man who is cleaning up the mess in the place where 100-mile-per-hour winds struck the hardest. Wayne Franklin is going to be a busy man in Rockdale’s Old City Cemetery for several weeks. Full Story
Luminant pays taxes to county
‘We’ll make it to end of year’-Judge
Luminant has paid its formerly-disputed 2015 and 2016 county taxes and County Judge Dave Barkemeyer told Milam commissioners Monday that we will get the county to the end of this year. Full Story
Storm cleanup a grave concern
Wayne Franklin has a big job to do. He’s cleaning up debris from the Feb. 20 storm that brought 100 mile-per-hour winds to Rockdale.
He’s not alone in that, of course. But Franklin’s task is unique. He’s tackling the cleanup in Rockdale’s Old City Cemetery. Full Story
Chamber’s banquet set for March 9
The 65th Annual Chamber Banquet, March 9 is at the KC Hall with cocktails starting at 6 pm.
This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras Geaux Big.” Be sure and sponsor a table or purchase tickets and come see what’s going on. Full Story
Christ Holcombe Fund
CHRIS HOLCOMBE FUND—The fifth annual Chris Holcombe Memorial Mardi Gras Bash raised over $14,000 for students Saturday at Simon George Hall in Cameron. Milam County Republican women contributed $1,000 in memory of the late longtime Milam County agent. Full Story
Harper puts an end to Milano season
Early deficit too much to overcome
LIBERTY HILL—Early struggles to find their range created a deficit that was impossible to overcome.
Milano fell in the Class 2A, Region IV area round to Harper 50-31 Friday night at Panther Gymnasium.
The Eagles end the season all even at 15-15, while Harper (24-8) faced Thorndale in the regional quarterfinals in Marble Falls Tuesday (see below). Full Story
Dawgs back in regional tournament
Third quarter blitz buries Harper in quarterfinals
MARBLE FALLS—For Region IV, the road to the Final Four always goes through New Braunfels and luckily, Thorndale is fairly familiar with the trail to get there.
Aiming for a repeat trip to the Class 2A UIL State Tournament, the Bulldogs will first have to fight out of the treacherous regional tournament after whipping Harper 52-33 Tuesday night to earn a slot. Full Story
State champs on display
Class 3A champion Tigers perform at home
Local track fans will get their first chance to check out their own defending state champion Tigers as the 58th version of the Rockdale Relays fires off Friday.
Field events start at 1:30 p.m. at Tigerland Field with running finals at 5 p.m. as a robust 19 teams will compete. Full Story
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