Drama on the Gabriel
Emergency crews from Rockdale, Thorndale and Cameron responded to the Worley Bridge over the San Gabriel River at Apache Pass at 4:14 p.m. Monday and pulled off a dramatic rescue. Full Story
Tide turns against reservoir
Board member ‘optimistic’ on removing Gause option
The proposed Gause-Milano area reservoir may have dried up and blown away by Christmas-time.
A crowd of 160 persons— many of them affected Gause-area landowners— packed a regional water planning group meeting last Tuesday in Waco to express opposition to the plan in no uncertain terms. Full Story
It’s all about family
Many generations lived in area now threatened
Mike Kornegay pulls his ATV over to the side of Milam County Road 343.
“See that little trickle of water running down the ditch? It does that all the time. This hill just seeps out water.” Full Story
Rain doesn’t dampen BBQ fun
Georgetown teams tops in cookoff
THORNDALE—Williamson County barbecue teams, and two rainstorms, dominated the 25th annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff Friday through Sunday.
Nazarene BBQ of Georgetown won best overall honors while Smoke That of Taylor was second and Czexicans, also of Taylor, was third. Full Story
Cooke clan had a BLAST this weekend
A great time was had by all at the Cooke’s house on Kady Road. We were finally able to get the whole family together for a weekend.
Everybody stays so busy!
Reese got to come and stay with LuLu and B and play with all the cousins.
Ken, Christine, Esten and Will had just gotten back from a mission trip to Belize with their church. Full Story
McGregor-Griesbach vows said in Dallas
Gary and Annette Griesbach announce the marriage of their son, Kurt Charles, to Aralyn Shae McGregor, daughter of Brian and Sharon McGregor of Plano.
On May 24, 2015, in a small ceremony of immediate family and close friends of the couple, they exchanged vows in Lubin Park, a small sculpture garden in Dallas, with the bride’s brother Kellen McGregor officiating. Full Story
Rockdale falls in 7-on-7
The Rockdale 7-on-7 team failed to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 2007.
The Tigers had been to seven straight state tournaments.
Thorndale did not field a team and Milano’s first team did not qualify. Full Story
Dent leaving for College Station
Milano basketball coach Jacob Dent has resigned to take a job in the College Station school district.
Dent, a Milano graduate, was head coach for two seasons and led the Eagles to a 26-30 record including a 19-11 mark and playoff berth this past season after finishing second to Thorndale in district. Full Story
Arledge competes in world arena
Milano senior joins an international lineup of rodeo competitors
MILANO—Tera Arledge of Milano is competing in the 23rd annual International Finals Youth Rodeo held July 5-10 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Arledge is participating in the world’s richest youth rodeo, hoping to win her share of more than $200,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. Full Story
July 3rd Fireworks Celebration Friday
Don’t forget to join the Rockdale Chamber for our fireworks event on July 3rd.
Gates will open at 5 pm at Rockdale Fair Park.
Wristbands for children will be sold at $5 each for them to play games and there will be a concession stand where you can purchase hot dogs, chips and drinks. Full Story
Appelts gather in family reunion, remember Rockdale’s Ott0 Brogger
HALLETTSVILLE—The 51st Appelt reunion was held June 7 at Appelt’s Hill Hall where 140 people enjoyed stew and sausage, along with side dishes and desserts brought by members.
President Otto “Buddy” Brogger expressed appreciation to the many members who worked to make the reunion a success.
Taking the lead in various activities were: Full Story
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH—Perry & Perry Builders, 215 East Cameron (US 79) has been selected as Business of the Month for July by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials and Miss Rockdale Fair Queen, Kourtney Roddam, gathered recently at the construction business to present the award. Lin Perry accepted for the business. Full Story
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