Early voting starts Tuesday
Five contests in Milam GOP primary
Early voting for the March 1 primaries begins Tuesday—because of the Monday Washington’s Birthday holiday—and voters will decide five contested races in the Milam County Republican Primary.
They’ll also help Republicans and Democrats pick party nominees for president. Full Story
Early voting locations, hours
Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center— 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 16-19 and Feb. 22-26.
Milam County Clerk’s Office—8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 16-19; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 20; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22-26. Full Story
Kelly Cain and 11-year-old daughter, Jaylee (right) were having so much fun at Friday’s Dad-Daughter Dance in the KC Hall one of them got completely off the ground, boots and all. It wasn’t just the kids who got a bounce, so did the Tiger Booster Club’s Scholarship fund, to the tune of about $3,000. Full Story
Mardi Gras Bash: C’est magnifique
Holcombe memorial nets $13K Saturday
CAMERON—A memorial Mardi Gras Bash in memory of a much-loved late Milam County Agent raised almost $13,500 on Saturday.
The fourth annual Christine Holcombe Mardi Gras Bash brought 225 people to Simon George Hall and netted $13,473 for annual scholarships.
That’s up more than $1,000 from the 2015 total, $12,327.51. Full Story
An homage to love and Valentine's Day
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I got this from Harry Parsley, a true romantic. He and his beautiful bride, Martha, would have celebrated their 53rd anniversary today.
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, “What does love mean?’
The answers they got were deeper, and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined. Full Story
Education, jobs and that ‘chicken roost’
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS, SERIES 8, PART 2
Editor’s note: This is the second article in the ninth series of “On the Other Side of the Tracks, a Black History Month series by former Rockdale resident, and longtime teacher, Susie Sansom-Piper. Full Story
After special year, Blue may sit out big dance
Consecutive losses doom Tigers playoff chances
In fighting for playoff position, dropping a pair of games is not recommended
The Rockdale Tigers fell to Franklin 60-45 Tuesday night at Tiger Gymnasium, ending its shot at a playoff berth after two straight losses.
The Tigers were aiming to make back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 1996-97. Full Story
Lady Tigers avoid play-in playoff
Surprise victory over Franklin secures postseason place
Last season’s regular season finale between Rockdale and Franklin was a bare knuckles brawl for supremacy in District 20-3A.
Franklin prevailed to stand beside a deeply disappointed Rockdale as co-champions.
Tuesday’s affair also had district championship repercussions which didn’t include Rockdale. Full Story
Lady Tigers need some seasoning
New coach Palmer welcomes young players
While the 2015 Lady Tiger softball team was indeed wet behind the ears, water did play a large role in their lack of development.
This was a team loaded with varsity newcomers who needed some seasoning, but most of their pre-district schedule was washed out due to inclement weather and the Lady Tigers entered district play with only three games under their belts. Full Story
New Chamber member
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER—Two Chicks and a Dummy, CPR trainers, recently joined the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and held a ribbon cutting at the Chamber rock house office. Owners Rebecca Gerren and Kandyce Rees were present along with Chamber officials. The firm plans a series of CPR classes with details to be announced later. Full Story
Annual MARC Run set for April 9th
The 15th annual MARC Run, brought to you by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will take place on Saturday, April 9 at The Ranch, 415 W. US 79 in Rockdale, organizer Charles Starr said.
This annual ride benefits The MARC (Milam Adult Resource Center) of Milam County which serves all Milam County Adult Residents with physical and learning disabilities. Full Story
Milam AD contests value study results
The Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) conducts a study of appraisal Ddistrict value every two years.
The Property Value Study (PVS) measures the accuracy and uniformity of the District’s values. Appraisal districts are required to appraise property uniformly and as close to market value as possible. Full Story
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