Bankruptcy eyed by May 1st
Luminant’s ‘parent’ misses debt payment
May 1 is the newest “sort of” deadline for the anticipated bankruptcy filing by Energy Future Holdings (EFH), parent company of Luminant.
It’s “sort of” because the past couple of anticipated deadlines, Jan. 1 and April 1, passed by without such a filing. Full Story
Band to sell mattresses Saturday
Has the Rockdale High School Big Blue Band Program got a firm deal for you!
Or maybe it’s a soft deal. Or anything in between. Full Story
Go blue, Go gold
Go cows. Fight, fight, fight! Okay it loses something if you take it too far. But this contented bovine could hardly have selected a prettier place to rest and contemplate the world than this wildflower laden field west of Thorndale. And anyone with Rockdale connections can’t help but notice the colors, bluebonnet blue and yellow mustard gold. Full Story
Cheers for the red, wide and blue
Flowers ‘go big’ in Milam for 2014
You’ve heard the term “go big or go home?”
Milam County area wildflowers have been like that this spring. There are the usual patches at the sides of highways and farm-market roads and a few megafields off the beaten paths if you know where to look. Full Story
The annual interdenominational Holy Week luncheon services, sponsored by the Rockdale Ministerial Alliance, drew large crowds to the First Baptist Church Family Life Center last week. Each service included music and a sermon by local ministers, including the Meadowbrook Baptist Church choir (above) and Rev. Ed Truelson (R), pastor of Peace Lutheran Church. Full Story
Milano Masonic Lodge golf tourney tees off Saturday
I t’s time to start “teeing it up” for a couple of good causes. Milano Masonic Lodge 605 AF&AM will host its 14th annual four-man scramble golf tourney on Saturday at Cameron Country Club with tee time at 9 a.m. Full Story
West aiming to get back to state tourney
Lady Trojans missed out in 2013 after three straight trips
Last year was undoubtedly a trying year for the entire town of West after an explosion devastated the town and left several dead.
The Lady Trojans provided the town with something to pull for as they finished up 26-8, and then swept Taylor out in the first round before falling to Pollock Central in the second. Full Story
Robertson, Pelzel lead Tigers at area meet
Tigers send six to regional track meet in Humble
WACO—Dae Dae Robertson smashed her own school record in the 300-meter hurdles and weightman Josh Pelzel earned his third straight trip to regionals at the Region III Area Meet at LaVega High School last Wednesday. Full Story
Rockdale golfer is blowing up barriers
Tucker Tovar is all about breaking down barriers. The junior became the first individual district golf champion for
Rockdale since Brian Jones pulled it off in 1978. Full Story
Milam jobless drops half point
Area counties also see decrease in unemployed
AUSTIN—Unemployment rates saw a good decline in Milam and neighboring counties in March, according to numbers released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Milam County’s March non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, compared with 6.2 in February.
This was the fourth straight month for the county’s jobless numbers to fall. Full Story
Egg hunt was a big hit for all
The Easter Egg Hunt at Rockdale Resident and Rehabilitation Center was a huge success. This year was the biggest and best ever with over 300 in attendance. It was a wonderful site to see all the excited smiling faces as they lined up to hunt eggs. Full Story
Personal finance principles every child should know
AUSTIN—Research shows that only one-third of parents discuss financial issues with their children, and only one out of seven parents believes their children have a solid understanding of financial matters. In addition, the majority of children determine their attitudes about money by the time they finish fifth grade. Full Story