Boiling eggs on a stove touched off a fire call at 11:20 a.m. last Wednesday for the Rockdale VFD, as firefighters in pumpers raced to the Town Oaks Apartments, 300 Childress. Volunteers arrived at the Kim Dodds apartment to find it full of smoke. Firefighters entered the building and made this rescue. Full Story
Arrests made in 100-mph highway chase
Spike strips and struggle end flight from law
A vehicle chase that began on Belton Avenue in Rockdale Friday morning, and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour on US 77, ended on a hill near the “Y” intersection outside of Cameron with the arrest of two men. Full Story
Fatality in North Milam
4 injured Sunday as vehicles crash
A two-vehicle collision investigators believe was caused by a tire blowout Sunday morning just west of Buckholts has left one woman dead and four persons injured.
Beverly Kilpatrick, 62, of Hempstead was pronounced dead at the scene—Texas 36-US 190 near County Road 112—at 12:35 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Sam Berry of Cameron. Full Story
375 years service to Rockdale ISD
Pins, praise start ‘14-15 school term
The 2014-15 school term actually started last week, at least for teachers and other employees.
Kicking off a week of the traditional in-service training, was a giant gathering in the juniorhigh commons, marking the only time during the time when all school district employees are together at the same time and place. Full Story
ONE MORE TIME—
Milam County Judge Dave Barkemeyer was to conduct his final public informational meeting on the new county budget and tax rate at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 27) at the Buckholts Civic Center. He’s shown above discussing the budget at last Tuesday’s (Aug. 19) session in Rockdale’s One-Stop Center which only drew three persons. Full Story
Friday garage sale deadline for Sept. 6-7 annual event
$5 ad placement
Friday is the deadline to sign up for a five-dollar deal that will publicize your garage or yard sale in advance of Rockdale’s annual citywide event.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7, Rockdale will turn into one giant garage in the annual event sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
Ten years burning down the road
Come this Friday under the Tigerland Field lights will mark my 10th football season since returning home to cover all things Tigers. Full Story
• Dropping down in class for the first time since 1980, Class 2A (now 3A) has been very good to the Tigers. RHS is 112-61 overall in a lower classification in two different stints (1954-65 and 1976- 79), including of course, the 1976 state championship.
• RHS is 57-42-3 in season openers alltime, dating back to 1910. Full Story
Tigers see for Miles at quarterback slot
Just like that, Tro’maine Miles was thrust into the spotlight.
After an early injury to projected starting quarterback Dylan McCartney in the first scrimmage of the summer, Miles— who already had a job as a starting safety for the Tigers—became the focal point of the team. Full Story
Doing business as...
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
ACS State Healthcare LLC nka Zerox State Helthcare LLC dba Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (v. 1,233, p. 757).
Assumed Name Full Story