Fair sales top half-million
Heifer show hits big time in ‘14 auction
Also, holy steer, hog, lamb and a lot of other animals.
The 2014 Rockdale Fair’s two livestock auctions netted a stunning combined $505,396.80 Saturday, shattering records and lifting the Fair’s “other” auction— the 10-year-old commercial heifer show—into almost status with the traditional market show. Full Story
Medicare information ahead here Nov. 6th
The Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas— the designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Milam County—will be at the Rockdale Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6.
Purpose is to meet with Medicare beneficiaries and provide information and assistance concerning their health and prescription drug plan options for 2015. Full Story
Milam prepared for Ebola
With the Ebola situation at saturation coverage in the national media, the Milam County Health Department says local health agencies are prepared in the event there’s ever an event in the county. Full Story
COURT— Milano High School senior homecoming queen candidates (seated, L-R) are Victoria Gaston, Melodie Jones, Alyssa Roth and Michelle Polich. Class duchesses are (standing, L-R) Emily Bitsoie, junior; Bailey Baggerly, sophomore; and Emilie Compton, freshman. Full Story
October 23—JanetVaughan, Tyler Lehmkuhl, A.J.Sandoval.October 24—Mary LoisMorgan, Joshua Gerren, KevinCooke.October 25—Paul Clark,Kent Pendleton.October 26—MelanieMoody, Denice Doss, RoseRek, Dana Schoppe.October 27—Taryn Arledge.October 28—Emerson Hirt,Kathy Cooke. Full Story
Tigers have a chance to make football history
Now nobody wants to jump the gun, spoil the no-hitter, or jinx anybody for sure—there are three important district games left in the regular season that will demand everybody’s full attention— but this current group of Tiger football players are in position to cultivate a season like no other. Full Story
Bees can sting if provoked
Academy aiming for first winning season since ‘09
For the second straight week, the Rockdale Tigers will be facing a team that they have no history with.
Despite being just 42 miles apart, the two schools have never faced each other on the football field.
Academy has not made a playoff trip since 2011 and has not sported a winning ledger since 2009. Full Story
Key Lago Win
Tigers snuff out Vikings running attack in road victory
LAGO VISTA— Despite some valuable banged up players who were not going to see the field, Jeff Miller was more concerned Friday with his team’s mental state over physical.
The distractions were stacking up against them.
They had just beaten Cameron—in Cameron— in an emotionally charged affair. Full Story
Money-smart reasons to downsize your home
The latest craze in housing is no small feat. The tiny house movement has taken downsizing to a whole new level. Build your own 150-square-foot haven for around $20,000, and say goodbye to your mortgage! Sounds great as long as you don’t mind composting toilets and bumping elbows for the next few years, right? Full Story
The Chamber of Commerce made an appearance in the Rockdale Fair Parade on Saturday with its float, which featured the Miss Rockdale pageant winners. Full Story
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a retirement reception for long time businessman Newton Butts, owner and operator of Butts Dry Goods in Thorndale. Please join the TACC as we honor Newton for his service to our community. Full Story