Small trial postponed again
Trial set for Oct. 27 after fourth delay
The capital murder trial of Sherill Small, which was scheduled to proceed on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m., has been postponed to Oct. 27.
The delay came as a result of the absence of a key witness who was unable to appear for medical reasons.
A total of 250 jurors were summoned for the jury pool, and a pre-trial hearing was set to take place four days prior to the trial date. Full Story
Some fifty entrants dart from the starting line at the ninth annual Kay Theatre Walk/Run/Unrun here Saturday. Full Story
St. John’s to host flu shot clinic Friday
St. John’s United Methodist Church will host a flu shot clinic on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., according to Rae Beth Summers, RN, DON, with the Milam County Health Department.
“Vaccines are covered by Medicare so bring your Medicare card,” she said. “Cost for those adults who do not have Medicare is $20.” Full Story
9th annual Kay Run raises $6,000
Eight-year total is $67,650
The ninth annual Kay Theatre Walk/Run/ Unrun was held on Saturday with about fifty runners and walkers participating.
The event raised a total of $6,000 between sponsorships, entry fees and donations.
All proceeds will go toward the restoration of the historic Kay Theatre.
The funds raised on Saturday bring the total amount raised to $67,650 over the past eight years. Full Story
Ninth annual Oney Toy Run set for Dec. 6
Run will aid CPS, Christmas Roundup
The ninth annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run, sponsored by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at The Ranch, 415 W. Hwy 79, in Rockdale, according to organizer Charles Starr. Full Story
SHERIFF BLACK PRESENTATION—
Bill Black gives a presentation on the history of famous Milam County Sheriff Carl Black, who was also his father, at the Milam County Historical Museum in Cameron. Many awe-inspiring stories were told to a crowd of an estimated 100 or more attendees. Full Story
Mustangs are rebuilding
Madisonville returns just six starters
No matter who’s the best team, no matter who’s the favorite, no matter where they play, when Rockdale and Madisonville tangle, it’s always a tussle.
In the past five meetings, in which the Tigers have won four, the aver- age margin of victory is nine points.
The Tigers have captured three straigth against the Mustangs and five of the last six. Full Story
Tales of the Bonfires of the Vanities
Rockdale is bringing back one of the great traditions of football, one that has been lost to these parts for quite some time on a consistent basis.
In the “olden” days, the homecoming bonfire was a big deal.
Classes worked together for weeks to build it up and it used to be situated between the baseball field and Murray, about where the batting cages are now. Full Story
Big Blue scores late, uses big defensive stop to salvage victory
CALDWELL—After three relatively easy victories to kickoff the season, Rockdale coach Jeff Miller was curious as to just how good his No. 3 ranked team actually was.
He may have found out Friday night. Full Story
Lone Star Guns and Goods owners Eric and Rebecca Vasquez cut the ribbon during the store’s grand opening on Saturday. The new gun shop hit the mark with its ribbon-cutting ceremony, where a sizable crowd was gathered for the event. The building quickly filled with people browsing the inventory after the official opening ceremony. Full Story
First Milam County Senior Expo Oct. 22
Open to public, free medical screenings offered
ROCKDALE–Seniors from across the county are invited to the first Milam County Senior Expo on October 22, 2014.
This is a free event that is open to the public, and will be held at the New Salem Building in Rockale. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 12:30 p.m. Full Story
THORNDALE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce met Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the TACC building for their monthly meeting.
The minutes were accepted as presented and the treasurer’s report was also accepted.
Committee reports were given and the business climate in Thorndale was discussed. Christmas parade Full Story