‘Manslaughter’ in Brinkley deaths
Grand jurors indict driver; ‘passing on right,’ DA maintains
Just under one year after a business-developer couple who transformed the face of Rockdale died in a highway accident east of town, manslaughter indictments have been handed down over the four-vehicle crash that took their lives. Full Story
Back to the 50s
Rain canceled the Rockdale Downtown Association’s scheduled car show across the street from the Kay Theater Saturday but the retro dance with The Morticians went ahead as scheduled. Full Story
‘Suicide’ ruling eyed in hanging
A suicide ruling is expected in the case of an 18-year-old Rockdale man found hanging from a tree Tuesday morning at his home on the sharp curve at South Main (FM 908) and Roberts.
Lt. J. D. Newlin said Jesse Ray Hogan was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Andy Isaacs shortly after police received the 8:30 a.m. call. Full Story
Spring arrives in color
After a rainier than-usual late winter, it warmed up early this week and the sun came out. You could almost hear things growing. For once that spring calendar date (March 20) really meant something. Here’s the evidence Full Story
Beautiful sun and flowers, Spring is here!
I’m loving this beautiful weather—even the rain too—because everything is greening up beautifully!!
Driving around Milam County almost hurts your eyes when the sun is out because it’s so green!
We’ve seen some blue bonnets and paintbrushes and, of course, the wild mustard by the roadside. Full Story
March 26—Taytum Young, Jane Czimskey.
March 27—Nicholas Gerren, Emelia Holder, Rachael Graves.
March 28—Michelle Shuffield, Kenny Cleveland, Joan Ratliff, Jeanette Patschke, Don Shumaker.
March 29—Darrell Lister, Ratessalyn “Yvette” Ferguson, Edna Ingram, Kara Phillips.
March 30—Helen Zapata, Gwen Dixon. Full Story
Mitchell named All-State
First Tiger since 1958 to be named first-team
Despite his incredible, record-breaking career, Wendell Mitchell has never even received a mention when it comes to statewide recognition.
All that c hanged as the Rockdale senior was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State team.
He is the first Tiger to be named first-team All- State since Johnny Timmerman in 1958. Full Story
Yoe wins duel
Cameron scratches out run in seventh for district victory
Compliments of Nick Alonso and Derek Whitsel, the bullpen had a rare night off.
In a true pitcher’s duel Tuesday evening at Tiger Field, Cameron scratched across a pair of runs to trim Rockdale 2-1.
The Tigers slip to 6-9- 1 overall and 2-2 in District 20-3A. The Yoemen stand 9-5 overall and 3-1 in league play and in a tie for first place with Troy. Full Story
Longhorns long national nightmare finally over
Longhorn fans! Congratulations, your 17-year-long national nightmare is over.
Texas’ embarrassing first-round loss to Butler should mark an end to the Rick Barnes era, which wore out its welcome two or three years ago.
There are so many red flags covering this underachieving program it could be mistaken for a bullfight. Full Story
Matinee Musical Club participated in TFMC’s 100th birthday celebration
March 19-21, the Flagship Inn in Brownwood Texas was the site for federated music clubs across Texas to celebrate the centennial founding of Texas Federation of Music Clubs where it all began in Brownwood 1915.
Gloria Thrasher, state president and local member of the Matinee Musical Club, presided over the three-day convention as 51st president. Full Story
RIBBON CUTTING—Members of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Chamber ambassadors gathered last week for a ribbon cutting at Ferrell Collision, the former Hairston Body Shop next to the VFW on US 79. Owner Neal Ferrell Jr. did the honors. Full Story
SNIP—A Chamber ribbon cutting was held Friday at Julio’s Custom Welding & Fabricator, 2200 West Cameron. Front (L-R) Britt Stephenson, owner Julio Mendoza, Destiney, Blayr and Mauryk Mantey, Brody Morgan, Ashley Mantey; back row, Michelle Morgan (Chamber president), Maryam Rouhi, Margo Gilless, Charlie Watson, Pat Watson, Donald Brummett, Akbar Ali, Rodney Lewis. Full Story
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