Barkemeyer rolls to new term
Beathard, Orsag, Berry, Isaacs, Shuffield capture contested races
Same results, different circumstances.
County Judge Dave Barkemeyer won another term in that post Tuesday, out-polling challenger Frank Summers 1,517-1,230 in the Milam County Republican Primary.
There’s no Democratic opponent in November. Full Story
Blaze claims Forest Grove home
Woman flees after garage catches fire
Denyce Spence knew the sun didn’t come up on that end of her house.
The Forest Grove woman awakened to an orange glow Friday morning, shortly after hearing a “popping” sound, realized something was badly wrong and quickly headed for her front door. Full Story
Shredder visit ahead on Friday
A commercial shredder will be back in Rockdale on Friday, according to Chamber secretary Denise Brock, in a community service project sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.
The shredder will be at the Chamber building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Full Story
Christine’s MARDI GRAS
Second annual scholarship fund-raiser in honor of late Milam County extension agent Christine Holcombe draws 200 people, raises $19,000
Over 200 people piled into the Simon George Hall in Cameron and helped raise $19,000 in the second annual Mardi Gras Bash held for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship. The event included Cajun food, kids games, beads, masks, door prizes, along with live and silent auctions. Full Story
Milam County Treasurer Donna Orsag, attended a Region 11 County Treasurers Association of Texas (CTAT) meeting in College Station on Feb. 19, according to Frank Hull, area director. Full Story
Florida Boys coming to Milano March 14
Milano Senior Citizens will hold a gospel singing variety show by the new Florida Boys at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 in the Milano Civic Center. Family group tickets are $15, with other individual tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 512- 455- 9232 or 512-455-3420. Full Story
Back in the Saddle
LaGrone returns as Milano head coach
Volleyball coach King is named athletic director
MILANO—In as smooth and effortless a transition as you could imagine, Milano has filled two important vacancies.
After a 11-year absence, Chad LaGrone has returned as the head football coach of the Milano Eagles.
Long-time volleyball coach Wendy King, will assume the job of athletic director. Full Story
Dustins ecourage the term ‘heroic’ like no others
I want to talk about courage today. Courage is defined in may different ways. Actions, attitudes, fantastical results.
The sports pages are the perfect place to broach the subject because in no place is the word more misused.
We have had two acts of indescribable courage right here in our midsts that defy any description.
Coincidently, both subjects are named Dustin. Full Story
Tigers continue hot streak with nine wins
Blue bats have been pounding out timely hits
After posting a 3-2 mark in the Killeen ISD tournament over the weekend, the Rockdale Tigers continued their winning ways Tuesday night with a 4-3 victory over Austin’s St. Dominic Savio.
The Tigers improve to 9-3 on the season.
Against mostly Class 5A competition, the Tigers compiled a 3-2 record in the Killeen tournament. Full Story
Doing business as...
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past three weeks included the following:
Delores J. Collins dba Rodney’s Transport (v. 1,218, p. 625).
Arnulfo Lozano dba Omar’s Burgers & More (v. 1,218, p. 836). Full Story