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Rockdale area man sought in reported drowning
The Milam County Sheriff's Department has issued a manslaughter warrant in connection with the reported drowning death of an 11-month old Rockdale-area child last month. Chief Deputy Chris White said authorities are attempting to locate 48-year old Rockdale-area resident John Earl Furnace Jr., who is also charged with endangering a child. Full Story
Fracking: Daylight only, watchman
‘Setback’ distance drops to 450 feet
When oil and gas wells get “fracked” inside the Rockdale city limits, sometime in the future, it will happen under a strict set of guidelines.
That’s assuming the city’s draft of a new 51-page oil and gas ordinance gets passed pretty much in its present form.
The ordinance will get its initial public airing at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kay Theater. Full Story
They call these the “dog days” of summer but perhaps a much slower moving critter might be more appropriate. However, the City of Rockdale’s pool party for city employees did provide a break from the mid-summer heat Sunday. It’s less than three weeks before the pool closes on Aug. 17. Public hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Full Story
County okays money for lawsuit
Both ‘principal players’ commit to Luminant fee
The two “heavy hitters” in paying for an anticipated lawsuit by Luminant have now stepped up to the plate.
Milam County commissioners, in a unanimous vote Monday, approved the county’s $160,330 contribution toward a legal defense by the Milam Appraisal District (AD) that’s estimated to cost $500,000. Full Story
It’s a crown-ing achievement
Volunteers bring town’s old cemetery back to life
Editor’s note: The renovation work at Rockdale’s Old City Cemetery on South Main is now complete. It was spearheaded by the Crown Garden Club. Full Story
Lots of recycle opportunities at City Hall
Yes, Virginia, you can still recycle your newspapers and a lot more at Rockdale’s City Hall. Crown Garden Club, which had the first paper recycling bin in town— thanks to the efforts of Carolyn and Frank Burford— still gets complaints from people that miss recycling their papers since the club lost its contract with a Houston firm. Full Story
July 30—Malda Burns, Allyse Betchan, Elaine Holliman.
July 31—Joey Offield.
Aug. 1—Floyd Byrd.
Aug. 3—Chloe Kaufman.
Aug. 4—Matthew Vreeland.
Aug. 5—Elaine Simpson.
July 30—Thomas and Alice Eichinger.
July 31—Billy and Lillian Galbreath. Full Story
Bell tolls for Big Blue players Monday
Thorndale, Milano also pick up gear at 7 a.m.
Rockdale football coach Jeff Miller will get a first look at the players that will make up the 2015 Tiger football team when players report for two-a-days Monday at 7 a.m.—sharp.
Beginning Tuesday, practice will be held from 7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Full Story
Catch him if you can
At 6-foot-6 and with sprinter’s speed, Lara is a hard man to track down
The Rockdale Tigers may have a huge question mark at the quarterback position heading into the 2015 season, but one thing’s for sure—whoever settles under center when the dust clears will have no worries as far as who to throw it to.
Coming off a season in which he led the state in yards per reception, Cristian Lara is in position to stretch the field even further. Full Story
Training camp: been there, dreaded that
Tis the season for pre-season, fa-la-la-lala, la-la-la—yech!
With the unbearable wait between summer practices and the actual start of football season, newspapers across the globe are filled with the inane musings of anyone who will stand still to be interviewed. Full Story
Lots of activities planned in summer
Wow! It sure got hot. I tell people that I really try not to complain because we have had such good weather thus far but what the heck, I am complaining.
I am getting older and I think the heat gets to me more than it use to. In the middle of July, I am praying for fall. That’s my only complaint because we have such great things happening in our community. Full Story
Sales tax holiday August 7-9
Annual school shopping aid lists ‘eligibles’
In what’s been a tradition since 1999, Texas backto school shoppers can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7 - 9.
The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend. Full Story
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER—Becky’s Sandwiches & More, located at the corner of US 77 and FM 908 has joined the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. A ribbon-cutting to commemorate the new member was held Thursday, attended by restaurant employees, Chamber officials and directors and several well wishers. Full Story
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