Testimomy starts in Small trial
First responders, ER physician give accounts to jury
CAMERON—The first responders and emergency room doctor who initially treated two-yearold Alexandra “Alex” Hill July 29, 2013, were on the stand Tuesday as testimony began in the capital murder trial of the foster parent charged with capital murder in connection with her death. Full Story
Voters to decide Milam races Tuesday
Rockdale and Milam County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide three contested races.
Two will be on ballots in Rockdale.
Incumbent Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Gary Northcott (Democrat) is challenged by former J-P Wanda H0bbs (Republican).
In Precinct 2, incumbent J-P Sam Berry (R) is opposed by former J-P Donald Schuerman (D). Full Story
Trick-or-treat guidelines set Friday night
Friday is Halloween and that’s the night for trick-or-treating in Rockdale. (The Tigers’ football game is out-oftown.)
The Rockdale Parent Teacher Organization (P-TO) has issued its annual recommendations for young ghosts-n-goblins.
Ashley Mantey, PTO president, says the group recommends trick-or-treating between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Full Story
Seniors (citizens that is) get their day
Milam County senior citizens turned out in droves last Wednesday as almost four dozen organizations staffed information, and action, booths in the Fair Park Clubhouse.
Seniors were able to get flu shots, information on preventative care, driving after age 55, memory, sleep apnea and much more.
There were free screenings on glucose, blood pressure and vision. Full Story
9th annual Oney Toy Run set for Dec. 6
Run will aid CPS, Christmas Roundup
The 9th annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run, sponsored by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Ranch, 415 W. Hwy 79, in Rockdale, according to organizer Charles Starr. Full Story
Debra and Clint Wadsworth of Midlothian announce the birth of their daughter, Carol Autumn Cole Wadsworth, at 11:50 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2014, in Conroe. She weighed 8.1 pounds and measured 20 inches long. She is welcomed by her grandparents, Dale and Patti Wadsworth, Becky and Russ Vinson, all of Midlothian. Full Story
Tigers get the runaround-again
Troy has completed just 16 passes in ‘14
If familiarity breeds contempt, the Rockdale Tigers have surely had their fill of teams that run the ball.
Another week, another run-dominated opponent.
Like most of their District 10-3A-I brethren, Troy likes to chew up yardage on the ground and has the least amount of passing yards in the district with 236 yards. Full Story
Bumblebees end hopes of Tigers’ perfect season
Tigers 1963, your mark is safe.
The hopes of an undefeated season were trampled on Friday night as No. 3 Rockdale was upset by a game Academy squad, 42-35, to hand the Tigers their first setback of the season and spoil a 7-0 record.
The Academy uprising sent shockwaves through District 10-3A-I, where four teams are now tied for first place in the six team league at 2-1. Full Story
Mitchell Chooses Baylor
They were the first in line, so that’s where he will sign.
Rockdale basketball star Wendell Mitchell has chosen Baylor as the place where he wants to play college basketball.
After receiving offers from all over the country, Mitchell had narrowed his choices to five—Baylor, Auburn, Texas Tech, Kansas St. and SMU. Full Story
Doing business as...
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Patricia A. Mackey dba Cross Roads Trucks & Parts (v. 1,238, p. 295).
Bradley D. Clark dba Top Notch Trucking (v. 1,238, p. 211). Full Story