Eric Towns and the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department answered their third major house fire alarm in 12 days at 9:44 a.m. last Wednesday at the Dale Jaecks residence, 262 County Road 325. No one was injured. Workers saw the fire and alerted two family members who fled the house. Fire Chief Ward Roddam said the blaze is believed to have started in an appliance in a storage room near the garage. Full Story
Sirens work but no cause for alarm
Okay, they work just fine.
The City of Rockdale tested its four new fire/emergency sirens Monday evening and got a little more than it bargained for. Full Story
Action not taken against lawmen
Bell grand jury reviews shooting
BELTON—A Bell County grand jury reviewed the Sept. 3, 2016, shooting death of a Cameron man in Temple last Wednesday and declined to take any indictment action regarding a trio of law enforcement officers—two from Milam County—who were involved.
Richard Jeremiah Ramirez, 27, died at a Temple intersection after a motor vehicle chase that began in Temple. Full Story
Bridge book spans history
Signings set by authors next month
Monday was Publication date for a new photo book “Historic Bridges of Milam County,” a longtime labor of love for its four authors.
The book was compiled by former area resident David Galbreath and current area residents Carolyn Temple, Lucile Estell and Joy Graham.
Sadly, Galbreath died on Tuesday, one day after the book was published. See obituary, page 4D. Full Story
Garden club plant swap is Saturday
The annual Linwood Acres Garden Club plant exchange is set for Saturday at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce rock house headquarters.
Non-members are encourage to participate by donating extra plants from around their homes.
All plants are free of charge.
More events coming up:
• KC’s Council 7014 Lenten Fish Fry is Fridays through April 7. Full Story
BUSY DAY—Girl Scout Troops 9605 and 9601 recently had a busy day touring the Quality Inn Motel, learning everything from housekeeping to making reservations. Back row, from left, Rob Greenwood, Tina Wright (manager), Yolanda Orozco (housekeeper), Susan Long (supervisor); front row scouts Jennifer Horelica, Mariana Santellano, Kenna Perry, Maryetta Owens and Makayla Zamora. Full Story
Lexington gets early success to hold up
6-run first inning propels league leading Lady Eagles to district win
The Lexington Lady Eagles posted six runs in the first inning en route to a 10-2 District 20-3A victory over Rockdale Tuesday night at the Softball Complex.
Rockdale stands 6-10 on the season and 1-5 in district play, while first place Lexington improves to 9-5 and 6-0. Full Story
Errors doom Tigers in loss to Lexington
Eagles take advantage of 11 miscues
The Rockdale Tigers committed 11 errors and surrendered 11 hits in a 14-4 loss to Lexington Tuesday night at Tiger Field in a District 20-3A battle.
The Tigers stand 6-6 on the season and 0-3 in league play.
The Eagles chalk up their first district win and are 6-9 overall and 1-2 in district. Full Story
Crawford releases top 10
Rockdale star really likes Florida Gators
Hip pad deep in the torrid recruiting process, Jaqualyn Crawford made things a lot easier for everyone Sunday by releasing his Top 10 list of schools he is considering.
SMU, Auburn, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, Texas Tech and TCU made Crawford’s exclusive list. Full Story
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