Small trial postponed again
Trial set for Oct. 27 after fourth delay
The capital murder trial of Sherill Small, which was scheduled to proceed on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m., has been postponed to Oct. 27.
The delay came as a result of the absence of a key witness who was unable to appear for medical reasons.
A total of 250 jurors were summoned for the jury pool, and a pre-trial hearing was set to take place four days prior to the trial date. Full Story
Some fifty entrants dart from the starting line at the ninth annual Kay Theatre Walk/Run/Unrun here Saturday. Full Story
St. John’s to host flu shot clinic Friday
St. John’s United Methodist Church will host a flu shot clinic on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., according to Rae Beth Summers, RN, DON, with the Milam County Health Department.
“Vaccines are covered by Medicare so bring your Medicare card,” she said. “Cost for those adults who do not have Medicare is $20.” Full Story
SCHOOL BUS BURGLAR AT-LARGE
A Caldwell school bus that carried JV football players to Rockdale was burglarized.
Lt. J.D. Newlin said some coaches and athletes left their smartphones on the bus, which was unlocked during the visit.
A total of 10 smartphones, with a combined value of thousands of dollars, were taken in the heist.
The suspect remains at large. Full Story
MDD ok’s rent assistance
$100,000 contract approved for new office purchase
Directors of the Rock- dale Municipal Development District (MDD) have approved the first-ever rental assistance grants to a local business.
And they didn’t have to look far to find it. The new U.S. Directional Drilling Office is directly across the street (US 79) from the MDD office. Full Story
Miss Texas heads to Rockdale Fair
In what’s become a Rockdale tradition, the reigning Miss Texas will appear both weekends of the Rockdale Fair, beginning with the Oct. 11 beauty pageants.
Monique Evans of Austin will be mistress of ceremonies at both the 11 a.m. children’s pageant and the 7:30 p.m. Miss Rockdale Fair Queen Pageant, both in the high school auditorium. Full Story
It’s back! Dam tax eyed in part of Milam
County, Thorndale strongly oppose effort to impose 2-cent rate Nov. 4th
Eleven years after voters in western Milam and eastern Williamson counties overwhelmingly rejected a maintenance tax on 23 1950’s-era earthen dams, the idea is back. Full Story