Boiling eggs on a stove touched off a fire call at 11:20 a.m. last Wednesday for the Rockdale VFD, as firefighters in pumpers raced to the Town Oaks Apartments, 300 Childress. Volunteers arrived at the Kim Dodds apartment to find it full of smoke. Firefighters entered the building and made this rescue. Full Story
Arrests made in 100-mph highway chase
Spike strips and struggle end flight from law
A vehicle chase that began on Belton Avenue in Rockdale Friday morning, and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour on US 77, ended on a hill near the “Y” intersection outside of Cameron with the arrest of two men. Full Story
Fatality in North Milam
4 injured Sunday as vehicles crash
A two-vehicle collision investigators believe was caused by a tire blowout Sunday morning just west of Buckholts has left one woman dead and four persons injured.
Beverly Kilpatrick, 62, of Hempstead was pronounced dead at the scene—Texas 36-US 190 near County Road 112—at 12:35 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Sam Berry of Cameron. Full Story
Kunkel ‘elected’ after GOP misses deadline
Precinct 1 post goes to Demos
CAMERON—In a Precinct 1 commissioner situation that’s had more than it share of surprises this year, the biggest one was the last. Full Story
Geography foils scammers, but close call for local couple
A couple of devoted Rockdale grandparents were on the verge of sending $1,445 to a scammer last week when their old geography lessons saved them.
John Elbert and Peggy Fischer wondered why they had to send money to an Oklahoma law enforcement agency through the Dominican Republic, which is on the Caribbean island of Hispañola. Full Story
Labor Day closings announced
Monday is Labor Day and some South Milam County schools will be out, some won’t.
• Rockdale and Thorndale schools will not have classes, but there will be regular class days in the Milano and Gause ISDs.
• There will be regularly scheduled garbage pickup in Rockdale on Monday and throughout next week. Full Story
Christian music fest on weekend
The first annual Rise Up Music Festival will bring 19 hours of free Christian music to the Fair Park Pavilion Saturday and Sunday.
Featured bands will be Mikeschair at 7 p.m Saturday and Citizenway at 7 p.m. Sunday. Full Story
Memorable first day
It certainly was that for the Rockdale ISD when classes began for the 2014-15 school term on Monday. The district broke a five-year enrollment decline as 1,554 students came to its four campuses. (More details on Education page, 3B.) Hundreds of families made the trek up the elementary front steps Monday and some paused for a commemorative photo. Full Story