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
Milano dedicates new facilities in open house
MILANO—It was all for the community and its children.
Speakers at the brief ceremony in the new elementary cafeteria kept returning to that theme Monday evening as the Milano ISD dedicated its new facilities with an open house. Full Story
Rockdale council member dies at 71
Replacement vote still May 6
Four-year Rockdale City Council member Leroy Phillips died Thursday after a short illness, the second councilman to die in office in the past decade.
Phillips, 71, had been ill several months. He had missed the last three regular city council meetings but attended sessions through the end of 2016.
(See obituary, page 4D). Full Story
Library hosts music night on Thursday
A pair of talented local musicians will offer a free night of music Thursday at the city library.
Ronnie Caywood and Allyson Steinbecker will appear at 6 p.m.
Caywood is from Rockdale. Steinbecker is a Milano resident.
Caywood has appeared several times in concerts at the library. He has appeared in numerous venues including Nashville and South by Southwest in Austin. Full Story
Plant exchange set Saturday at C of C
Linwood Acres Garden Club’s annual community wide plant exchange will be held Saturday at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce parking lot.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 12-noon. The Chamber’s rock house headquarters is located at 1203 West Cameron (US 79). Full Story
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