30 indicted by grand jurors Thursday
CAMERON— Milam County grand jurors, meeting Thursday in Cameron, returned 30 indictments:
• Benjamin John Feitl, 27, Rockdale, endangering a child, theft.
• Carl Dwain Le Blanc, 44, Cameron, DWI with child passenger.
• Kaneitra Janae Ward, 25, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram). Full Story
FOOD DISTRIBUTION—About 200 persons were served Thursday morning in the KC Hall parking lot when the Capital AreaFood Bank’s Mobile Pantry made its monthly visit. The food pantry visits each third Thursday at 9 a.m. There are no eligibility requirements and volunteer helpers are needed at each distribution. Full Story
FILL THE BOOT
FILL THE BOOT—Members of the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department raised $2,500 Friday afternoon in their annual “Fill the Boot” collection, held at the corner of Cameron and Wilcox (US 79 and FM 487). The annual event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All proceeds are headed for the MDA office in Austin. Full Story
Damages reported in crash
Extensive damages were reported by State Trooper Erik Gaston in a one-vehicle crash on 11:18 a.m. Saturday on FM 486, north of County Road 443 near Thorndale.
Gaston said the driver, 23-year-old Joshua Woelfel of Thorndale, refused treatment at the crash scene. Full Story
SMOOTHING OUT HISTORY
SMOOTHING OUT HISTORY—The TxDOT ramp project reached a Rockdale landmark last week, the town’s 120-yearold police station. There’s now a smooth concrete ramp at the building’s southwest side. Constructed as a City Hall in 1895, the building was once Rockdale large meeting place and housed graduations, political rallies, town meetings and more. Full Story
Job Fair scheduled Wednesday Sept. 2 at Patterson Civic Center
CAMERON—Looking for work? Come to the Patterson Civic Center on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, assisted by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a “Rockin Rockdale Job Fair” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Chamber President Michelle Morgan. Full Story
Gause Baptist to host a lock-in
Gause Baptist Church will sponsor a lockin Friday from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. in the church Family Life Center for grades 6 through 12. Parents will need to fill out a permission and release form when the youth are dropped off at the center. Friday night dinner and Saturday morning breakfast will be served. For more information you may call church Youth Leader, Diana Smith at 979-272-1560. Full Story
Murphy benefit set for Sunday
A benefit will be held Sunday for Milano VFD fireman John Paul Murphy to help with medical expenses from double bypass surgery. The event will take place at the Milano Volunteer Fire Department, 305 E. Avenue C, with sausage plate sales beginning at noon. Plates will cost $8 each and are eat-in or to-go. Full Story
Ellis-Hilton vows said in Dripping Springs
Toni Nicole Ellis of Rockdale married her longtime sweetheart Colby Sterling Hilton of Thorndale in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Sacred Oaks of Camp Lucy, Dripping Springs.
Pastor James Mann, family friend and former pastor of the groom, performed the wedding ceremony. Full Story
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