Milam to issue same-sex marriage licenses
After waiting over the weekend for guidance from the state after the U. S. Supreme Court ruled same sex marriages were constitutional on Friday, the Milam County Clerk is now prepared to issue such licenses. Full Story
COMMUNITY CONCERT—The Communities in Concert Band staged—what else?—a community concert Sunday at the Kay Theater, drawing a crowd of about 50. The concert came after three rehearsal days designed to attract new members, according to director Lee “Sparky” Thomason. Band members participated from Rockdale, Cameron, Milano and Caldwell. Full Story
Rotary’s annual ‘fun night’ reviews $34,387 in service
Local civic club support extends over broad sector
Rockdale Rotary Club has just concluded an amazing year—evidenced by the fact that the 34-member organization contributed more than $34,000 in community service, scholarships and support for Rotary Internationale’s lofty goals of eradicating polio around the world, providing clean water in impoverished areas and promoting world peace and understanding. Full Story
MARRIED— Warren Gillie and Don Gooding were united in matrimony on June 28, 2015, at the Travis County Clerk’s Office in Austin. Both Gillie and Gooding are retirees from the State of Texas. Gooding retired from the Secretary of State’s office after 20 years of service and Gillie retired from the Texas Workforce Commission after 17 years of service. Full Story
Don’t forget the annual City of Milano July 4 parade on Saturday. It is the only Independence Day parade in the county. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m., with line up starting at 9:30 a.m. at the high school football field parking lot. The route will go from the football field, under the overpass and through downtown, ending back at the Milano Civic Center. Full Story
Hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend. It is hard to believe it’s already July.
For you early birds, I’m guessing you have already started Christmas shopping. Full Story
Ruelas retiring after 23-year Army career
Sergeant 1st Class Leticia Ruelas of Rockdale has retired from the U. S. Army after a 23-year career.
A 1993 graduate of Rockdale High School, Sgt. Ruelas will be honored with a retirement party on Saturday, July 4, at the Ruelas home in Rockdale. Full Story
PFC Lane completes Marine basic training in San Diego
U.S. Marine PFC Randle Lane graduated from basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, on June 5. Full Story
2015-2016 LIONS OFFICERS
2015-2016 LIONS OFFICERS–Rockdale Noon Lions Club recently held their officer installation, officiated by Lion Zone Chairman John Pruett. Above, (L-R) John Pruett, Gloria Thrasher, Allan Miller, Joyce Dalley, Paul Dixon, Mike Pruett, Tommy Grimes, Ashley Pruett, Ron Montgomery and Allen Sanders. Full Story
SpaceX chooses Texas A&M to host design competition
Some of the best and brightest engineering minds from around the country will be coming to Texas A&M University in January for a SpaceX competition to design and build the company’s proposed Hyperloop transit pod. Full Story
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