Judy Schoenfleder (L), representing the Maximus consulting company, talks to interested Rockdale residents at the Senior Citizens Center about new Medicare-Medicaid programs. She said those covered must now opt for one of two plans, choosing either Superior or United. Call the center, 512-446-2666 for more information. Full Story
Thirteen cases in district court
CAMERON—Thirteen persons were sentenced last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey, who listed case dispositions as follows: Full Story
Child sex assault charges follow incidents, search
A 48-year-old Rockdale man is in jail on bonds totaling $110,000 after incidents involving a 14-year-old girl.
Donald William Gilbert was charged with sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child and evading arrest or detention with a prior conviction. Full Story
Animal calls keep deputies busy during week
Yes, Milam is a rural county.
During the past week deputies were called five times for three different kinds of livestock along Milam roads.
Call to horses were repored at 4:03 a.m. July 22 on FM 485 and 1:22 p.m. July 23 on CR 455. Full Story
KCS HELPING OUT—
Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014 recently made a pair of $200 donations. At left, the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce receives a check for its ongoing program to provide fans for Rockdale residents during the summer. From left are KC member Charlie Watson, Full Story
Injury as cycle hits deer
A 31-year-old Elko, Nevada man was treated at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale last Wednesday evening after his motorcycle was in collision with a deer.
Trooper J. C. Brooks lists the driver as Guadalupe Puentes. Brooks said the crash occurred on FM 487 west of County Road 412. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from July 22-28 from the Milam County Sheriff’s Department.
Jail logs list all persons charged with offenses through the county jail docket. Charges may change during the process. Persons are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Full Story
Rockdale ISD teachers, employees getting one-percent pay hike
Split vote approves graduation ban for ‘discipline’ students
School trustees, meeting in a lengthy session Monday in the Central Administration Building, got the final paperwork on a pay raise for district employees on 2014-15.
On a split vote, the board also adopted a policy prohibiting students in the district’s discipline program from participating in graduation exercises. Full Story
Youth citizenship day draws 40 participants
Farm Bureau event teaches value of county’s history
How can the youth of today know about the history where they live? Milam County Farm Bureau believes that educating the youth of our county on the importance of historical events here in Milam County will serve that purpose. Full Story
Water ownership, real estate experts to speak at Aug. 13 groundwater summit
CALDWELL—A water ownership expert and real estate specialist will highlight the 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. panels, respectively, at the Burleson and Milam Counties Groundwater Summit on Aug. 13. Full Story
Closing depot-museum mulled as Society hits financial crunch
The International & Great Northern Depot-Museum, the town’s landmark, is in danger of closing.
Dave Phillips, president of the Rockdale Historical Society, which restored the 108-year-old showpiece, said in a letter to society volunteers this week the group is facing a financial crunch. Full Story
IT’S A BREEZE—
There’s lots of extra breeze this summer in a number of Rockdale-area homes thanks to a program by the Chamber of Commerce to donate fans where needed around the community. Chamber office staffer Denise Brock (R) said about 50 fans have been donated and expressed appreciation for the support. Brock and intern Brittany Llana display some of the fans at the Chamber office. Full Story
Milam Demos pick candidate
CAMERON—There will be a contested election for Precinct 1 County Commissioner on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
Doug Kunkel of Cameron, an investigator with the Milam County Prosecutor’s Office the past two years, was selected as the Democratic Party nominee in a Monday meeting of the county party’s executive committee, according to County Chair Tommy Grimes. Full Story
RHS Class of ‘57 had its dreams—Part IV
This is the fourth in a periodic series of “memoirs” of the RHS Class of 1957 compiled from memories of class members Gary Jackson, Billy Sager, John Terry Yoakum and Lavada Yoakum.
By GARY JACKSON Full Story