Chamber lists decorations contest winners
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce has listed winners of its annual Christmas decorations contest.
Judging was Sunday night.
Winners will have a group photo made at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber Rock House office, 1203 West Cameron.
Photos of best overall and best lighting winners will appear in next week’s Reporter. Full Story
Next stop, dessert
The Rockdale Historical Society held its recent annual board meeting in the restored 1942 Missouri Pacific dining car at the depot-museum. Offers were elected as follows: Gary Jackson, president; Gerri Offield, vice-president; Beth Brooks, secretary; Pat Jackson, treasurer. Thirteen board members were named and Eugenia Newton was elected board member emeritus. Full Story
Four draw sentences in district court action
CAMERON—Four cases were disposed of last week in 20th District Court action.
Prosecutor Bill Torrey, listed case dispositions as follows:
• Ronald Shadrach Hines, 36, Thorndale, pleaded true to probation revocation on a original charge of DWI-third or more offense, three-year prison term. Full Story
Injury, damages in South Milam crashes during week
One injury and damages to an 18-wheeler were reported in South Milam County highway crashes during the past week, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Trooper Broderick Sims said Nolan Aikman, 22, of Stephenville was treated at Richards Memorial Hospital after his vehicle left US 77 south of Rockdale Dec. 10 and hit a tree. Full Story
FRIDAY CRASH—Police, firefighters, an AMR ambulance crew and the Department of Public Safety responded to a two-vehicle collision, with injuries reported, at the East Cameron (US 79)-Green intersection. Police listed the drivers as Amber Slusher and Francisco Romo, both of Rockdale. Full Story
FM 485 crash nets grand jury indictment Thursday
CAMERON— A 56-yearold Beaumont woman, driver of a van in which a passenger died near Cameron June 2, was one of 24 persons indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury.
Cynthia Marie Ozen was indicted for criminally negligent homicide, a state jail felony. Full Story
A large come-and-go crowd filed into the conference room of the Central Texas Workforce Center’s Rockdale office Friday to bid farewell to office director Cindy Jerman who is retiring. Jerman directed the local center for 14 years. Above, Jerman reacts to an extensive photo presentation. Left, it was an emotional farewell as Jim Reed, executive director, said farewell to Jerman. Full Story
Milano Christmas decoration winners recognized at meeting
The City of Milano’s Christmas decoration contest was judged on Saturday and the Roddy Gage family won first prize. Second place went to Nellie Ryan and third place to Alberto and Maria Gallegos. The winners were recognized at Monday’s city council meeting. Be sure to take a drive around the town to see all the beautiful Christmas decorations. Full Story
Gause ISD to present Christmas program Thursday in school gym
A reminder that the Gause ISD students will present their annual Christmas Program Thursday beginning at 6:30 in the school gym.
On Friday, the elementary students will have their classroom Christmas parties and will be released for the holidays. The Gause Jr. High students will be Christmas caroling within the community Friday morning. Full Story
ONEY TOY RUN DONATIONS
ONEY TOY RUN DONATIONS—Organizers of the ninth Buddy Oney Toy Run presented a $2,900 check to Milam County Child Protective Services (CPS) and $2,900 in toys to Christmas Roundup, representing proceeds from the Dec. 6 event. Top photo, CPS, (L-R) Charles Starr (run organizer), Billie Oney, Cynthia Ferrell, Monique Gebhart and Neal Ferrell. Bottom photo, Roundup, (L-R) Starr, Mrs. Full Story
ROUNDUP DONATIONS—There have been numerous donations to Christmas Roundup during the past week. Above, Alpha Tau Delta service sorority gave $500 to the Christmas cheer effort. From left, Felicia Alexander, Nacole Garcia and Brooksy Fisher made the presentation to Rita Juergens, Roundup volunteer. Full Story
CHRISTMAS CONCERT—Rockdale ISD bands hosted their annual Christmas Concert Thursday in the RHS auditorium with musicians from the high school and junior-high bands participating. Full Story
SELL-A-BRATION WINNER—The winner of the Denio’s free La-Z-Boy give-away during their 31st birthday Sell-A-Bration last month was Richard Mann of Temple. Full Story