Six draw terms in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Six persons were sentenced last week in 20th District Court. Prosecutor Bill Torrey listed case dispositions as follows:
• Damian Paul Spencer Hafley, 36, Flatonia, pleaded true to a probation revocation motion on an original charge of assault causes family violence, enhanced, 12-month state jail term. Full Story
THE MILANO 'MALL'
THE MILANO ‘MALL’—Whatever you wanted, they had it. The spring Milano VFD/Auxiliary Garage Sale drew large crowds of browsers and filled the fire station Thursday-Saturday. Sale total by early this week was estimated at $5,600. Items include appliances, lawn and garden equipment, electronics, books, clothing and much more. Full Story
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH—The dental office of Dr. Larry Don Jones, 302 Meadow Drive, has been selected Business of the Month for April by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Jones and office employees gathered with Chamber officials to accept the honor last week. Back row (L-R) Michelle Morgan (Chamber president), Charlie Watson, Rebecca Vasquez, Dr. Full Story
YARD OF THE MONTH
YARD OF THE MONTH—The yard of Hal and Joy Reagan, 712 Middleton, has been named yard of the month for April by the Linwood Acres Garden Club. Club members made the presentation on Friday. From left: Marie Freiling, Hal Reagan, Full Story
Parking restored to sidewalk plan
Rockdale City Council members, in a unanimous vote Monday, restored parking to the 100 block of East Cameron’s (US 79) north side as part of a TxDOT sidewalk grant application.
Last month the city okayed an application that called for no north-side parking in that block. Full Story
$26,600 for MARC
Bad to the Bone Riders hosted its 14th annual MARC Run Saturday at The Ranch. Organizer Charles Starr said 43 bikes, 13 passenger and several caged vehicles participated. Total as of Monday was $26,676 with more donations coming in. Full Story
Stash Your Trash
The City of Rockdale’s spring “stash your trash” day is set for 8 a.m. to 12-noon Saturday at the Mill Street Public Works Yard on the eastern corner of Mill and Wilcox.
That’s a change from previous events which were held at Fair Park. Full Story
Milano FBC youth group hosting fundraiser Sunday
The Energized Youth Group from Milano First Baptist Church is hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $5 per plate and proceeds will go towards sending youth to church camp. Go grab a great bit to eat and send this large group of youth to church camp this summer. Full Story
FIELD TRIP—Members of the Thursday Reading Club of Rockdale took their annual Texas trip to the Walker Honey Farm Store near Temple on Thursday. Bottom row (L-R), Joy Reagan, Peggy Cooke, Leanna Applegate, Geri Burnett and Eleanor Weems; back row (L-R), Donna Mitchell, Lois Fry, Annette Stone, Johnnilyn Brown, Joan Ratliff and Dana Caffey. The trip was planned by Reagan Full Story
Florida Boys to perform on Friday
MILANO—The Florida Boys are set to be in concert Friday, April 17 at the Milano Civic Center, with proceeds benefiting the Milano Senior Citizens. The concert is set to start at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale by calling A.D. Lagrone at 512-455-3420. Tickets are $10 for adults and children 12 and under are $5. Full Story
Gause girls, boys participated in district track meet last week
The Gause Jr. High girls and boys track teams participated in district contest Monday, April 6, at Anderson Shiro.
The boys placed 4th overall with three participants. Tyrese Day placed 1st in Discus, 6th in the 400, 1st in the 100 and 1st in the 200. Clay Sheppard placed 1st in the 800, and Jaxon Hayles placed 6th in the 800, and 5th in the 1600. Full Story
ENGAGED—Troy and Kim Hirt announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mackenzie Hirt, to Paul Heintze, the son of Scott and Robin Heintze. The brideelect’s grandparents are Seth Hirt and the late Margarett Hirt, Barry and Kathy Methvin. She will be married by her great-grandfather, Doc Methvin. Full Story
DOUBLE WINNER—Hayden Williams, son of Laura Burnett Carlisle and Tim Carlisle of Round Rock and Ryan Williams of Georgetown, here with grandparents of Bob and Geri Burnett of Rockdale, was a double winner at the Round Rock Special Olympics competition Saturday, April 11. He won a gold medal in the javelin throw and a fourth-place ribbon in the 50-meter dash. Full Story
Feathered-friends can be pets too
When people think of pets, dogs and cats are typically what come to mind. However, if you crave a companion that barks a little less and sings a little more, a pet bird may be just what you’re looking for. Before adding this feathered-friend to your family, be sure that you’re able to meet their unique care requirements. Full Story
Recognize safety hazards during outside yard work
Attention, all green thumbs — and the bodies attached to them: It’s nearly time to get down and dirty in the garden.
Whether you’re transforming your backyard into an award winner or just trimming the lawn, the CSA Group, a leading certification and testing organization, asks that you remember the following safety tips: Full Story
Binoculars, enthusiasm all that’s required for Texas birding event
Hundreds of avid and backyard birders alike will head to the coast, forests, prairies and mountains next month to compete in the nation’s biggest, longest and wildest bird watching tournament. The 19th annual Great Texas Birding Classic, will run from April 15 to May 15. Full Story
Rain showers Q: You sometimes hear in the forecast of either “scattered” or “isolated” showers. What is the difference? A:
The terms can be confusing, but both refer to rain chances, said Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. Full Story
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