READY TO ROLL—
Volunteers in the monthly visit of the Capital Area Food Bank to Rockdale are all set up and ready to roll Thursday morning in the KC Hall parking lot. About 200 persons received free food. The distributions are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. There is no eligibility requirement and the event relies on volunteer help. Full Story
Lampasas joins Coryell as jail ‘client’
CAMERON—Sheriff David Greene told Milam County commissioners on Monday that Lampasas County wants to join Coryell County in sending prisoners to the Milam County Jail.
That’s good news for Milam taxpayers.
Coryell County pays Milam County for the use of its jail facility. Full Story
Thirteen cases in court action
CAMERON—Thirteen cases were disposed of in 20th District Court action during the past week.
Prosecutor Bill Torrey listed case dispositions as follows:
• Kendale Lane Wiley, 29, Giddings, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearm by felon, three-year prison term. Full Story
Dr. Dirk Dykstra, Buckholts ISD superintendent, addressed 27 firefighters and eight first responders during an in-service training session prior to the beginning of classes. The drill, coordinated with the sheriff’s department gauged response and tactics in a hypothetical “man with a gun” situation involving the school. Full Story
Chase, fatal crash, scams during week
Sheriff David Greene and deupties had an extremely active week with a chase, and fatal crash. (See stories page 1A.
There were also three scam reports in different areas of the county, one each in the Rockdale, Thorndale and Milano regions.
CALLS– Calls were listed as follows: Full Story
Meth arrests for police
Rockdale Police Ofc. Sterling Sheppard made three arrests for possession of methamphetamine as the result of traffic stops during the past week. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from Aug. 19-26 from the Milam Counry 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
Going, going, gone...
A saga, an epic, whatever you want to call the story of the historic pink facade of the Cameo Building, 113 East Cameron (US 79) has come to an end. The facade was demolished during the past week by owner Gloria Thrasher. These views show almost the day-by-day progress beginning with the way the Cameo has looked the past two years. And, it’s almost exactly two years. Full Story
34 indicted by Milam Grand Jury
CAMERON—Thirty-four persons were indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury. Prosecutor Bill Torrey listed them as follows:
• Melissa L. Day, 23, Rockdale, credit card abuse.
• Judith Ashley Serna, 21, Rockdale, engaging in organized criminal activity.
• Jeremiah Stephen Gallop, 33, Rockdale, engaging in organized criminal activity. Full Story
Murder trial moved again
CAMERON—The capital murder trial of a Rockdale woman accused of killing a two-year-old girl in her foster care has again been moved back two weeks.
Prosecutor Bill Torrey said the trial of Sherill Small is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 29.
Last week he had said the date had been pushed back from the original Sept. 2 to Sept. 15. Full Story
Extinction centennial observed
September marks the centennial anniversary of the extinction of Passenger Pigeons, a bird species that once accounted for as much as 40 percent of North America’s bird population.
Members of the El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist joined youth at Apple Tree Daycare and Preschool in Cameron to participate in the Passenger Pigeon Fold the Flock project on Thursday. Full Story