M*A*S*H to operate one more weekend
CAMERON— Wartime doctors and nurses cope with the horrors of war with madcap hijinks in the Milam Community Theater production of M*A*S*H.
“Opening night of M*A*S*H was a huge success and we are hoping to carry that momentum forward into our last weekend of the show.” said Randy Leo, president of Milam Community Theater. Full Story
MDD sets budget, gets resignation of board member
Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) members, meeting in regular session Monday in the MDD offices, approved a 2015-16 budget and have been advised of a board member’s resignation.
Kara Clore, MDD director, said the new budget is $370,000.
The MDD is funded through a sales tax. Full Story
Summer reading can help kids get off to strong start
As kids across the country prepare to head back to school, parents are focusing on helping their kids get off on the right foot for the coming school year. Though they used to be commonplace, summer reading lists have fallen by the wayside in many school districts. Full Story
Texans urged to ‘find your park’
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is helping the National Park Service prepare for its 100th birthday in 2016, by joining the Find Your Park campaign. Find Your Park urges all Americans—and Texans— to get outside and explore nature, and then share their experiences on social media. Full Story
DEDICATION—Liberty Community Cemetery Association recently dedicated a flagpole which was dedicated to Frances Gilliland and her family, and to Tom and Lois Fisher. Mrs. Gilliland has served as Treasurer of the Liberty Cemetery Association, Tom Fisher as president for many years and Lois Fisher, cooked many meals and assisted in a variety of tasks. Full Story
IS IT OVER, REALLY?
IS IT OVER, REALLY?—Milam County residents are enjoying full stock tanks, like this one off FM 908, but are usually hesitant about declaring drought conditions over. Not so the Brazos River Authority which this week declared the long-standing drought “over” for all regions of the state except the Panhandle. Full Story
Methodist VBS set for Aug. 4-6
United Methodist Church of Milano will hold its Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6, at the church. All youth ages four to 12 are invited to attend. Full Story
Stopped by the school and everyone is busy there getting things in order for the 2015-16 school year. Teachers will attend Staff Development days Aug. 13-18. Full Story
TIMELESS—One of the more touching epitaphs in the cemetery is that of George Robinson (L) in the African-American section: “He had no enemies; and deserved none.” Robinson died in 1907 at age 38. At right, Rockdale hotel owner Anton Wolf, who died in 1924, took a picture of the iceberg which sunk the Titanic in 1912. Full Story
Seventeen draw terms in district court case action
CAMERON—Seventeen persons appeared in 20th District Court during the past two weeks, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey, who listed case dispositions as follows: Full Story
Water summit ahead
CALDWELL—Deborah Trejo and Billy Howe will be among the speakers in the Caldwell Civic Center Aug. 12 for the free Milam- Burleson Groundwater Summit.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., lunch is provided. See ad on page 2A for topics, sponsors and RSVP information. Full Story
IT'S THEIR TURN
IT’S THEIR TURN—Rockdale’s Veterans Pool Park was the site for an appreciation picnic and pool party for City of Rockdale employees and their families Sunday evening. The group enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hot dogs along with homemade ice cream, and plenty of splashing. City Manager Full Story
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