If they didn’t have it, you probably didn’t need it. For the first time the annual Milano VFD Auxiliary Garage Sale was held in the new fire station/emergency shelter and the giant sale netted $5,000 for the MVFD. There were so many items the sale spilled out into the fire station bay area (see page 3A). Full Story
Doctor accepts plea in traffic death
CAMERON—A 65-year-old Temple physician has accepted a plea bargain in 20th District Court in connection with the Feb. 7, 2013, traffic crash north of Cameron that took the life of a 28-year-old Texas A&M doctoral student.
Dr. Allen Nickel had been indicted for manslaughter in connection with crash that claimed the life of Kristen Salerno. Full Story
Drug testing nets ‘ecstasy’ charge
Lab test results completed on a substance recovered in July have resulted in a charge of possession of a controlled substance (4 to 400 grams) against a 22-year-old Longview man.
Lucas Ethan Cantrell is also being held on an out-ofcounty probation violation charge.
He remains in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. Full Story
Abandoned vehicle calls for deputies
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department was summoned to four abandoned vehicle calls during the past week.
Those calls were listed as follows:
• 6:17 p.m. Oct. 7, Texas 36, Cameron area.
• 3:45 p.m. Oct. 8, Griffin Chapel community, Milano area.
• 8:19 p.m. Thursday, Texas 36, Cameron area. Full Story
Last weekend’s Milano Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary garage sale was so large it spilled over into the parking bay area of the new fire station/shelter building.
Volunteers Travis Yoakum and Allen Prince were among the many members taking part in the sale which netted $5,000 for the department. For an inside view see page 2A. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the Milam County jail log from Oct. 9-15
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.
• Larry Ibarra, 33, Cameron, assault family/house member impede breath/circulation, released. Full Story
Fire calls dispatched through the Rockdale Police Department during the past week included:
• 12:47 p.m. Oct. 7, vehicle left US 79 and traveled down 15-foot ditch, Gause VFD.
• 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, vehicle fire, vicinity of Belton and Pear Streets, Rockdale VFD. Full Story
9th Buddy Oney Toy Run Dec. 6 will aid CPS, Christmas Roundup
The 9th annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run, sponsored by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Ranch, 415 W. Hwy 79, in Rockdale, according to organizer Charles Starr. Full Story
DON’T ‘BALE’ OUT—
It’s not likely another would bail out of this aircraft. It’s a scale model and one of the many flying through the countryside at Apache Pass over the weekend (see page 1B). The contrast of high-tech giant remote-controlled aircraft and pastoral farm land with hay bales and tractors was striking. About 150 pilots were on hand. Full Story
Council eyes new approach to HOT funds
Water mapping will give city data for plans
Mayor John King is recommending the City of Rockdale take a new approach to the distribution of hotel-motel occupancy (HOT) tax funds and the city council has informally endorsed the start of a dialogue.
Meeting Monday at City Hall, the council also got a first look a new water system mapping program and made several appointments to city boards. Full Story
Twice as nice
The 2014 Miss Rockdale Fair Queen Contest, held Saturday night before a crowd of 550 in the RHS Auditorium included both evening gown (top) and western wear competition. Eleven contestants participated in the contest, which has been a big part of Rockdale Fair activities since the third Fair in 1978. See complete coverage, pages 1A and 6B Full Story
Commissoners okay radio system
CAMERON—Citing officer safety concerns, Milam County commissioner on Tuesday approved purchase of a $468,751 radio communications system for the sheriff’s department.
Meeting in regular session in the courthouse, commissioners also passed a resolution “strongly opposing” Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to close the County Road 330 crossing in Milano. Full Story