McBANNER—McDonald’s has been named business of the month for December by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. The banner commemorating the monthly designation was presented recently at the restaurant. Attending the presentation were restaurant employees and Chamber directors, members and ambassadors. Full Story
Commissioners okay tax office audit
CAMERON—After months of discussion, including public input from citizens, Milam County commissioners approved an outside audit of the county tax office in a special session Thursday. Full Story
Rockdale Talent Show ahead at Kay Jan. 29th
Rockdale’s Matinee Musical Club will sponsor a talent show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Kay Theater.
Winner of each age bracket will be recognized and (subject to UIL regulations) receive $100. Full Story
Tis the season
TIS THE SEASON—Thorndale is ready for Christmas and the westernmost city in Milam County will try again to have its Christmas parade Saturday after postponing it last week, as did Rockdale and Milano. Start time is 1:30 p.m. Here, from left, Police Chief Martin Jackson, Santa (Tyler Jordan) Claus and Ofc. Michael Moehling visit Thorndale’s ‘Light-Up Lot.’ Full Story
Calls for volunteer fire departments dispatched over the past week from the Rockdale Police Department included:
• 1:48 a.m. Nov. 29, Downtown Rockdale business fire at Wood & Wicks, 136 Burleson. (Story in last week’s Reporter).
• 5:57 p.m. Nov. 19, Thorndale VFD called for traffic control on wide load, US 79. Full Story
$4,600 for toy run
Despite cold and rain, 20 entrants participated in the annual Buddy Oney Toy Run which raised at least $4,600 worth of toys for four charitable organizations. Charles Starr, spokesman, said because of the bad weather the 100-mile run was held in “cages” (cars and trucks). “We thank everyone who braved the bad weather from the bottoms of our hearts,” Starr said. Full Story
Light night: Sunday
If you want your Christmas lights judged for the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual contest leave them on after dark Sunday.
That’s judging night. It will be dark by 6 p.m. and lights should be on by then.
Judges will tour Rockdale during the night and make their decisions in a number of categories. Full Story
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