Water topic for summit in Caldwell
CALDWELL—A Groundwater Summit for interested persons in Milam and Burleson counties is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Caldwell Civic Center.
Admission is free but those interested in attending are asked to respond to their respective county extension offices, Milam County at 254-697-7045 or Burleson County at 979- 567-2308. Full Story
Rockdale resident Gary Griesbach caught this trainload of wind turbine blades recently moving under US 79 on the Union Pacific tracks at Valley Junction, just over the Robertson County Line. West Texas has thousands of wind turbines, especially in the Abilene-Sweetwater-Snyder area as part of power utility companies’ quest to find alternate sources of energy. Full Story
Bizarre events lead to 2 arrests, vehicle charges
In a strange series of events last Wednesday, two Huffman residents were charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in what turned out to be separate incidents. Full Story
Rockdale volunteer firefighters (from left) Scott Skubal and Josh Eixman wrap up a quick-burning fire that destroyed the cab of an 18-wheeler south of town on US 77 at 12:36 p.m. Monday. Deputy Sheriff John Mendoza said the Georgetown based gravel truck was southbound just south of the US 77- FM 487 intersection when the cab filled with smoke. Full Story
Scams, threats and more during week
In a week that had a little bit of everything, Milam County sheriff’s deputies investigated scam reports, found a pair of vehicles and took a complaint on a threats by phone and text.
Scam attempts were reported on County Roads 329 and 274A on July 8, in Sharp July 9 and CR 3563 Monday. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from July 8-14 from the Milam County 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
RHS Class of ‘57 had its dreams—Part III
This is the third in a periodic series of “memoirs” of the RHS Class of 1957 compiled from memories of class members Gary Jackson, Billy Sager, John Terry Yoakum and Lavada Yoakum.
For the Class of 1957, our third-grade year (1947- 48) was the transition from printing to cursive writing. Full Story