From left, Randy Leo, as Rev. Davis, sneaks a shot of moonshine from Aunt Polly (Phyllis Waring) and Dillon Betros, who plays Virgil, kisses the lovely hand of bride to be, Margaret, played by Mackenzie Salicos, during rehearsals for “Virgil’s Wedding a madcap farce that will be presented by Milam Community Theater Nov. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at the Williams Event center in Cameron. Full Story
13 cases heard in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Thirteen cases were disposed of last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutors Bill Torrey and John Paschall who listed them as follows:
• Bobby Joe Janes III, 44, Cameron, pleaded “true” to a motion to revoke probation for an original felony theft under $1,500 with priors, 12-month state jail sentence. Full Story
Aggravated assault, drug charges filed after incident
A 31-year-old Rockdale man is facing multiple charges after a late Monday incident that began with an assault.
Police Chief Thomas Harris said Daniel Wayne Tovar was originally charged with aggravated assault in connection with an incident involving a female victim. Full Story
Livestock calls for deputies
Not all the livestock action was in Rockdale’s Fair Park during the past week.
Deputies answered 21 calls to cattle on Milam roadways along with two involving donkeys and two other reports of cows out.
CALLS—Other calls included: Full Story
BLOW THE HORN, GRANDPA—
To most of Rockdale he’s Police Chief Thomas but he’s also “grandpa.” Harris was the first one in Saturday’s Fair Parade, accompanied by two granddaughters, including eight-year-old Aaliyah Brewer. Full Story
Grass fires keep MVFD hopping
The Milano Volunteer Fire Department was really on the run early in the week with multiple grass fire calls at the same time Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
At 2:28 p.m. Monday, the MVFD was called to a pair of grass fires in US 79 roadsite ditches, one at County Road 234 and another at County Road 360. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the Milam County jail log from Oct. 14-20.
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.
• Travis Carter Stanford, 34, Cameron, public intoxication, released on $266 fine. Full Story
EL CAMINO REAL TRADE DAYS NEWS
Have you marked your calendar for Nov. 8 and 9?
Free admission and parking.
El Camino Real Trade Days, “Tradin’ on the Trail” is in full swing.
Vendors are sending in applications and we are even going to have some entertainment on Saturday. More details to come soon. Full Story
Do I? Don’t I? West Milam voters eye dam tax election
Early voting has begun in an election to see if voters in a part of the Brushy Creek watershed want to impose a two-cent tax rate to maintain 23 earthen dams from the 1950s.
The issue carries its own set of complications but some Milam County voters, who may or may not be part of the district, are wondering if they’re eligible to cast votes. Full Story
Prices for regular gasoline ticked below $3 during the past week in Rockdale to be headed lower. Full Story
Board gives ‘marquee’ go-ahead
There should soon be a marquee (sign displaying messages) at the Tiger Field athletics complex.
School trustees, meeting Monday, endorsed the proposal, to be sponsored by the Rockdale Tiger Booster Club.
Tom Loth, booster club president, said the club is in the middle of trying to secure the project. Full Story
Parallel parking in downtown area again on the table
An idea raised several times over the decades, parallel parking downtown, was a discussion topic for TxDOT and area residents at the Kay Theater Tuesday in a meeting sponsored by the Rockdale Downtown Association.
In previous years, the idea drew opposition from business owners.
TxDOT noted traffic flow has dropped some since Alcoa’s smelter closed. Full Story