Eight draw terms in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Eight persons drew sentences last week in Milam County 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey.
He listed case dispositions as follows:
• Andrew Richard Burke III, 45, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to DWIthird or more offense, 10-year prison term. Full Story
SMILES OF CHAMPIONS
SMILES OF CHAMPIONS—Flop-N-Sop of Rockdale won grand champion honors of the rainy Cameron Police Department BBQ Cookoff Shootout during the weekend. Team members included: Kneeling, with trophies, Reed Davidson; standing Andy Willingham holding son Luke, Valarie Willingham holding daughter Addison, Paisly Fisher, Colby Fisher holding son Owen, Justice of the Peace Pct. Full Story
Driver draws indictments in pedestrian chase, death
CAMERON—Four days after a 71-year-old Buckholts man was struck and killed at an intersection in that town, the driver of the car involved was indicted for manslaughter.
John Fitzgerald Page Jr., 25, of Temple, was one of two persons indicted in connection with traffic deaths. (See separate story, page 1A.) Full Story
City Hall adds metal detector
Persons attending Rockdale Municipal Court, located inside City Hall, will soon need to pass through a metal detector to appear before Judge Jerry Waggoner.
Meeting in special session Monday, the city council approved installation of a metal detector as part of a general security upgrade of the building. Full Story
Whitmore piano students play at UMHB fest
Local piano students recently played in the National Federation of Music Club's Junior Festival at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, according to their piano teacher, Dixie Whitmore.
Students from Central Texas area performed in piano, hymn playing, voice, and violin. Full Story
Annual MARC Run set for April 11th
The 14th annual MARC Run, brought to you by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will take place on Saturday, April 11, at The Ranch, 415 W. US 79 in Rockdale, organizer Charles Starr said.
This annual ride benefits The MARC (Milam Adult Resource Center) of Milam County which serves all Milam County Adult Residents with physical and learning disabilities. Full Story
RELAY FOR LIFE
RELAY FOR LIFE—Abiding Choice Inc. is a $1,000 sponsor for Relay For Life of Milam County. Pictured are (L-R) Stephen Bedsole, Milam County’s American Cancer Society community partner, Tiffany Parker with Abiding Choice and Kim Jeter, RFL committee. Full Story
Bond meeting Monday at MHS
Team Tammy selling fund raiser tickets
There will be a public meeting to discuss Milano ISD facilities and the proposed bond referendum at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30.
The meeting will be held at the MHS cafetorium. The MISD has called a $3.8-million bond issue to build a new junior-high, elementary cafetorium and agriculture building. Full Story
Churches plan Easter egg hunt and services
The annual Gause Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Gause Baptist Church on Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. You may take your eggs to be hidden to Coats Grocery before 9:30 on the day of or bring them with you to the church Saturday morning.
Refreshments will be served following the hunt. If you can help with the refreshments just bring them to the church. Full Story
AGAIN!—Flooding at the “usual crossings” has been a familiar sight to Rockdale drivers so far this year and it happened again Saturday morning. Even though Saturday’s anticipated heavy rains failed to materialize, there was still intersection flooding early at places like the Belton Avenue low water crossing. Full Story
County junior livestock show this weekend at YEB
The annual Milam County Junior Livestock Show will unreel this weekend at the Youth Exposition Building in downtown Cameron.
Events will be capped off Saturday evening with the livestock auction which last year raised $260,613 for the county’s FFA and 4-H youth.
That was an all-time record.
Here’s the schedule: Full Story
‘Art in Blossom’ coming to Brenham
BRENHAM – The Bluebonnet Garden Club of Brenham is hosting an art and flower show on April 9 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Bullock Ballroom of the newly restored historical Simon Theater.
A group of renowned area artists has been selected and club members will creatively interpret their work in floral designs. Full Story
Rockdale records are recorded at the studios of KRXT radio. High Low RainTuesday 80 64 —Wednesday 81 60 0.07Thursday 81 60 0.14Friday 70 57 —Saturday 60 57 1.39Sunday 72 58 0.31Monday 81 52 —TOTAL 1.91 Full Story
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