The chili at the New Salem HD Clubhouse was gone by 3 p.m. Saturday, but that was good news for the Rockdale Historical Society, which raised more than $2,000 with more funds coming in. Proceeds go to the Depot-Museum. At right, volunteers (L-R) Gary Jackson, Charlie Watson and Dave Phillips dish up chili and beans. Full Story
Turkey giveaway starts in Rockdale
In a sure sign the holiday season is upon us, the annual turkey giveaway– sponsored by local businesses through the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce–has begun.
Giveaways began Monday and will be awarded each business day through Dec. 16.
The promotion awards $15 turkey purchase coupons. Full Story
BRRR-RIDE—The cold weather kept down entries at American Legion Carlyle Post 358’s annual Motorcycle Fun Run and Auction Saturday, but several other activities pushed the total raised at VFW Post to over $4,000, according to Legion commander Joe Twohig. Those activities included an auction and barbecue sale. Proceeds go to the Legion’s building fund. Full Story
Art by Mason Lillard
Art by Mason Lillard, a first-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Art by Taydan Garcia
Art by Taydan Garcia, a kindergartner at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
POSGCD okays $1-million in grants to area entities
Milano, SW Milam WSCs two of nine getting ‘14 funding
MILANO—The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) has awarded one million dollars in groundwater conservation grants to nine entities in Milam and Burleson counties. Full Story
Seventeen persons indicted by grand jurors Thursday
CAMERON—Seventeen persons were indicted by a Milam County Grand Jury Thursday, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey who listed them as follows:
• Melissa Lynn Rivera, 23, Port Lavaca, robbery.
• Andrew Ray Flores, 20, Port Lavaca, robbery.
• James C. Carter Smith, Jr., 26, Houston, engaging in organized criminal activity. Full Story
ON THE BIG SCREEN
ON THE BIG SCREEN—About as big as it gets this side of the Dallas Cowboys ‘Jerryworld,” the Golden Girls are both under and on the giant high definition screen at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Stadium in Belton Friday night. This Friday Tiger fans will travel to Klein Memorial Stadium in Spring (suburban Houston) as Big Blue tangles with Buna in area action. Full Story
2015 Milam Jr. Livestock Show dates, deadlines
We have received the Milam County Jr. Livestock Show Rules for 2015.
Mark your calendar with these dates and deadlines if you are interested in participating in the Milam County Junior Livestock Show, which will be held this coming March 27-29. Full Story
Author speaks at library
Author Susan Michalski conducted a reading from her book “Safe Distances” on Tuesday afternoon at the city library. The book is young adult reading about a teenager who breaks the rule set by her therapist mother by forming relationships with patients treated by her mother. Michalski, born in upstate New York, calls Austin home. Full Story
Milano Christmas parade, meal set for December 6th
The annual City of Milano Christmas parade and free meal have been set for Saturday, Dec. 6. Line up for the parade will begin at 10 a.m. in the Milano football field parking lot with the parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. Theme for this year’s parade is “March of the Toys.” Full Story
Gause 4-H sponsoring Thanksgiving food drive through Nov. 25
The Gause 4-H Club is sponsoring a Community Thanksgiving Food Drive this week through Tuesday, Nov. 25. Your contributions to this community service activity will be appreciated. You may take your non-perishable food items to the school, bring them to my house or call me and I can pick them up. Full Story
Milk served daily.
Monday—Trix cereal, apple, orange juice.
Tuesday—Cinnamon roll, orange juice.
Junior High School Breakfast Full Story