Reporter/Ken Esten Cooke 20 MINUTES OF MOISTURE Considering the extreme lack of rain lately, eighth-grader Josh Pelzel was well-prepared, having an umbrella during an unexpected, 20-minute shower (.06 inch) that fell Wednesday during the Rockdale Open tennis tournament's youth division play. Action was suspended for about 45 minutes following the downpour. It was the first measurable rain here since June 30 (.15 inch) and July 1 (.04 inch). See Sports for more photos and results from this weekend's Rockdale Open.

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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.

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