DNA sweats out confession
Rural burglary suspects admit part after deputies collect sweat droplets
In the old gangster movies, the phrase "sweating out a confession" conjured up images of bright lights, a room full of cigar smoke and perhaps more sinister means of persuasion. Full Story
BELL TOLLS FOR THE TIGERS
BELL TOLLS FOR THE TIGERS The 2009 Tigers left no doubt which is the most dominant football team in Milam County after a 41-21 victory over the Cameron Yoemen in the annual "Battle of the Bell." RHS' rolled up 387 yards in offense and the Tiger defense shut down the usually potent Yoeman rushing game. Rockdale will keep the bell for the next year, but Yoe still holds the advantage at 38-17 in the 55-year football tradition. Full Story
Pageants for Fair slated five days earlier
K r isten Blair, Miss Texas 2009, will be mistress of ceremonies at the annual Miss Rockdale Fair Queen Pageant but don't show up on the Thursday of Fair weekend to see it. For the first time in Fair hist pageant, along with the children's page a nt, i s being moved completely out of Fair weekend. Full Story
New game warden 'back home'
Yoe High grad glad to be back in Milam County
CAMERON—Chasing down fishermen in the blackness of the middle of the night in the Gulf of Mexico, Charles Mayer sometimes wondered where he was headed. "You board those shrimp boats and it's pitch black," Mayer said. "When we ran those boats, sometimes there would be fog and we didn't even know where we were going. Full Story
MORE 'Ks' FOR THE KAY THEATRE
The fourth annual Kay Theatre 5K Fun Run/Unrun drew 139 participants Saturday and grossed another $8,000 for an ongoing project to turn the old theatre into a performing arts and cultural center. In its four years the run has raised about $40,000 toward the project. The event featured a 5K run, won by Round Rock resident Melvin Tomek, and a 1K children's race. Full Story
Go 'Downtown' by the river for Saturday event
Milam County hasn't had a new community formed in about 150 years. But come 6 p.m. Saturday, "Downtown, Texas" will be dedicated during the 4th Annual Ride to the River at Apache Pass (9112 North FM 908). Paula Nelson, daughter of Red-Headed Stranger Willie Nelson, will be on hand to offi- ciate the ceremony. Full Story
Click here for information on the upcoming Rockdale Fair, set Oct. 15-17. Readers may also purchase tickets through this web site. www.rockdalefairinfo.com/
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