2009 MISS ROCKDALE FAIR CONTESTANTS
ARE YOU READY FOR A PAGEANT?
Two of them, actually. This year's Miss Rockdale Fair Queen and Rockdale Fair Children's pageants are being held Saturday in the high school auditorium. Children's pageant starts at 10 a.m. (doors open at 9:30) with the queen pageant at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7).
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Fair market show entries up over '08
Entr ies in t he Rockdale Fair market livestock show have shown a considerable increase this time around, according to Monica Garrison, secretary of the Rockdale Fair Association. There will be 341 animals entered in the 2009 Fair livestock show, up 48 from the 293 entered in 2008. Full Story
Probation, restitution ordered in Brookshire Brothers theft
A 25-year-old Madisonville man received a four-year probated sentence last week in 20th Dis- trict Court for his part in the April 28 theft of $ 1 2 , 0 0 0 from Rockdale Brookshire Bros. Full Story
MILAM'S NEWEST TOWN HIGHLIGHTS 'RIDE TO THE RIVER'
Milam County has a new dot on the map—Downtown, Texas—which was established with a dedication ceremony featuring County Judge Frank Summers (left) and Paula Nelson, daughter of country troubadour Willie Nelson. Nelson later performed for the event, which was hampered by rain, but still drew a large crowd. Couples cut a rug under the pavilion, as the music played. Reporter/Ken Esten Cooke Full Story
36% of Luminant plant workers call Rockdale home
Luminant's not Alcoa. In fact the two giant companies are involved in an ongoing lawsuit. But when it comes to where their workers hang their hats, or handbags, each night the two look a lot alike. Statistics released this week by Luminant show that 36 percent of their workers in the Sandow Power Plant and Three Oaks Mine live in Rockdale's 76567 zip code. Full Story
Rockdale man dies in early morning wreck on Saturday
A 30-year-old Rockdale man became Milam Count y's seventh traffic fatality of the year early Saturday morning when his pickup rolled several times on FM 908, 5.9 miles north of Rockdale. Trooper Mark Berry said Brian Conrad Stauffer was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Donald Schuerman shortly after the 1:30 a.m. accident. Full Story
Zoning ordeal finally over
Antique shop gets green light after six months of wrangling
A six-month ordeal to open an antique and costume jewelry store in a residential neighborhood is over and Elaine's Emporium will be open for business soon. Full Story
Legion post sets auction to raise funds for new building
Rockdale American Legion Carlyle Post 358 will host an auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 6525, located at 978 West US 79. Auction items will include a picnic table, firewood, novelty items, knives, horseshoe art, gift certificates and much more. Full Story