TENSE MOMENTS The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department rescued an 83- year-old Rockdale woman from her overturned car at the Scarbrough Murray intersection just before 3 p.m. Friday. Full Story
County passes (for now) on water board
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners on Monday took no action on appointing three directors to the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation (POSGCD) board.
None of the four commissioners, or County Judge Frank Summers, made any motion to appoint POSGCD directors and the agenda issue died for lack of a motion. Full Story
CAR VS. 18-WHEELER
CAR VS. 18-WHEELER Here are both vehicles involved in a Friday afternoon accident just outside Milano which sent a 76-year-old Milano woman to Scott & White Hospital with serious injuries. Full Story
Barkemeyer files for Milam County Judge
(Editor’s note: The following
is a statement from Dave
Barkemeyer on his candidacy
Dave Barkemeyer has filed as a Republican for the position of Milam County Judge. Barkem eyer has b e en m ayor of Cameron since May 2008 and was councilmanat large from May 2003 to 2008. Full Story
DEMOCRAT OPEN HOUSE
DEMOCRAT OPEN HOUSE Milam County Democratic party headquarters opened Dec. 4 with a ribbon cutting at its offices at 112 E. First Street in Cameron. Full Story
Milam jail passes surprise inspection by state authority
CAMERON—The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has issued a certificate of compliance to the Milam County Jail following a surprise inspection of the facilities on Nov. 30.
On Monday, Milam County commissioners accepted the certifi cate signed by Jail Standards Commission Executive Director Adam Munoz Jr. Full Story
Final turkey winners listed
Final winners hae been announced in the annual Christmas giveaway sponsored by local businesses and coordinated through the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.
The promotion ended Friday, Dec. 11.
All that was required was for shoppers to support local businesses and be in the right place at the right time when the business awards a free, dressed turkey. Full Story
Preservation funds offered in Milam for repair, restoration
Milam County Historical Commission has available funds to use for historic preservation in Milam County, according to Preservation Trust Fund Chair, Joan Ratliff. Full Story
These members of the New Salem Extension Education Association (EEA) put their sewing expertise to work to pitch in for Christmas Roundup. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber reviews yule parade, year
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) reviewed activities from its Christmas parade and wrapped up yearend business. Full Story
‘Early-outs’ ahead Friday
Rockdale and area students will be dismissed early Friday for the holidays and then take the rest of the year off.
Early-outs are scheduled for all four South Milam County school districts.
Rockdale, Milano and Thorndale schools will be dismissed at 12-noon.
In Gause, school is out for the holidays at 12:30. Full Story
TxDOT campaign targets drunk driving
AUSTIN — With the holiday season kicking into high gear, reminders from the Texas Department of Transportation to celebrate responsibly are popping up in convenience stores, restaurants and even on mirrors above bathroom sinks at bars and night clubs. Full Story
Better Business Bureau names top scams, rip-of fs of 2009
AUSTIN–As 2010 is fast a pp r oaching, the B ett er Bus i - ness Bureau (BBB) is taking a
l o ok back at t he top 10 sc a ms
of 2009. W it h over 17,000 com -
pla i nt s re cei ved this ye a r, BBB
serving Central, Coastal and Sou th west Texas r em i nd s con -
sumers of common schemes to
NO ROOM FOR RENT
NO ROOM FOR RENT The City of Rockdale is no longer in the horse board- ing business, as st alls at Fair Park were taken down this week. Full Story
Texas live oaks to breathe new life into whaling ship
GALVESTON—For a hund red
years, mighty live oaks have lined the streets of this gulf
Their sturdy trunks and gen- tly sloping branches became
fix tu r es on t he isla nd; sig ns of
hope and new life repeatedly Full Story