NEW CONCERT ‘HOME’
NEW CONCERT ‘HOME’ The annual Rockdale High School Big Blue Band’s Christmas Concert has a new home. Full Story
Calame candidate for west ward seat
(Editor’s note: The following is
the statement of candidacy for
Doug Calame, who is running
for the vacant west-side seat on
the Rockdale City Council. Vote
is Jan. 9, 2010.)
Doug Calame has filed for the open seat in the West Ward of the City of Rockdale. Full Story
4-VEHICLE REAR-ENDER There was another chain reaction, rearend collision Monday at Rockdale’s favorite location for such occurrences, the eastbound 600 block of West Cameron Avenue (US 79). Full Story
LLAMAS ON THE LAM
LLAMAS ON THE LAM Ofc. Steven Cooper didn’t recall seeing this on the job description of the Rockdale Police Department but a llama roundup Sunday afternoon was all part of the job. Full Story
Milam will get appraisal district review by state
AUSTIN—Milam County will be among half of the appraisal districts that will be reviewed in 2010. The rest will be reviewed in 2011, and each district will be reviewed every other year from that point. Full Story
‘Thorndale Cares’ about its community
Volunteers enjoy helping with annual food, toy distribution
THORNDALE–For the past 18 years Thorndale residents have been taking care of their own with the annual Thorndale Cares food, coat and toy distribution to those in need during the Christmas holidays.
The Thorndale Cares organization was the mastermind of resident Melvin Hirt in 1991. Full Story
Troopers called to three South Milam accidents
Department of Public Safety state troopers were dispatched to three accidents in the Rockdale area during the past week.
Trooper Mark Berry responded to a tw0-vehicle accident at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the County Road 327-County Road 328 intersection, seven miles south of Milano. Full Story
Filing deadline looming for Dem, GOP ballots
No new filings were reported during the past week for the March 2, 2010, Milam County Democratic or Republican ballots.
Monday, Jan. 4 is the final day to file.
Candidates so far are:
• County judge, Frank Summers (incumbent)
• Commissioner, Precinct 4, Jeff Muegge Full Story
A&M prof: Mars, Earth similar in many ways
COLLEGE STATION – Mars gets as far as 250 million miles away, but many parts of it closely resemble places on Earth, including its landscape, history of water, soil and even its weather, says a Texas A&M University researcher in “Science” magazine. Full Story
Roe house wins Chamber’s annual Christmas contest
The home of Ralph and Billie Roe, 1408 Murray, has been named the overall winner in the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Decorations Contest.
That home boasts so many lighted Christmas decorations, and tableaux, the figured stretch around the corner, down Rockdale Road and Alcoa Avenue. Full Story