Bad grade: Gause residents offer an earful over roads
Seven Gause-area residents complained about conditions of their county roads Monday during the final Milam County commissioners session of the year.
One even submitted a letter calling for the resignation of longtime Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Jaecks. Full Story
Suspects sought after Thorndale store hold up
Area law enforcement agencies continue to search for two masked men who held up JK’s convenience store in Thorndale Christmas Eve and made off with about $800.
Thorndale Police Chief Fred Keefer traveled to Georgetown Tuesday afternoon to interview four suspects arrested after a Saturday armed robbery in that city. Full Story
Recycle that Christmas tree and add mulch
Milam County Naturalists are asking that residents recycle their Christmas trees instead of dragging them to the curb for trash disposal.
The group will collect mulch for next year’s Nature Festival, set for June. Mulch will be used on walking paths through newly established wildflower meadows in Ledbetter Park, site of the festival.
New Years Resolutions: Fact or Fiction?
Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? I have jotted down a few of mine to help you get inspired! Full Story
2009 IN REVIEW
Some of our favorite Reporter images from the past year
Braden Wallis looked like Big Tex in front of the ferris wheel at the Rockdale Fair. Full Story
Holidays bring many visitors to town
Gause 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Gause ISD cafeteria. All members are encouraged to attend.
Gause ISD students will start back to school on Monday morning from their Christmas holidays. It will be their second semester. Full Story
Athletic program showing signs of getting back on top
A s time drops the curtain on the first
decade of the 21st
century Thursday, Rockdale Tiger sports fans can look back on a period where the athletic program went through drastic changes from coaches to facilities and can take solice in the fact that things are on the upswing in every department. Full Story
Decade of Change
BEST OF THE DECADE
Here is a list of some of the best of Rockdale athletics for the past decade: Event: The formation of the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor by Athletic Director Jeff Miller. Team: 2005 Softball 27-5 team was one game away from state tournament Coach: Jessica Poole, softball. Full Story
Eagles fight through tragedy, coaching changes
High flying spikers Former Lady Eagle standout and current
coach Wendy King guided the volleyball team to four straight state volleyball appearances from 2002-2005.
That group, anchored by six ladies, who had played together since junior high, went 129-24 over their high school careers. Full Story
‘Prosperity’ here shown by our work together
The last week of 2009. It is hard to believe that we have gone through another year and we are now entering a new decade.
It just seems like yesterday everyone was worried about the year 2000 coming and what would it bring. Well, of course, we all know in looking back that nothing changed and we started 2000 where 1999 left off. Full Story
Brakes applied to area construction
2009 building projects slowest in six years
Barring a large project during the final two days of 2009, one new retail store and a church addition were the major projects for Rockdale construction this year, as that industry skidded to a near halt in the wake of layoffs and a slow economy. Full Story
Luminant’s Oak Grove unit completed, online
New plant near Franklin features first-of-its-kind environmental controls
The first of two 800-megawatt units at Luminant’s new Oak Grove Power Plant in Robertson County is now online, having recently achieved substantial completion. Full Story