Calame rolls to easy special election victory
Doug Calame rolled up an easy victory Saturday to win the remainder of an unexpired term on the Rockdale City Council.
Calame, the only candidate on the ballot, drew 139 votes. Write-in candidate Donald “Duck” Shuffield, drew 27. That’s an 84-percent to 16-percent margin. Full Story
At daybreak Saturday, Rockdale’s official low was 14 degrees, the coldest temperature recorded in 15 years. So what was Highland Avenue resident Joseph Nieto’s response? Full Story
Speaker sees rise in demand, cattle prices
When the mass of consumers in New York are snowed in to their homes, you see it in the cattle markets. A drop in pork prices can also have an effect. However, you’ll see major spikes in that market before steak lovers get days off on Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day. Full Story
I wanna be a Pollyanna!’ Ya know, nice should be the norm
You know, people never cease to amaze me. And I don’t always mean in a good way.
Yesterday, I had two people who don’t even know me, try to cheat me, all before noon.
The first person is basically too insignificant to mention. This person doesn’t know me or have a clue and doesn’t appear in a big hurry to get one. Full Story
2010 Demo candidates draw for position
They’re off and running.
Milam County Democrats in contested primary races gathered at county headquarters in Cameron for the unofficial start to the 2010 campaign.
Occasion was the required drawing for places on the March 2 ballot, conducted by Richard Stone, party chair. Full Story
Public input needed on regional water plan
Public input is being sought by the Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group on its subregional plans at two public meetings over the next week in the Rockdale area.
One meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 13, in the Waco Multi-Purpose Community Center, 1020 Elm Street, Waco. Full Story
Roll Tide, right here in Rockdale?
In a town where preferred college banners (read: Texas or Texas A&M) fly proudly from almost every house, you may or may not have noticed an unusual red banner flapping in the breeze on an unassuming house on Murray. Full Story
Milano is pumped about first powerlifting team
MILANO—With a new year comes a new sport at
Milano High School.
For the first time in the district’s history, the school now has a competitive powerlifting team.
Sean Connor, in his first year at Milano, has started up the program and is excited about what it will bring to the student athletes and the school. Full Story
Tigers put a halt to losing skid
Cagers surpass last season’s win total by besting Caldwell
When teams come up with a designer defense to stop Rockdale’s two scoring threats, William McQuitter and Lance Loewe, it’s up to a third party to take advantage of the mismatch for the Tigers to be successful. Full Story
Freezing temps make her glad to live in Texas
The freezing temperatures last week were definitely a good time to stay in and stay warm.
I used to live in New Jersey and it was always cold there so I am reminded why I chose to live in a (usually) warm climate.
Thank goodness the cold only lasted for a short time but it was long enough for me and I won’t mind if it doesn’t come back for a while. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Michael J. Shelton dba Malers Discount Center (v. 1,115, p. 437).
Shamsher S. Gill dba Gill Budget Inn (v. 1,115, p. 470).
Shamsher S. Gill dba Gill Carwash (v. 1,115, p. 472). Full Story
NEW BUSINESS Trade Resources Inc., offering everything from general labor to drivers to plumbers and air conditioning specialists, is now open at 102 East Cameron (US 79). Full Story