Rockdale Elementary School students, partnering with some high school helpers, Walmart and Texas Medical Distributors, donated supplies for personal hygiene kits to send to residents of earthquakestri Full Story
Chamber seeks nominees for awards
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the March 25 banquet.
Deadline to submit a nomination is Feb. 21, according to Denice Doss, Chamber president.
The top four awards are:
• Outstanding citizen, honoring a long record of community service. Full Story
GOP whistle-stop tour ahead on February 11
The Milam County Republican Party will host its first ever “Whistle Stop” Tour Thursday, Feb. 11.
The tour will showcase Republican candidates as they travel throughout Milam County to meet voters, according to Bill Whitmire, Milam GOP chair. Full Story
HONOREES Police Chief Thomas Harris (R) looks on as the two officers honored at a Saturday banquet address a crowd of 300 at the KC Hall. Full Story
One hurt in rollover
A 26-year-old Waco man was injured in a rollover accident on the US 77-79 exit ramp just before dawn Wednesday morning Feb. 3.
Police said Juan Olguin was taken to Richards Memorial Hospital by AMR ambulance personnel after the 5:47 a.m. accident near the Regency Inn.
A passenger, 34-year-old Simon Gutierrez-Rocha, also of Waco, was not injured, police said. Full Story
‘VOTE FOR ME’
‘VOTE FOR ME’ Incumbent County Judge Frank Summers (L) and challenger Chip Dunsmoor were two of the candidates addressing a crowd of about 50 in United Steelworkers Local 4895 Union Hall T Full Story
‘Downtown’ car show set March 6
Rockdale Downtown Association’s Auto and Cycle Show will be held March 6, according to Bernie Finley, organizer.
Entry fee is $20 and no preregistration is required. Registration will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. and the show will be held from 10 to 2:30.
Finley said categories include: Full Story
‘Practice’ voting machine offered
A “practice” electronic voting machine is now available to the public at the Milam County Clerk’s office in Cameron.
“We’ve offered this in previous years before elections,” County Clerk Barbara Vansa said. “Anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with how a voting machine works is welcome to come by. Full Story
Monday first filing day for city, school, RHD
Monday, Feb. 8 is the first filing day for candidates in May 8 school, city and special district elections.
Terms of 10 officials, including Rockdale’s mayor and school board president are expiring in 2010.
First filing day is technically Feb. 6 but that falls on a Saturday. Full Story
City will flush water lines February 10th
City crews will flush water lines the evening of Feb. 10 on the town’s east and west sides, City Manager Kelvin Knauf said.
“Residents should run their cold water tap a few minutes the next morning to loosen any remaining sediment,” Knauf said. Full Story
Dem precinct chairs
Milam Count y Democratic Party precinct chairs will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the county headquarters in Cameron, county chair Richard Stone announced. Full Story
MCT Gala set Feb. 13 in Cameron
A silent auction and a performance from “The Show Stoppers,” the adult show choir from Temple College, highlight the annual Members-only Gala and General Membership Meeting of the Milam Community Theater Feb. 13 at the Williams Civic Center in Cameron. Full Story
17 unopposed precinct chairs on March ballots
There are 17 persons, all unopposed, on March 2 primary ballots for party precinct chairmanships.
Eight are Democrats and nine are Republicans.
They are listed on their respective ballots as follows:
Precinct 101 (Cameron)—
Carole Sparks, Democrat; Bob Terry, Republican. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber picks directors, eyes spring-time events
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) elected offi- cers at its recent meeting. They are: Brian Morton, president; Trey Felton, vice president; Brenda Niemtschk, treasurer; and Darleen Tucker, secretary. Full Story
Huge book fair set next week at Gause ISD
Gause Parents Club will sp onsor it s an nual S cho
lastic Book Fair in the
Gause School gym from Tuesday,
Fe b. 9 throug h Frid ay, Feb. 12 . T his is an oppor tun i ty for th e
st ud ents to p urc has e bo o ks of
their liking and also a time for
Companies needed to help sponsor area Relay For Life
C ancer Societ y urges local
companie s to t ake up the fight
aga inst cancer in t heir com munities
by becoming sponsors of
the America n Ca ncer Relay For
Life of Milam County. Cancer
touches the lives of everyone, Full Story
Court, SBOE candidates visit Milam GOP women
CAMERON—The two Republican
candidate s ru nn ing for elect
ion to the Third Circuit Court of Appeal s, for t he se at Justic e Jan Patterson will vacate, were
in Milam County Tuesday to
speak to the Republic an Women’s