Summers wins Demo primary
Incumbent Milam County Judge Frank Summers easily won re-nomination to that post from Democratic Party voters Tuesday.
Summers polled 996 votes to 737 for challenger O. C. “Chip” Dunsmoor.
Summers carried Rockdale’s three boxes by a combined 250 to 124.
He will face Republican Dave Barkemeyer in November. Full Story
Milam GOP vote turnout is record
Highlighted by a hot governor’s race 1,678 persons voted in Tuesday’s Milam County Republican Party, by far an alltime record.
Previous rec ord wa s 744 in 2000.
Milam Republic a ns went with incumbent Gov. Rick Perry, who polled 853 votes to 442 for challenger Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Debra Medina polled 371. Full Story
$500 -mil water project planned
Brazos River Authority plans to buy 35,000 acres in Milam, Lee to meet future demand
A giant water supply project, costing as much as $530 million, is in the planning stages and land buys totaling 35,000 acres are planned for Milam and Lee counties. Full Story
Grandparents are ‘like God’: both very old
I’m excited about this year’s Tejas Art and Book Festival. Not many towns the size of Rockdale can boast of such an event but it comes off better each year. Full Story
‘Back to the 50s’
‘Call on the memories
here in the dark...
We’ll let the music
take us away....
Lost in the 50s tonight.
In Rockdale the 50s are really never very far away. Full Story
At the recent Barclay Visual Arts Awards, held at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple, local artist D. K. Full Story
The Olympics: like Aggie Game Day–on acid
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—In the summer of 2008 I confessed in this space my addiction to the Olympic Games. Be it summer or winter, I love the competition between the athletes from countries around the globe.
I got to live the Olympic experience as I attend the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver with my husband Buck and his stepdad Chris. Full Story
Robinson makes it three straight
Rockets runrule top ranked Giddings for Bell Rivals title
When Robinson puts its stamp on something, it doesn’t give it up so easily.
For the third straight year, the Rockets found their way to the top though a maze of good teams to rack up the Bell Rivals Championship, by ripping up the No. 1 team in the state—Giddings—14-4 in the finale. Full Story
Dawgs st ung by Stangs
Thorndale can’t keep up pace
GIDDI NGS— C oming of f their most productive offensive output of the season in their runaway bi-district win over Shiner just two days earlier, the Thorndale Bulldogs thought they were well prepared for a bout with Mumford, who regularly puts a strain on any double-digit scoreboard. Full Story
Tejas Fest has something for every interest
My fortune cookie this week read, “Mighty forces will come to your aid.”
Isn’t it nice to be reminded that we are not in this life alone? Those mighty forces come to my aid all of the time and sometimes I forget that. I stress, I worry and I forget that all is under control. And then I am reminded by something as simple as a fortune cookie. Full Story
More candidates file for May 8 area elections
Monday is the deadline to file in area city and school elections and, while several candidates have filed during the past week, there’s still only one contested race in the area.
That’s for a City of Rockdale west ward council seat where incumbent Tom Fisher is opposed by Toby Johnson. Full Story
Weed Control is now open for business in the historic former Henry Garage Building, corner of Main and Bell. Full Story