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
BIG JOB More cranes per capital than the Gulf Coast. Full Story
‘Hello-goodbye snow’ one for the ages
It came and went so quickly in the middle of last week that Rockdale’s “Blizzard of 2010” didn’t have much time to make its case for the history books.
Heavy snow, with the largest, wettest flakes ever observed by many Rockdale old-timers, descended on the city about noon last Tuesday. Full Story
Sheriff’s son killed in one-vehicle wreck
The Milam County law enforcement community is in mourning at mid-week after the son of Sheriff David Greene became the county’s first traffic fatality of 2010 early Sunday morning.
The body of 36-year-old David Earl Greene Jr. of Cameron was found around 4 a.m. after his pickup left County Road 240, 1.3 miles north of Cameron. Full Story
BLAST FROM THE PAST
One of the most famous transport aircraft in military history made a brief appearance in Rockdale Monday morning the midst of a long trip from San Angelo to Fort Benning near Columbus Georgia. Full Story
World Day of Prayer Friday
The 2010 World Day of Prayer local observance will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Theme is “Let Everything That Hath Breath Praise God” and the service was written by women from the African nation of Cameroon.