A large crowd was on hand when the doors opened at 8 a.m. Saturday at Pecan Street Masonic Lodge Hall in the fourth annual clothing giveaway. Full Story
Civic leader ‘shocked’ by fuel tax charge
“I didn’t take any money and I don’t believe anyone else took any money.”
Longtime Rockdale and Milam County civic leader Don Roddam has responded to a whirlwind week which saw him and a daughter charged with felony motor fuel tax fraud by the state. Full Story
CLEANING IT UP
Saturday was Rockdale’s annual spring cleanup day with a steady CLEANING IT UP stream of vehicles taking advantage of roll-off dumpsters available at the former county barn property on Mill Stre Full Story
Neighboring district issues pumping moratorium
GROUNDWATER — THE FRONT LINE
A tsunami-like wave in the groundwater world was created last week by the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District. Lost Pines is the groundwater district for Bastrop and Lee Counties – and like us, they are being deluged with water marketers wanting their groundwater. Full Story
Early voting starts for GOP runoffs
Early voting for two April 13 Republican Primary runoff elections gets under way Monday, April 5, in four locations throughout the county.
Debra L ehmann and R ick Green are v ying for the GOP nomination as Supreme Court Justice, Place 3.
The winner faces Democrat Jim Sharp for the seat being vacated by Harriet O’Neill. Full Story
COOL CARS—Thorndale Chamber of Commerce held its first annual Car Show, Airing of the Quilts Show, and Arts & Crafts exhibit on Saturday downtown. Full Story
Shelton completes Army basic training
FORT BENNING, GA—Army Pvt. Allen Shelton has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Full Story