Congressman John Carter (R) and Milam County Republican Chairman Bill Whitmire look on as Scout Jason Deal posts the colors during a Republican candidates rally Tuesday afternoon at Cameron City Park. Full Story
Ten indicted by Milam County Grand Jury
CAMERON—Ten indictments were returned Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury and were listed as follows:
• Raymond Brann Allison, 50, Cameron, aggravated sexual assault, three counts.
• Avery Griffin, 28, Cameron, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts.
• Johnny Aaron Morales, 20, Rockdale, failure to register as a sex offender. Full Story
FOOD BANK VISIT
The Capital Area Food Bank made its monthly visit to Rockdale Thursday, setting up to distribute surplus food in the former Walmart parking lot. Organizers said Thursday’s turnout was not as large as the 220 who were served in July, the first month for the food bank to send a larger truck and change the distribution date. Full Story
Crowd lobbies commissioners for five-cent drop in tax rate
Judge says revenue drop expected without housing other counties’ inmates
A hearing on county commissioners proposed tax rate drew a crowd that overflowed the first-floor courtroom in the Milam County Courthouse Monday morning.
Frequent critic Wayne Horkheimer told commissioners the 2011 county tax rate should be set at the effective tax rate of 55.0649 cents, not the 60 cents proposed. Full Story
GVFD ready to print annual calendar
Gause Volunteer Fire Department is getting the 2011 Community Birthday Calendar ready to be printed. If you want a birthday or anniversary on the calendar, you may contact Debbie Todd at 979-280-0271. Cost per entry is 50 cents each and the calendars will be sold for $5 each. If you would like to have an ad on the calendar, the cost is $25. Full Story
Democrats set ‘old fashioned’ rally on Sept. 11 at Fair Park
The Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor will be among the speakers at an Old Fashioned Democratic Political Rally set for Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Pavilion in Rockdale’s Fair Park. Full Story