‘Wrong place at wrong time’
Murder case prosecutor says ex-RHS gridder caught in middle of deal gone bad
Germaine Dawson, the former Rockdale High School football star who was shot to death March 27, 2009, in a botched Dallas area marijuana deal, was not viewed by investigators as a professional drug dealer. Full Story
Nocturnal Fest draws 25,000 in two nights
Deputy sheriff treated for minor injuries; first case of LSD in 15 years reported by police
The largest crowd in Milam County in 27 years drew 25,000 music fans to Apache Pass Saturday and Sunday and provided an economic boost to Rockdale motels and restaurants.
At least 50 arrests during the Nocturnal Fest weekend were reported by county law enforcement agencies, although Sheriff David Greene said only five were made on the Apache Pass grounds. Full Story
SRO crowd expected at Monday tax hearing
There’s a pretty good chance it will be a standing-room-only crowd in the Milam County Commissioners Courtroom at 9:45 a.m. Monday when commissioners conduct their second public hearing on the 2010-11 proposed tax rate.
An overflow crowd filled the first floor courtroom at the first hearing Aug. 23. Full Story
SMOOTHER SAILING—Rockdale has just completed its most extensive street paving project in a couple of decades and nobody has enjoyed it more “up close and personal” than east-side res Full Story
Democrats planning big rally Saturday
Barbecue, music and speechifying will be the order of the day when Milam County Democrats gather for an old-fashioned political rally Saturday, Sept. 11 at the main pavilion in Rockdale’s Fair Park. Full Story
Area welcomes soaking rains
The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine had dropped 2.2 inches of rain on the Rockdale areas as of presstime Wednesday morning, according to the U. S. Weather Service rain gauge at KRXT-FM.
More rain was forecast throughout the day. Full Story