Cowboy Church ‘ranch rodeo’ Saturday at park
Milam County Cowboy Church will host a ranch rodeo beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fair Park arena, according to Tish Todd, spokesperson.
“This is not your ordinar y rodeo,” she said. “Four-man teams will compete in five different events including doctoring, sorting, mugging, branding and wild cow milking.” Full Story
Thorndale sets 2010 tax rate at 85 cents
THORNDALE—City council members in Thorndale left the tax rate at 85 cents last Wednesday when they met in regular session at City Hall to adopt a tax rate for 2010.
That’s the same as the 2009 rate.
Council members adopted Thorndale’ 2010-11 budget and amended the 2009-10 budget. Full Story
‘Ride for the Cure’ planned here Oct. 23
The first annual “Ride for the Cure” benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Cliff’s Tavern in downtown Rockdale.
“The ride is for motorcycles, hot rods and antique cars but all vehicles are welcome,” said Pam King, organizer. Full Story
Milam GOP slates upcoming events
The Milam County Republican Party has scheduled several events between now and the Nov. 2 election, according to Bill Whitmire, county chair:
• Oct. 9, 16, 30, county-wide “block walking” with candidates on Saturday mornings.
• Oct. 17, Precinct 1 Meet the Candidates event, 1 p.m., Bob’s Steakhouse, Cameron. Full Story
Lexington hosting garage sales Saturday
LEXINGTON—Saturday is Lexington’s annual Fall Community Garage Sale Day.
The annual event is sponsored by the Lexington Community Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
‘Fall’ arrives with cooler temperatures
“Fall” arrived in Rockdale Monday morning. The question is will it stay that way?
The season’s first cool front dropped the temperature to 53 degrees just before sunrise Monday.
That’s the lowest temperature recorded in Rockdale since a 52- degree reading April 27.
Monday’s high only reached 78. Full Story
Yield to pedestrians in school crosswalks
Rockdale police are reminding drivers around Rockdale Elementary School, especially on Bowser Street, to yield to pedestrians at marked crosswalks.
“As part of the parking/traffic pattern this year, parents are walking kids across the street,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said. Full Story
Gas odor gets RVFD out Tuesday night
The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department checked out a report of a natural gas odor at Richards Memorial Hospital on Tuesday night.
Firefighters responded at 10:27 p.m. and checked out the hospital’s
Firefighters said no source for the odor was located. Full Story
Construction to start on Buckholts station
Construction on the new Buckholts Fire Station is scheduled to begin Wednesday and be finished in time for a 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, dedication ceremony.
Buckholts was the winner of the “Helping Hands” award sponsored by Texas Country Reporter and
Mueller Buildings. Main Street
traffic will be blocked during Full Story