County judge race leads spending
Candidates list more than $16,000 in expenses, over $11,000 donations
With one month to go before the Nov. 2 general election the race for Milam County Judge is generating the most expenditures and the most donations.
Through the Oct. 1 reporting period, incumbent Democrat Frank Summers and Republican challenger Dave Barkemeyer have combined to spend more than $16,000 and have listed more than $11,000 in donations. Full Story
First Fair events scheduled Saturday
Tickets now on sale throughout Rockdale
The “early bird” weekend of the 35th Rockdale Fair unreels Saturday with two beauty pageants in the RHS Auditorium and action in the Fair Park arena.
Seventeen candidates will vie for the title of Miss Rockdale Fair Queen 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Ashley Melnick of Fort Worth, Miss Texas 2010, will be mistress of ceremonies. Full Story
17 BEAUTIES—And one will be crowned Miss Rockdale Fair 2010 during the annual beauty pageant Saturday in the RHS Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the pageant at 7:30. Full Story
Dream Cars to host Lexington show on Saturday, October 16
LEXINGTON—Dream Cars of Lexington, Mary Atkins and Sam Scoggins, will presenting its fifth annual car show Sweet Autumn Kiss in conjunction with the Chocolate Lovers Festival Saturday, Oct. 16.
In the 2009 show, 28 classic and rare cars shown, seven of which belonged to show sponsors and producer Dream Cars. Full Story
MEET THE 2010 MISS ROCKDALE FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANTS
One of these 17 pretty contestants will become the new Miss Rockdale Fair Queen in the annual beauty pageant sponsored by Rockdale Fair Association, part of the 2010 Fair activities. The pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rockdale High School auditorium. Full Story
La Escuelita crowns barbecue winners
Perfect weather, and the aroma of barbecue heaven, greeted celebrants at the annual La Escuelita Barbecue Cookoff Saturday.
Johnnie Diaz, spokesperson for the event, held at the historical former schoolhouse just east of Rockdale, listed winners from the day of cooking, and other competitions, as follows: Full Story
DPS study finds 25 percent of big rigs have safety violations
During a recent three-day period, 25 percent of the trucks randomly inspected had safety violations that were serious enough to be parked until repairs could be made. Full Story
Fair time kicks off with early events Saturday
It’s time for the Rockdale Fair. This weekend is the beginning of the 35th Annual Rockdale Fair starting with the Children’s Pageant at the High School Auditorium at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9. Then at 4 p.m. is team roping at Fair Park and then at 7:30 p.m. is the Miss Rockdale Fair pageant, back at the High School Auditorium. What a great way to start the festivities. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Abandonment of Assumed Name
Delana Alred dba Oak Club (v. 1,132, p. 866).
David Benford dba Big Brazos Organic Farm (v. 1,132, p. 446). Full Story