Record sale, crowds at Fair
Livestock show totals $218,200; two-night crowd estimate is 15,000
The biggest sale and the second biggest crowd.
Those are among the many highlights of the 35th annual Rockdale Fair which wrapped up Saturday night with a whopper of a livestock sale to benefit Milam County FFA and 4-H youth.
The sale netted an all-time record $218,200, well above the old record of $201,766.75 set in 2007. Full Story
571 vote early during first two days
Early voting for the Nov. 2 general election continues weekdays at four locations in Milam County after 571 cast ballots in a heavy turnout the first two days.
Hours and locations are:
City Hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thorndale ISD Administration Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full Story
IBEW to vote on new pacts
Members of power plant and mining bargaining units of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2078 will vote on proposed two-year labor contracts with Luminant Thursday and Friday at the union hall east of Thorndale on US 79. Full Story
What a weekend it was at the Fair!
Daunting, but tasty, task faced judges in Fair’s baked goods divivion Full Story
Fair brings out good, bad and sweatbands?
Wow...what a great turnout at the Rockdale Fair over the weekend. Throughout the course of the three-day event I got a chance to visit with old and new friends, taste some amazing desserts, see some interesting people, oh yeah, and meet The Bellamy Brothers. Full Story
A legend lives on in paperback novel
Milano woman pens continuation of popular ‘Phantom of the Opera’
Ann Kraft had always wanted to write a book. She had the familiar author’s tale of having started one, but never completed one.
But now Kraft, the daughter of Roger and Marie Hashem, formerly of Milano, has published a continuation of a classic musical tales w ith “The Opera Ghost Lives.” Full Story
Quite a catch
Wilkerson ‘can’t be covered oneon one’ says one college scout
A veteran college scout—who wishes to remain anonymous— either gave Brandon Wilkerson the highest praise possible—or put a big red target on his back.
“No one can cover him oneon one,” he said.
High praise indeed for the LaGrange senior receiver— with exception to cornerbacks all over central Texas. Full Story
Swap shop show has me trading in my sanity
I have opined in this space before on how something on television that you initially think is completely ridiculous, can end up mesmerizing you beyond belief.
I was captured by Les Stroud’s Survivorman a few Thanksgivings ago when I couldn’t get off the couch after a bad case of cornmeal poisoning. Full Story
Brooks & D(ix)unn
Dynamic duo boost Big Blue to stop four game losing streak
SMITHVILLE—All season long they have symbiotically shared backfield duties.
Friday night, they were equally as judicious with the scoring.
Daniel Brooks and Terral Dixon combined to score six touchdowns as Rockdale put a halt to a four-game losing streak with a 48-7 smackdown of Smithville Friday night at venerable Barry Field. Full Story
Next year we need coffee, Blue Bell
Having just come off of one of the busiest weeks of the year I am so happy that the Rockdale Fair was such a huge success. This had to be a banner year for attendance and activities. The weather was perfect and the events were great. Entries were up at the Home Demonstration Building with so much talent displayed, young and old. Full Story
FREE TREES–Members of Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations gave away free trees to anyone who would take them at Rockdale Fair Park’s main entrance on Friday and Saturday. Full Story
Downtown Assoc. sets membership meeting
The Rockdale Downtown Association will hold its annual membership meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, RDA presdent Chris Dyess has announced. “Come and join us for fellowship, food and drink. Hear our accomplishments in 2010 and share your interest in the future of downtown Rockdale,” Dyess said. Full Story