Barkemeyer wins judge race
Republicans take three J-P races; GOP’s Isaacs unseats Harris in shocker
Led by County Judge-elect Dave Barkemeyer, the Milam County Republican Party rode the crest of a GOP wave in Texas to its first county-wide victories in modern times.
Barkemeyer outpolled three-term county judge Frank Summers, the incumbent Democrat 3,250 to 2,749 in Tuesday’s spotlight county race, a 54-to-46-percent spread. Full Story
Hospital finances causing anxiety
Directors may look at property tax again
Richards Memorial Hospital is enduring yet another crucial period of financial troubles and Rockdale Hospital District (RHD) directors have not ruled out the possibility of re-examining a property tax.
Carl Hudson, RHD board president, told The Reporter
on Monday the hospital’s situation was “touch and go.” Full Story
BUT, MUMMY!—When Red Ribbon anti-drug week’s annual wagon parade in the elementary gym coincides with Halloween Eve you can be sure there will be some creepy goings-on. Full Story
Five years probation, ‘buy headstone’
Judge hands down sentence Monday in 2009 hit-and-run fatality
A 32-year-old Rockdale man who chose to let the court decide his fate in a 2009 vehicle-pedestrian death near Thorndale was sentenced to five years probation Monday in 20th District Court.
David Brian Jeter was also ordered to pay $6,955 for a headstone for 18-year-old Rudy Carranza, a Thorndale High School senior who died March 13, 2009. Full Story
A Night To Remember
50th anniversary of country and western star’s death is Nov. 5
Fifty years ago, cub reporter
Bill Cooke was one of the first
people on the scene after country
and-western star Johnny
Horton was killed in a two-car
accident in Milano. Full Story
‘Rockdale’s movie star’ topic for talk
Carl Rollyson, journalism professor at Baruch College of the City University of New York, will host a program on ac tor Da na Andrews from, 6 to 7 : 3 0 p . m . Thursday at the city library.
Rollyson, is writing a biography of Andrews. The program is entitled “Dana Andrews: The Road From Rockdale to Hollywood.” Full Story