Burn ban reinstated in Milam
‘Finned, flying fireworks’ also prohibited as Christmas, New Year’s approach
Milam County commissioners have enacted an outdoor burning ban in the county’s rural areas, citing concerns over increasingly dry weather and fire danger.
“We haven’t had any substantial rain in a long time,” Herbie Vaughan, Rockdale VFD fire chief, said. Full Story
Prankster locks down high school
Police nab student; Internet rumors fly
A prankster using a cell phone managed to lock down the Rockdale High School campus for an hour Thursday morning and trigger what amounted to a high-tech panic.
By day’s end the Rockdale ISD felt compelled to issue a letter to parents outlining what had actually happened, followed by an automated phone call the next day. Full Story
ONE B-I-I-I-G SANTA—
ONE B-I-I-I-G SANTA—There were plenty of Santas on display during Christmas In Olde Towne, the Rockdale Downtown Association’s homes tour Saturday, but this was the champion, keeping watch Full Story
Deputies term fatal wound ‘self-inflicted’
A 40-year-old part-time Milam County resident who was pronounced dead Saturday night at Richards Memorial Hospital was the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Milam County Sheriff’s Department. Full Story
Roundup, Brown Santa to deliver
Santa may be coming on Christmas Eve but Rockdale and Milam County’s holiday cheer volunteers will have him beat by several days in 2010.
• Christmas Roundup, which serves needy families in the Rockdale area, will deliver food, blankets and toys on Tuesday. Full Story
Nelson top RVFD firefighter
Brady Nelson Jr. was named the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year Monday as the department held its annual Christmas party and banquet in the Rockdale Junior-High School commons.
That’s the department’s highest award and is voted on by the membership, according to Fire Chief Herbie Vaughan. Full Story