2010’s top news: Luminant vs. Alcoa, GOP, hospital woes
Velocita vanishes; car-train wreck claims lives of three young boys
I t wasn’t O. J., but it’ll do for a Milam County show trial. Biggest news story of 2010 was a three-week early summer clash of industrial heavyweights who threw every punch they could think of at each other in the 20th District Courtroom. Full Story
Kayden is year’s first baby
Kayden Lee Sanchez is Rockdale’s first baby of 2011.
The son of Trisha Ebba and Sherman Sanchez, little Kayden made his arrival at 9:02 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Scott & White Hospital, Temple.
He weighed seven pounds and was 19 inches long. He is greeted by sisters Marissa Ebba, Mariana Blackstock, Rosa Sanchez and Lyla Sanchez and brother Micah Sanchez. Full Story
One of the biggest news stories of 2010 was the stunning success of the Milam County Republican Party. New County Judge Dave Barkemeyer (L), a Republican, was sworn in Saturday morning in the 20th District Courtroom at the courthouse in Cameron by District Judge Ed Magre. Judge Magre was also a newsmaker in 2010, presiding over the Alcoa-Luminant trial during the summer (see story above). Full Story
Rural burn ban is back for Milam
Rural Milam County is again under an outdoor burning ban.
The ban was temporarily lifted last week after recent rains but went back into effect at 5 p.m. Sunday.
There seems to be some confusion just what a burn ban means. Rockdale police received at least one call of residents in the city limits attempting an outdoor brush burn during the ban reprieve. Full Story
Friday is final chance for tree disposal effort
Friday is the final day to drop off “clean” (not flocked) Christmas trees for recycling at three locations countywide.
Rockdale location is 402 Mill in the city’s Public Works area.
Other locations are CR 234 Loop at US 190/Texas 36 near Milano and 1260 FM 1600 near Cameron.
Sponsors are the El Camino Real Master Naturalists and the City of Rockdale. Full Story