OVERSIZE LOAD–Most of Main Street (FM 908) in Rockdale had to be detoured around Thursday as this oversize tank was transported through Central Texas. Full Story
Old year blazes out with grass fires, burns
Area volunteer fire departments spent much of the final hours of 2010 answering calls to grass and brush fires.
Black Jack volunteers battled a grass fire which consumed 11 acres of pasture and two of woods at 7:19 p.m. New Year’s Eve.
Jesse Smith, BJVFD president, said the blaze threatened four homes, several outbuildings and three dozen hay bales. Full Story
County officials sworn in Saturday
New Year’s Day wasn’t a holiday on Saturday for the Milam County officials elected last Nov. 2.
A swearing-in ceremony was held in the District Courtroom for all but one of the officials who won new terms last year.
County Clerk Barbara Vansa (incumbent) was sworn in earlier in the morning so she could be with a new grandbaby, born overnight. Full Story
‘Economic Development Summit’ ahead Jan. 20 at Patterson Center
The Cit y of Rockdale w ill hold an Economic Development Summit at 7 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Patterson Center, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.
“Purpose of the summit is for local organizations involved in economic development to discuss roles and responsibilities concerning economic development,” he said. Full Story
Treating reflux as disease may be necessary
AMARILLO–A chronic digestive disease occurs with severe acid reflux conditions and can affect millions of people in the U.S., according to a Texas Agri- Life Extension Service specialist. Full Story
Simple solutions for boosting your energy
Increasing daily energy levels is a goal for many men and women. Many adults are increasingly looking to energy drinks or highly caffeinated beverages like coffee to get the job done, while others are fearful that such beverages, though effective at improving energy levels, could have an adverse effect on their overall health. Full Story
Bacteria provides example of early immune systems
COLLEGE STATION— Studying how bacteria inc orp orate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own regu latory processe s, Thomas Wo od, professor in the A r tie McFer r in De part me nt of Chemical Engin ee ring at Texas A& M Un iversity, is unc overing the secrets of one of nature’s most primitive immune systems. Full Story
President George H. W. Bush inviting vets to 20th anniversary Gulf War event
COLLEGE STATION– President Ge orge H. W. Bush has invited al l vete rans of Operation s De s- er t Shield and Des ert Storm to a spec ial Gu lf War retrosp ect ive that the George Bu sh School of Gover nme nt and Public Ser vic e is host ing next mon th, on Jan . 20 on the campu s of Texas A& M University. Full Story
Thorndale Chamber planning antique car, quilt shows
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) met in a workshop session on Dec. 28 to make plans for upcoming events and to wrap up the yearend events. Full Story