Unit 5 outage, noise work eyed
Area residents promised action by spring
Residents of Champions Drive, and other “neighbors” of Luminant’s Sandow 5 Power Plant, have been promised more work to lessen noise from the 581-megawatt power generating unit will be done this spring. Full Story
That’s a term you hear at really bad fires. This is what it looks like. Full Story
United Way nears 40 percent
The South Milam County United Way is nearing 40 percent of its $50,000 goal for its 2011 campaign and its president is optimistic the goal will be met.
“ We have money coming in and some good support, not only from our ‘old reliables’ but also from new supporters,” Raymon Puente, South Milam UW president, said. Full Story
Milam gets first 2011 fatality on Tuesday
A 70-year-old College Station man became Milam County’s first traffic fatality of 2011 Tuesday afternoon in a collision between an SUV and an 18- wheeler between Milano and Gause.
John Shock ley died at the scene, US 79 about three miles east of Milano, according to State Trooper Ernest DelBosque. Full Story
Gill’s robber back in Milam jail on violation
A 23-year-old Bryan man who pleaded guilty to the Nov. 3, 2006, aggra- vated robber y of Gill’s Stop-NGo in Rockdale is back in the Milam County Jail.
Justin Tiger Thomas was returned to Milam County Monday to face probation revocation charges, according to Pros- ecutor Kerry Spears. Full Story
One of the biggest standing ovations at Saturday’s Rockdale Police Department Officer of the Year banquet was received by former Justice of the Peace Twila Harris (R). Lt. J. D. Full Story
Band boosters to serve music, pasta Monday
Rockdale Band Boosters will hold their biggest fund raiser of the year from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the junior-high commons.
Monette Schweitzer, Band Booster spokesman, said the annual spaghetti supper will also include performances by all Rockdale ISD bands.
Plates are priced at $7 per person. “To-go” plates will be available at 4:30 p.m., Schweitzer said. Full Story
B-RRR! Winter returns to area
Winter returned to Rockdale and Central Texas overnight Monday, with a strong cold front dropping temperatures 30 degrees with 50 mile-perhour winds.
Several power outages were reported and at least one tree in Rockdalewas blown over.
Wednesday morning’s low was 17 and there were more cold-related power outages reported. Full Story