Fugitive captured at mom's home - Free Access
A 30-year-old Rockdale man sought by police since the Feb. 14 chase which damaged Constable Herbie Vaughan’s patrol car, has been captured. John D. “John-John” Johnson, was arrested Wednesday night hiding between a mattress and box springs at his mother’s Rockdale home, police said. Full Story
Census: Rockdale Milam’s largest city
Population, 5,595, 43 more than Cameron
For the first time since the initial International & Great Northern passenger train chugged into town in 1873, Rockdale is Milam County’s largest town.
U. S. Census Bureau figures ava i lable over t he weekend showed Rockdale with a population of 5,595, just 43 more than Cameron’s 5,552. Full Story
Administrators get new pacts
Rockdale ISD trustees emerged from a marathon, three-hour-plus executive session Monday night to re-hire six administrators on four different kinds of contracts.
• Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Jeff Miller, two-year term contract.
• Elementary Assistant Principal Gena Helton, two-year term contact. Full Story
Sweden takes 2011 ‘Miss Globe’ crown
‘Miss Globe’ nets $1,200 for Roundup, PAL programs
Miss Sweden, Ivana Vinitall, proved that being good with your hands will get you places. Her talent of a Swedish massage, demonstrated in front of an audience of about 400 in the RHS auditorium Thursday night, put her well above the competition.
Miss Sweden Ivana Vinitall (Michael Fischer) was crowned Rockdale High School’s Miss Globe 2011. Full Story
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
Caregivers support group to meet March 2
f you are caring forI someone in your home, you may need to make changes for safety reasons or to provide assistance. The next meeting for the Caregivers Support Group will address some of these basic modifications to make your home better equipped for care giving. Full Story
ENGAGED—Mr. and Mrs. James Rasco of Hearne are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Rae Rasco, to Jason Miller Starnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Starnes of Rockdale. Full Story
Milano beats Mumford at the buzzer - Free Access
Eagles to play Evadale on Wednesday
BRYAN--In amazing playoff fashion, the No. 5 Milano Eagles (27-3) defeated the Mumford Mustangs (27-7) 46-43 on Friday night with a three pointer at the buzzer from senior Jaxson Robinson in front of a packed house at Viking Gym. Full Story
Eagles ready to make amends against old pal
Former schoolmate King awaits with new Mumford team
MILANO—Despite the fact that it is merely the second round of the playoffs, when Milano and Mumford go at each other Friday, it will have a definite state tournament feel.
The neighboring county schools will clash in the Class A Division I area playoffs Friday night at Bryan High School at 7 p.m. when the No. 5 and 26-3 Eagles will take on the 27-6 Mustangs. Full Story
Irwin turns in another great season at Howard Payne
Brandon Irwin has received just about every personal accolade there is in his three year stint at Howard Payne.
He was selected all-conference last season and is a shoein again in 2011 after leading the league in scoring. He was named the player of the week on two different occassions. Full Story
Milano Water Corp. to raise rate for first time in 8 years
Three new directors to be selected at March 15 meeting
MILANO–Customers of the Milano Water Supply Corporation (WSC) will see an increase in rates on their April 2011 statements, the first of such in eight years. Full Story
Commercial shredder back in town Friday
A fter many months of working on our websites, the City of Rockdale and the Rockdale Chamber websites are now online. The City address is rockdalecityhall.com and the Chamber’s address is rockdalechamber.com. Go online and see the new features and the great information about the town. Full Story
City hall’s new website
If you need to know anything about the City of Rockdale, it is now all at the end of your fingers. The city launched it’s new website, www.rockdalecityhall.com, on Friday.
The site has information about anything Rockdale, from where to pay your parking ticket to where the local parks are located. Full Story