Fugitive hunt ends in bed at 3 a.m.
Escapee found between mattress and box springs at mom’s home
The hunt for a fugitive sought in connection with a multi-vehicle, high-speed chase, which claimed the patrol car of Constable Herbie Vaughan, was apprehended in a much less frantic way in the pre- dawn hours Thursday. Full Story
Rockdale Workforce Center in jeopardy
Federal budget cuts may close ‘best rural office’
Rockdale’s Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, which has been called the “best rural workforce operations in Texas” by its regional director, is faced with closing unless there are changes in legislation now being considered at the federal level. Full Story
Former coach ‘no billed’ in student relationship
A former Rockdale High School coach was no billed (not indicted) Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury in connec t ion w it h a December arrest alleging an improper relationship with a female student.
Christopher Tremayne Tayl o r, 3 1 , w a s charged w ith “improper relationship between educator and student,” on Dec. 16, 2010. Full Story
‘8-liners’ raid zaps machines
A raid Friday evening raid on “8-liner” gaming machines in Cameron and Rockdale resulted in 29 of them being rendered useless.
Chief Deput y Sheriff Chris White said the raids, one in Rockdale and three in Cameron, were the result of a fivemonth long investigation by the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit. Full Story
Newcomer files for east ward contest
The May 14 Rockdale Cit y Council election got its first east ward candidate Monday when Melody Dawson filed for an east ward city council seat.
She’s the only candidate to date. Incumbent Gerri Offield announced she would not seek a new term.
Incumbent west ward councilman Doug Calame is seeking a new term. Full Story
Playwright to appear at Kay on Saturday
Houston playwright Fernando Dovalina and actress Dolly Fischer, also from Houston, will take center-stage at Rockdale’s annual Tejas Festival at noon Saturday, courtesy of the Kay Theater. Full Story