The Milam County Health Department’s ‘Roadshow,” which was cancelled due to icy weather Feb. 9, was held last Wednesday in the city library during the weekly Story Time session. Full Story
Milano community center, shelter closer
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners were told on Monday that a new community center/emergency shelter for Milano is getting closer to reality.
County Judge Dave Barkemeyer said a 3,700-square-foot, $315,000 project is envisioned with $250,000 coming from grant funds and the rest to be raised by the Milano VFD. Full Story
But it was an emergency jaws-of-life extraction drill in Thorndale with RVFD Fire Chief, and Precinct 3 Constable, Herbie Vaughan, looking on as 13 VFD’s from around the state participated. Full Story
Rockdale resident draws child sex assault indictment
A 50-yeear-old Rockdale man was one of 21 persons indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury, according to prosecutor Kerry Spears.
Lonny Gilbert was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
According to police, the charges stem from separate incidents in 2008 involving girls younger than 10. Full Story
‘STUCK AT $3 NO MORE!’—
For the better part of a month Rockdale residents waited for gas prices—which were stuck at $2.98 and $2.99 at most pumps—to top the $3 per gallon level. The wait is over. Full Story
Smoking may worsen pain for cancer patients
COLLEGE STAT ION—The relationship between smoking and cancer is well established.
In a study published in the Januar y 2011 issue of PA IN and led by a Texas A& M University professor, researchers report evidence to suggest that cancer patients who continue to smoke despite their diagnosis experience greater pain than nonsmokers. Full Story