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THE FACES OF TEJAS


Houston playwright Fernando Dovalina and actress Dolly Fischer experience the anguish of parents grieving the loss of a son during a reading from Dovalina’s play “The Opthlamologist’s Wife” in the Kay Theatre lobby at noon Saturday. Houston playwright Fernando Dovalina and actress Dolly Fischer experience the anguish of parents grieving the loss of a son during a reading from Dovalina’s play “The Opthlamologist’s Wife” in the Kay Theatre lobby at noon Saturday. Rockdale’s fifth annual Tejas Fest, held Friday and Saturday, featured a wide range of emotions, and weather.



Above, ventriloquist Dena Bratton and “friend” Dandy entertained a crowd of delighted children, parents and grandparents upstairs at the city library Saturday afternoon. Bratton also performed for Rockdale ISD students on Friday. 
Reporter/Miike Brown Above, ventriloquist Dena Bratton and “friend” Dandy entertained a crowd of delighted children, parents and grandparents upstairs at the city library Saturday afternoon. Bratton also performed for Rockdale ISD students on Friday. Reporter/Miike Brown

Loretta Greene concentrates during Friday art workshop at Patterson Center while Austin artist Rita Kirkman (background, right) works with D. K. Nichols. Loretta Greene concentrates during Friday art workshop at Patterson Center while Austin artist Rita Kirkman (background, right) works with D. K. Nichols.

Below, author Dan Utley stepped in to pinch hit for speaker Archie McDonald at the I&GN depot Saturday and read from McDonald’s works. Also see pages 2A, 6A, 1B, 3B and 1D. Below, author Dan Utley stepped in to pinch hit for speaker Archie McDonald at the I&GN depot Saturday and read from McDonald’s works. Also see pages 2A, 6A, 1B, 3B and 1D.

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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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