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A 17-year-old Rockdale High School junior, and standout football player, turned himself in Wednesday to face sexual assault charges. Full Story
No crime (yet) to forget trash cans
Council okays street paving plans, hears plea from church members
It won’t be a criminal offense to leave your garbage cans at the curb more than 16 hours just yet.
City council members tabled a motion to do just that Monday evening after the proposed ordinance drew strong criticism from council member Gerri Offield and negative comments from councilman Doug Calame and Mayor Larry Jones. Full Story
Rockdale raid targets drug dealer
Month-long investigation yields 5 pounds of pot, $2,300 in cash, weapons
A month-long probe targeting a man investigators believed to be a drug dealer came to an end Monday when officers stormed a San Gabriel Street residence and arrested an armed subject.
Jonah Zamora, 30, who lives in the 700 block of San Gabriel, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana (5 to 50 pounds). Full Story
Visitors flock to school week activities
Science night winners listed at junior-high
Visitors filed into all four Rockdale ISD campuses for Texas Public School Week activities last week.
There were large crowds for “eat with your student” breakfasts for moms, dads and two for grandparents.”
Scores of students participated in the annual science night at the junior-high commons. Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Nano proclaims granddaughter Kennedy’s Flair
Happy Spring Break and Happy St. Patrick’s Day, combined. Hope you enjoy both.
The main job of being a grandmother is to brag on your grandchildren— look it up if you don’t believe me—so that’s just what I’m about to do.
Granddaughter Kennedy is the featured artist in the Spring edition of Flair magazine. Full Story
Star Creek Ranch lists camp winners
Star Creek Ranch in Thorndale and the Sue Gove family have announced winners of the 2011 Sky Ranch Camp essay scholarship contest as follows: Gabby Moreno, Landry Laywell, Mason Lindig, Julianna Byrd, Amy Wuensche, Bradley Betak, William Islet, Jordyne Bigan- Leslie, Taylor Bachmeyer, Luke Leschber, John Schaefer, Stryker Leschber. Full Story
ACL woes hit Rockdale slugger Hearn
Lady Tigers’ top hitter may be lost for the season
It just seems to hurt more when you get bad injury news during an off week and that’s the case over spring break with the Lady Tiger softball team.
Senior Megan Hearn, who was Big Blue’s leading hitter last year, and was off to a hot start in 2011, has torn her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and faces an extended period of recovery. Full Story
OVER THE HILL
Blue northers, stripes and two foul balls
Sports during spring break always brings to mind a pet theory of mine. You get colder covering so-called “spring sports” than you do in the sure enough fall and winter covering football.
I covered some memorably cold football games in the 30-plus years I had the sports beat—or sports had me beat, as many of my friends would say—but you kind of expect that. Full Story
Tigers face top teams at Brownwood
Will play four games in five days during spring break
In District 23-3A, the Rockdale baseball team will face some stiff competition and the Tigers certainly got a preview of things to come with a bracket loaded with quality opponents this past weekend at the Brownwood Tournament.
The Tigers defeated Fort Stockton 12- 6, while falling to Brownwood 15-4, Stephenville 10-0 and Denton Liberty Christian 17-7 Full Story
Milam unemployment rate back to over 11%
Jobless numbers in double figures 23 out of last 25 months
Unemployment rates across the Central Texas area have jumped to start off the new year, according to reports released Thursday by the Texas Workforce Commission ( TWC). Jobless numbers rose to 11.1 in Milam County for January, the highest since February 2010. Unemployment was at its highest a year ago at 11.8 percent in Milam County. Full Story
Tax rebates still on decline for Rockdale
Milam County revenue down for year
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced last week that the state sales tax revenue in February was $1.75 billion, up 9.7 percent compared to February 2010.
The City of Rockdale and Milam County are down in rebate money compared to the amounts received in March 2010. Other cities in the county were up in amounts received compared to a year ago. Full Story
Relay For Life of Milam County received a $1,000 donation from Luminant this week, making the company a platinum sponsor for the group’s May 13 event. Full Story