Pawned laptop nets child porn charge
A 23-year old rural Milam County resident has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography in connection with a laptop computer pawned at National Pawn & Jewelry in Rockdale last November. Full Story
‘THROWIN’ THE THRONE’
The City of Rockdale’s annual spring Stash Your Trash Day at Fair Park was flushed with success Saturday as local residents throwing away everything including some well broken-in plumbing acces Full Story
City raises alarm over revenues
Cutback in services possible this year
City Manager Kelvin Knauf had an ominous prediction for the near future at Monday’s city council meeting.
Knauf told council members if sales tax revenues continue to drop significantly, some city services could have to be curtailed, that a budget amendment for this fiscal year is likely, and that next year’s budget “will be brutal.” Full Story
Milam County is nature friendly
Second annual Nature Festival fun for all ages
The second annual Milam County Nature Festival was held two months earlier this year, but had just as much information and more activities for young and old alike. Saturday’s event, presented by El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, Texas AgriLife Extension Servie and Texas Parks and Wildlife, saw 1,200 visitors come through the gate according to organizers. Full Story
You are the wind beneath my...wings?
I am sure everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring weather. Let’s remember how wonderful this feels when we are frying in the heat of the summer months. Even with spring allergies and this crazy wind, it still beats 110 in the shade. Full Story
Matinee members elected to Texas Federation offices
District 4, which includes Rockdale, Navasota and Waco, was Texas Federation of Music Clubs host of the 96th annual convention March 31-April 2 at the Waco Hilton. Full Story
Carter, Flores continue Tiger tradition
SMITHVILLE—Rockdale’s mixed doubles team of Dylan Carter and Ginny Flores is heading for regional competition at Bryan High School Friday and Saturday.
Carter and Flores finished second in their bracket of the District23AAAmeet,held April 6-7 in Smithville. Full Story
OVER THE HILL
Brooks-Austin legacy gets new chapter
There are certain names that just go together, Batman and Robin, Dallas and Cowboy, Brooks and Austin.
Yes, Rockdale’s first family of track, the Brookses, just seem to kick it up a notch when they put a spike to a running surface in Texas’s capitol city, whether it was old Memorial Stadium or the newer Mike Myers Track Facility. Full Story
Boys defend district track title in a runaway
GIDDINGS—Before the Rockdale track team stepped off the yellow dog bus they had taken to the district track meet, coach Jim Kerbow had a simple message for them.
“I told them we are not going to come in second,” he recalled. “We’re going to come in first.” Full Story
Rockdale still in decline for year
Milam County check 6% less than 2010
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced last week the state’s sales revenue in March was $1.60 billion, up 9.9 percent compared to March 2010.
The City of Rockdale and Milam County, along with the city of Cameron are down in rebate money compared to the amounts received in April 2010. Other cities in the county were up in amounts received compared to a year ago. Full Story
HELPING HANDS–About a dozen CEFCO employees from throughout the company were on hand at the local convenience store Friday afternoon to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network and Full Story
Alcoa leadership scholarships offered
Alcoa Foundation is proud to launch the Alcoa’s Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program for 50 students, ages 15 to 18, to attend the Institute for Civic Leadership’s Summer Academy for two weeks at the Dwight International School (DIS) at Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia in Vancouver Island, Canada. Full Story