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
Dewberry Run ahead Saturday at Vets’ Park
The 12th Annual Rockdale Dewberry Jam—which includes both 5K and 10K distances for the first time—will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Brazos and Murray Streets.
A Kids 1K Run at 8 a.m. is followed by the 5K/ 10K event at 8:30. Full Story
Milam dodges brush fire epidemic, caution urged
Milam C ount y ha s ma naged to dodge the brush fire epidemic which has swept through West Texas and threatens much of the state.
The count ywide burn ban continues but, amazingly, there were two violations of the ban reported in the Rockdale area during the past week. (See sheriff’s report, page 3A.) Full Story
Holy week services beginning Monday
Annual community noon luncheon Holy Week services, sponsored by Rockdale Ministerial Alliance, will be held beginning Monday in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall, Minister Brandon Navarre, Alliance president, announced. Full Story
MIRACLE WORKERS—Dustin Strelsky, Texas “state champ” for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), looks on as Frank Artuso, CEFCO district manager, washes truck windows at Rockda Full Story
Bevo spring jam Saturday at Apache Pass
The Silver Spurs, alumni association at The University of Texas at Austin, will host an all-day Spring Jam Saturday at Apache Pass.
Activities get under way at 11 a.m. and include a barbecue cookoff and a music festival headlined by the legendary Jerry Jeff Walker.
Bevo, the UT longhorn mascot, will be on hand. The Silver Spurs are the official handlers and caretakers of Bevo. Full Story