Hold that Tiger! 35-year sentence
One of the most bizarre criminal cases in Rockdale history came to an end last week in 20th District Court when Judge Ed Magre sentenced 23-year-old Justin Tiger Thomas of Bryan to a 35-year prison term.
Thomas was convicted of the 2005 armed robbery of Gill’s Stop-N-Go in Rockdale.
He will have to serve at least half the 35- year sentence. Full Story
They’re serious about it....
For the first time, Alpha Tau Delta’s Dewberry Jam Run featured a 10K division and Saturday’s field included some obviously dedicated runners. Full Story
...and so are they
Participants in the event’s 1K kids run were every bit as enthusiastic in the morning’s first races. Full Story
East Texans dominate Dewberry
Cameron natives Gerardo Moreno and Robert Smith left the prairies of Milam County for the pine forests of East Texas, but they came back in a big way Saturday.
Moreno won the inaugural 10K event at the 12th annual Dewberry Jam Fun Run, sponsored by Alpha Tau Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi which raised $5,000 for the sorority’s upgrade projects for Rockdale parks. Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
‘Spring Fling’ Wednesday is season’s kickoff
Even though it already almost feels like summer— especially in the afternoon—it’s still just winter, I guess. I know that, because the Linwood Acres Garden Club has yet to have their Spring Fling and that is officially the beginning of spring in Rockdale. Full Story
Ladies of St. Joseph Catholic Church quilted this beautiful piece for one of the raffle items to be given away at the annual Mayfest, set for Sunday, May 1 at the KC Hall. Full Story
One more shot
Despite loss, Lady Tigers can still ‘post’ up
Playoff for playoffs Thursday at Cameron
Still fighting for their postseason lives, the Rockdale Lady Tigers will get one more chance to prove they are playoff worthy.
Despite falling to Caldwell Tuesday night 7-5 at Hornet Field, the two teams will turn around and face each other one more time Thursday in Cameron at 7 p.m. to decide who enters the state playoff bracket. Full Story
I BLEED MAROON
Thanks seniors, it has been a great ride
This time of year always makes me a little sad. The school year is quickly coming to an end, which means graduation. When I graduated 15 years ago come next month, it all happened so fast, for me and my family. Full Story
Mixing it up
The Rockdale mixed doubles team of Dylan Carter (left) and Ginny Flores compted at the regional tennis tournament and fell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, to Bellville’s Nathan Sandel and Kim Konec Full Story
Dr. Benjamin S. Sanley, D.D.S., joined the Cameron Chamber of Commerce recently. His membership was celebrated with a ribbon cutting. Full Story
Weekend events successful due to area support
Wow, what a great weekend but oh so busy. Friday night was the fundraiser for Juvenile Myositis. Great job to Lindsay Cleveland for a job well done—she and her crew raised over $32,000 for the JM Foundation. And she couldn’t have done it without the help from Rockdale. Full Story
Doing business as.... Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
American Medical Response of Texas Inc., Mark Bruning, president, dba American Medical Response (v. 1,145, p. 269).
James Allen dba James Allen Auto (v. 1,145, p. 472). Full Story