UPS scare was an Internet hoax - Free Access
There are no “terrorists on the loose” wearing stolen, or purchased, UPS uniforms.
Wednesday the Department of Public Safety in Austin inadvertently transmitted a 2003 e-mail warning of such a situation and it was forwarded to Rockdale schools. Full Story
Nocturnal fest draws 30,000
Attendance estimated at 15,000 per night; officers make 56 drug, alcohol arrests
The largest crowds ever reported in Milam County left local merchants “rave”-ing about their economic boost Friday and Saturday as music fans swarmed into Rockdale and Apache Pass.
Nocturnal’s second annual techno-music glitter and glitz drew back-to-back estimated crowds of 15,000 each night for a festival total of 30,000. Full Story
Spears: Death penalty talk ‘too early’
Prosecutor Kerry Spears says it’s too soon to talk about the death penalty in the case of two Rockdale area teens accused of the shotgun slaying of a 50- year-old San Gabriel woman April 25. Full Story
Appraisal values drop in county, Rockdale ISD
Luminant figures still only estimates
It’s not shaping up to be a good budget preparation year for the Rockdale ISD or Milam County.
Preliminary net taxable values were certified Monday by the Milam County Appraisal District and Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw listed substantial decreases for the school district and the county as a whole. Full Story
Got our own Royal Couple right here
Can you believe this weather? I know it’s Texas but this is even unusual for here. I just wish it would rain! Anybody know a good Rain Dance? We could have a City-Wide Rain Dance, we could use the old HEB/Walmart parking lot, what do you say? Full Story
A ‘wildscape park’ for a back yard
Johnny and Evely n Hir t don’t have to travel far if they want to visit a state park.
Itprettymuchinvolves opening their Allday Street back door.
The Hirt property is now recognized as a Texas Parks & Wildlife Texas Wildscape. Full Story
National Music week events continue
National Music Week events continue this week in Rockdale.
“There is much music still to be enjoyed,” Judy Hudson, spokesperson for the Rockdale’s Matinee Musical Club, said. Full Story
Lady Tigers fall short to Bellville
First inning woes hinder comeback try
BRENHAM—For six innings Friday night, there was littel doubt the Rockdale Lady Tigers were the best team on the field.
Unfortunately, they had this first inning albatross hanging around their necks. Full Story
Gerren joins Brooks, Clark at state meet
Senior qualifies in 1,600 to make it a Tiger track trio
HUMBLE—He’s been oh so close, so many times. So when it came down to what could have been the last race of his career, Jacob Gerren summoned up one last kick. Full Story
ALL THAT GLITTERS
Hadley Meadors of the Glitter Hitters heads for third base as the Rockdale Youth Softball League had its opening day Saturday and an all-time high of 359 girls showed up to play ball in front of an o Full Story
Home refinancing by the numbers
Last year, mor tgage rates reached an histor ic low and enticed many homeowners to refinance their homes. However, just because you can get a rate that is lower than the rate on your current home loan doesn’t mean that refinancing is a good idea. It is a numbers game and you’ve got to know how to examine the numbers to determine whether refinancing is right for you. Full Story
Cameron’s former First National Bank getting marker
Historical building ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday
CAMERON—The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized the former First National Bank of Cameron building as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors the building, which is now home of Classic Bank, as an important and educational part of local history. Full Story
Helping each other works
This weekend was a busy time in Rockdale. There were people everywhere and business was good. The one thing I was so impressed with was the way the different businesses promoted each other. The hotels recommended the restaurants, the convenience stores suggested drivers and so on. We will get through the economic crunch and it will be because we are helping each other. Full Story