Cocaine, pot, assault arrests at RHS
Tiger all-stater, already facing sex assault charge, accused of drug possession
Three teens were charged with felonies in separate incidents at Rockdale High School during the past week, one of which involved a 17-year-old former star football player who is already charged with sexual assault. Full Story
New generation takes its turn
Daughter wins mom’s place on council; trustee follows both grandfathers to board
A daughter won a contested race to claim her mother’s former city council seat Saturday, while a third-generation family member claimed a place on the school board, following in the footsteps of both his grandfathers. Full Story
Could this be Rockdale? For a morning, at least. A 2-to-3-inch deluge Thursday, mostly falling in 90 minutes, caused flooding at several intersections, including Brazos at Meadow. Full Story
Relay raises $30,000 for cancer fight
The ninth annual Relay for Life raised about $30,000 for cancer research and education overnight Friday at the Cameron Junior- High track.
This year’s event, renamed Relay For Life of Milam County, was the first one hosted by Cameron. Previous events were held in Rockdale. Full Story
Rock house of ages
Anthropology prof renovating South Milam landmark
MILANO–In rural areas, sometimes landmarks become icons and so is the case with the “old rock house” off Texas 36 about two miles south of Milano. Dr. Donny Hamilton, head of the Anthropology department at Texas A&M University, has taken on a “labor of love” to restore the 120-year-old home site, starting with the locally famous two-story house. Full Story
LEGION DONATES FLAGS—
American Legion Edwin Hardy Post 9 of Cameron presented American flags to first graders in Buckholts, Milano, and Gause during the week. Full Story
Despite second round surge, Tigers fall short
Korenek knocks nine strokes off his opening round score
AUSTIN—The Scottish-influenced Roy Kizer Golf Course is not for the faint of heart and the rolling hills take some getting used to.
The Rockdale golf team certainly adjusted well and improved its score, but couldn’t move up as the Tigers placed seventh at the UIL Class 3A state tournament at the par- 71, 5,329-yard link-style Kizer Thursday and Friday. Full Story
We finally got some rain and by the way, you’re welcome
While I am certainly no meteorologist or Indian shaman prepared to perform some ancient ceremonial rain dance, I would like to go on record for taking full credit for the recent, muchneeded rainfall we received.
I submit as my proof, two undeniable facts Full Story
Good As Gold
Brooks lays claim to fastest man title by winning 100
Clark polishes off ‘surprise’ bronze in shot put
AUSTIN—Daniel Brooks was fighting off all kinds of history on Friday.
Meet history. Site history. Family history.
The buzz around the meet was whether the Rockdale runner could pull off the impossible and claim three gold medals. Full Story
A SIGN OF THE TIMES—
United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4895 Union Hall at 1529 West Cameron (US 79) is for sale, yet another visible sign of the loss of Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations smelter. Full Story
Double digit decline for Rockdale
Milam check 15% less than May 2010
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced last week the state’s sales revenue in April was $1.87 billion, up 11.4 percent compared to April 2010. In Milam County though, things are not looking so bright.
The City of Rockdale, along with the rest of the towns in Milam County are down in rebate money compared to the amounts received in May 2010. Full Story
Doss talks community to Rockdale Elem. first graders
Last week I had the extreme pleasure of speaking to the seven first grade classes of Rockdale Elementary. I got to talk about the importance of community and what it means to us all. Being involved in our community is the best way to be happy in a small town. Full Story