Ex-sheriff back behind the badge
West named Precinct 2 Constable by commissioners
CAMERON—A very familiar face is back in Milam County law enforcement.
County commissioners on Monday unanimously appointed former Sheriff Charlie West to the Precinct 2 Constable vacancy created by the resignation of Heith Kemper.
West was Milam sheriff for 13 years and was a deputy for 18 years prior to accepting the sheriff position. Full Story
Everything but cannons....
And that’s ironic because the score of the “1812 Overture” actually calls for cannons, but drums took their place Thursday night for the finale of the RHS Bands Spring Concert with Full Story
Burn ban goes away for a week
The rural outdoor burning ban in Milam County has been lifted for one week by County Judge Dave Barkemeyer.
Barkemeyer told Milam Count y commissioners on Monday that the ban has been temporarily lifted and will be reimposed at 12-noon Wednesday, June 1. Full Story
Merka, Galbreath lead Class of 2011
Clayton Merka is the valedictorian and Kelsey Galbreath the salutatorian of the 134-candidate Rockdale High School graduating class of 2011.
Both will deliver speeches during commencement exercises set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Tiger Field.
Merka compiled a 4.0588 gradepoint average during his four-year RHS career, according to Principal Joey Geletka. Full Story
Firefighters battle second blaze at same apartments
For the second time in two months, Rockdale firefighters have responded to a blaze at the Westgate Apartments 1819 West Cameron (US 79).
Volunteers responded at 1: 03 p.m. Monday to find smoke pouring from the kitchen of Unit No. 3.
That was downstairs from the apartment which was the source of a March 13 blaze that displaced several families. Full Story
Memorial Day observance ahead Monday
Rockdale American Legion Carlyle Post 358 will host a Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Monday at Wolf Park, corner of Milam and Main downtown.
Art Free, post commander, said the ceremony will be a solemn remembrance of U. S. service men and women who gave their lives for the nation. Full Story