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Department of Corrections horseback team searches woods near County Road 234. A manhunt, led by the Milam County Sheriff's Department for a suspect orignally thought to match the description of a convicted killer, was terminated just before noon Thursday on County Road 234. Full Story
July 4th: Red, white and quiet
Fireworks banned except at Rockdale display
The July Fourth holiday is going to be red, white and quiet in Milam County.
Except for Friday night in Rockdale.
County commissioners, on a 3-2 vote Monday, banned the sale and use of all fireworks within the county, except for Friday’s display at Fair Park, sponsored by Citizens National Bank. Full Story
Elton John in Thorndale?
Not really, but judge James Pounders was touring the showmanship entries Saturday at the 21st annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff. Full Story
Atomizer ‘shopped’ but no sale
Smelter status remains ‘temporarily curtailed’
Alcoa “shopped around” for a buyer for its Rockdale Operations atomizer this year but decided against selling the facility.
Jim Hodson, spokesman for the company, which closed its smelter at Rockdale Operations in 2008-09, said Alcoa made a “strategic decision” to keep the atomizer, which remains open. Full Story
‘Blinde Kuh’ takes cookoff win
Home smokers cow opposition in Thorndale
It was a weekend for home cookin’ in Thorndale.
Blinde Kuh (Blind Cow), a long-time, home town entry in area barbecue events, won best overall honors in the 21st annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff Saturday.
There were actually t wo Blinde Kuh teams led by Brian Fisher, Billy, Darren and Gavin Biar. Full Story
Moore-Jones vows said in Cameron
L au ren Bro oke Mo ore of Gause and Eric Jonathan Jones of Rockdale were united in holy matrimony on May 21, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Cameron. Robertson County Judge Jan Anderson Roe, a friend of the bride’s family, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gregg Moore III of Gause and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mobley of Bryan. Full Story
Many residents attend Rasco-Starnes wedding
A number of Gause folks were in Bryan Saturday evening to attend the wedding of Erica Rasco and Jason Starnes at the A& M United Methodist Church with the reception at the Brazos Center. It was a beautiful wedding. The little f lower girls Gracie Rasco and Mckenzie Coldiron were so cute and the ring bearer Noah Coldiron was one handsome little man. Full Story
Tigers prepare to close the book of Daniel?
Brooks’ playing status still up in the air
The story began breaking on Monday and by Wednesday was buzzing all over the internet.
Daniel Brooks, the Oklahoma pledge who was closing in on two of the schools longest standing records, has reportedly moved with his family to Port Lavaca and will attend Calhoun High School. Full Story
A long time coming
For 16 years, Saegert found the grass was greener here
I n a profession which has about as much stability as a leaky row boat,
James Saegert has been the epitome of equilibrium.
But for the first time since 1995, when the summer sun is beating down on this year’s crop of Tiger football players, Saegert will not be there to spur them on. Full Story
Dawg job draws 120 applicants
Could fill job by Friday says Supt. Callahan
THORNDALE—Thorndale ISD super intendent Casey Callahan said he has received 120 applicants for the recently vacated athletic director/head coach positions.
Asked if the large number of applications surprised him, Callahan said yes and no.
“Yes because it is so late in the game and no because we always have a lot of interest in the job here at Thorndale.” Full Story
Manor Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center held an open house and ribbon cutting, Friday at its new Transitions Unit, featuring extensive remodeling. Full Story
Chamber sponsoring July fan drive
The Chamber is sponsoring a fan drive during the month of July. If you would like to bring your fans to the Chamber at 1203 W. Cameron they will be much appreciated by some needy families. Full Story
Overdraft protection programs and options
Best account management: balance your checkbook
G ood check ing account management means understanding your options, making informed transaction choices, and knowing your account balance.
The best account manage- ment tool available has been around for centuries. It is balancing your checkbook. Many people don’t take advantage of this low-tech marvel. Full Story