It wasn’t a formal event but things don’t get much more open than THIS over the last week in the 75-year- old elementary gym, which is being air conditioned for the first time. Full Story
431 grams of cocaine nabbed by trooper
Drug bust started with cigarette toss
A cigarette fLung out of a vehicle window, with scorched Milam County in the midst of a severe drouth, led to a major drug bust near Rockdale last week.
Ty son Tremay ne Carter, 35, of Longv iew, was charged w ith possession of 431 grams of cocaine after he was arrested by DPS State Trooper Erik Gaston on US 79 near the Alcoa turnoff. Full Story
City mulling new fire truck
At midweek, city council members are in the midst of a marathon four-night—Monday through Thursday—discussion of a new city budget.
Monday and Tuesday discussions were dominated by the need for a new fire truck after Fire Chief Herbie Vaughan told the council the age of the RVFD fleet will begin to affect fire insurance rates in upcoming years. Full Story
Being ‘their neighbor’s keeper’
UM ‘Army’ practices golden rule at 20 sites
Finally, Maurice Ryan can get dow n his wheelcha ir ramp without being afraid of falling through.
Ryan, who lost part of his right leg to diabetes, had been taking a risk every time he left his home at 517 Ackerman. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
August 4—Kerry Silvey, Carvin Wade Smith Jr., Matthew Vreeland, Rebecca McWilliams.
August 5—Robin Silvey, Leland Stanford, Lynsie Kornegay, Danny Ray Taylor, Becky Taylor, Alyssa Hurt, Emmett Aguirre, Kevin Hill, Elaine Simpson, Delilah Warner. Full Story
The Kenny and Lindsey Cleveland family, along with their many family and friends received recognition during the Cure JM National Conference held June 23-25 in Seattle, Washington for an April 15 fun Full Story
Registration to start for fall soccer league
Registration for the Gause soccer league will open soon for boys and girls ages four through 13 (as of Sept. 1). Registrations will be held at the Gause School cafeteria 5-7 p.m. Aug. 18 and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25, Aug. 29 and Sept. 1. Cost is $40 per child and includes jersey and socks. Full Story
Boynton, Wilde nab singles titles in ‘hot’ Open
Youth winners also crowned in brutal heat
Devin Boynton of Round Rock and Annie Wilde of Rockdale are the men’s and women’s singles champions from the 2011 Rockdale Open unreeled over the weekend at Veterans Memorial Park.
Boynton, a quicksilver retriever, f lashed incredible speed in winning the men’s final over Ken Esten Cooke, Rockdale native, now of Victoria, 7-6, 6-3. Full Story
97 Tigers show up for first day of football practice
Almost 100 young men showed up Monday morning for the first day of summer practice for Rockdale football. Up just slightly from last season, Miller said it is about what he and his coaching staff expected.
As for those showing up being conditioned, that was another story. Full Story
Health care, ag, energy keys to post-Alcoa era
How can Milam County recover from the devastating shutdown of Alcoa’s Rockdale smelter which cost the area economy more than 1,200 jobs?
It won’t be easy but a year-long study by an Austin consulting firm has targeted several areas of concentration which might lead to brighter economic times. Full Story
Medicine Chest Pharmacy in Rockdale held a health fair on July 20, offering patrons blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, fittings for support stockings, as well as free food and door prizes. Full Story
Towery to retire from Citizens after 35 years
Citizens National Bank would like to announce the retirement of Carol Ann Towery after 35 years in the banking industry. She began her banking c a reer in 1977 as a Bank Teller. Carol A nn has held the positions of vault teller and head teller during her years of banking. Full Story