City trash collection switch gets final okay
Once-a-week pickup to begin in January with increased cost
It’s official. Rockdale will switch from twice- a-week to once- a-week garbage pickup on Jan. 1.
And the city is also switching its trash pickup firm after a pair of 5-0 votes Tuesday by council members changed the service from Waste Management to IESI. Full Story
Rally round the flag, boys
This flag hasn’t unfurled in a real battle in 146 years but it led the Milam County Grays into simulated battle Saturday at Apache Pass. Full Story
Public invited to MARC’s open house Sunday, 2 to 4
The MARC Center at 1705 Pecos Avenue is holding a Community Open House on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 2 until 4 p.m.
“The board of directors, staff and consumers cordially invite everyone to come out and tour our newly expanded facility.” said Ann Dyer, board secretary. Full Story
North vs. South at Apache Pass
First ‘Expo’ includes Civil War reenactment
Organizers say that 1,500 bands were handed out to vendors, cookers, spectators and more dur ing the f irst ever Hunting and Outdoor Expo held Friday and Saturday at Apache Pass, north of Rockdale on FM 908. The event was sponored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.
That large attendance number included 450 school children from six districts throughout Central Texas. Full Story
Lots to do this weekend in Milam County!
Did you enjoy the rain this week? It rained for 3 and a half minutes at our house. I know because my husband timed it. Our dog, who goes berserk during thunders and lightning, didn’t even lift her head off of her pillow. (Yes, our dog has a pillow. When I die, I want to come back as one of our pets). Full Story
Caregivers support group to meet Wednesday
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Caregivers support others, but who supports the caregivers? Several years ago the Caregivers Support Group was started in Milam County to prov ide assistance to the caregivers. During the meetings, the group discusses problems and concerns that are unique to their situation. Full Story
Milano chokes Chilton to go 5-0
Jentsch boots two field goals to make the difference
MILANO—It was a fight to the finish and the Eagles finished on top as Milano stayed unbeaten on the season with a surprising 27-25 win the Chilton Pirates on Friday night at Pruett Field.
The Eagles are now 5-0 going into their open week before district play begins. The Pirates fall to 2-3 on the season. Full Story
Mid-season report card: a passing grade
With their well documented coaching and personnel changes, most football experts had the Rockdale Tigers penciled in for a long vacuous season.
While we have reached the midway point of the season already, the Tigers are alive and well, thank you very much, at 3-2 and if they could have executed a couple more plays against Liberty Hill, could be sitting 4-1. Full Story
On the down low
Tigers recover for third come-from-behind win after hanging around
Somthing strange seems to happen whenever Rockdale and Madisonville get together.
Possibily so evenly matched, both teams seem to lose their ability to find the end zone and the over/under on the game could be in the teens.
Big Blue emerged from the latest grungefest with the Mustangs with a 13-10 victory at Tigerland Stadium Friday night. Full Story
Expo was great; even more to do this weekend
Hello Rockdale. What an amazing weekend we had with the Hunting and Outdoor Expo. If you didn’t get a chance to get out there you missed such a good time. There were great vendors, delicious barbecue from our cook-off entries, amazing civil war history, beautiful pageant queens and much, much more. Full Story
FROTHY TREATS— Classic Bank in Rockdale held its annual “Customer Appeciation Day” by serving up tasty root beer floats to patrons in the bank’s drive through. Full Story
Puente to be honored by TWC
Raymon Puente, former Rockdale High School principal and now principal of the John D. Wood Jr. Charter S c ho ol at t he Ro ckd a le Regional Juven ile Justice Center, will be recognized with a Distinguished Service Award from the Workforce Solutions of Central Texas. Full Story
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