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
COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
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
PARTY ANIMAL—Eleven-year-old April Morgan recently had a birthday party and instead of gifts she asked those in attendance to consider donations for the HOPE Animal Rescue Shelter in Hearne. Full Story
Gause CIP, 4-H groups to meet
Soccer got off to a great start this past Saturday on the fields here in Gause. There is a great turnout of players this year. Saturday, Oct. 2 the games will be played in Cameron. Then on Oct. 8 they will be back in Gause, Oct. 15 in Cameron and the final game here in Gause on Oct. 22. The youngest player teams begin at 8:30 am., older teams at 9. Full Story
City’s annual Fa ll Fest Saturday in Milano
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Don’ tfo rg etallthat is planned for ourlittle town over the we eke nd. The ann ual Milano Volu nt eer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxi liar y ga rage sale will be hel d Sept . 29 -30 an d Oct . 1 at t he Milano Civic Center/ Fire St ation.
The sale will run 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. Sept. 29- 30 and 8 a. m. to 3 p. m. Oct. 1. Full Story
125 cheer ‘An Afternoon of Music’ Sunday
Oasis har mony headlines local music club event
Oasis, a women’s barbershop qu artet from Houston, is going to the “Sup er Bowl” compe tition of theirart, and 125 Rockdale area resident s can understand why.
Oasis headli ned the local Matinee Full Story
Cameron Art/ Craf ts Fair, fun run ahead Saturday
CA MERON— The sh ady tree s of Cameron City Park w ill prov ide th e se tt ing for th e Came ron Chamb er of Commer ce’s 38 th annual A rts & Craf ts Fair on Saturd ay, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. Full Story
The ar t of tailgating
Thrif ty tailgating tips to enjoy football season on a budget
Fire up the grill and get ready for kickoff; we are deep in the hea rt of football season. What goes hand- in- hand with football sea son? Tailgati ng of course. Fans everywhere are honi ng sec ret recipes and stock ing up on suppl ie s to ma ke their part y dominate the park ing lot . Full Story
Tr y these tast y tailgate treats
Coffee Can Burgers 1/ 2 strips bacon 1 mediu m potato, sliced 1 mediu m onion, slic ed 1 mediu m tomato, sliced 2 stalks celery 1/ 3 pound ground beef 1 carrot Salt and pepper to taste Coff eeca nand lid(prefer -ably ri nse d out and not rust y[wink]) Full Story
Turn that parking lot into a roadhouse
Football games are just an excuse to throw a party
A football game is just a good excu se for a party— prefer ably a tailgate party.
Act ua lly, concer ts and ot her stadium events are also becoming popular reasons to host a tailgate part y, so even if you hate football you st ill might want to consider hosting a ta ilgate party some day. Full Story
You can ring our bell!
RIN G-A-DI NG- DING ! Th e 20 11- 12 Roc kd ale Hi gh Schoo l varsi t y cheerleader s had no pr oblem surrounding the newly- painted and shined Victory Bell. Full Story