Council nixes chief’s golf cart proposal
Redistricting saga (finally) over as city okays plan on third try
You’ll only be seeing golf carts at the country club, not on the streets of Rockdale, after the city council unanimously teed off on Police Chief Thomas Harris’s proposal to “legalize” them Monday.
Harris said after the meeting police will have no other choice than to enforce existing laws which prohibit the operation of golf carts on city streets. Full Story
Stepping up on Saturday
One of these 13 beauties will be crowned the 2011 Miss Rockdale Fair Queen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the RHS Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 pageant. Full Story
Roping, home economics, carnival, ‘free night’ kick off Fair Oct. 19th
36th Annual Rockdale Fair Oct. 20-22
The 36th Rockdale Fair officially unreels Oct. 20-22 but some “early bird” events kick off Wednesday, Oct 19.
There will be team roping, and home economics check-in and it’s the first night for the Fair carnival.
Admission to Fair Park is free that night only. Full Story
Aspen memories are golden in fall
Iconic ‘quakers’ turned annual pilgrimage into spectacle
I’m in love with populus tremuloides.
Okay, this isn’t a gossip article. Populus tremuloides is a tree. In fact that’s the scientific name of the quaking aspen. Full Story
Sensational jam session benefit set for Saturday
No communit y comes together bet ter than ou r own Milam Count y when it comes to helping out one of our ow n.
On Saturd ay, there will be a truly “Sensational” jam se s- sion benefit for the Ricky Matthews fam ily at Nat’s Plac e ne ar Milano. Full Story
CIP sets annual Christmas program, meal for Dec. 3
Gause Community Improvement Program (CIP) met for its monthly meeting on Oct. 3. The annual CIP Christmas program and luncheon will be held Saturday, Dec. 3. If you would like to have a place on the program, please give me a call. Full Story
Is Smithville the real deal?
Upstart Tigers off to best start in 40 years
Off to their first 5- 0 start since 1971, greater than any opponent, the Smithville Tigers have a ton of history stacked up against them as they move towards a rare winning season.
But for a team that hasn’t had a successful ledger since a 5-4 showing in 1999 and has had just 23 wins since, you’ll have to excuse the Tigers if they enjoy the moment. Full Story
Rattle & Run
Navasota discovers long lost rushing game in runaway win
NAVA SOTA— Coming into Friday night’s District 23-3A opener, Navasota had relied heav ily on the right arm of quarterback Kadarius Baker for any success.
Against Rockdale, the Rattlers decided to stretch their legs a tad. Full Story
How did we ever live without bottled water?
While trying to come up with my “The 5ive” list that I tack on to the end of my column each week, the subject that randomly popped into my head was things that we used to live without but can’t seem to live without now.
A short list of irritants quickly came to mind. Inventions that we were quite capable of getting along without back in the day. Full Story
NEW MANAGEMENT—Ideal Cleaners, 120 Burleson, is under new management and new owners Nick and Rebecca Gerren did the honors at a ribbon cutting Saturday morning. Full Story
Protecting yourself from identity theft
More than 10 million Americans become victims of identity theft each year, as crooks steal names, Social Security or credit card numbers and use them to commit fraud or other crimes. That personal information is as good as gold to criminals and they will go to any means to get it. Full Story
Local attorney earns place on ‘Super Lawyers’ list
CAMERON—Richard A. Dodd, a partner with Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP in Cameron, has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Texas for 2011.
The new Super L awyers list will be be pub- lished in the October issue of Texas Monthly, which is on the newsstand now. Full Story