18-year term for sex assault of five-year-old
CAMERON—A 25-year-old Fairfield man received an 18-year prison term last week from 20th District Judge John Youngblood after making an open plea to the court on a lesser charge of sexual assault of a child. Full Story
ROCKDALE NATIVE HONORED— Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview recently honored the late Dr. Byron F. (Biff) Cook III, a Rockdale native. A portion of the hospital was named the Byron F. Full Story
Former dentist gets probation
A former Rockdale dentist has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in federal district court and received a five-year probated sentence.
Dr. John R. Rinn entered the plea last month in Western District Court, Austin.
Dr. Rinn was arrested at his Rockdale home last October after he was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of income tax evasion. Full Story
MEET THE 2011 MISS ROCKDALE FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANTS
One of these 13 contestants will become the new Miss Rockdale Fair Queen in the annual beauty pageant sponsored by Rockdale Fair Association, part of the 2011 Fair activities. Full Story
CrimeStoppers haunted house Oct. 28-29th
Milam County CrimeStoppers annual Warehouse of Horrors will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29 in downtown Cameron.
Doors open at 7 p. m. each evening in the former warehouse, located near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks at 301 East First Street.
Doors open at 7 p. m. both nights.
Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Full Story
Police term phone calls ‘a scam’
Rockdale police want citizens to know that nobody from law enforcement is calling them and asking them to pay fines or reveal personal information.
“That’s the latest scam here,” Lt. J. D. Newlin of the Rockdale Police Department said.
Newlin said police have investigated two incidents involving the phone scam over the past week. Full Story
Thanksgiving dinner gets new name, location for 2011 effort
The annual New Hope Thanksgiving Dinner has now become the Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner and that’s not the only change in the free meal. Full Story
BREAKING NEW GROUND—Members of Rockdale’s American Legion Carlyle Post 358 held ground breaking ceremonies Friday afternoon at the site of their new 4,000 square feet multi-purpose buildi Full Story
County gets El Camino Real news
Milam County commissioners got an update on the El Camino Real National Historic Trail from a couple of Rockdale historians during a regular session Tuesday morning.
Dr. Lucille Estell and Joy Graham said signs are being planned at six places in Milam County along the trail, making Milam second only to Bexar (San Antonio) for designated places. Full Story
Garage fire call for RVFD volunteers
The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department was called out at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, to a garage fire on Elm Creek Estates off FM 908 north of Rockdale.
It was one of three calls during the week for Rockdale volunteers.
The RV FD responded to a smoke scare at 9:34 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Highland, involving smoke in a bedroom. Full Story
HOMECOMING ROYALTY— One of the RHS seniors seated around the Victory Bell will be crowned 2010 Rockdale High School Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Rockdale-Smithville game Friday at Ti Full Story
MDD to host seminar-workshop
The Rockdale Municipal District Development Board (MDD) will host a seminar/ work shop on Economic Development in Rural Texas Cities at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Patterson Civic Center.
Guest speaker is Joyce Bise, director of Giddings Economic Development Corporation.
Bise is a lifelong resident of her hometown of Giddings, Full Story