Death penalty sought for one
DA will seek life for second teen murder suspect
Mi lam C ount y prosecutor Kerry Spears announced Tuesday afternoon that she will seek the death penalt y in next year’s trial of Brand on Cotton, charged with capital murder in the April 25, shotgun slaying of 50-year- old Sandra “Sandy” Phillips of San Gabriel. Full Story
Rock on in...
Construction on the first of four planned “gateway monument” signs for Rockdale should be under way within a month after a ground breaking ceremony was held Saturday morning at the intersection of FM 908 and US 77 at the airport. Full Story
Mekush benefit slated Saturday at Fair Park
Milam County Cowboy Church’s annual ranch rodeo, set for Saturday in the Roping & Cutting Club Arena at Fair Park, will be a benefit for Cameron area resident Della Mekush.
Mekush was seriously injured in a fall from a horse Aug. 19. Full Story
Here’s why it’s called ‘restoration’
Depot has come a long way, thanks to volunteers
The Rockdale Historical Society will hold its annual chili meal from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Salem HD Clubhouse in Fair Park.
It’s a major fund raiser for the society. On this page you can see what the funds are going for. Full Story
Rockdale Lions collecting food for local pantry
I t’s beginn ing to look a lot li ke Chr ist mas, even though Halloween and the Rockdale Fai r were ju st over.
I don’t have nea rly as much trouble with that as my husband and the male members of my fami ly have.
They seems to think that stor es sta rt decorating for Christmas in September just to make them mad. Full Story
Get new holiday gift ideas at annual exchange
Make plans to attend the 17th annual Holiday Gift Idea Exchange from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. 4-Hers will be showing how to make a variety of craft, decorating and food ideas. The public is welcome to come and enjoy this free program to help get you in the holiday spirit. Full Story
Granger grinds out league title
Milano will battle 1-6 Burkeville in bi-district action
GRANGER—In a game that saw stout defense and both teams throwing in their entire playbook a nd t hen some, the Milano Eagles fell to the Granger Lions 6- 0 at Lion Field on Friday night, giving the Lions the outright District 13A Division II championship.
The win also earns Granger (9-1, 5- 0) a bye in the first round of the state football playoffs. Full Story
Tigers surpassed expectations of some in 2011
While many felt the Rockdale Tiger football team’s fate was sealed before they even stepped on the field, with the loss of two Division I players before the season ever started, a 4-6 ledger in the campaign that has just come to a conclusion, is better than most experts expected. Full Story
Out in a Hayes of glory
Junior running back punishes Caldwell in season finale
CALDWELL—Markus Hayes led Rockdale in tackling Friday night with 10 stops.
Conversely, it was stopping him that became a problem and the story of the game. Full Story
RIBBON CUTTING—Rockdale’s newest business is Ivy Lane Home Decor & Gifts, 219 East Bell, next to Integrity Real Estate. Full Story
Alcoa launches new program at Quebec smelters
NEW YORK—Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today the Company has approved the next phase of a five-year, $2.1 billion investment plan for its Baie-Comeau, Deschambault and Becancour smelters in Quebec.
The plan will move the Quebec smelters down the aluminum cost curve by 13 percentage points and contribute to Alcoa’s goal of achieving an overall 10-point improvement. Full Story
It’s time to gear up for the holiday season
Hello, Rockdale. Last week we had a ribbon cutting for Ivy Lane. A new antique and gift shop located downtown in the front of Integrity Real Estate office. Elaine Gerren is the owner and I am excited for her and know it will be a great addition to the Rockdale downtown shopping experience. Full Story