Santa, parades, Friday, Saturday
Depot, downtown focal points for Rockdale’s holiday activity this weekend
One big parade, two smaller parades, Santa and two nights (and one day) packed with fun are on tap Friday and Saturday in an “Old Fashioned Christmas in Olde Towne Rockdale.”
Rockdale’s annual night-time, lighted Christmas parade, complete with a “fire eater named Bubba,” will glitter from downtown to Fair Park at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Full Story
The situation wasn’t “grave,” just expensive Saturday night downtown. Full Story
15 file first day for 2012
Six contests now assured on ballots
The first day of filing for 2012 primary elections Monday has already assured four Republican primary races and two for the general election.
Bill Torrey, Cameron attorney, filed for county-district attorney as a Republican on Monday. Incumbent Kerry Spears also filed Monday, seeking re-election as a Democrat. Full Story
Milam burn ban lifted ‘indefinitely’
Milam County Commissioners on Monday, citing recent rains, lifted the county’s rural outdoor burning ban indefinitely.
The ban will be a topic for future meetings.
Three restrictions remain in effect:
• No burning after dark.
• No burning when winds are more than 15 miles per hour. Full Story
Library used book sale slated Saturday
Friends of the Library will hold its annual used book sale at the city library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to Ann King, organization spokesperson.
The sale is a major fund raiser for Friends of the Library, which supports the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library and its activities. Full Story
Community responding to Roundup
Organizers expect deluge of last-minute applicants as Monday deadline approaches
The Rockdale community has rallied to the support of Christmas Roundup, after the longtime program of holiday cheer announced it might not be able to serve everyone in need this year.
But with a Monday deadline to apply for Roundup assistance approaching, organizers are bracing for heavy last-minute demand and still fear they’ll have to turn some away. Full Story
Buddy Oney Run set Saturday at The Ranch
The sixth annual Buddy Oney Toy Run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at The Ranch, located at 415 West US 79 in Rockdale, according to Charles Starr, spokesman.
All the proceeds and toys from this year’s run will go to Milam County needy children. Pro - ceeds will be split between Milam County Child Protective Services (CPS) and Christmas Roundup, Starr said. Full Story
The holiday season got off to a hot start in Rockdale Tuesday morning when an already mostly demolished house on Fourth Street, across from Sumuel Park, was reported on fire. Full Story