Strike two for drug deal suspect
Raid on Rockdale home nabs man out on bail from October sting operation
A 36-year-old Rockdale man, already out on bond from an October drug sting operation, was re-arrested at his home Friday and charged, once again, with drug dealing.
Reginald Darnell Hamilton was arrested about 12-noon Friday at 1901 Alcoa during a drug raid by the Milam County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and the Rockdale Police Department. Full Story
Many firms pick Monday for holiday
With Christmas falling on Sunday, many businesses and institutions are taking Monday off for the holiday. Most will be open Saturday, Christmas Eve.
Here’s a holiday weekend rundown:
• School is already out in all area districts. Thorndale and Gause students return Jan. 3, Rockdale Jan. 4 and Milano Jan. 9. Full Story
Well, Merry Christmas!
With perfect timing, the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck arrived during the noon hour on Monday. Full Story
Let There Be LIGHTS!
Betchan home 1st in contest
The home of Dav id a nd Elisha Betchan, 1137 Allday, won top honors in the annual Christmas Lighting/Decoration Contest, sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.
It was the second straight “top three” finish for the home, which was third overall in the 2010 contest
Results were listed as follows by Deedra Jacob, Chamber president: Full Story
4 days is still plenty of time to shop for gifts
Ho, Ho, Ho! Christmas is really going to happen this week-end, whether I am ready or not.
I have not done very much shopping yet but I figure I still have 4 whole days left.
Plenty of time.
I usually start shopping for Christmas at the beginning of each year. Full Story
MERRY CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY—Natividad Zapata Casarez will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. Full Story
Thorndale opens district with gritty win over Flo
Dawgs put an end to minilosing streak
Coming off a couple of games where they struggled on offense, the Thorndale Bulldogs made the decision to focus on defense to open up their district schedule.
The scheme worked perfectly as the Bulldogs limited Florence to four points in the fourth quarter in a 46-34 District 27-2A opening victory over the Buffaloes Monday afternoon at Bulldog Gymnasium. Full Story
Lady Tigers get their Goats
Cagers win despite shooting, rebounding struggles
They didn’t shoot particularly well, free throws weren’t falling and their rebounding was spotty.
But when you adopt a winning attitude, things seem to work out for the best.
The No. 23 Rockdale Lady Tigers sprung out to a large lead and then hung on for a 46-38 victory over Groesbeck Friday night at Tiger Gymnasium. Full Story
T’was the night before brisket, and slaw through the house...
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Half our creatures were stirring, half were sleeping on my spouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that our cat Max would not rip, shred and tear;
The Girl was nestled all snug in her bed,
While visions of the Renaissance Festival and You Tube danced in her head; Full Story
Milam jobless rate lowest since April
Texas, national rates also down slightly for month
Unemployment numbers in Milam County are the lowest since April and are also down for the month, according to reports released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). A drop for the month seemed to be the trend around most of the area as well as across the state and nation. Full Story
MED SPA OPENS—Simply Beautiful Med Spa is open at 202 Josie Lane. The spa held an open house on Thursday and moved its official ribbon cutting inside due to a rain storm. Full Story
ROUND-UP DONATION—A community challenge by Rockdale Country Ford netted $911 from area donors and in turn the dealership added a $1,000 check, all funds going to the Rockdale’s Christmas Full Story