Luminant gets reprieve from judges
East Texas units still open while court mulls ‘cross state’ rule
In a surprise move Friday, two days before a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule targeting burning of lignite coal was to go into effect, a threejudge federal panel issued a “stay,” and will decide on the rule’s legality later this year. Full Story
2011 leaks away with big water line break
Crews work overnight to restore service
The new year started with a bang, literally, in Rockdale as a three-foot section of a major water distribution line blew out Saturday afternoon, leaving much of the city without water service for several hours. Full Story
Milano to host annual cow-calf clinic on Friday
Milano Livestock E xchange will host the annual Texas Agrilife Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic on Friday.
Cattle raisers from six counties and beyond are expected to attend. Full Story
Madisynn Morgan welcomed as town’s first baby’ of 2012
Madisy nn Braely nn Ryen Morgan is Rockdale’s first baby of 2012.
Madisynn, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 19 ounces in length, made her arrival at 1:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at St. David’s Hospital in Georgetown.
Her parents are Courtnee Whitt and Justin Morgan of Rockdale. Full Story
First road fatality just 12 hours into New Year
Milam County’s first highway fatality of 2012 came just less than 12 hours into the new year.
Harlan Edward Short, 48, of Cameron died just before noon on Sunday in a one-vehicle accident in the northeastern part of Milam County, according to State Trooper Ernest DelBosque. Full Story
Rockdale news was ‘hot stuff ’ in 2011
Heat, milestones, murder, economy
It was a hot time in the old town last year.
The biggest news story of 2011 affected everyone in the Rockdale area, whether you were a farmer trying to grow corn or a home owner trying to pay your air conditioning bill.
It was the unprecedented heat wave and drought that shattered every Rockdale heat record but one and missed the last record by a grand total of one degree. Full Story