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Farewell to a fireman...



Virtually the entire Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department, personnel and fleet, gathered an emergency call during the service, in order for the department to respond quickly at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home chapel on Thursday for the funeral of one of their with their pumpers and rescue vehicles. That didn’t occur. Firefighters, and many of own. Joel New, 53, died March 12 in San Antonio. Special parking and traffic arrangements New’s fellow motorcycle buddies, led the funeral procession to IOOF Cemetery. See had to be made at the funeral home parking lot in case firefighters received also column, page 5A. Virtually the entire Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department, personnel and fleet, gathered an emergency call during the service, in order for the department to respond quickly at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home chapel on Thursday for the funeral of one of their with their pumpers and rescue vehicles. That didn’t occur. Firefighters, and many of own. Joel New, 53, died March 12 in San Antonio. Special parking and traffic arrangements New’s fellow motorcycle buddies, led the funeral procession to IOOF Cemetery. See had to be made at the funeral home parking lot in case firefighters received also column, page 5A.

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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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