$112,000 in 11 years
Milam Adult Resource Center (MARC) consumers will benefit by over Wanda Downey (supervisor), Darlene Mantey (staff), John Simank, $23,000 from the annual MARC Run, held on April 14. Full Story
Brown named journalist of the year by South Texas Press
Reporter takes first in sports, sports photo and FYI guide
SAN ANTONIO— The South Texas Press Association validated what most already knew—Mike Brown is the best at what he does.
At the 86th annual STPA convention over the weekend, the long-time Rockdale Reporter editor was named Journalist of the Year. Full Story
County approves transport officers for new jail deal
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners, meeting in regular session Monday at the courthouse, okayed hiring two new deputies as part of the recently announced deal to house Coryell County prisoners at the Milam County Jail. Full Story
Restoration made on church property damaged by pellets
Restoration will be made after property at a Rockdale church was damaged by a pellet gun during the week.
Lt. J. D. Newlin said police were advised of damages around an athletic area, which included a basketball backboard and goal at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 310 Calhoun. Full Story
FIREFIGHTERS HOME DESTROYED
FIREFIGHTER’S HOME DESTROYED—A fund drive to assist a Milano said the blaze apparently started in a laundry room. Full Story
Arrests end month-long drug probe
Two Cameron men were arrested Thursday, ending a month-long drug investigation by the Special Investigation Unit of the Milam County Sheriff’s Department. Full Story
Nine draw district court terms
CAMERON—Nine persons drew terms last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, who listed case dispositions as follows:
• Derrick Blaine Totty, 22, Oklahoma made an open plea to the court on a Nocturnal Festrelated charge of possession of a controlled substance. Full Story
Candidates issue statements as early voting starts
Editor’s note: The Reporter invited candidates in contested races in the May 12 Rockdale city and school elections to submit statements of candidacy for voters to consider.
Early voting begins Monday.
Following are those statements with candidates listed in alphabetical order by the office for which they filed. Full Story
Grand jury indicts 15
CAMERON—Twenty-one persons were indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury, including six who were arrested last October in an undercover drug sweep, stemming from buys by the Milam County Sheriff’s Department.
Simultaneous raids were conducted in Rockdale and Cameron, with assistance from a number of law enforcement agencies. Full Story
NAITIVE SUN RETURNS
NATIVE SON RETURNS— Piano virtuoso Jason Brown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland—a Rockdale native—awed a crowd of 80 Friday in the Patterson Center in a concert to raise funds for Kay Th Full Story