You won’t believe what’s happened to the old part of Rockdale Costilla spearheaded the project which involved hundreds of art High School. Full Story
Capital murder trials set
Oct. 9 for Cotton, Jan. 7 date eyed for Baker
Capital murder trials— including one in which the prosecution will ask for Milam County’s first deat h sentenc e in 19 years—were set during Monday hearings in 20th District Court.
Brandon Charles Cotton, 19, of Rockdale will go on trial Oct. 9. Prosecutor Kerry Spears is seeking the death penalty. Full Story
Perry music makes debut on Thursday
A musical composition named for, and in honor of, former Rockdale band director Jim Perry, will make its debut Thursday, under the direction of Perry himself. Full Story
Bridge City pitches Tigers out of baseball playoffs
Cardinals shut out Rock hitters in area round
NEW CA N EY—Rockda le entered its area-round series with Bridge City having scored in double figures in four of its last six games.
The Bridge City pitching staff put an end to the Tigers double vision. Full Story
Rule changes needed to keep sports fresh
Whenever some talks about changing the rules in a professional sport, I am always reminded of James Naismith’s 13 original rules of basketball.
Here’s just a couple of examples from the 1891 journal.
There was a jump ball after every basket. Granted there wasn’t a whole lot of scoring in the peach basket days. Full Story
Dawgs mine silver at state track meet
Brinkley, Rubio eighth for Tigers in events
AUSTIN—Always the crowd pleasers, Thorndale wanted to leave the 17,693 in attendance at Mike Myers Stadium with a little something to remember.
In a photo finish free-for -all in the 1,600-meter relay, Bulldog anchor man Steven McKendrick pushed his way into a silver medal behind East Bernard by 20/100ths of a second, 3:22.38 to 3:22.58.
Godley was third at 3:22.75. Full Story
Rockdale rebates continue to stay ahead
Development district, county also remaining in the black
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent out $633 million in May local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose tasking districts. That is up 5.5 percent compared to a year ago.
Combs said that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.07 billion, up 10.9 percent compared to April 2011. Full Story
Rockdale MDD ‘Community vision’ meeting set May 24
“D o you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”—-Mike Singletary
The opportunity to play the game of life is so often taken for granted. Yet, we are truly blessed to get that chance. I would hope that we all take a moment to be thankful for that chance and play the game of life the best we can each and every day. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following: Assumed Names
Charles E. Albreight dba Albreight’s Well Service (v. 1,170, p. 733). Full Story