Greene, Kouba in sheriff runoff
Morgan, Orsag, Tomek, West, Anderle, Willingham, Lewis win contests
Hey, Milam County, how about two more months of the sheriff’s race?
That’s what voters delivered Tuesday, with incumbent David Greene falling about 100 votes short of 50 percent in the Republican Primary, throwing him into a July 31 runoff with runner-up Greg Kouba.
Greene polled 1,562 votes (49.03 percent) to 1,063 (33.36 percent) for Kouba. Full Story
November races set in Milam
GOP, Demos to square off in seven contests
The pr imar y elections are almost over and now the cast is set for the main event.
There will be seven contested elections on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, including three county-wide races.
Four involve incumbent Republicans, two incumbent Democrats and the seventh is an open seat, the Precinct 3 commissioner post being vacated by Democrat Dale Jaecks: Full Story
Four Rockdale teens appear to have escaped serious injury as this 2001 Chevrolet Suburban rolled off FM 908 at the Brushy Creek bridge at 3:20 p.m. Friday. Full Story
Art by Corey Mcdonald
Art by Corey McDonald, a senior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
One more time for good old RHS
RHS graduates urged to keep trying in life
Josh Dav is, spea ker for Friday’s graduation exercises of the Rockdale High School graduating class of 2012, found a new way to say “try and try again” to the 124 graduates.
Davis said his first swimming coach told him that he would never succeed in competitive swimming.
And Davis took immediate action. Full Story
Jerman’s gamble on the gray flannel horse is paying off
indy Jerman fell in love with the spotted gray yearling the minute she laid eyes on him that day in 2009 at Sam Houston Park’s annual quarter horse sale.
While other serious bidders fell by the wayside, Jerman picked him up for $5,000— which is the limit she put on herself in the first place. Full Story
Tiger 7-on-7 team qualifies
Win at Navasota sends Blue to state tournament
NAVASOTA—With just one more tournament left on the spring schedule, the Rockdale 7-on-7 team went ahead and qualified for the state tournament, putting such petty annoyances behind them.
In the second-to-last tournament, Rockdale earned a trip to state by bashing Bremond 39-17 at Rattler Field in pool play scenario.
Cameron also qualified for the state tournament. Full Story
Coaches U-Haul report running out of ink
June is just around the corner, so that means it’s okay to start talking about football, where opening kickoff is a mere 91 days away.
(Eds note: Texas Football hits the news stands June 21.) Full Story
Scouts visit Reporter office
Members of Rockdale Troup 9603 and Milano Troup 9608 paid a visit to The Rockdale Reporter last week for a tour of the weekly paper’s operations. Full Story
State office sets limited amnesty tax program
AUSTIN—Need a fresh start? You do if you find yourself with past-due reports and delinquent taxes or fees. From June 12 through August 17, 2012, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs will waive penalties and interest for businesses that file delinquent tax reports and pay all taxes due or amend reports that underreported taxes and pay the taxes due. Full Story