Dawson delegate to national convention
Melody Dawson, Rockdale City Councilwoman, has been named a delegate to the Democratic National Convention Sept. 3-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dawson was also elected Senate District 5 committeewoman at the Texas Democratic Convention held June 7-9 in Houston, according to Richard Stone, county Democratic chairman. Full Story
DOWNTOWN CRASH—No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle Drivers were listed as Maggie Dubois of Milano, in the pickup collision at 12:47 p.m. Full Story
Free police inspection may lower premium
Rockdale police are offering a free home or business security inspection that may reduce insurance premiums by 10 to 15 percent.
“That depends on the individual insurance situation, and is also dependant on the home or business passing the inspection,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said.
Newlin said police will come to a home or business after an appointment is made. Full Story
One injured in two-vehicle accident
One driver was hurt last Wednesdayinatwo-vehicle highway accident near Gause, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Trooper Broderick Sims said the accident occurred at 4:35 p.m. on US 79, east of Gause.
He listed drivers as Myrtle Green, 63, of Milano, and Joshua Rodriguez, 27.
Green was taken to Richards Memorial Hospital, Rockdale, by AMR ambulance personnel. Full Story
Three draw district court sentences
CAMERON—Three persons were sentenced during the past week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, who listed case dispositions as follows:
• Raul Avila, aka Rudy Avila, 31 Rockdale, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury, a lesser included Class A misdemeanor, 12 months probation, $1,985.20 restitution. Full Story
Trees, power lines casualties as storm blows through Milam
Good news and bad news.
Rockdale got a badly-needed 1.5-inch rainfall Tuesday afternoon.
But it came with a price. Winds gusting at 45 to 50 miles per hour downed limbs and small trees, damaged vehicles and caused power outages. Full Story
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH—Milam County Judge Dave Barkemeyer l-r) Rose Rek, Carolyn Cooper (director), Genie Newton, Helen Wenzel, (seated center) signed a proclamation declaring May as ‘Olde Full Story
Beat the crowds and discover some of Texas’ most overlooked parks
Lesser, unpolished gems begging to be used
Texas state parks make up a sprawling spider web of more than 90 sites stretching from Amarillo to Brownsville and El Paso to Sabine Pass. Most of us have frequented or at least heard of iconic parks like Bastrop, Garner, Palo Duro Canyon and others.
But what about the lesserknown, unpolished gems in remote pockets of Texas just begging to be discovered? Full Story