Fire? What fire?
Just give me my romances and westerns. Clara Pemberton calmly browses shelves in the city library last Wednesday morning as (L-R) volunteer firefighters John Stewart III and Herbie Vaughan emerge from a room where a malfunctioning air conditioning unit had filled the bottom floor with smoke. Firefighters had just opened the library doors to clear the smoke with fans. Full Story
Sheriff race will (finally) end Tuesday
Early voting turnout 668 in first two days
Milam County voters will pick a sheriff on Tuesday.
In fact, they’re already doing it. Early voting for the Republican Primary runoff election, pitting incumbent David Greene and challenger Greg Kouba, has been heavy. It ends Friday at four locations around the county. Full Story
Murder indictment returned
Rockdale man accused of girlfriend’s shotgun slaying May 6th
CAMERON—A 46-year-old Rockdale man was indicted for murder Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury.
Stephen Lenard Daniell was indicted in connection with the May 6 shotgun slaying of 49-year-old Sheila Owens in her driveway at 804 North Wilcox.
Murder is a first-degree felony and in punishable by a sentence of up to 99 years. Full Story
Tigers make final eight
It takes champions Celina to stop Rockdale
COLLEGE STATION—A subpar effort in the early going was all it took for Rockdale to snap to.
The Tigers’ 7- on-7 team advanced as far as they have ever gone, bowing in the quarterfinals of the championship round of the 7-on-7 state championships at Penberthy Fields on the campus of Texas A&M University Friday. Full Story
Brinkley named all-area
Outfielder named to two different teams
The post-season honors for Ethan Brinkley continue to roll in as the senior-to-be outfielder was named to two different all-area teams.
Brinkley was selected for both the Bryan-College Station Eagle All-Brazos Valley squad and the Austin American Full Story
In the summer heat, hoops thrive indoors
While baseball and the onset of football dominate summer, there is some basketball being played as well.
The Rockdale girls participated in the Thorndale league, while the boys played in the Cameron league.
Participating in the Thorndale league is a combination of upcoming freshmen and returning junior varsity and varsity players from last year. Full Story
Jobless number up across the state
Milam County sees full percentage point jump in unemployment
Milam County, along with all of its surrounding areas and the state of Texas saw a jump in jobless numbers for last month. The county’s unemployment rate increased to 9.0 percent, according to number released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) last week. It was the second month in a row the number has jumped, as it went from 7.5 to 7.9 percent from April to May of this year. Full Story
Lumpkin completes Farmers University career course
Cynthia Lumpkin, Farmers Insurance agent in Rockdale, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers training facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The University of Farmers training facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan was officially dedicated in September 2011, while the training facility located in Agoura Hills, California, was dedicated in November 2006. Full Story
‘Make the most of what we are doing today’
“D on’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson Full Story