$2,000 FOR MARC CENTER
One of Rockdale’s newest business ventures made a $2,000 donation to one of the town’s longest-running organizations Monday. Rockdale Resources, which is drilling oil wells near H. H. Coffield Regional Airport (see page 1A), made the contribution to the Milam Adult Resource Center (MARC). Full Story
20 draw terms in district court activity
CAMERON—Twenty persons drew terms last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, who listed case dispositions as follows:
• Billy John Hosea, 34, Schertz, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), two-year state jail term, probated four years, successfully complete out-patient treatment, $140 restitution. Full Story
GOP rally set Monday at Cameron park pavilion
CAMERON—Congressman Bill Flores will headline an “Old-Time Rally in the Park” Republican event at 5 p.m. Monday in the historic Cameron Park Pavilion. Full Story
TOP AWARD—Rockdale Masonic Lodge NO. 414 presented local entrepreneur Lee Parsley (L) with the Community Builder Award, the highest honor the lodge can bestow on a citizen who is not a Mason. Full Story
Two hurt, extensive damages in crash
Two Cameron men were taken to Scott & White Hospital, Cameron, after a two-vehicle collision Saturday night on US 77 near Minerva.
Trooper Donald Delukie said vehicles involved were a 1992 Acura, driven gy Chad Stanford, 35, and a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup operated by Jairo Campa, 19. Full Story
OIL COMPANY EMPLOYEES
Rockdale Resources Corporation employees at storage tanks in new ‘Rockdale Field’ near Coffield (city) airport. Ten local persons are employed, five wells have been drilled so far with the potential for some 50 more wells if the first five production figures are solid, company officials said. (See story on front page.) Full Story
Alcoa water well request hearing delayed for month
Sept. 11 likely re-scheduled date
A hearing by the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD), originally scheduled for Tuesday (Aug. 14) has been postponed, probably for a month.
POSGCD directors were to have gathered in the district’s Milano office to hear the aluminum company’s request to drill 24 new water wells on land it owns southeast of Rockdale. Full Story
Buckholts police chief report expected Thursday by council
BUCKHOLTS—A decision on the future of Buckholts Police Chief James Blackmon could come as soon as Thursday when the Buckholts City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.
Blackmon was suspended a month ago after he was accused of falsifying paperwork. Full Story
City-wide garage sales ahead Sept. 8 in Rockdale, Thorndale
Rockdale will have company this fall for its traditional citywide garage sale.
Thorndale is joining in the action. Both towns will have citywide garage sales on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Those hosting garage sales in either town can have their big day publicized in three places in The Rockdale Reporter for $5. Full Story
GISD ‘open house’ set Aug. 23
Gause ISD will be an “Open House” from 5- 7 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 23. There have been a lot of changes (all for the better) taken place this summer, so even if you don’t have a student there come and see all the work that has been done.
Classes will begin at 7:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27. Full Story
LION-OF-THE-YEAR—Rockdale Noon Lions held their regular meeting
on Wednesday, Aug. 1, with new Lion President for the 2012-2013 year,
Howell Wright, presenting Lion of the Year honors to Gloria Thrasher.
Outgoing President Paul Dixon passed the gavel to Wright at the meeting. Full Story
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
Milano Evening Lions Club President Bill McMinn (R) presents a certificate of appreciation to Evelyn Hirt of Rockdale for a program presented to the club Aug. 2 at the Milano Senior Center. Hirt spoke about the challenges and rewards of raising llamas. Full Story
Gause CIP laying plans for 31st Founders Day
GAUSE—Gause Community Improvement Program (CIP) will sponsor its 31st annual Founders Day on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the community picnic tables near the Gause cemetery.
Activities will include a made-fromscratch cake and pie contest, a trail ride, parade, arts and crafts, a country store, games and food. Full Story
MEETING THE PRESIDENT
MEETING THE PRESIDENT— Maggie (left) and Emily Stein of Dallas got a chance to meet President Barack Obama recently at the San Antonio International Airport during a Texas campaign stop. Full Story
Kristi’s Krusaders ‘Rally for the Walk’ set Sept. 8
MILANO news Kristi’s Krusaders third annual “Rally for the Walk” Full Story