The Veterans Park Pavilion was the site of one of two gatherings on Labor Day by Milam County Democrats, including several candidates for the general election. Democrats will return to the pavilion at 7 p.m. Thursday for a “livestreamed” viewing of President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic Full Story
Four draw terms in 20th District Court action
Four persons were sentenced in 20th District Court of Milam County during the past week, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears.
She listed case dispositions for the period Aug. 27-31 as follows: Full Story
Gold Cards available
Rockdale ISD Gold Cards are available to senior citizens, age 60 and over, who are residents of the Rockdale ISD. Gold Cards are complimentary general admission passes for Rockdale ISD activities and are available from the superintendent’s office, Monday through Friday, 8 to 4.
Those who already have one don’t need to re-apply. Full Story
LEADING THE WAY—
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department, with Deputy Sheriff Jay Beathard at the wheel, led the way Saturday during the annual Gause Founders Day parade. The day-long event drew crowds to downtown Gause and featured a number of events. See more photos, coverage including parade and cake/pie making contest results, page 1B. Full Story
History fell along with bricks during downtown shakeup
Legendary firms occupied block over the decades
More than bricks came crashing down last Wednesday and Thursday when a firewall fell and caused serious damages to a number of businesses along Cameron and Main Streets.
The block probably dates to the 1880s—the buildings damaged last week are visible in several old photos—and its age contributed to the wall’s demise. Full Story
Locklin Cemetery receives ‘historic designation’
Locklin Cemetery Association of Milam County has been approved for a Historic Texas Cemetery Designation by the Texas Historical Commission. Begun in 1998, the Texas Historical Commission designation is an official recognition of family and community graveyards that encourages preservation of historic cemeteries. Full Story