Rockdale held a simple, but moving, Patriot’s Day ceremony at Wolf Park Tuesday, commemorating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America. From left: Rev. Jack Chelf, pastor of First Baptist Church; Deedra Jacob, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce president; Erin Free, Justin Offield and Cierra Pomykal, members of the Rockdale High School FFA color guard. Full Story
County keeps same tax rate, okays budget
CAMERON—Milam County Commissioners, meeting Monday in the courthouse, okayed a 60-cent tax rate for 2012, same as the current rate.
Commissioners also okayed a 2013 general fund budget of $11,181,227, an increase of $886,400 from the current year.
Total expenditures in all county budgets was pegged at $18.3 million. Full Story
Police cruser strikes hog during Tuesday patrol
Rockdale Police Ofc. Brandon Tess escaped injury late Tuesday when his patrol car was in collision with a dead feral hog near Coffield Regional Airport.
Lt J. D. Newlin said the incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. Full Story
Ex-students reunion, meal Saturday at civic center
MILANO news T he annual Milano Ex-Students Association reunion and luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Milano Civic Center. A catered meal by The Crossing (Steve and Rebecca Telg and Richard and Jennifer Mueck) will be served at noon and include roast beef, green beans and potatoes. Full Story
Annual Sugarloaf fun run 5K set for September 29
gause news R emember that Sept. 29 is the annual Gause Sugarloaf
Fun Run. The Gause cross country teams are participating and everyone is encouraged to come run as well. This event is sponsored by the Gause ISD Booster Club. The fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt to the first 100 participants that register by Sept. 24. Full Story
It may not be spring but the first cool front of “almost fall” arrived in Rockdale Saturday. making everyone and everything anxious to stretch their wings. This gorgeous swallowtail butterfly was strutting its stuff during the weekend in northwest Rockdale. Full Story