NOT FAR FROM HOME
NOT FAR FROM ‘HOME’—Police Chief Thomas Harris didn’t have to make a very long trip to take his place at the head of Saturday’s Rockdale Fair Parade. Full Story
Thirty-one draw indictments by Milam County Grand Jury
Thirty-one persons were indicted Thursday in the Milam County Grand Jury’s October session, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, who listed them as follows:
• Jesse Ray Pollard, 28, Cameron, aggravated robbery, two counts.
• Joel Angel Hernandez, 29, Cameron, aggravated robbery, two counts. Full Story
Milano post office spared
Weekday window hours cut from eight to four by USPS
MILANO—Postal customers in Milano got the official notice last week that their post office will be spared and service will continue, just with fewer counter hours. Full Story
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE FAIR
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE FAIR—There was no shortage of activities for Fair-goers Saturday afternoon at Fair Park. Full Story
2012 ROCKDALE FAIR RESULTS, EVENT-BY-EVENT
Governor’s award—McDade Watermelon Festival.
Best decorated—Thorndale Chamber of Commerce.
Best workmanship—Thorndale Chamber of Commerce.
Best out-of-town—McDade Watermelon Festival.
Marching bands—Rockdale High School Big Blue Band.
Horsedrawn—1. Greg and Kerry Spears family; 2. David Eubanks Full Story
NO-DOG ZONE—Sure it says “Dogs and Diamonds” but there are definitely no dogs on this float. Full Story
1,220 vote early in first two days; Saturday session set
Early vot ing for the Nov. 6 general election in Milam County is under way and the pace is already heavy with 1,220 casting votes the first two days, Monday and Tuesday.
There will be a rare Saturday early voting session from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Milam County Clerk’s office in Cameron. Full Story
County learns groundwater funds can’t be used in ‘unrelated’ areas
CAMERON—Milam County commissioners on Monday heard County Judge Dave Barkemeyer report that water district fees can’t be used just anywhere. Full Story
Home economics division draws 432 entries to Fair
Best of show winners announced
A total of 432 entries were judged in the home economics division of the Rockdale Fair.
“Best of Show” awards were presented to the top entry in each age division as follows:
Beginners, Vaughn Kostroun, painting; juniors, Hannah Lehmkuhl, scrapbook; intermediates, Brookelyn Bankston, horticulture; seniors, Lydia Snowden, drawing; adults, Linda Masur, quilt. Full Story
Debit, credit, prepaid cards: there are differences
Many consumers use debit, credit and prepaid cards, often interchangeably, to purchase goods and services. However, these three types of cards are quite different. Consider the following. Full Story
Rockdale records are recorded at the studios of KRXT radio Full Story
Relay team holding haunted hay ride fund-raiser Oct. 26-31
MILANO news L ocal Relay For Life team,
Team Tammy, will hold a haunted hay ride fund-raiser each evening Oct. 26-31 (weather permitting) with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. There will be regular hay rides for the little ones. Full Story
Gause ISD students to observe Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31
Gause ISD students will be observing Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-31. Activities planned are Elect to be Drug Free Rally Day (Oct. 24), Paws-tively Drug and Bully Free (Oct. 25, wear Bears shirts), Follow Your Dreams (Oct. 26, wear your pajamas), Team Up Against Bullying (Oct. 29, wear your favorite team jersey), Give Drugs a Boot (Oct. Full Story
What do you think for making the 2102 fair a success?
Who do you thank for making the 2012 Fair a success? These folks, they’re the crowd in the buyers arena at Saturday sale. Full Story
Miss Texas, Danae Couch, smiles and waves to her fans
Miss Texas, DaNae Couch, smiles and waves to her fans. ‘Attendant’ at barbecue cookoff reminds everyone that Halloween is just around the corner. Almost like beauty and the...you know. Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
Manor Oaks would like to thank the community for donating to our parking pass fund-raiser this weekend during the Fair.
We raised over $500 that will go directly to our residents for entertainment, field trips, activities, arts and crafts.
We would like to send out a special thank you to Mine Services Inc. for their help with this fund-raiser. Full Story