MIlam goes GOP in big way Tuesday - Free Access
Republicans won every contested countywide race, unseating two Democratic incumbents
Milam County voters went Republican in a big way Tuesday, winning all contested countywide races, including unseating a pair of Democratic incumbents. Incumbent Republican District Judge John Youngblood outpolled Democratic challenger Hollis Lewis 4,944 to 3,196. Full Story
Decision day Tuesday in Milam
Voters to pick judge, prosecutor, tax collector and, oh yes, president
The candidates have had their say. Now it’s your turn.
Rockdale and Milam County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose seven county and precinct officials.
Oh yes, and they’ll help choose a president and vice-president of the United States. Full Story
City needs owner input on damaged buildings
Two-month deadline for info expiring this week
Monday marked the deadline for downtown building owners involved in the Aug. 29 wall collapse to provide informati0n to the City of Rockdale so it can proceed with a procedure which may lead to demolition of one or both. Full Story
Judge race spending tops ballot
Candidates filing required reports
The district judge race between incumbent John Youngblood and challenger Hollis Lewis has chalked up the lion’s share of both contributions and expenditures in Milam County political races.
Not far behind is the prosecutor race between Kerry Spears and Bill Torrey. Full Story
Art by Brianna Lamb
Art by Brianna Lamb, a sophomore at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art by Analece Sandles
Art by Analece Sandles, a fourth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
GETTING THEIR KICKS—
The Golden Girls, Rockdale High School drill team, are always a popular feature of halftime performances. Those performing in Navasota Friday included (L-R) Kylee Miller, Allison Pelzel, Kasey Crump (captain), Zha-Lana Willis (lieutenant), Faith Talley, Sierra Mendez, Yency Guzman, Hannah Prestridge (major), GiGi Perez. Next performance for the Golden Girls will be at home Nov. 9. Full Story
Rattler running back runs for 207 yards, returns interception for score
NAVASOTA—While All-State quarterback Kadarius Baker demands all the headlines for his prolific passing prowess, Xavier Creeks let everyone know Friday night that Navasota can produce a ground attack when needed. Full Story
Lady Dogs dominate Mart to take first playoff step
Milano takes on Kerens in area post-season
CA MERON—The No. 20 Thorndale Lady Dogs swept the Mart Lady Panthers in straight sets on Tuesday night in Class A Region II bi-district playoff action at Yoe High Gym.
The Lady Dogs took dow n Mart 25-16, 25-13, 25-13. Mart was the third place team out of District 15A. Full Story
Butter pecan still on Blue Bell assembly line
A t my advanced age (let’s say, approximately 54), I have noticed that a lot of the products that I have used my entire life, no longer exist.
Now, not that I’m a big ice cream consumer, but in the last couple of months, I have not been able to find my beloved Blue Bell butter pecan ice cream.
Butter-y. Pecan-y. Mmmmmm... Full Story
Security tips for online bill payment
Consu mer tips
When it comes to paying your monthly bills—a chore that we all dread— you do have choices. There are three simple options. You can pay in person with cash or a check, use the tried-and-true method of mailing a check or pay your bills online using some form of electronic bill payment and presentment (EBPP). Full Story
Tithing and not telling
I’m a Christian, but my husband is not. However, we still budget a small amount to give to the church. I started working a part-time job recently, and would like to tithe on this income. Is it okay to do this without telling him? Full Story
Downtown Association’s annual meeting Nov. 5
Rockdale Downtown Association will host its annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, according to RDA president Chris Dyess.
The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Patterson Civic Center. Full Story