Rockdale city officials hosted the first of two public come-and-go sessions on the city’s proposed new master plan Tuesday at the Patterson Civic Center. From left, Les Davenport, Gary Griesbach, Georgia Richards, Judy Slusher, Doug Williams, Joan Ratliff and Lon Williams discuss exhibits. Full Story
DPS troopers probe South Milam accidents
State troopers in the Rockdale area were called to several vehicle crashes in addition to the fatal crash just after midnight Saturday which claimed the life of a well-known professional rodeo cowboy personality. (See page 8A).
Trooper Ernest DelBosque was called to a two-vehicle injury accident at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday near Milano on CR 328. Full Story
DEMOLITION CANDIDATE?—This structure at 1304 East Cameron (US 79) is one of three candidates for demolition which will be discussed by the city’s Building Standards Commission in a 1:30 p Full Story
El Camino Real Trail one of ‘best ideas’
Program inspired by documentary maker Ken Burns’ film on park system
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association, which runs near Rockdale, has been selected as one of 49 national parks and trails participating in the 2012 America’s Best Idea program sponsored by the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Full Story
Lost voter registration card no reason to panic
Alternate proof will be accepted, says secretary of state
If you’ve lost your voter registration card (it’s yellow) don’t let that keep you from voting.
Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade says alternate proofs of voter registration will be accepted by poll officials. Full Story
Senior Citizen Center facing cutbacks
Hour cut from daily schedule, possibility of one-day-per week closing looms
A funding crunch is forcing Rockdale’s Senior Citizen Center to cut back on its hours and a possibility exists the center may have to close one day per week.
Carolyn Cooper, center director, told The Reporter that as of Wednesday, the facility is cutting back on its hours, from eight to seven each day. Full Story
Bronc rider champ dies in pickup crash
Travis Darling won major PRCA honors
A well-known, and well-respected professional rodeo cowboy died early Sunday when his pickup left FM 487 and rolled over northwest of Rockdale.
Travis Darling, 23, was pronounc ed dead at the scene, about seven miles northwest of Rock- dale, about a mile north of the FM 1600 intersect ion, according to the Department of Public Safety. Full Story
Athletic boosters annual chili supper set for Friday night
MILANO news C ome and join the Milano
Athletic Booster Club for its annual chili supper before the last varsity home game of the season on Friday, Nov. 2 beginning at 5 p.m. at the elementary cafeteria.
Get a bowl of chili, cheese, onions, crackers, drink and dessert for $5. M ilano athletes will provide the desserts. Full Story
HORSEPOWER—Mounted entries clip-clop down US 79 in Rockdale as part of the annual Rockdale Fair Parade which kicked off the Fair on Oct. 20. Full Story
Children Craft Day set at Baptist Church
Gause Baptist Church will sponsor a Children Craft Day on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Family Life Center. This is open to youth age three through 5th grade in school. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You need to call and register your child so that the leaders will know how may supplies and how much food for the noon meal that they will be needing. Full Story
Life Line Screening coming to Rockdale
Residents living in and around Rockdale can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 234 San Gabriel in Rockdale, will host Life Line Screening on Nov. 28. Full Story
Taylor to blend history, fun Saturday
Heritage society plans full day of fun, food, winetasting, costumes
TAYLOR—Ingredients for having fun with history are basic and the folks with Taylor Conservation & Heritage Society have the recipe for a first-time event on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Full Story
Buddy Oney Toy Run set for December 1st
The seventh annual Buddy Oney Toy Run will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, beginning at The Ranch, located at 415 West Hwy 79 in Rockdale, according to Charles Starr, spokesman.
All the proceeds and toys from this years run will go to Milam County Needy Children. Proceeds will be split between Milam County Child Protective Services (CPS) and Christmas Roundup, he said. Full Story
MANOR OAK NEWS
Manor Oaks will be hosting it’s first annual Christmas Bazaar on from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29.
We are asking vendors to purchase a booth for $20 and let the community do their Christmas shopping in our building.
This is an exciting event for us and we are grateful for the community support. Full Story
COW CHIP WINNER
COW CHIP WINNER—Recent $1,000 winner in Alpha Tau Delta’s cow chip contest is Charlotte Schnerr. Alpha Tau Delta sold 331 squares and Schnerr was the lucky winner. Full Story