$7,000 for area kids
That’s how much 138 riders, on 115 bikes, and five ‘cages’ raised Saturday for two organizations in the seventh annual Buddy Oney Toy Run. Milam County Child Protective Services and Christmas Roundup were each presented checks for $3,500 after the event, which began and ended at The Ranch, according to Charles Starr, organizer. Full Story
Chamber lists more holiday turkey winners
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce has listed the latest winners in its annual Christmas turkey giveaway as follows:
Sharon Cantrell, Rockdale Signs & Photography; Judy Mayfield, KRXT; Carolyn Taylor, Atmos Energy; Linda Matthews, Top Hat Services. Full Story
‘MAGIC’ NIGHT FOR RVFD
To say Saturday’s annual awards banquet of the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department was “magic” would be totally accurate. Full Story
Alcoa water drilling foes seek new hearing
Opponents of Alcoa’s plans to drill new water wells and increase pumping from existing wells—on property it’s trying to sell to the Lower Colorado River Authority—are seeking to re-open the permitting process before the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD). Full Story
Sumuel park dedicated
Saturday was a day to remember, both for Rockdale and the Ruth Etta Sumuel family as the town’s new Sumuel Park was dedicated at Fourth and MLK. Family members helped Mayor Larry Jones cut the dedication ribbon as friends, community members and city officials looked on. Full Story
Christmas in the Country, downtown Rockdale
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.—Shopping downtown, I&GN railroad depot open with toy trains, tours of caboose; Wolf Park events include arts and crafts, local entertainment, food vendors, bounce house, cow milking.
10 a.m.—Turn-in for jams and jellies contest, Wolf Park, judging about 11 a.m. Full Story
2012—Herbie Vaughan2011—Travis Fisher2010—Brady Nelson Jr.2009—Michael Stewart2008—Eric Towns.2007—Paul Leopold Jr.2006—Herbie Vaughan2005—Warren “Dude”Matous2004—Frank Rubio2003—Dwayne David2002—Elvis McQuinn2001—Alan Korenek Full Story
Milano Christmas parade, free meal set Saturday
The annual City of Milano Christmas parade and free meal will take place Saturday in the town’s downtown area.
The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, from the elementary/football field parking lot, traveling downtown and back to the Milano Civic Center. Full Story
Gause CIP Christmas program, meal Saturday
Here it is December and things are about to start getting busy. (Maybe busy isn’t the right word.) The time of year for us to enjoy the many different things that will be taking place in our community and with our friends and families. Full Story
Marriage LicenseJeffrey Muegge and DenisePayne. Divorce GrantedPauline Cholico and EnriqueCholico. Full Story
Newest Hall-of-Famers no strangers in Milam
Dowdy, Carroll, Schlesinger picked for honor
GATESVILLE — How hard is it to be inducted into a country music hall of fame?
Ask three area musicians who recently traveled to the Gatesville City Auditorium to be honored.
Rhythm guitarist Bill Dowdy of Lexington, steel guitarist Roy Carroll of Round Rock and fiddler Paul Schlesinger of Taylor agree that it didn’t take too much arm-twisting to accept the honor. Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
We have created a Memory Tree this year in observance of all the residents who have passed away.
You may purchase an angel for $5 and the tree is located at the North entrance of the building.
Please come see Lisa Debault about purchasing an angel in memory of a loved one.
Our holiday dinner is Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Full Story
Members of the Rockdale High School Art Club have completed a big project recently, painting the front windows at The Rockdale Reporter office, 221 E. Cameron Ave. Full Story
MCT staging ‘Scrooge’ this weekend
CAMERON—Milam Community Theater will present “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley,” on stage at the Williams Civic Center in Cameron in three performances beginning Friday, according to Richard Stone, MCT spokesman.
He said the production opens on Friday, with a membership reception at 7 p.m. followed by the show at 8 p.m. Full Story
Tree of Angels ceremony set for Dec. 12th
CAMERON—The Milam County and District Attorney’s Office will sponsor its annual “Tree of Angels” ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Milam County Museum. Full Story