Neighbors, public aid Milano family after fire
Christmas Eve blaze leaves five without home
MILANO—A young Milano family is getting a new lease on life af ter their home was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve, but community “Santas” have helped make this season a much brighter one for the group of five. Full Story
County selects Wells Precinct 3 constable
Rockdale resident Carol Wells was named the new Precinct 3 constable last Wednesday in a unanimous vote of county commissioners.
Wells, who was sworn in Tuesday (see page 3A) technically replaces Jay Willingham, w ho de fe ate d her, and one other candidate, in the May 29 Republican Primary.
But Willingham declined the office, citing an employment concern. Full Story
Changes set in DA’s office
New assistants, investigator, review of murder trial schedule
Milam County’s new prosecutor took office Tuesday and is immed iately faced with getting up to speed on two murder trials.
Bill Torrey, who replaced three-term prosecutor Kerry Spears Jan. 1, will spend a great deal of his early weeks in office familiarizing himself with the county’s case against Brandon Charles Cotton and Tanner Aaron Baker. Full Story
Flood, drought at same time in ‘12
Even by Texas standards, 2012 was a weird weather year in Rockdale.
The 30.51 inches recorded during the past year at KRXTFM technically make it the fourth wettest year of the past decade but that precipitation sure wasn’t evenly distributed.
Almost half that total fell in just two months early in the year. February total was 7.05 inches and March was 7.88. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.
For additions, call 446-5838.
January 5—K.K. Hendrix, Bessie Davis, Karmynissa Payne, Tanisha McBride.
January 6—Billy Joe Tindle, Peggy Cooke.
January 7—Julia King, Sherman Sanchez.
January 8—Debra Davis, Christine Cooke. Full Story
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No meals served on Fridays.
Monday—Chop steak and mushrooms, baked potato, Italian green beans, wheat roll, fruit, 2% milk.
Tuesday—Barbecue chicken, potato salad, California vegetables, whole wheat bread, fruit cup with oranges, 2% milk. Full Story
The year had its fair share of ups and downs
The year 2012 was full of resurgence, comeback, setbacks, upsets, heartbreak and surprise.
Take a walk through the past to remember how your favorite teams and players performed over the past year. Full Story
Top stories of 2012
• Rockdale star Daniel Brooks returns to Rockdale after spending a semester at Port Lavaca. Brooks signed to play football with Oklahoma but injured his knee on his first jump at the Rockdale Relays and did not have a chance to return to the state track meet.
• Senior quarterback Ethan Brinkley becomes Rockdale’s all-time leading passer with over 4,000 yards. Full Story
Tigers fall in consolation to Waller in Yoe Classic
Lady Tigers, Thorndale also chalk up wins
CAMERON—The Rockdale Tigers lost out on consolation honors after losing to Waller in the 14th annual Cameron Chamber of Commerce Christmas Classic.
The Tigers went 2-2 in the holiday tournament and stand 8-7 on the season. Full Story
Helping the correct way
Dear Dave, Full Story
New McDonald’s lifts city permits to $867,000 for Dec.
Plans to tear down the current McDonald’s in Rockdale construct a new building pushed the building permits in the city to $867,638 for the month of December.
TexStar Cimarron LLC filed for the permit for construction at the building site, 1521 W. Cameron Ave., with a construction estimate at $690,000 for the new store. Full Story
NEW YEAR, NEW NAME—The former Medicine Chest Pharmacy is now CVS Pharmacy. Signage changes took placed on Monday as a crew from Liberty Signs in Round Rock put up the new CVS marquee. Full Story