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
LCRA’s Alcoa land purchase top story
Floods, wall collapse, politics, murders all part of 2012 news mix in Reporter pages
It’s rare that a year’s top news story is one where on Jan. 1 of the following year, a community has no real idea how it will play out, or even if it will play out. Full Story
New year’s first baby will net $800 in prizes
Rockdale’s first baby of 2013 will win $800 in prizes and gifts from local merchants and organizations in the annual first baby contest.
Here’s how it works.
The contest is open to parents who live in Rockdale or have a Rockdale address. Full Story