Milam drought woes continue
Growth-season rain has been inadequate during 13 of past 15 years, agent says
County Agent Jon Gersbach has a ready answer whenever anyone starts talking about “all the trees we lost in the 2011-12 drought.”
“I say we also lost them in 2006,” Gersbach said. “And 2008. And 2004. And for about the last 15 years. Because this is a trend, not something that happened in one or two years.” Full Story
D on’t have a “Big Mac Attack.” Rockdale’s McDonald’s isn’t going away after more than 22 years. In fact, it’s coming back as a newer, larger restaurant. Full Story
Area filing opens for city, school elections
Mayor, two council members, trustees on local ballots
Wednesday (Jan. 30) is the first day to file for May 11 city and school board elections in Texas and there will be six positions filled in Rockdale, with the terms of mayor and the current school board president expiring. Full Story
Volunteering her time for tunes
Thorndale’s Schneider teaches more than just music to students
A lice Schneider was an educator for over 30 years before she began volunteering to teach youngsters music at Thorndale Elementary School, so it is obvious that she has a love for children.
The 73-year-old wasn’t born and raised in Texas, but came to the Thorndale area as soon as she could. Full Story
MCT launches 20th season with gala
Milam Community Theater will hold its annual Gala and General Membership meeting Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Williams Civic Center in Cameron, according to Richard Stone, spokesperson.
The black tie optional Gala will mark the beginning of the civic theater group’s 20th season. Full Story
Ex-cheerleader has her own unique way of picking a Super Bowl champion
You can have your Vegas lines, your computer simulation, your comparison statistics, your hunches, your good luck charms.
But, when it comes to predicting the outcome of the world’s largest sporting event, the former cheerleader I share a space with has her own unique way of tabbing the winner.
Are you ready?
It’s by color scheme. Full Story
Brinkley set to sign up for West Texas
Tigers’ all-time leading passer will become a Buffalo Feb. 6
In the past decade, West Texas A&M has been one of the most consistent programs in the country.
When national signing day swings around next Wednesday, record-setting Tiger quarterback Ethan Brinkley will sign on the dotted line to join in on the success. Full Story
Baylor offers Tiger tackle full ride
Baylor has offered Rockdale lineman Josh Pelzel a scholarship to play for the Bears, according to Rockda le Coach Jeff Miller.
Pelzel is just a junior and has one more year of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot— 6, 324-pound two-way lineman has already been offered a scholarship to Rice. Full Story
Not feeling the love Dear Dave,
I made a huge mistake and allowed my sister to use my credit card. She said she’d pay back what she charged, but now she won’t pay the bill. The total was $5,500. Do you have any advice?
Marie Dear Marie, Full Story
Free trainings offered at Rockdale Workforce Center
Three unique sessions offer to Milam, surrounding citizens
Three free, unique training opportunities for busineses and residents of Milam and surrounding counties will be held in the coming weeks at the Rockdale Workforce Center.
A “Lean Office” seminar will be held from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the workforce center, 313 N. Main Street. There are just 20 seats available for this session that usually costs $500. Full Story
SOUP’S ON—Rockdale Noon Lions Club will hold their final Soup Supper at the New Salem Home Demonstration Building Thursday January 31. Full Story