West Rockdale residents were without water for several hours last Wednesday when a six-inch city water line ruptured under a driveway on the east side of, Rockdale Road between O’Kelley and Yok Full Story
Driver draws 3-year term in Walmart chase
CAMERON—A 23-year-old Rockdale man, identified as the driver in the Oct. 3, 2012, theft/chase incident from Rockdale Walmart, drew a three-year prison sentence last week in 20th District Court.
Logan Taylor Dellerman, 23, pleaded guilty to evading arrest with a motor vehicle, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey. Full Story
Rotary sets annual lawn fertilizer sales for scholarship fund
Rockdale Rotary Club members are launching their annual lawn fertilizer sales which raises funds for the club’s annual awarding of scholarships to deserving Rockdale High School seniors. Full Story
DRY AGAIN—January started out wet but is trending dry again in recent weeks and area volunteer fire departments have been answering grass fire calls. On Saturday, the Tanglewood VFD responded to a call on Lee County Road 418 at the Lee-Milam county line including about two acres. Assistant Chief Guy Hall said a controlled burn was then left unattended. Full Story
One hurt in rural accident
A 27-year- old Killeen resident was treated at Richards Memorial Hospital after a 4:52 p.m. Jan. 25 one-vehicle accident on FM 437 north of Davilla, according to State Trooper Jason Adams.
He said Megan Myer’s vehicle sustained extensive damage in the 4:52 p.m. accident. Full Story
Prescription drug card approved
CAMERON—Milam County Commissioners on Monday, following through on a program they discussed in a Jan. 14 meeting, okayed a discount prescription drug card program designed mostly to benefit Milam residents without health insurance drug coverage.
The free card, issued through Coast2Coast Rx, should be available to county residents within six weeks. Full Story
Auto, cycle show March 2nd during annual Tejas Festival
Authors, artists will speak during day
Gentlemen, and ladies, start your engines.
And head for Rockdale the first Saturday in March as the Rockdale Downtown Association (RDA) hosts an early spring tradition, the annual Auto & Cycle Show in the downtown area.
Site is the block of Ackerman north of US 79, Milam Street and the Citizens National Bank parking lots. Full Story
Black history series focusing on two historic anniversaries
The 36th consecutive Black History Month series, authored by former Rockdale teacher Susie Sansom Piper, is under way in The Reporter.
Theme for 2013 Black History Month is “At the Cross- roads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.” Full Story
RURAL CEMETERY CLEANUP—The first in a series of monthly first Saturday cleanups at the San Andres/ Lebanon Cemetery is set for 9 a.m. Full Story
Project Graduation to sell barbecue on Friday
Milano High School Project Graduation group will sell barbecue sandwiches on Friday in the high school cafeteria prior to the basketball games. For $7 people can get a barbecue sandwich, chips and tea. Serving will start at 4 p.m. Full Story
Annual Gause ISD book fair slated Feb. 11-15 at school library
Upcoming activities that will take place at the Gause ISD in February (can you believe it’s February) will include the annual book fair. Open house for this will be held in the Gause School Library on Monday, Feb. 11 (don’t have the time yet.) The book fair will run Feb. 11-15 in the library. More info on the annual activity next week. Full Story
Limited number of tickets available for Holcombe scholarship fund-raiser
CAMERON—Tickets are selling quickly for the “Mardi Gras” celebration to raise money for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund. Full Story