LOVE-FEST—It was all about honoring courthouse restoration last Wednesday when representatives of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Texas Historical Commission and the Milam County Historical Commission gathered at the Milam County Courthouse. Full Story
‘Family Matters’ hopes to make a difference
A new effort to assist parents of school-age children with behavioral problems will begin witha6p.m.March6meetingattheSt.John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and plans to continue each first Wednesday until the end of the school term. Full Story
SILENT AUCTION—A steady stream of browsers checked out the silent auction in the KC Halll during the Rockdale Police Department’s annual officer-of-the-year banquet at the KC Hall Saturda Full Story
Driver ejected in Sunday rollover
A 25-year-old Rockdale man was taken to Scott & White Hospital in Temple early Sunday morning after a one-vehicle rollover near Brushy Creek.
Trooper Donald Delukie said Jose Rodriguez was thrown from his vehicle around 2 a.m. on FM 908 near County Road 429.
Delukie said the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Full Story
Rockdale volunteer firefighters responded to a pair of calls during the past seven days.
At 12:20 p.m. Monday, volunteers were called to a car fire on FM 1786 west of Rockdale.
Volunteers responded to a smoke alarm in the 600 block of Francine at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday but could locate no fire. Full Story
Grand jury indicts 26 on Thursday
CAMERON—Twenty-six persons were indicted Thursday in the February session of the Mi lam County Grand Jury, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey. who listed indictments as follows:
• Justin Howard, 24, Lexington, attempted aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person.
• Henry Sams, 56, Rockdale, delivery of a dangerous drug. Full Story
MAKING HISTORY—Texas’ first signs denoting the site of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trail went up last week, including this one on County Road 440 near Thorndale. Full Story
Hearing planned on outsourcing hotel tax
Faced with opposition to hiring an out-of-town firm to handle promotions formerly administered by the Chamber of Commerce, the city council Tuesday evening decided to schedule a future town hall type public hearing with one of the firms who recently made a presentation.
Meeting in special session at City Hall, the council decided to hold a meeting with Orasi Development. Full Story
Tejas headliner cancels
Former Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson, who was to have been one of the headline authors, appearing at Rockdale’s March 1-2 Tejas Festival won’t be appearing after all.
Jackson advised Tejas organizers during the week that he had been booked to appear at another event that weekend by his late wife, a booking he only became aware of recently. Full Story
90th birthday event planned for former principal Swenson
A 90th birthday party will be held for former Milano teacher and principal Ed Swenson on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Milano Elementary cafeteria. This is the campus where Mr. Swenson was principal for so long. Full Story
TRADITION—Since 2008, officers of the Linwood Acres Garden Club have gathered at the city library to prune the roses the club planted that year. Full Story
Garden club sets MARC project, Tejas plant sale/exchange, annual ‘Spring Happening’ luncheon
Linwood Acres Garden Club met Feb. 13 at the home of Marie Freiling with Sandy Glaser and Barbara McWhirter co-hostesses. They served an array of foods with coffee and juice. Tables were decorated with a Valentine theme.
Guest speaker was Deborah Stevens, owner of Garden Treasures in Rockdale. She gave many ideas on “Curb Appeal,” including: Full Story
Gause JH basketball teams finish out season at tourney
The Gause Junior High basketball teams (boys and girls) each placed third in the Allen Academy tournament over the weekend. The girls’ MVP trophies went to Gause eighth grader Kendall Lee and seventh grader Kelaria King. Boys MVP trophies went to Gause eighth grader Nick Castilleja and seventh grader Matt Edgar. Congratulations to this season’s Gause basketball teams. Full Story
TACC plans spring events
Big things can happen in small towns. If you don’t believe that is true, you only have to take a short drive down US Highway 79 to Thorndale in Central Texas. This small town can pull off some amazing events. Full Story