West explosion relief efforts - Free Access
Milam County residents are doing their part to help out the town of West after the plant explosion that leveled parts of the small city located Wednesday night. Full Story
‘Fangs’ for the memories
Tim Cole of Austin Reptile Services certainly made a lot of memories for Rockdale and Milam County snake lovers on Saturday. Full Story
Circus coming to town on Thursday
Two shows planned; free entry offered with specified items to benefit endangered elephants
The Carson & Barnes Circus will be at Apache Pass for shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the Rockdale Rotary Club. Full Story
Snakes alive! It’s a big Nature Fest
Rattling good time at park
Even the most ardent reptile fans might not have envisioned what species would be passionately defended Saturday in the showcase event of the fourth annual Milam County Nature Fest Saturday at Fair Park.
Fair play for coral snakes! Full Story
For the second time in six months, Rockdale’s Fair Park was the site of a multi-day training session for the Texas Animal Health Commission’s new horseback emergency response training team. Dr. Full Story
‘Team Tammy’ spaghetti lunch set Sunday at noon
Team Tammy has set a spaghetti lunch on Sunday, April 21 to raise funds for Milam County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. The lunch, with dine-in or to-go plates available for $7 each, will start at noon until sold out and will be held at Smokin’ Oak BBQ. Desserts will be available for an additional purchase. Full Story
And a freshman shall lead them
Davis leaps to unprecedented wins in hurdles
COLLEGE STATION— Freshmen are lucky if they get the chance to compete at the varsity level.
For Dae Dae Davis, she’s not only competing, she’s leading the way.
The Rockdale freshman pulled off a seldom-seen daily double in the hurdles, capturing first place in both the 100-and 300-meters at the District 18-3A track meet at Cougar Stadium. Full Story
Crumps third at regional
Brother-sister duo aced by top seeded pair
BRYAN—Jacob and Kasey Crump’s dream of taking their brother-sister act to the state tournament had the curtain closed with a third place finish at the Class 3A, Region III regional tennis tournament at Bryan High School Tuesday. Full Story
Ladies playoff bound
Lady Tigers travel to Caldwell with shot at title
The Rockdale Lady Tigers made it official Tuesday night with a 7-1 victory over College Station at the Softball Complex to secure a spot in the state playoffs.
The Lady Tigers (16-5 overall and 7-2 in District 18-3A) close out the regular season Friday at league front-runner Caldwell (23-7, 7-1) with a chance of sharing the district crown, their first since 2007. Full Story
Rockdale sales allocation check up for month
County rebate check well ahead of April 2012
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in March was $1.98 billion, up 5.5 percent compared to March 2012.
Combs sent out $521.9 million in April local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 6.8 percent compared to the same time in 2012. Full Story
TACC car show, quilts event set Saturday
Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is all geared up for their big event on Saturday, April 20. Our fourth annual Classic Car Show and Airing of the Quilts events are on tap to be sure to bring you a wonderful day of browsing and appreciation for the cars of yesterday and the wonderful quilts of both past and present. Full Story
Comptroller’s office good tool to get taxpayer information
CAMERON—The Texas Comptroller’s office has released the 2013 publication Property Taxpayer Remedies, a reference guide for property taxpayers which addresses property tax basics, providing a step by step guide on preparing for a protest hearing and what they can do if they are dissatisfied with an appraisal review board’s decision. Full Story