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
CrimeStoppers seeks South Milam support
Board members needed to carry on ‘tips’ effort
Milam County Crime Stoppers program, now in its 17th year, is searching for new board members, according to Deputy Sheriff John Mendoza, coordinator. Full Story
140-MPH bike chase originates in Milam
22-year-old, public unhurt in pursuit
Milam County law officers participated in what was probably the fastest vehicle chase in county history Friday afternoon with speeds clocked at over 125 miles per hour.
Before the 22-year-old suspect was apprehended two count ies away, speeds of over 140 miles per hour were recorded.
And it involved a motorcycle, not a car. Full Story
Fou r-wheeler wreck claims woman’s life
A 43-year-old Killeen woman became the third Milam County fatality from a vehicle accident in 2013 Sunday when she was thrown from a four-wheeler.
Chief Deputy Chris White said Denise Bentz was pronounced dead at the scene, the 1000 block US 190/Texas 36 west of Cameron, by Justice of the Peace Andy Isaacs. Full Story
100 BIKERS, 25,000 BUCKS—
A crowd, including many clients of the Milam Adult Resource Center, waves as riders depart The Ranch Saturday morning for the 12th annual MARC Run, sponsored by Bad to the Bone Riders. Full Story
14th Dewberry Jam Run set for Saturday
The 14th annual Dewberry Jam 5K Run-Walk, and 1K children’s run is set for Saturday, beginning and ending at Veterans Memorial Park, Brazos at Mistletoe.
Kids run begins at 8 a.m. with the 5K event at 8:30.
Prizes are $200 for the top 5K male and female finisher, $100 for second and $50 for third. Full Story
VFD fund raiser ahead Saturday
The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual major fund-raiser is set for Saturday at the KC Hall.
Mike Korenek, spokesman, said doors open at 5 p.m. with a ribeye steak meal, catered by Knights of Columbus Council 7014, at 6 p.m.
“Scooter Dubec and Sterling Country will play for the dance,” Korenek said.
Master of ceremonies will be John Fisher. Full Story