Fatal crash, two house fires
All in 20-hour period for Rockdale firefighters Friday-Saturday
A 19-year-old Austin man was killed when his small SUV collided with a charter bus Friday on US 79 between Rockdale and Milano.
The crash began a hectic 20-hour period for the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department, which also answered two house fire alarms in Rockdale, with numerous firefighters leaving the scene of initial calls to do so. Full Story
Mayor’s vote breaks water tower bid tie
Cameo building sent back to board
Saying “we need to get moving on this,” Mayor Larry Jones cast the tie-breaking vote Monday to approve a bid to start a new half-million-gallon water tower project off Allday Street in northwest Rockdale.
The vote had split 2-2, with one abstention and one council member absent. Full Story
Early voting starts Monday
Three-way race for mayor highlight of May 11 ballot
Early voting for the May 11 Rockdale city election, featuring a very visible three-candidate race for mayor, gets under way Monday at City Hall.
There’s also a contested mayor’s race in Thorndale and both Thorndale and Milano have city and school contests to decide. Full Story
Circus raises funds for West relief
Donated items going to ‘ark’ for elephants
Going in, everyone knew some proceeds from Thursday’s Carson & Barnes Circus at Apache Pass, would go to an Oklahoma “ark” foundation for the endangered Asian Elephant. Full Story
Blood drive set Monday at Milano High School
Mi lano High School’s National Honor Society National Junior Honor Society and student council will host a blood drive on Monday, April 29 in the MHS fine arts hall. Times are noon to 5 p.m. and donors can call the high school office (512-455-9333) to sign up or walk-ins are welcome. Full Story
Rockdale was one of the stops for the 13-voice Parental Care Ministry Children’s Choir from Uganda, Africa, during the week according to Rev. Jack Chelf, pastor of First Baptist Church. Full Story
Tigers drive into state tournament
Golfers making third appearance in four years
WILLIS—Certainly not playing up to par in the first round, Rockdale took a lighter touch when marking their scorecards on the second day. Full Story
Cox lends a helping hand in healing hometown West
Physically, he was 86 miles away, but in his heart, he couldn’t have been closer.
Clay Cox was trying to figure out what he could do, how he could help. Full Story
Newcomers and veterans head to regional
Davis joins Brinkley and Rubio in Humble
COLLEGE STATION—At last week’s district track meet, Dae Dae Davis just missed out on a school record in the 300-meter hurdles.
At the area meet, she took the opportunity to put that behind her.
The freshman turned in a time of 47.10 in the 300-meters to set a new school record and move on to regionals after placing second. Full Story
County’s jobless rate down for March
Unemployment numbers decrease around area
AUSTIN—Milam County’s unemployment rate dropped six-tenths of a point for the month, with its seasonally adjusted jobless rate at 7.4 percent for March, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce (TWC) on Friday.
Milam County’s unemployment rate was 8.0 percent in February. Full Story
Making it through medical leave Dear Dave, Full Story
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