Monday morning’s gathering of the Downtown Rockdale Coffee Drinkers & Philosophical Rumination Society at Texas Burger got an unexpected surprise. “Members” noticed a large bird peeking at them from atop an adjacent roof and it wasn’t an overfed mockingbird. A peacock, in all his glory, strutted around during the morning, delighting lookers-on. The brilliantly-plumed bird finally tired of the adoration, took wind and soared across US 79 into yards on the north side of the highway.

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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.

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