Ten draw terms in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Ten persons were sentenced last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutors Bill Torrey and John Paschall as follows: Full Story
This has been common site in Rockdale over the past couple of weeks, Dr. Bob E. Griggs of Fort Worth (R) conducting a public meeting to gather input. Dr. Griggs is overseeing the search for a successor to Dr. Howell Wright. Above, school board president Lee Jenkins addresses a gathering of community leaders at First Baptist Church, one of many since the search process started. Full Story
CrimeStoppers, police searching for tire thieves
The Rockdale Police Department and Milam County CrimeStoppers are searching for the thief, or thieves, who took tires and rims earlier this month from a local wrecker service.
Deputy Sheriff John Mendoza said four tires and rims were taken from a 2013 Dodge Avenger at S&S Wrecker Service. Full Story
Gause grocery target of burglary, info sought
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department and Milam County CrimeStoppers are looking for information concerning a May 8 burglary of Coats Grocery Store in Gause.
Deputy John Mendoza said someone entered the business through the front door and took about 30 cartons of cigarettes.
Anyone with information may call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-697- TIPS 8477. Full Story
It’s not often a speaker looks out on an audience that contains no less than three police chiefs, but that was the case Thursday in the Rockdale High School library as the COPSync-911 system was unveiled. Looking on were (L-R) Rockdale Police Chief Thomas Full Story
South Milam County fire calls:• 1:02 p.m. Saturday, smallgrass fire in ditch, Texas 36 at US79, Milano VFD.• 4:22 p.m. Monday. RockdaleVFD responded to series of smallgrass fires at FM 487-FM 1600,FM 908 near Apache Pass, FM908 past Elm Creek and CR 429. Full Story
Milam County Jail Log
Here is the jail log from May 21-27 from the Milam County Sheriff’s Department.
Jail logs list all persons charged with offenses through the county jail docket. Charges may change during the process. Persons are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
• Christopher Jerome Thompson, 35, Rockdale, assault causing bodily injury family violence, in custody. Full Story
Scholarships, awards total $173,095 at RHS
Valedictorian Caroline Wilde and salutatorian Breanne Breithaupt led the parade to the stage Thursday when Rockdale High School hosted its annual Awards Night program.
In all, graduating seniors netted $173,095. Wilde picked up the largest single scholarship, a $34,000 Provost Gold Award to Baylor University. Full Story
THE MURAL LIVES!—
Thursday’s reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial library was a mix of history, nostalgia, art and a little detective work. About half the mural painted on the front of the library’s original section—dedicated May 25, 1962—still exists and was a prime showpiece during the reception. Full Story
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
The Communities in Concert Band provide plenty of patriotic music for Monday’s Memorial Day observance at the Wolf Park pavilion. In addition to patriotic standards the band provided a medley of military service anthems as veterans of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Air Force were asked to stand when their anthem was performed. See more Memorial Day coverage pages 1A and xx. Full Story
Remembering their sacrifices
Monday program at Wolf Park honors 236 Milam County war dead
More than 90 years of Milam County’s war dead were honored in a Memorial Day Ceremony.
Relatives and friends answered “here” in memory as 236 names were read at Wolf Park in the annual observance sponsored by Rockdale’s Carlyle American Legion Post 358 on Monday.
They ranged from World War I to the Global War on Terror. Full Story