Eight in family get indictments for ‘pot farm’
Father remains at large from May 23 raid
Eight members of a Rockdale area family, accused in May of maintaining a commercial-grade marijuana growing operation for the second time in nine years, were indicted Thursday by a Milam County Grand Jury.
Seven were arrested during a raid on their property May 23, but one remains at large almost two months later. Full Story
‘Dustin’ benefit getting bigger
BBQ, huge auction, more on tap Aug. 11
A benefit for a three-year-old who has bravely battled a horrific form of cancer for more than a year is growing in scope almost daily.
The Dustin Pickel benefit is set for Aug. 11 at the KC Hall and includes a barbecue sale, an auction and a fund raiser for a side of processed beef. Full Story
Living ‘Do Unto Others’ with work
Methodist ‘Army’ takes hearts, hands in Rockdale
Sometimes explaining the work of the United Methodist Army every summer in Rockdale is simple, direct and to the point.
“We’re doing God’s work,” Taylor Tarpey explained, wiping perspiration from her brow and she paused from cutting lumber in triple-digit temperatures near Fair Park last week. Full Story
‘Wheels for Whitney’ still needs our help
Thank you for the nice comments about last week’s column, Wheels For Whitney.
And to our friend Jack Foley, thanks very much for sending a donation. It worked out perfectly because Whitney’s grandmother Shirley came into my office the morining I received it and I gave it straight to her. Full Story
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Friday (July 19)—Grilled hamburgers, chips, dessert, coffee, tea.
Monday—Beef pepper steak, garden blend rice, green beans, whole wheat bread, chunky fruit medley, milk.
Tuesday—Beef and macaroni casserole, squash medley, cucumber tomato salad, roll, bread, diced melon, milk. Full Story
Football gear to be issued Aug. 5
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First day of practice to follow
Rockdale football coach Jeff Miller has announced football equipment will be issued at the field house on Monday, Aug. 5, beginning at 7 a.m. sharp.
That will be followed by the first day of practice which is set to begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m. Full Story
Rockdale makes championship round for second straight year
LEANDER—The 7-on-7 is without a doubt an arianl arena to showcase your passing game.
But when Rockdale struggled to get its offense going, the defense made sure things didn’t get out of hand.
Making the championship round for the second consecutive year, Rockdale was dumped out in the second round of the 16th annual 7-on- 7 state championship. Full Story
Clark penciled in for Outland list
Honor is reserved for best linemen in the nation
LUBBOCK—Sophomore offensive lineman Le’Raven Clark has been named to the preseason watch list for a spot on the Outland Trophy list.
Clark’s teammate senior defensive lineman Kerry Hyder has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy. Full Story