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
Fan-tastic idea to beat summer heat
Want to be one of Rockdale’s coolest residents this summer.
Buy a fan and give it to somebody that doesn’t have one, especially a senior citizen.
That’s the plea from the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce which is conducting its annual drive to be sure every local resident stays cool—literally—through the dog days of summer. Full Story
‘Funny money’ indictments
Two men arrested last month in connection with counterfeit bills being passed in Rockdale and Milano were indicted Thursday by a Milam County grand jury.
Prosecutor Bill Torrey said Levi Courtney Ashworth, 27, of Buckholts and Timothy Jack Trejo, 26, of Cameron were indicted for forgery of a government instrument. Full Story
‘Freak’ 4-inch rain welcomed in Rockdale
Lifting burn ban topic for county
A virtually unprecedented mid-summer weather system brought surprising rains to Rockdale and Central Texas early this week, helping to ease a dry spring and summer.
Official three-day total from Sunday through early Wednesday, measured in the U. S. Weather Service rain gauge at KRXT-FM was 3.98 inches. Full Story
Brown Santa golf tourney set Saturday
It’s July, so it’s time to think about Christmas. Full Story