Six cases heard in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Six cases were heard during the past week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutors Bill Torrey and John Paschall.
They listed case dispositions as follows: Full Story
Reckless driving call ends with weapons, drug, vehicle charges
A “reckless driving” call for police ended Sunday with several charges being filed against a 20-year-old Milano man.
Jeffrey Allen McKinney Jr. was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of marijuana and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Bond on the drug and weapons charges was set at $5,000 and he remains in the county jail. Full Story
IT’S A FRAMEUP—Boosters of the El Camino Real National Historic Trail in Milam County recently presented the commissioners court with framed maps detailing the trail signs placed around t Full Story
‘Natural causes’ eyed in Milano teacher death
Milano teacher Bridget Barf ield was found dead at her home on County Road 330 just south of Milano on Monday morning, and officials are saying the death was due to “natural causes.”
Milam County Deputy Chris White said that the 60-year-old was found unresponsive at her residence and a call was made to the sheriff’s office at approximately 7:45 a.m. Monday. Full Story
Interim superintendent topic for three meetings
Rockdale ISD trustees will hold three special sessions in upcoming days as they continue to grapple with the refusal of a superintendent finalist to accept the post vacated by Dr. Howell Wright.
Special school board meetings are set for 12-noon Friday, July 19, and 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23. Full Story
Three hurt in wreck
Three persons were hurt in a one-vehicle crash near the FM 486 Little River bridge last week when a vehicle swerved off the road to miss a deer. Full Story
Second reading okayed on Cameo
The owner of the fall-damaged Cameo building downtown now has a schedule to follow in her quest to restore the structure.
City council members, meeting Monday in a called-workshop session, gave second reading approval to an ordinance setting out a schedule for owner Gloria Thrasher. Full Story
Don’t delay that cleanup
Residents and businesses are reminded that they do not have to wait until one of the Stash Your Trash Days to discard many items.
Appliances such as stoves, washing machines and refrigerators may be set at the curb (refrigerators must have the refrigerant removed by a certified individual or company). Full Story
Presentations scheduled in commissioner sessions
A funny thing happened to me on the way to the court house one day. I walked in, looked around and thought that I was alone.
Playing for the county team is not like playing for a sports team where the more games that you win, the more the people show up to watch the game.
On the county team, you’re expected to do a good job. Full Story
Johnnielynn Brown, chair of the Milam County Historical Commission, picks up the Distinguished Service Award from Milam County Judge Dave Barkemeyer. Full Story
From left, Stewpot (Buddy Shuffield), Billis (Richard Stone), Bloody Mary (Pamela Neeley) and Cahya (Amanda Tyson) in a scene from Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” which op Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysJuly 19—Chris Ellis, Billie Gambrell, Pam Kaufmann, Amy Hendrix,Elvis McQuinn, Beth Driskall, CoyStutts.July 20—Tammy Offield, BillyGray.July 23—Denise Gerren, RichardStrelsky, Hunter Hilton, Corey McIrvin. July 24—Laurene Shumaker, Full Story
Sales ta x rebate amo unts
Taxing entity July 2013 Change YTD 2013 Change
Rockdale $57,677 -1.20% $412,116 -0.59%
Cameron 58,678 1.3% 429,423 2.2%
Thorndale 8,532 8.8% 65,680 7.8 Full Story
City, MDD rebate checks down for the month
Milam County allocations hit $1 million mark for 2013
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.17 billion, up 9.1 percent compared to June 2012.
Combs sent out $578.3 million in July local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 8.1 percent compared to the same time in 2012. Full Story
Third annual alumni golf tourney set July 27
The Rockdale Country Club Mens Golf Association is sponsoring the third annual Tiger Golf Team Alumni Tournament.
The tournament is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the Rockdale Country Club and all proceeds will go to the RHS golf team. Full Story
ROCKDALE RESIDENCE & REHAB NEWS
There are very exciting changes happening at Rockdale Residence & Rehab Center. Our new owners, Paragon Healthcare, are very interested in updating our building and making some positive changes for our elders. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past two weeks included the following: Full Story