‘Capital murder’ in 2-year-old’s death
Prosecutor doesn’t see death penalty attempt in case
Exactly two weeks after she was arrested by Rockdale police and charged with causing the death of two-year-old Alexandria “Alex” Hill, a girl in her foster care, Sherill A. Small has been indicted for capital murder by a Milam County Grand Jury. Full Story
This is what that often-used term means. Elbert Page, Rockdale VFD firefighter, prepares to enter a home at 859 County Road 308A shortly after an 8:03 a.m. Tuesday alarm sounded. Firefighters fought the blaze in the home, owned by Bradley Allen, until shortly before noon. Full Story
School bells to ring Monday in Rockdale area
RISD enrollment increase forecast; Thorndale, Milano expect slight gains
Monday is the first day of classes in the Rockdale ISD and throughout Texas, following a week of preparation by teachers and other personnel.
School officials have forecast a 31- student increase in the Rockdale and ISD, while Thorndale and Milano are looking for increases, and Gause for a slight decrease. Full Story
Greetings from 7 STATES IN 7 DAYS
Eating our way across the gulf coast
While most people plan their vacations around sightseeing and such physical activities as hiking, biking or mountain climbing, the ex-cheerleader and I are a little different. The tourist stops we mark on our atlas are purely for comfort—comfort food that is. Full Story
GISD open house Thursday
The first bell of the 2013-14 Gause school year will be at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26. Teachers are at the school this week getting ready for the day.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, students and parents are encouraged to attend Open House and meet the teachers from 5 to 7 p.m. Full Story
TO THE TOP FOR THE FALLEN—
Pleasanton area Department of Public Safety Troopers (l-r) Trent Greebon and Waylon Rogers climbed a mountain late in June to honor fallen officers through an organization named Cops on Top. Full Story
One more fine tune opportunity
Tigers host Robinson in final scrimmage
The Rockdale Tigers will have one more opportunity to fine tune when they host Robinson at Tigerland Field Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Tigers are coming off a scrimmage with Marlin where they performed up to expectations. Full Story
Rule changes needed to keep sports fresh
Whenever some talks about changing the rules in a professional sport, I am always reminded of James Naismith’s 13 original rules of basketball.
Here’s just a couple of examples from the 1891 journal.
There was a jump ball after every basket. Granted there wasn’t a whole lot of scoring in the peach basket days. Full Story
Slow start aids Lady Tigers fall to Thrall
Blue spikers manage just 19 points in first two games
Unable to build any momentum in the early going, the Rockdale Lady Tigers rallied late, only to fall to Thrall 25-8, 25-11, 25-20 at Tiger Gymnasium Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers fall to 3-5 on the season with the loss.
Middle blocker Shelby Evans struck for seven digs and five kills, while Joli Carpenter added six assists and five digs. Full Story
Buying house with money from 403(b)
Should I take advantage of a 403(b) withdrawal in order to buy a house?
Bryan Dear Bryan, Full Story
Milam’s jobless rate fall slightly
Downward trend throughout most surrounding counties
AUSTIN— Unemployment rates around the area saw a slight fall for July, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Friday.
The county’s July rate was at 7.4 percent, compared to 7.5 in June. Full Story
FLORES STAFF VISIT—
Staff from Congressman Bill Flores’ office were in Rockdale recently, visiting with Rev. Dr. Full Story