STARTING THE SEASON—
It’s not just the Rockdale Tigers who started their season Friday at Tiger Field. So did the Big Blue varsity cheerleaders, including (L-R) Tina Contreras, T’Keyah Sandles, Jacey Jerman, Madison Reynolds, Amanda Boyd and Morgan Laughlin. It was a highly successful debut for all concerned as the squad cheered the Tigers to a 47-21 win over Salado. Full Story
Nine draw terms in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Nine persons drew terms last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Bill Torrey, who listed case dispositions as follows:
• William Christopher Smith, 29, Paramus, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to a motion to revoke probation on eight counts of burglary of a building (enhanced). He drew eight five-year prison terms with the sentences to run concurrently. Full Story
New Texas laws now in effect
Several new laws went into effect Sunday (Sept. 1) in Texas and here’s the way it works.
You’ve got to obey them even if you don’t know about them.
Here are a few of the most obvious changes, according to the Department of Public Safety: Full Story
Phony shoplifting report leads to arrest of Caldwell woman
Police said a shoplifting report at Walmart Friday turned out to have been accurate but in a somewhat convoluted way.
The person who turned in the report was arrested and charged with felony theft. Full Story
Two arrested for drug charges by DPS trooper on Saturday
Two Rockdale men were arrested Saturday by the Department of Public Safety and charged with drug offenses.
Trooper J. C. Brooks arrested 19-year- old Quillan Marquis Davis and 36-year- old Benny Earl Green and booked them into the county jail. Full Story
Milam County escaped the long Labor Day weekend without any fatal crashes. The Rockdale area had an injury crash, at 12:02 p.m. Full Story
South Milam County fire calls for Rockdale and other area departments, dispatched from the Rockdale Police Department during the past week included:
• 11:14 a.m. Thursday, Thorndale VFD was toned out for mutual aid at US 435 and County Road 435, but that call was canceled.
• 6:53 p.m. Thursday, Milano VFD was toned out for a vehicle fire but the call was canceled. Full Story
Milam County Jail Log
Here is the jail log from Aug. 27-Sept 2 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. Full Story
Voter ID required for elections
Pending results of a current lawsuit, a voter identification form will now be required to cast a ballot in Texas elections.
County Clerk Barbara Vansa has been appearing before area civic groups and organizations to inform the public of the new rules. Full Story
HUNTER’S CHASE SUPPORT—
A project as big as the 80-unit, $4.5-milllion Hunter’s Chase senior living apartments (see page 1A) needs a lot of support. Full Story
Special needs fun day slated Sept. 21 at Fair Park pavilion
The fifth annual Special Needs Fun Day is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Fair Park Pavilion, according to Denitra Rideaux, spokesperson.
“ This is a time for families, friends and teachers of children with varied disabilities all having a common center by coming together for food, fun and fellowship,” she said. Full Story
Milano VFD Auxiliary to hold annual fall garage sale Oct. 3-5
Mi lano Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual fall garage sale Oct. 3-5 at the Milano Civic Center/Fire Station. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3-4 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Full Story
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month—
On Aug. 20, the New York Stock Exchange showed their support for Pediatric Cancer Awareness by inviting Candlelighters NYC to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Full Story
Kristi’s Krusaders needing donations, door prizes for annual MS Rally event
MILANO—Kristi’s Krusaders will hold their fourth annual MS Rally bike run on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Nat’s in Milano. The group is still in need of several auction items and door prizes.
The event has raised over $38,000 in its last three years, all going to help fund research for new treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Full Story