GO BIG BLUE—
The award-winning Big Blue Band from Tigerland is into marching season and is shown here performing during halftime of the Rockdale-Burnet game on Friday. Full Story
Burn ban lifted to Sept. 23rd after rain
Following a thunderstorm that produced almost an inch in Rockdale in one hour Monday afternoon, County Judge Dave Barkemeyer has lifted Milam County’s rural outdoor burning ban for about two weeks.
The storm socked Rockdale with a .91-inch deluge about 5:30 p.m. with water running high in many low water parts of town. Full Story
Phony $10 bill turns up in restaurant, reported to police
It’s apparently time for Rockdale merchants to start checking their money for “that funny stuff” again.
Police said a fake $10 bill was passed during the week at Cocina Familiar Restaurant. Full Story
Burn ban calls by deputies over (for now)
The Milam County Sheriff’s Department has been dealing with burn ban calls for several weeks but that’s over, at least temporarily.
County Judge Dave Barkemeyer lifted the rural outdoor burning ban on Monday after consultation with the county’s fire personnel. Full Story
HAY BALE BLAZE—
It wasn’t one of the most dramatic fires of the week for South Milam County volunteer firefighters but it was one of the hottest. The Rockdale VFD was called to a burning hay bale at 2:25 p.m. Monday behind 320 Eighth Street. There were initial concerns the burning bale might set a dry field ablaze but volunteers extinguished it before that could happen. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from Sept. 3-9 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.
• Louise Mack Hancox, 44, Rockdale, burglary of habitation, in custody on $30,000 bond. Full Story
Art by Marisa Hernandez, a third-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Two bills in Congress could boost quality of life for patients
I t’s no secret that Americans are living longer lives. Our health care system does a better job than ever of managing previously fatal diseases. But our capacity to address the symptoms and stresses caused by these diseases is not keeping pace. Full Story