Record sale sparks Rockdale Fair
$235,851 in market show, $146,500 for heifers
The 38th Rockdale Fair, which concluded Saturday, reached heights never scaled by any of the previous 37.
Area businesses and organizations, bidding in a pair of auctions to benefit area FFA and 4-H youth, dug deep and contributed $382,351, much of which will end up paying for college educations. Full Story
Do drop in
Anyone hanging out at Rockdale’s Coffield Regional Airport Thursday afternoon (R) got an unexpected treat as a trio of skydivers decided to “hang in” to the airport. Parachute instructor David Moore of the Central Texas Skydiving Center near Lexington, parachuted in directly overhead on a tandem chute with Austin residents Neel and Sonali Gupta, his clients for the day. Full Story
Foster dad ‘takes the fifth’ on testimony
Grand jury indicts 26 on Thursday
A Milam County grand jury indicted 26 persons on Thursday in its October session but didn’t hear from Clemon Small, the foster father of a two-year old Rockdale girl who died July 31.
Prosecutor Bill Torrey told The Reporter that Small, through his attorney, has invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the grand jury. Full Story
Picture-perfect weekend for Fair-goers
Rockdale’s 38th annual Fair was a good looking event.
Early- week rains moved out, crisp fall weather moved in and af ter- dark Fair- goers hunted up the coats they hadn’t worn since February.
The Fair had some new looks, like upgraded fencing and brighter lights in the show barn, but many of the old favorite events were there again in 2013. Full Story
2013 Rockdale Fair youth livestock show sale results
Grand champion— Jonathan McAnulty, Cameron FFA, buyers T Fulton Trucking, Little River Material, Standard Home Health, Coufal-Prater Equipment, Coker Farms, Milam County Livestock Auction, Horn Livestock, Rockdale Country Ford, Patzke Trucking and Classic Bank, $15,920, plus $3,705 added money, $19,625 total. Full Story
THE FAIR 2013
Perfect weather, bright lights, somone to hang out with and pizza! What more could you want? Full Story
Rattlers’ reload a success so far
No. 10 ranked Navasota presses on with 14 new starters, soph QB
After finally capturing the state championship that had eluded them for the better part of a decade, Navasota was gutted by graduation, losing 14 starters that had helped earn the Class 3A crown. Full Story
In a clinch
Big Blue earns playoff berth with victory
MADISONVILLE—Whenever Rockdale and Madisonville get together, there’s always something just slightly askew.
Friday night’s offering fits right in with the rest.
As has been their modus operandi during their current four-game winning streak, the Tigers jumped out early and then held on for a 33-21 victory over Madisonville at Mustang Field. Full Story
Cookes, Brooks success all in the family
This is the last in a twopart series introducing this year’s six Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor inductees. The public is encouraged to attend the induction banquet Friday, Oct. 25 which will be held at the high school cafeteria beginning at 4:30 p.m. Full Story
Doing business as.... Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past two weeks included the following:
Republic of SA Trading LLC, Stephanie Todd Harris, member, dba One Republic Trading (v. 1,208, p. 432).
Selva Ydarin Flores dba Universal Tickets (v. 1,208, p. 464). Full Story