Pflugerville woman faces scam charges
A 50-year- old Pf lugerville woman wanted on numerous theft charges throughout Central Texas was booked into the Milam County Jail on Monday.
Nina Kay Moore was f irst arrested in Montgomery County last January after a series of complaints on persons being defrauded by a woman posing as a realtor. Full Story
Forged checks net warrants, charges
A report of checks stolen, then forged, led Rockdale police to issue warraants, then arrest a pair of local residents last week.
Victor Jacier Cerritos, 20, and 19-year-old Greg Edward Strelsky were arrested by Sgt. Adams Assaker and Sgt. Alex Gonzales and charged with forgery by passing.
They were released after posting bonds of $5,000 each. Full Story
There’s a new addition to the city “skyline.” A new water well is being drilled at H. H. Coffield Regional Airport at US 77 and FM 908. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY JAIL LOG
Here is the jail log from Oct. 22-28 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
Calls for South Milam County volunteer fire departments dispatched through the Rockdale Police Department during the past week were listed as follows:
• 1:25 p.m. Oct. 23, hay fire, County Road 431, Thorndale VFD.
• 5:53 p. m. vehicle fire at Milano, Milano VFD. Full Story
Deer season ‘opens early’ for Milam County drivers in week
The calendar says deer season opens Saturday but as far as those who drive Milam County roads are concerned, it’s already been open, especially in the after dawn and dusk hours.
No less than three vehicle deer collisions were investigated during the past week by DPS state troopers. Full Story
THORNDALE POLICE BEAT
On Thursday, police were called to the 200 block of West Gibson Street to investigate a burglary of a residence.
The home owner returned home to find her garage had been broken into. She reported several items missing from the garage area of the home. Full Story
Local troupe goes ‘Nuncrackers’
Fall show to complete group’s 20th season
CAMERON—In celebrating its 20th anniversary season, Milam Community Theater set out to pay homage to some of the groups’ earliest efforts.
Earlier this season, the troupe reprised it’s very first show, “Charley’s Aunt,” and it’s first big stage, big cast musical, “South Pacific.” Full Story
Silver-Haired Legislature meets in Austin
Milam County reps take leadership roles in 105-member body
Elected representatives from across Texas converged on Austin last week as the full membership of the 15th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature ( TSHL) convened in their three- day fall general session.
The primary focus was skills training, as one- third of the TSHL are newly elected representatives and novices in the field of legislative advocacy. Full Story
8th Buddy Oney Toy Run Dec. 7 will aid CPS, Christmas Roundup
The 8th annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run, sponsored by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Ranch, 415 W. Hwy 79, in Rockdale, according to organizer Charles Starr. Full Story
Eight draw sentences in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Eight persons drew sentences in 20th District Court during the past week, according to Prosecutors Bill Torrey and John Paschall who listed case dispositions:
• James Clinton Carpenter, 40, Bryan, pleaded true to a probation revocation motion on an original charge of DWI-third or more offense, four-year prison term. Full Story
Case Clark, son of Rockdale area residents Cody and Tami Clark and many of his family and friends participated in their first Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome awareness last weekend in Georgetown. Case was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at three months. Full Story
Amendment election Tuesday
Water fund proposal generating most interest in ‘off-year’ ballot
Milam County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to help decide the fate of nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constution.
Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and polling locations are listed at right.
Most of the interest in this “offyear” election is on No. 6, which would create a fund to deal with the future of Texas’ water supply. Full Story
Above, around 40 people attended the Legislative Update Luncheon on Thursday at the Patterson Civic Center, with special guest speaker State Representative Marsha Farney (pictured at left with Milam County Judge Dave Barkemeyer). The event was sponsored by the Rockdale Downtown Association and Rockdale Municipal Development District. Full Story
More murder trial jury selection
An additional round of jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the capital murder trial of Brandon Charles Cotton.
Cotton is scheduled to go on trial Dec. 2 in 20th District Court for the April 25, 2011, shotgun slaying of Sandra “Sandy” Phillips of San Gabriel. Full Story
‘Intent not known’ for Thorndale track incident
A man with a long beard, driving a white pickup truck, asked students at the Thorndale High School track “if they wanted to see his baseball cards” Monday.
The students said “no” and immediately told a coach.
That’s essentially it in an “incident” that became a Facebook flurry early this week. Full Story
County okays auto dealer rebate
Milam County commissioner,s meeting in regular session Monday in the courthouse, okayed a tax abatement for a Rockdale auto dealer which is remodeling its facilities.
Commissioners okayed a twoyear tax abatement incentive for Miller-Starnes Chevrolet-Buick which has begun an extensive renovation project at the corner of Cameron and Wilcox (US 79 and FM 487). Full Story
CRIME STOPPERS DONATION—
Tommy Standard (left), president and CEO of Standards Home Health & Hospice, presents Deputy John Mendoza (center) and Sheriff David Greene with a check for $500 to support Milam County Crime Stoppers. The money will be used for the annual Halloween Haunted House in Cameron and for various other projects throughout the county. Full Story
Baptist youth to host fall carnival Saturday at church
A reminder about the community wide fall festival Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Gause Baptist Church Family Life Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a hayride. There will be games, food and there will be a costume contest for the little ones. (No scary costumes, please.) This is a fundraiser for the youth group of the church who will be going on a mission trip to Tennessee next summer. Full Story